15 Best HTML5 Audio Players for Developers

As far as web designing trends are concerned, HTML5 is a leading trend this year and rightfully so. HTML5 is an advanced version of old HTML for developing and publishing content on the web. It has cool new features including Audio/Video support. It’s exciting and easy to use and better than any other version that has come before it.

HTML5 defines how a file should be structured and how browsers should interpret it. Instead of carrying all the responsibility for appearance and performance, HTML5 goes back to basics, enabling us to take advantage of APIs and native browser functionality, while relying on CSS for visual aesthetics. In the end, we get a HTML language for developing websites and applications that is improved and straight-forward.

Previously, we could only play a certain kind of audio within a browser by using Adobe Flash or other browser audio plug-ins. Audio Element is one of the most incredible and long-awaited features in HTML5, allowing native audio playback within the browser. It also allows you to stream any kind of audio online easily. Here in this compilation, we have picked the 15 best website HTML5 audio player options available to use on the web.

Audio Waveform Player with Playlist is one of my favorite HTML5 audio players. It borrows some design elements from the SoundCloud player and throws in some additional features that are useful for those hosting their own audio.

The HTML5 Audio Player with Playlist is another powerful option. With a powerful API and unlimited player appearance, you can use this HTML5 audio player in just about any way you can imagine.

The greatest thing about the MP3 Sticky Player is that it’s… sticky! This powerful, responsive, and fully customizable HTML audio player can be easily added to the top or bottom of your webpage, and works perfectly on all major browsers and mobile devices.

The sPlayer – Super HTML5 Music Player blurs the line between website and desktop audio players.

Whether you want to play one song, build a playlist, or stream audio, the All in One Audio and Radio Player is ready for broadcast.

The Responsive HTML5 Audio Player PRO With Playlist is a solid choice. With its fully customizable interface, you can integrate this audio player perfectly into your website design.

If you need to include some video along with your audio, you’ll want to use the ProgressionPlayer – Responsive Audio/Video Player. It’s easy to customize, fully responsive, and includes all the basic features you’ll want in an HTML5 audio player.

With its clean design and unique features, the Single jQuery Audio Player (Music and Radio) is a great solution for live streaming and music artists.

If you love SoundCloud, but want to use your own stylized player, you want DS SoundCloud Custom Music Player.

Clean and simple. The Clean HTML Audio Player with Playlist is exactly that.

The Easy Audio Player is a solid, well-rounded, basic audio player that can be customized to your liking. It includes complete API support and is mobile optimized.

For a well designed, modern looking HTML5 audio player, the tPlayer – audio player (with playlist) v1.5 is one of my top choices. Its exclusive SVG button, animations, and elastic cover side and seeking slider bring some nice eye-candy to this clean player.

ZoomSounds – Neat HTML5 Audio Player is a top-selling player for good reason. With its design leaning towards SoundCloud, it offers several different styles and skins that make it easy to design your player however you like.

The Chameleon HTML5 Audio Player With/Without Playlist will easily blend into your website with its customizable color scheme and on-screen elements.

As someone who loves vinyl records, the HTML5 Vinyl-styled Music Player is easily one of my favorites from this list. Not only does the record pull out from the album art sleeve, the animated spinning record acts as a scrub wheel.