Alternatives to Spotify for all platforms with any license

  • Last.fm

    Last.fm is a music community website that offers personalized internet radio, using a recommendation system called "Audioscrobbler" to build a detailed profile...

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    • Last.fm is a service that depends on other services to stream music (YouTube, Spotify) Guest • Nov 2015 • 17 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Last.fm doesn't provide music, only statistics of your listening preferences. Guest • Jun 2015 • 17 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Lastfm is not a music streaming service at all. madmonkJan 2018 • 8 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Read the Wikipedia page. It's no longer a streaming service, either. Guest • Feb 2018 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It doesn't provide music, it's an addon to Spotify and similar services. Guest • Apr 2018 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • you cannot listen to music as in spotify. Guest • Feb 2018 • 1 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Deezer

    Deezer is an Internet-based music streaming service. It allows users to listen to music content from record labels including EMI, Sony, Universal Music Group, and Warner...

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    • You can select tracks from popular artists, just like with Spotify. Guest • Jun 2016 • 4 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It includes synchronized song lyrics for most popular songs. Guest • Jan 2018 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • A great catalogue, better ethics than Spotify, UI more friendly dikizJan 2018 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • But after a while you have to pay for the premium option Guest • Oct 2015 • 4 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Pandora

    Pandora Radio is a free (ad-supported) internet radio founded in 2000. Using the Music Genome Project, over 400 attributes of songs are analyzed in order to personalize...

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    • Pandora is an internet radio that chooses the songs for you while Spotify lets you decide which song to play Guest • Jan 2017 • 12 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • This is a radio, spotify is a media player. Guest • Apr 2017 • 5 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • TuneIn Radio

    With TuneIn Radio Mobile, your mobile device becomes the radio. Take your stations and programs with you wherever you go. Listen to Pearl Jam on KROQ while working out;...

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    • TuneIn Radio is a privacy invader. The app demands permission to read and upload your contacts. Ask why a radio app would need that. (Answer: because like for so many "free" apps, you pay with your privacy - they use your private data to make money.) They're very explicit about this in their "privacy" policy. Avoid. Avoid. Avoid. JohnFastmanDec 2016 • 14 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Tune In is a Streaming Radio software/app, but Spotify is a music repository, that also acts like a Radio software but it isnt streaming radio. Guest • Aug 2015 • 6 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • 8tracks

    8tracks is handcrafted internet radio, available in US and Canada only. It offers a simple way for people to share and discover music through an online mix, a short...

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    • 8tracks only allows you to listen for free for just one hour a week. Anything further requires a subscription. Guest • Oct 2017 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 8tracks is like Pandora and Spotify mashed together with a touch of personalization. It's perfect for most occasions. Guest • May 2016 • 1 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
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  • 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. Common...

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  • Jango

    Jango internet radio is all about making online music free, easy and fun. Just type in an artist, and your first free internet radio station starts playing right away....

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    • The mix of the stations is always good and surprising - love it Guest • Jun 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • The same 'radio' feature as Spotify that will play songs based on songs. kolorafaNov 2017 Disagree   Agree

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Spotify Comments

Service-independent playlist tool?

Comment by Anamon
about Spotify · Mar 2017 · Helpful Not helpful 2 Helpful Report as spam

Spotify keeps removing features regularly, particularly those related to social and sharing. It's gotten to a point that it became too tedious for me to keep curating my usual "mixtape" playlists on Spotify that I used to share with the world.

I will try to keep curating my playlists in a service-independent fashion, and store them locally. But I was wondering if there was some kind of service that would allow me to share these playlists, without having them be tied to a particular streaming service.

There was a German website called "playlistr" that did something similar, but it was shut down last year. There's also a service for labels and artists (I forgot the name) that allows them to share their music across all the streaming platforms they're on.

I'm thinking of something that would allow me to add tracks "in abstract" by artist/title/album/… metadata, share that playlist, and anyone who calls it up would get to play whatever tracks are available from the streaming service(s) they personally subscribe to. If you're a Spotify Premium subscriber, you can listen to the playlist there. If you're on Google Music or Apple Music, you can listen to it there.

My search only led me to something called Spinlist.fm, but it's both invite-only and iOS-only at the moment – I don't have either. If nothing like this exists, I might have to do it myself :)

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Mobile app

Comment by banksliza
about Spotify · Feb 2016 · Helpful Not helpful 2 Helpful Report as spam

Love the desktop version of Spotify. Lots of songs, playlists and very easy to discover new music and artists. I do feel that the app version needs a lot of work. I tried using on my phone (Android OS) and found it very difficult to use. No option to choose song, have to listen to whole playlist.

Note: opinion solely on free version of Spotify.

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it's great

Comment by rondapuck1206
about Spotify · Apr 2016 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

i particularly think is great, i like how easy it is to find the music i like and to choose the songs i prefer

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Spotify in Germany: Simfy

Comment by Muhkuh
about Spotify and Simfy · Sep 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

Spotify isn't available in Germany, but you can use "Simfy".
Its exactly the same software and offer as Spotify. Of course, there is a free version, too.

[Edited by Venom88, March 14]

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Comment by futureworm21
about Spotify · May 2017 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

no adds any music just music you want it spotify has it

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love it

Comment by louisbeckler784
about Spotify · Aug 2016 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

i think this is great, i use it all the time, I can find the music i like really fast and works great for me. I think it's worth it.

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I have some Spotify invites!

Comment by Ola
about Spotify · Jul 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam
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There you go. I have more so if you are a contributor, mod or admin i will hook you up. Just message me!

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Can you send me some

Spotify is coming to the U.S.

Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about Spotify · Jul 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam
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Good news for you guys! Spotify is the best thing from Sweden since Volvo, IKEA, The Pirate Bay and AlternativeTo ;)

Yay, Spotify has been officially releasedi n the U.S. It's invite-only, though. :(

Also, I like IKEA.

I have some invites. Posted a separate thread about it but let me know if you missed them :)

If you like Spotify, take a look at SongZilla

Comment by DarkLight
about Spotify and SongRepo · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Might be worth taking a look at SongZilla if you like Spotify

[Edited by Venom88, March 14]

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Comment by wormwood
about Spotify and Grooveshark, Groovylists · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Spotify is getting greedy.

Just head to groovylists.com and convert your Spotify playlists to Grooveshark.

[Edited by Venom88, March 14]

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Comment by derek_belrose
about Spotify · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Please release in the US...I'm sick of working around your 'rules' in order to enjoy spotify...

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Comment by pcwiz11
about Spotify · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

It's slightly faster but overall I prefer We7. We7 tends to have more music I like and also you can earn an ad free day on We7.

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I prefer to download

Comment by Satuim
about Spotify · Jul 2013 · Helpful Not helpful -1 Helpful Report as spam

Sorry I like to have a .mp3 on a hard drive rather then streaming. Or watch it on YouTube since the official artist uploads it.

Also I saw somebody use it and it had an ad (die)

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Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about Spotify · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful -1 Helpful Report as spam

Spotify doesn't work in the U.S.! So I can't use it.

That's an ironic twist, considering the usual complaint is that software "doesn't work outside the U.S."

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Yes it does, use it everyday

Yes it does, use it everyday

Well, you were replying to a 3 year old comment, and when he wrote that, it was true.