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    Spotify Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to Spotify for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is Funkwhale, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Spotify and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Spotify are Clementine (Free, Open Source), nuclear (Free, Open Source), Audius Music (Free, Open Source) and Ampache (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 16, 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.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      It has de API interface and the web frontend and android a IOS apps that you can install.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      This is a player for your own music, not a streaming service
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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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.
      Negative comment 12 days ago

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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.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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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.
      Positive comment 14 days ago

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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.
      Audius Music vs Spotify opinions
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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
      Positive comment 29 days ago

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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.
      Positive comment 14 days ago

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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.


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      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.
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      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.
    6. 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.
      Subsonic vs Spotify opinions
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      Spotify is a music provider. With Subsonic you have to provide your own music.
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

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      Headset is a desktop music player built on YouTube and Reddit.
    7. Watch video clips from youtube and listen music. Playary collects and organizes music videos from Youtube and serves with music player UI. Our song database is growing day by day. We add new musics and albums every day.
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