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  • RadioSure

    The “RadioSure” gives you the smoothest radio listening experience. The main rule is – it should be simple, reliable and should just work. Main features are: *...

    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 2.2, released in July 2014, can be still downloded from the official website.

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  • Radio4000

    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.

    • 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 shantellamzeeNov 2018 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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. euo29025Nov 2018 Disagree   Agree

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  • Myspace

    Myspace gives you free access to the world’s largest digital music catalog. Listen to tracks from your favorite artists and discover new music along the way, all in one...

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  • Musicovery

    Online radio that allow to choose mood of music. Musicovery is an interactive and customised webradio service. Listeners rate songs, resulting in a personalized...

    • Discontinued According to its Facebook post on January 2, 2017: "We are sad to announce to our users that Musicovery is closing its smart radio. Musicovery is now focusing on providing to other music services its recommendation and playlist engine."

    Free Web

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  • Headset

    YouTube Never Sounded So Good. Headset is a desktop application that turns YouTube into a world class music streaming service. Create collections, tune-in to a music...

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  • Earbits

    Earbits is an online radio platform designed to make it dead simple for artists and music lovers to find each other, and create meaningful connections. There are no ads...

    • this is a connection website between music artists, not a music streaming website Guest • May 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Mac Windows Web Android Chrome OS

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  • iHeartRadio

    The New iHeartRadio brings you a best-in-class customizable digital listening experience that combines the best of both worlds to deliver everything you want in one...

    Free Web Android iPhone Android Tablet Windows Phone ... iPad Blackberry 10 Kindle Fire

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  • Freemake Music Box

    Freemake Music Box is a new music app that gives you free access to millions of songs online. Regardless of your location, you can search, play and organize online music...

    Free Windows iPhone

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  • Foobnix

    Foobnix audio player for Linux, Windows and Android. Main features player Support for CUE (also wv, iso.wv) is the best under Linux (zavlab); Formats MP3, MP4...

    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 3.1, released in June 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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Spotify Comments

Service-independent playlist tool?

Comment by Anamon
about Spotify · Mar 2017 · Helpful Not helpful 3 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 OlaMohammad
about Spotify · Nov 2018 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Spotify is now available in Egypt and MENA region

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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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