iTunes Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to iTunes for Mac and since it's discontinued a lot of people are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Clementine, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to iTunes and loads of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to iTunes are foobar2000 (Free), Strawberry (Free, Open Source), Pocket Casts (Freemium) and Quod Libet (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 11, 2021

    1. Clementine is a cross-platform free and open source music player and library organizer. It is a port of Amarok 1.

      Discontinued

      The latest version is from 2016.
      Source: https://www.clementine-player.org/#news

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      Clementine vs iTunes opinions
      Most users think Clementine is a great alternative to iTunes.
      glengaldine Really good. Started to use it in my Linux years (mostly on Arch), and using it still on macOS. Interface is a bit chaotic, but it's much better then iTunes so far.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      2
      Amazing playback and sync capabilites. Especially great for streaming or handling big music libraries.
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

      2
      phenn Easy to use. Doesn't nag constantly.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

      1
    2. foobar2000 is an advanced freeware audio player for the Windows platform. Main features Supported audio formats: MP3, MP4, AAC, CD Audio, WMA, Vorbis, Opus, FLAC, WavPack, WAV, AIFF, Musepack, Speex, AU, SND... and more with additional components.
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      Most users think foobar2000 is a great alternative to iTunes.
      ccier7u87wl2pvvz7o Mac version is not currently under active development
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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      mecube Nice Library managment, support for lot of formats
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      6


    3. 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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      Fork from Clementine which was excellent.
      Positive comment 8 months ago

      0
    4. Discover the world's most powerful podcast player. Pocket Casts has all the podcasts you know & love; over 300k. Find Trending, Most Popular podcasts & more.
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      Most users think Pocket Casts is a great alternative to iTunes.
    5. Quod Libet is a Gapless GTK+-based audio player written in Python. Its designed around the idea that you know how to organize your music better than we do. It lets you make playlists based on regular expressions (dont worry, regular searches work too).
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      Most users think Quod Libet is a great alternative to iTunes.
      The hi hat and cymbals on Mr Mister's "we belong to no one" are clearer than foobar the bass is deep but not annoying the entire playback of this song is extremely clear.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    6. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Symbian S60
      • BSD
      • Blackberry 10
      • PlayBook
      • PortableApps.com
      • Xfce
      gPodder downloads and manages free audio and video content ("podcasts") for you. Listen directly on your computer or on your mobile devices. Available for Linux, FreeBSD, Windows, Mac OS X and mobile devices like the Nokia N810, N900 and N9.
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      4tygrit Best for getting podcasts via RSS.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

      0
    7. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      A simple, beautiful podcast app.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Windows S
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Kindle Fire
      Amazon Music is an online music store and music locker operated by Amazon .
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      Most users think Amazon Music is a great alternative to iTunes.
      It's a web-based music streaming platform. Not a music library manager
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

      0
      KevinTrumbull It's not a desktop application!
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

      0
      Music Library vs Streaming Service
      Negative comment about 5 years ago

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      A music manager, but a poor one at that. Frequently freezes or crashes. Can only manage 40K songs. Only good if you use Amazon Music services.
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

      -1
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