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Google Play Music Alternatives

Google Play Music is described as 'a service available for people who have a Google account, lets people upload their personal music collection and access it instantly on the web' and is a very popular Music Streaming service in the audio & music category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Google Play Music for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Android, iPhone, Windows and Mac. The best alternative is Spotify, which is free. Other great apps like Google Play Music are Deezer, Funkwhale, YouTube Music and Pandora.

Google Play Music alternatives are mainly Music Streaming Services but may also be Music Discovery Services or Audio Players. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Google Play Music.
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  1. Spotify icon

    Spotify

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    250 alternatives to Spotify 

    Spotify is a freemium music streaming service providing digital rights management-restricted content from record labels including Sony, EMI, Warner Music Group and Universal.

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    1.  Dark ModeSpotify supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    2.  Personalized RecommendationsSpotify can recommend content you like, whether it's something you already know or not.
    3.  Works OfflineSpotify can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    4.  Lossless AudioSpotify has lossless audio support, basically studio quality sound.
    5.  IFTTT IntegrationYou can connect different services to automatically trigger actions within Spotify using IFTTT.
    6.  Chromecast SupportCast your content to a Chromecast connected device with Spotify.
    7.  Kids ModeSpotify allows you to create and manage your kids' profiles in order to protect them.
    8.  AirPlay SupportSpotify can stream or share content to your Mac, Apple TV, or compatible smart TV.
    9.  Collaborative PlaylistsMake any playlist collaborative to let your friends add, remove, and reorder videos and tracks.
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    better ui, more music, scaling audio (works on 2g if you're patient), repeat/repeat rewind/discover/release radar/personalized annual compilations are invaluable

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    Guest

    No cloud storage, no ability to download the files you've paid for on the service.

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    Guest

    No cloud storage for personal music files

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    larrybenton83

    Best UI, largest library, good audio quality, ok price, great features like discover weekly etc. Spotify has it all.

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    Deezer

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    176 alternatives to Deezer 

    Deezer is a global music-streaming platform made for multiple of devices. With many contracts with big record labels, deezer allows users to listen to over 90 million songs.

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    1.  Personalized RecommendationsDeezer can recommend content you like, whether it's something you already know or not.
    2.  Dark ModeDeezer supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    3.  Works OfflineDeezer can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    4.  LightweightDeezer consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    5.  Chromecast SupportCast your content to a Chromecast connected device with Deezer.
    6.  Collaborative PlaylistsMake any playlist collaborative to let your friends add, remove, and reorder videos and tracks.
    7.  IFTTT IntegrationYou can connect different services to automatically trigger actions within Deezer using IFTTT.
    8.  AirPlay SupportDeezer can stream or share content to your Mac, Apple TV, or compatible smart TV.
    9.  Lossless AudioDeezer has lossless audio support, basically studio quality sound.
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    Most users think Deezer is a great alternative to Google Play Music.
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    No cloud storage for personal music files

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    Funkwhale

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    68 alternatives to Funkwhale 

    Funkwhale is a community-driven project that lets you listen and share music and audio within a decentralized, open network. It can be self-hosted and is libre, open source software.

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    1.  DecentralizedFunkwhale is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  Ad-freeFunkwhale doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  Support for ActivityPubFunkwhale support ActivityPub, a open and decentralized social network protocol.
    4.  Multiple Account supportFunkwhale support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
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    YouTube Music

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    144 alternatives to YouTube Music 

    YouTube Music allows you to easily find what you’re looking for and discover new music. Get playlists and recommendations served to you based on your context, tastes, and what’s trending around you.

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    1.  DRM FreeNo Digital rights management (DRM), i.e. no copy protection.
    2.  Personalized RecommendationsYouTube Music can recommend content you like, whether it's something you already know or not.
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    This alternative is disputed. YouTube Music is still a legitimate alternative to Google Play Music, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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    YouTube Music is the worst possible alternative. Main feature buying music is missing!

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    sedeti

    this shit is not even close to google music

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    Guest

    While pushed by google as a replacement for Google Play Music, it's missing a lot of basic functionality that GPM has, and is buggy/has issues with some core functionality that it does have - No dedicated offline mode, no genre category, no clear queue option, no sleep timer or crossfade, issues with autoplay, videos playing when you've disabled them, issues casting, songs disappearing from lists.

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    Guest

    It's Google's evolution to Google Play Music, so it should be the first alternative shown in ALTERNATIVE.TO

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    No instant mix. No ability to upload tracks.

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    Pandora

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    188 alternatives to 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 radio stations from music you like.

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    1.  Personalized RecommendationsPandora can recommend content you like, whether it's something you already know or not.
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    Pandora vs Google Play Music opinions
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    Does not offer storage for personal music files.

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    Apple Music

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    116 alternatives to 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 between artists and fans. To reimagine radio with a 24/7, global station.

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    1.  Lossless AudioApple Music has lossless audio support, basically studio quality sound.
    2.  PortableApple Music can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Personalized RecommendationsApple Music can recommend content you like, whether it's something you already know or not.
    4.  Music StoreYou can buy music and keep ownership in perpetuity at Apple Music.
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    Perfect for GPM users since this also allows personal collection uploads

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    Jamendo

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    148 alternatives to Jamendo 

    Jamendo is a community of free, legal and unlimited music published under Creative Commons licenses. Share your music, download your favorite artists!

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    1.  Ad-freeJamendo doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Jamendo without registration.
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    Libre.fm

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    123 alternatives to Libre.fm 

    Libre.fm is a project to help you keep track of what music you like and share that, with your friends, discover new music, and meet new people who share your taste in music.

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    This alternative is disputed. Libre.fm is still a legitimate alternative to Google Play Music, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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    TIDAL

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    94 alternatives to 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, making for a simply superior experience.

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    1.  Works OfflineTIDAL can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    2.  Lossless AudioTIDAL has lossless audio support, basically studio quality sound.
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    Ampache

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    85 alternatives to 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.

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