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Boom is described as 'easy to use audio player intended for casual computer users who do not wish to spend their time on figuring more sophisticated software out. All of its most important features are easily accessible out-of-the-box' and is a Audio Player in the audio & music category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Boom for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and BSD. The best alternative is VLC Media Player, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Boom are foobar2000, AIMP, Strawberry and MusicBee.

Boom alternatives are mainly Audio Players but may also be Media Players or Internet Radio Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Boom.
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  1. VLC Media Player icon

    VLC Media Player

    • Mac
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    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Apple TV
    • Homebrew
    • PortableApps.com
    • Chocolatey
    • Flathub
    • AppImageHub
    • Snapcraft
    • F-Droid
    • Kindle Fire
    • Google Chrome
    • BSD
    • Haiku
    279 alternatives to VLC Media Player 

    VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.

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    1.  LightweightVLC Media Player consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Ad-freeVLC Media Player doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of VLC Media Player.
    4.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsVLC Media Player can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    5.  Chromecast SupportCast your content to a Chromecast connected device with VLC Media Player.
    6.  Support for 4KVLC Media Player supports watching, rendering or exporting 4K content (also know as UHD or Ultra HD).
    7.  PortableVLC Media Player can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    8.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in VLC Media Player without registration.
    9.  DecentralizedVLC Media Player is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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    foobar2000

    • Mac
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    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    167 alternatives to foobar2000 

    foobar2000 is an advanced multi-platform freeware audio player.

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    1.  Lightweightfoobar2000 consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/Extensionsfoobar2000 can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    3.  Dark Modefoobar2000 supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    4.  Portablefoobar2000 can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    5.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of foobar2000.
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    Customized with the Columns UI plugin.


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    AIMP

    • Windows
    • Android
    • PortableApps.com
    280 alternatives to AIMP 

    AIMP is powerful free audio player for Windows OS that supports for local files, NAS, clouds, and podcasts. Additionally, it includes powerful tools to operate with audio files.

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    1.  LightweightAIMP consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of AIMP.
    3.  PortableAIMP can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    4.  Dark ModeAIMP supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    5.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsAIMP can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    6.  Collaborative PlaylistsMake any playlist collaborative to let your friends add, remove, and reorder videos and tracks.
    7.  Batch EditingAIMP allows you to select multiple items (tasks, files, images etc) and edit their properties all at once.
    8.  Support for VST PluginsAIMP support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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    Strawberry

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    • Haiku
    220 alternatives to Strawberry 

    Strawberry is a music player and music collection organizer. It is a fork of Clementine released in 2018 aimed at music collectors and audiophiles. The name is inspired by the band Strawbs. It's written in C++ using the Qt framework.

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    1.  LightweightStrawberry consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Lossless AudioStrawberry has lossless audio support, basically studio quality sound.
    3.  Works OfflineStrawberry can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    4.  Goal Setting Strawberry can set individual or group goals to meet over a particular period.
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    MusicBee

    • Windows
    110 alternatives to MusicBee 

    MusicBee makes it easy to manage, find, and play music files on your computer. MusicBee also supports podcasts, web radio stations and SoundCloud integration.

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsMusicBee can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  Ad-freeMusicBee doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  PortableMusicBee can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Clementine

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    230 alternatives to Clementine 

    Clementine is a cross-platform free and open source music player and library organizer. It is a port of Amarok 1.4 to the Qt 4 framework and the GStreamer multimedia framework, focusing on a fast and easy-to-use interface for searching and...

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    1.  LightweightClementine consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Lossless AudioClementine has lossless audio support, basically studio quality sound.
    Discontinued

    No stable release since 2016. Newer release candidate seems to be available on Github.

    Clementine with lyrics pane
    Icecast radio stations
    Smart playlists and kittens
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    Clementine is great and has visualizations that beat windows media player. Also easy to add music folders and doesn't automatically suck up everything with in 25 feet of your computer like Groove does.

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    Audacious

    • Windows
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    • Haiku
    • Xfce
    117 alternatives to Audacious 

    Audacious is an advanced audio player. It is free, lightweight, based on GTK+, runs on Linux and many other *nix platforms and is focused on audio quality and supporting a wide range of audio codecs. There is also support for several visual styles from Winamp.

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    1.  LightweightAudacious consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsAudacious can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    3.  PortableAudacious can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    DeaDBeeF

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    • KDE
    • Cinnamon
    • GNOME
    • MATE
    • Xfce
    154 alternatives to DeaDBeeF 

    DeaDBeeF is a lightweight graphical music player created for easy playback of music and management of playlists. It supports major audio codecs and tags, global hotkeys, gapless playback, streaming audio, command line control, and has an 18-band equalizer.

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    1.  LightweightDeaDBeeF consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsDeaDBeeF can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    3.  PortableDeaDBeeF can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Rhythmbox

    • Linux
    • BSD
    137 alternatives to Rhythmbox 

    Rhythmbox is an audio player for Linux that plays and organizes digital music. Inspired by Apple's iTunes, it is free software that is designed to work well under the .

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    Amarok

    • Windows
    • Linux
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    157 alternatives to Amarok 

    Amarok is a powerful music player for Linux, Unix and Windows with an intuitive interface. It makes playing the music you love and discovering new music easier than ever before - and it looks good doing it!

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    Discontinued

    No stable release since 2018. Alpha release in February 2021.

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