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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, Strawberry, Pocket Casts and Quod Libet.

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

    ⚫︎ LightweightClementine consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Discontinued

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

    Clementine with lyrics pane
    Clementine vs iTunes opinions
    Most users think Clementine is a great alternative to iTunes.

    Amazing playback and sync capabilites. Especially great for streaming or handling big music libraries.

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    phenn

    Easy to use. Doesn't nag constantly.

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    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.

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  2. foobar2000 is an advanced multi-platform freeware audio player.

    ⚫︎ Customizablefoobar2000 is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Lightweightfoobar2000 consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/Extensionsfoobar2000 can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Dark Modefoobar2000 supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Portablefoobar2000 can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Most users think foobar2000 is a great alternative to iTunes.
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    Mac version is not currently under active development

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    mecube

    Nice Library managment, support for lot of formats

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  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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightStrawberry consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableStrawberry is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Lossless AudioStrawberry has lossless audio support, basically studio quality sound.
    ⚫︎ Goal Setting Strawberry can set individual or group goals to meet over a particular period.
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    Fork from Clementine which was excellent.

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  4. Pocket Casts icon

    Pocket Casts

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    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.

    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ Import/Export OPML FeedsImport and export your feed subscriptions into OPML format with Pocket Casts.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflinePocket Casts can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ AirPlay SupportPocket Casts can stream or share content to your Mac, Apple TV, or compatible smart TV.
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    Pocket Casts vs iTunes opinions
    Most users think Pocket Casts is a great alternative to iTunes.
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    Pocket Casts is a great program, but it is purely focused on podcasts, not on audio and video player and library management. For example, it cannot rip audio CDs or play movies.

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    It's just a podcast player

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  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).

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsQuod Libet can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ PortableQuod Libet can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    The paned browser, providing a customizable hierarchy of filters for finding your music
    Quod Libet vs iTunes opinions
    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.

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  6. DeaDBeeF icon

    DeaDBeeF

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • KDE
    • Cinnamon
    • GNOME
    • MATE
    • Xfce

    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.

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

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Online

    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.

    ⚫︎ Lossless AudioApple Music has lossless audio support, basically studio quality sound.
    ⚫︎ PortableApple Music can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Personalized RecommendationsApple Music can recommend content you like, whether it's something you already know or not.
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    gPodder

    • 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.

    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ PortablegPodder can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    ccier7u87wl2pvvz7o

    It's just a podcast player

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    4tygrit

    Best for getting podcasts via RSS.

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  9. nuclear is a free music streaming program that pulls content from free sources all over the internet.

    ⚫︎ No Trackingnuclear will not track or use your personal data.
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    CPod

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    A simple, beautiful podcast app.

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    Discontinued

    The Software's main page, which links to a repository, specifically states that it is no longer actively maintained.

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