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Spotify Alternatives

There is no doubt that Spotify is one of the most popular services among music streaming platforms. It has earned its place over the years thanks to the simplicity of use of its applications and to being available on almost any modern device, from Windows, Mac, Linux, mobile apps (even on discontinued operating systems like windows phone or blackberry), SmartTVs to even video game consoles. Its current library with more than 40 million songs in constant growth and a wide range of cool features such as personalized playlists based on user tastes, artist-based radios, podcasts, social media integration, collaborative playlists and several others, makes the platform a very attractive option for the user who wants to have almost everything without much effort.

However, there is life beyond Spotify. The limitations of its free version and the growing list of new rivals willing to compete with it by offering better features and prices make more and more users feel attracted by other services that may be less known but better suit their needs. If you want to know how to make the leap, we recommend you take a look at the list of the most popular alternatives to Spotify.

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.
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  • FreemiumProprietary
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  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Online
  • Android
  • iPhone
  • Blackberry
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  • Windows S
  • Android Tablet
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  • Apple TV
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  1. Amazon Music icon

    Amazon Music

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Kindle Fire

    Amazon Music is an online music store and music locker operated by Amazon .

    ⚫︎ Lossless AudioAmazon Music has lossless audio support, basically studio quality sound.
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    Amazon Music vs Spotify opinions
    Some users think Amazon Music is a great alternative to Spotify, some don't.
    numlycom

    If you have to pay for a music subscription service and you are already an Amazon Prime member, the Amazon Music app is great app to have.

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    It's more like iTunes that Spotify

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  2. Navidrome icon

    Navidrome

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted
    • Raspberry Pi
    • 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.

    ⚫︎ Dark ModeNavidrome supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Navidrome without registration.
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  3. 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.

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedRadio4000 is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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    Lots of radios with great music. And yes, you can have a gif as avatar.
    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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    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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  4. Podverse icon

    Podverse

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone

    Introducing Podverse! The easiest way to create and share podcast highlights of any length online. Discover new podcasts by browsing highlights in the app, and send highlights to your friends to introduce them to your favorite shows. No login necessary!

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  5. Subsonic icon

    Subsonic

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows Phone
    • Self-Hosted

    Subsonic is a free, web-based media streamer, providing ubiquitous access to your music and video. Use it to share your music with friends, or to listen to your own music while at work.

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    Subsonic vs Spotify opinions
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    Spotify is a music provider. With Subsonic you have to provide your own music.

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  6. Upload unlimited music and share it with friends and fans for free. Create Playlists, Sets and Galleries for your Tracks & Mixes and follow your favourite Artists.

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  7. iHeartRadio icon

    iHeartRadio

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Blackberry 10
    • Kindle Fire

    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, fully-integrated service: More than 850 of the nation's most popular live broadcast and digital-only...

    ⚫︎ Personalized RecommendationsiHeartRadio can recommend content you like, whether it's something you already know or not.
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    Spot Spotify Client

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • FLATHUB
    • GNOME
    • Flatpak

    Gtk/Rust native Spotify client for the GNOME desktop. Only works with premium accounts!

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  9. Qobuz icon

    Qobuz

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Chromecast Audio Stream
    • AirPlay
    • BubbleUPnP for DLNA/Chromecast

    Qobuz is an online music platform offering streaming subscriptions and downloads. Qobuz offers more than 40 million titles in lossless quality (16-Bit/44.1 kHz, similar to CD quality), and possesses a large catalogue of high-resolution content (75,000 albums in 24-Bit Hi-Res).

    ⚫︎ Lossless AudioQobuz has lossless audio support, basically studio quality sound.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineQobuz can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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    Qobuz vs Spotify opinions
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    You can stream and download music at the same price as Spotify...

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  10. Screamer Radio icon

    Screamer Radio

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Screamer Radio is a free internet radio client with recording abilities. It is able to play back streams using WMA, MP3, Ogg Vorbis or AAC streams and can also record these into several formats.

    ⚫︎ PortableScreamer Radio can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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