Top 4 Audio Player WordPress Plugins Compared - 2019

Last modified: October 17, 2019

When it comes to adding external files on WordPress websites besides images, we all start to scratch our heads for a minute. We all know that adding video files directly into our WordPress websites is considered bad practice and we’ve all embedded a youtube video on our site at one point or another. But what happens when it comes to adding an audio file? Is there a plugin that takes care of that or should I use a plugin? Well, it just turns out that there are multiple audio player WordPress plugins out there, so here are the best ones.

4 Must Have Audio Player WordPress Plugins

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Compact WP Audio Player

Compact WP Audio Player

Compact WP Audio Player as its name suggests is a small but efficient Audio player for your WordPress website. It’s an HTML5 & flash hybrid which in itself is not the best option these days but for an audio player plugin it will do. Especially since it’s a free plugin. The plugin supports:

  • OGG
  • MP3


  • Light weight
  • HTML5 – works on IOS devices
  • Works on all modern browsers
  • Responsive design
  • Usage via shortcode
  • Autoplay option included

Here is how the plugin looks in action:


The above 4 audio player WordPress plugins are all you will ever need in terms of playing audio on your WordPress website or in terms of streaming radio on your site. These 4 plugins have you covered. Take a look and see which one fits your specific needs and go with it.

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