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  • Pandora icon

    Pandora

    Pandora Radio is a free (ad-supported) internet radio founded in 2000. Using the Music Genome Project, over 400 attributes of songs are analyzed in order to personalize...

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    • Pandora is an internet radio that chooses the songs for you while Spotify lets you decide which song to play Guest • Jan 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • This is a radio, spotify is a media player. Guest • Apr 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    Deezer

    Deezer is a free (paid for mobile devices) web based streaming music service. You are able to create playlists, listen to Deezer's online radio and view your...

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    • But after a while you have to pay for the premium option Guest • Oct 2015 Disagree   Agree
    • You can select tracks from popular artists, just like with Spotify. Guest • Jun 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    TuneIn Radio

    With TuneIn Radio Mobile, your mobile device becomes the radio. Take your stations and programs with you wherever you go. Listen to Pearl Jam on KROQ while working out;...

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    • Tune In is a Streaming Radio software/app, but Spotify is a music repository, that also acts like a Radio software but it isnt streaming radio. Guest • Aug 2015 Disagree   Agree
    • TuneIn Radio is a privacy invader. The app demands permission to read and upload your contacts. Ask why a radio app would need that. (Answer: because like for so many "free" apps, you pay with your privacy - they use your private data to make money.) They're very explicit about this in their "privacy" policy. Avoid. Avoid. Avoid. JohnFastmanDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Apple Music

    To bring you more music than ever with access to millions of songs. To give you personal recommendations from people who know and love music. To deepen the connection...

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    • It does not have a free version like Spotify. SecurityCheckerJun 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    8tracks

    8tracks is handcrafted internet radio, available in US and Canada only. It offers a simple way for people to share and discover music through an online mix, a short...

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    • 8tracks is like Pandora and Spotify mashed together with a touch of personalization. It's perfect for most occasions. Guest • May 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Subsonic

    Subsonic is a free, web-based media streamer, providing ubiquitous access to your music and video. Use it to share your music with friends, or to listen to your own...

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    Ampache

    Ampache is a web based audio streaming application and file manager allowing you to access your music from anywhere, using almost any internet enabled device. Common...

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    Digitally Imported

    Digitally Imported is a multi-channel internet radio service specialising in Electronic Dance Music genres. Filling a global niche for EDM broadcasting has made...

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    Sonerezh

    A self-hosted, web-based application for stream your music, everywhere.

    Open Source Linux Self-Hosted

  • Jango icon

    Jango

    Jango internet radio is all about making online music free, easy and fun. Just type in an artist, and your first free internet radio station starts playing right away....

    Free Web Android iPhone iPad

    • The mix of the stations is always good and surprising - love it Guest • Jun 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    RadioSure

    The “RadioSure” gives you the smoothest radio listening experience. The main rule is – it should be simple, reliable and should just work. Main features are: *...

    Freemium Windows

    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 2.2, released in July 2014, can be still downloded from the official website.

Spotify Comments

Some complaints

about Spotify · ·

I used to love this app, but it's getting worse and worse. To get the search working a restart is needed most of the time. Also I feel like the app is really slow. Maybe my device is too old, but man, Spotify is really, really slow. That being said it's even worse that sometimes songs are shown as downloaded while they are actually not. Already looking for alternatives.

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Service-independent playlist tool?

Comment by Anamon
about Spotify · Mar 2017 ·

Spotify keeps removing features regularly, particularly those related to social and sharing. It's gotten to a point that it became too tedious for me to keep curating my usual "mixtape" playlists on Spotify that I used to share with the world.

I will try to keep curating my playlists in a service-independent fashion, and store them locally. But I was wondering if there was some kind of service that would allow me to share these playlists, without having them be tied to a particular streaming service.

There was a German website called "playlistr" that did something similar, but it was shut down last year. There's also a service for labels and artists (I forgot the name) that allows them to share their music across all the streaming platforms they're on.

I'm thinking of something that would allow me to add tracks "in abstract" by artist/title/album/… metadata, share that playlist, and anyone who calls it up would get to play whatever tracks are available from the streaming service(s) they personally subscribe to. If you're a Spotify Premium subscriber, you can listen to the playlist there. If you're on Google Music or Apple Music, you can listen to it there.

My search only led me to something called Spinlist.fm, but it's both invite-only and iOS-only at the moment – I don't have either. If nothing like this exists, I might have to do it myself :)

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Not recommended

about Spotify · · -1 Helpful

Pros :
• High Quality Sound
• Friend Feed - lets you see what the people you follow are listening to right now.

Cons :
Contain ads for free user, ads could be popup banner or music
Region Blocked

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amazing

about Spotify and Pandora · ·

started using spotify and i liked it so much that i switched to the premium version. i listen to any song i want, anytime with no ads. i use it on my computer, mobile and have no complains.

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love it

Comment by louisbeckler784
about Spotify · Aug 2016 ·

i think this is great, i use it all the time, I can find the music i like really fast and works great for me. I think it's worth it.

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it's great

Comment by rondapuck1206
about Spotify · Apr 2016 ·

i particularly think is great, i like how easy it is to find the music i like and to choose the songs i prefer

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Mobile app

Comment by banksliza
about Spotify · Feb 2016 · 1 Helpful

Love the desktop version of Spotify. Lots of songs, playlists and very easy to discover new music and artists. I do feel that the app version needs a lot of work. I tried using on my phone (Android OS) and found it very difficult to use. No option to choose song, have to listen to whole playlist.

Note: opinion solely on free version of Spotify.

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love it

about Spotify · ·

this app is great, i love it, i can find almost every song i want to listen to and download it so i'm very happy with this app

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good app

about Spotify · ·

i think the app works just fine and the download is good, i like the fact that has a lot to choose from

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i think is fine

about Spotify · ·

i think the app work just fine, has great music and very easy to handle so im pleased with it

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Works just fine and has a good library

about Spotify · ·

I tried it before but now I have reinstalled it since I wanted to listen to some artist instead of on YouTube.

Would just like to comment saying that Spotify has an excellent library full of artist.
If I want to stream something and share it with my friends, Spotify is my guy.

Though I tend to look at stuff on YT first.

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I prefer to download

Comment by Satuim
about Spotify · Jul 2013 ·

Sorry I like to have a .mp3 on a hard drive rather then streaming. Or watch it on YouTube since the official artist uploads it.

Also I saw somebody use it and it had an ad (die)

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I SUPPORT MUSIC by using spotify!

about Spotify · ·

I'm using it right now and I don't notice anything better about it.

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Spotify in Germany: Simfy

Comment by Muhkuh
about Spotify and Simfy · Sep 2011 ·

Spotify isn't available in Germany, but you can use "Simfy".
Its exactly the same software and offer as Spotify. Of course, there is a free version, too.

[Edited by Venom88, March 14]

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