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Koel Alternatives

Koel is described as *'A personal music streaming server that works.

If you want to use the mobile apps, you have to pay for it'* and is a Music Streaming service in the audio & music category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Koel for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Android, Mac and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Spotify, which is free. Other great apps like Koel are foobar2000, Kodi, AIMP and Clementine.

Koel alternatives are mainly Music Streaming Services but may also be Audio Players or Music Discovery Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Koel.
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A personal music streaming server that works.

If you want to use the mobile apps, you have to pay for it.

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  1. Spotify icon

    Spotify

    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • Kindle Fire
    • Playstation
    • Fire TV
    • Xbox
    248 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.  Personalized RecommendationsSpotify can recommend content you like, whether it's something you already know or not.
    2.  Dark ModeSpotify supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    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.  Kids ModeSpotify allows you to create and manage your kids' profiles in order to protect them.
    7.  Chromecast SupportCast your content to a Chromecast connected device with Spotify.
    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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    foobar2000

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • 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.
    Foobar custom.
    Customized with the Columns UI plugin.


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    Kodi

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • iPad
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Fire TV
    71 alternatives to Kodi 

    Kodi, formerly XBMC, is a free and open source media player and entertainment center for Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, XBox, and iOS. Kodi is designed to be the perfect companion to a home theater PC - it supports an almost endless range of remote controls, and combined with its...

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    1.  PortableKodi can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  AirPlay SupportKodi can stream or share content to your Mac, Apple TV, or compatible smart TV.
    3.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsKodi can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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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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    Clementine

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    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


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    Deezer

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Java Mobile
    • Blackberry
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Kindle Fire
    177 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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    Funkwhale

    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Self-Hosted
    • Kodi
    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

    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    143 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.  Personalized RecommendationsYouTube Music can recommend content you like, whether it's something you already know or not.
    2.  DRM FreeNo Digital rights management (DRM), i.e. no copy protection.
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    Libre.fm

    • Online
    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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    Ampache

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • PHP
    • Cloudron
    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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