Soundbar Alternatives

    Soundbar is described as 'Distraction-free SoundCloud music player right on your Mac menu bar'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Soundbar for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Online / Web-based, Windows, Linux and Android. The best alternative is SoundCloud, which is free. Other great apps like Soundbar are Audius Music (Free, Open Source), SoundNode (Free, Open Source), BeardedSpice (Free, Open Source) and Auryo (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 28, 2020

    1. SoundCloud lets you share music fast & easily. The platform takes the daily hassle out of receiving, sending & distributing music for artists, record labels & other music professionals.
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    2. Audius is a streaming platform built for all musicians, not just those signed to labels. Build a fanbase, share your works in progress, and then publish your completed tracks for all the world to hear.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Soundnode App is an Open-Source project to support Soundcloud for desktop Mac Windows and Linux. It's built with NW.js, Node.js, Angular.js and uses Soundcloud API.
    3. BeardedSpice is a menubar application for Mac OSX that allows you to control web based media players with the media keys found on Mac keyboards. It is an extensible application that works with Chrome and Safari, and can control any tab with an applicable media player.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Listen to SoundCloud® from the comfort of your desktop. Use keyboard shortcuts to navigate through your music. Be more productive and enjoy a native experience.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      Cumulus is a free and open-source SoundCloud player that lives in your menubar. FEATURES Unobtrusive: Music is meant to be listened to — without getting in the way of your daily tasks.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      VOWAVE is a social network for music listeners and artists. Stream or download unlimited music daily and let your favorite artists get paid! In our application you will get access to fresh international music from every country in the world.
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    4. Raindrop brings the SoundCloud experience to the Mac. Access your incoming tracks, your favorites and search the site.

      Discontinued

      The website is no longer available.

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      StreamCloud is a lean and minimal SoundCloud app that brings your SoundCloud stream to your desktop. You can control your SoundCloud music with your Mac’s media keys. With global hotkeys you can easily play and pause tracks or jump to the next or previous track.

      Discontinued

      API has issues with sound cloud.

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      Soundmash is a music-based social community. It offers bands, artists, and music labels a platform for self-promotion. Songs can be streamed, downloaded in MP3 format, sold through the store, or licensed to others.
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