I have some audio tracks on my phone that I want to be excluded from general music playing. For example, I have some meditations, which I love, but only want to play them when I explicitly choose them, not during shuffle at a party :p

I've just transitioned from iPhone. In Itunes, there is the option on each song to include in playback or not.

Is there anything like this the music app on Android?

  • That's not a standard feature of Android. However, you can place these meditation tracks in a separate folder and use a third party folder play apps from Izzy's list
    – beeshyams
    Commented Feb 21, 2017 at 9:09
  • Related question where Mort Music Player worked for OP
    – beeshyams
    Commented Feb 21, 2017 at 9:15

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I put all of my non-music files in to their own folders. I use 'My Files' to copy a '.nomedia' file from some folder (ie: from anki or whatsapp), and paste it in to the non-music folder.

This stops the media files from showing up in 'Music'.

I then use Mort Music - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.stohelit.folderplayer to listen to the audio-books and meditation folders.

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