Rhythmbox Alternatives for Mac

    Rhythmbox is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is foobar2000, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Rhythmbox and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Rhythmbox are Clementine (Free, Open Source), Strawberry (Free, Open Source), Quod Libet (Free, Open Source) and DeaDBeeF (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 7, 2021

    1. 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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      foobar2000 vs Rhythmbox opinions
      Some users think foobar2000 is a great alternative to Rhythmbox, some don't.
      Foobar is fiendishly difficult to customize in any semblance of a logical order and has a lot of strange behaviors. Rhythmbox is basically dead simple
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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    2. Clementine is a cross-platform free and open source music player and library organizer. It is a port of Amarok 1.
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      Clementine vs Rhythmbox opinions
      Most users think Clementine is a great alternative to Rhythmbox.
      Easy to use, clear interface, good library management
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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      Doesn't crash on import of a huge music library
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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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.
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    4. 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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    5. 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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      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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      • FreeOpen Source
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      A simple, beautiful podcast app.
    6. It just sounds better! The beauty is in its simplicity, yet behind the minimal exterior lies a powerful music player with a ton of features & support for all audio formats you should ever need.
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    7. Tomahawk gives you to access to all of your favorite music in one powerful media player.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer maintained. Last version, 0.8.4, released in April 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    8. Swinsian is a sophisticated music player for macOS with wide format support, folder watching, advanced tag editing and designed to be responsive even with the largest libraries.
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