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Open Source Spotify Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Spotify is Funkwhale. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Spotify and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Spotify are Clementine, nuclear, Audius Music and Ampache.

Spotify alternatives are mainly Music Streaming Services but may also be Music Discovery Services or Audio Players. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Spotify.
This page was last updated Jun 2, 2022
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  1. Funkwhale is one of the most popular options when it comes to Open Source and Self-Hosted alternatives to Spotify. You can have control over your personal music library without worrying about it ever disappearing from the platform for any external reason. Unlike Spotify, Funkwhale consists of several independent websites or "pods" (sometimes called "servers" or "instances") where you can upload your personal library to be streamed to mobile devices or shared with friends. Funkwhale is completely free, giving the user an experience free of tracking and ads.

    Funkwhale vs Spotify opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Funkwhale is a great alternative to Spotify.
    loziniak

    It's open and distributed.

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    This is a player for your own music, not a streaming service

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    It has de API interface and the web frontend and android a IOS apps that you can install.

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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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    beat_truck

    It's not a streaming service, just a music file player.

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

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    v 0.6.10: I love it!!! Literally the only piece of software that pulls music from many sources (the only truly reliable one being YouTube), complete with metadata (titles, covers, ect). It actually is a working Spotify alternative without tracking! It also supports downloading. It's FOSS and community-driven.

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    schmebi

    Best alternative to Spotify if you want a good looking open source music player with simular features or don't want to pay for Premium. Still has some bugs, but it's getting better.

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  4. 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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    schmebi

    I haven't found artists on that platform I would like but it could develop to nice open source alternative to the big streaming services.

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    LucaFinizio

    It worksin a very similar way and has a similar interface. You probably won't find some artists here, but listening music from Audius is 100% legal and open source

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  5. 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.

    Most users think Ampache is a great alternative to Spotify.


  6. Koel

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
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    • Cloudron

    A personal music streaming server that works.

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

    Most users think Koel is a great alternative to Spotify.
  7. Radio4000 lets you discover user curated radios from around the world, manage your online music library, and share it anonymously with everyone. All free and open source.

    Radio4000 vs Spotify opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Radio4000 is a great alternative to Spotify.
    euo29025

    Spotify should be a library on which you browse all existing music to discover what humans are able to create, express. But Discogs is better for that, since it "has it all". On Radio4000 you discover what people listen to, what they love in music and sounds. What is better to discover new artists in the context of some you like? That is what a radio is, or should be. Radio4000 is that, a musical journey through people's all time favorites — around the planet.

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    shantellamzee

    The library is not locked in Spotify, it is open. The data you have on Radio4000, is your data. You can export it, manage it, delete it. Your tracks can have metadata from Discogs, and your library has this relation saved. You can discover a lot of new music by listening to other people radios

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  8. BlackHole Music Player

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • F-Droid

    Awesome Music Player made with Flutter!.

  9. Navidrome

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Cloudron

    Navidrome is an open source web-based music collection server and streamer. It gives you freedom to listen to your music collection from any browser or mobile device.

  10. Openwhyd

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Online
    • iPhone

    Collect and share all the music you love from any source but reunited in the same place.

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