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    Sonerezh

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

    Open Source Linux Self-Hosted

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    SHOUTcast Radio

    SHOUTcast Radio is the home of free Internet Radio. Founded in 1999, SHOUTcast Radio was grown into one of the largest directories of professionally and community themed...

    Free Web Android

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    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    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated.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.
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    Myspace

    Myspace gives you free access to the world’s largest digital music catalog. Listen to tracks from your favorite artists and discover new music along the way, all in one...

    Free Web Android

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    Screamer Radio

    Screamer Radio is a free internet radio client with recording abilities. It is able to play back streams using WMA, MP3, Ogg Vorbis or AAC streams and can also record...

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    TIDAL

    Tidal is the world’s first music service with High Fidelity sound quality, High Definition music videos and Curated Editorial by music journalists, artists and experts...

    Commercial Web Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

    • TIDAL is the only serious music streaming service that offers Hi-Fi sound quality (FLAC, 1440 kbps, rather than Spotify's 320 kbps). This makes it a uniques and valuable service, particularly if you're an audiophile who genuinely appreciates the difference. However, TIDAL has: no playlist sharing and no Linux client. JohnFastmanDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    iHeartRadio

    The New iHeartRadio brings you a best-in-class customizable digital listening experience that combines the best of both worlds to deliver everything you want in one...

    Free Web Android iPhone Android Tablet Windows Phone ... iPad Blackberry 10 Kindle Fire

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    Musicovery

    Online radio that allow to choose mood of music. Musicovery is an interactive and customised webradio service. Listeners rate songs, resulting in a personalized...

    Free Web

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    Earbits

    Earbits is an online radio platform designed to make it dead simple for artists and music lovers to find each other, and create meaningful connections. There are no ads...

    Free Mac Windows Web Android Chrome OS

    • this is a connection website between music artists, not a music streaming website Guest • May 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    YouTube Music

    YouTube is a global video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California, United States.

    Free Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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    Freemake Music Box

    Freemake Music Box is a new music app that gives you free access to millions of songs online. Regardless of your location, you can search, play and organize online music...

    Free Windows iPhone

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    TapinRadio

    TapinRadio is the only also portable available internet radio streaming and recording tool with thousands of free online radio stations you can tune in to. The PRO...

    Freemium Windows

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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