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Spotify Alternatives for Mac

Spotify is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is Deezer, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Spotify and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Spotify are Apple Music, Clementine, Pocket Casts and nuclear.

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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  1. Deezer icon

    Deezer

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    177 alternatives to Deezer 

    Deezer is an excellent option since its user experience is quite similar to Spotify, but it also has approximately 70 million songs available, about 30 million more than its competitor. It also has a feature similar to the Shazam called SongCatcher, which you can use to identify the name of the songs that are playing. Flow is another cool feature missing on Spotify, with recommendations created exclusively for you and songs that you no longer remember so you can enjoy long hours of music. The free version of Deezer works similar to Spotify (although with less advertising between songs), but you can always get the premium version from $10 USD.

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    1.  Personalized RecommendationsDeezer can recommend content you like, whether it's something you already know or not.
    2.  Dark ModeDeezer supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    3.  Works OfflineDeezer can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    4.  LightweightDeezer consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    5.  Chromecast SupportCast your content to a Chromecast connected device with Deezer.
    6.  Collaborative PlaylistsMake any playlist collaborative to let your friends add, remove, and reorder videos and tracks.
    7.  IFTTT IntegrationYou can connect different services to automatically trigger actions within Deezer using IFTTT.
    8.  AirPlay SupportDeezer can stream or share content to your Mac, Apple TV, or compatible smart TV.
    9.  Lossless AudioDeezer has lossless audio support, basically studio quality sound.
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    Douze

    Deezer roughly pays the artists 40% more money per stream than Spotify ($0.0064 instead of $0.00437, according to dittomusic.com). It doesn't seem like much, but to me it's an fairly important point, which led me to use Deezer over Spotify.

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    Guest

    It includes synchronized song lyrics for most popular songs.

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    koinslot888

    sound is good but the lidrary to poor

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    abelardboivin95

    Although it has fewer total songs, both audio quality and artist royalties are higher. It's a more sustainable, community-driven platform.

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    emredemir6261

    You can select tracks from popular artists, just like with Spotify.

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    MaterialFuture

    Deezer in comparison to Spotify pays their artists much better and has a larger catalog of songs. Other than the main things, the UI is better and the ability to read lyrics while listening to a song makes this a must-have for people that like karaoke.

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    Guest

    It has a great variety of artists, bands and songs.

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    Apple Music

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    114 alternatives to Apple Music 

    Apple Music leads over Spotify with a catalog of just over 50 million songs. If you are within the apple ecosystem, you will find Apple Music really interesting due to its integration with the OS without the need for third party apps. In addition to its well balanced user interface design, you have the option to dive through recommended lists, hits, genres or personalized and updated playlists. It's also possible to follow artists, as well as compare and comment on songs, a significant advantage over Spotify.

    You can use the service not only on devices with MacOS or iOS, but also on Android and Windows, but keep in mind that it doesn't give you the possibility of listening to music with advertising, you can only use the service by paying a $10 USD membership.

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    1.  Lossless AudioApple Music has lossless audio support, basically studio quality sound.
    2.  PortableApple Music can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Personalized RecommendationsApple Music can recommend content you like, whether it's something you already know or not.
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    It does not have a free version like Spotify.

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    Guest

    Apple Music has more quality songs than Spotify.

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    Great music library available.

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    Clementine

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    230 alternatives to Clementine 

    Clementine is a cross-platform free and open source music player and library organizer. It is a port of Amarok 1.4 to the Qt 4 framework and the GStreamer multimedia framework, focusing on a fast and easy-to-use interface for searching and...

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    1.  LightweightClementine consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Lossless AudioClementine has lossless audio support, basically studio quality sound.
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    No stable release since 2016. Newer release candidate seems to be available on Github.

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    beat_truck

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

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    Pocket Casts

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    106 alternatives to Pocket Casts 

    Discover the world's most powerful podcast player. Pocket Casts has all the podcasts you know & love; over 300k. Find Trending, Most Popular podcasts & more.

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    1.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    2.  Import/Export OPML FeedsImport and export your feed subscriptions into OPML format with Pocket Casts.
    3.  AirPlay SupportPocket Casts can stream or share content to your Mac, Apple TV, or compatible smart TV.
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    This alternative is disputed. Pocket Casts is still a legitimate alternative to Spotify, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    Guest

    It is a podcast player. Not a music streaming service

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    Guest

    Pocket Casts is a podcast player not a streaming music service.

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    sedeti

    That's just a podcast player

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    Guest

    Pocket Casts is a dedicated podcasting app with podcast specific features and podcast discovery. While you CAN use spotify for podcasts it is a small part of the offerings of Spotify.

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    nuclear

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    49 alternatives to nuclear 

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

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    1.  No Trackingnuclear will not track you or use your personal data.
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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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    gPodder

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    102 alternatives to gPodder 

    gPodder downloads and manages free audio and video content ("podcasts") for you. Listen directly on your computer or on your mobile devices.

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    1.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    2.  PortablegPodder can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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      Spotube

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      9 alternatives to Spotube 

      A lightweight free Spotify crossplatform-client which handles playback manually, streams music using YouTube & no Spotify premium account is needed .

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      1.  Privacy focusedSpotube is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
      2.  LightweightSpotube consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
      3.  Works OfflineSpotube can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
      4.  Ad-freeSpotube doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
      5.  Dark ModeSpotube supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
      6.  PortableSpotube can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
      7.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Spotube without registration.
      8.  Collaborative PlaylistsMake any playlist collaborative to let your friends add, remove, and reorder videos and tracks.
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        Ampache

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        85 alternatives to 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.

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        Most users think Ampache is a great alternative to Spotify.
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        Amazon Music

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        68 alternatives to Amazon Music 

        Amazon.com's online music store and music locker.

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        1.  Lossless AudioAmazon Music has lossless audio support, basically studio quality sound.
        2.  Personalized RecommendationsAmazon Music can recommend content you like, whether it's something you already know or not.
        3.  Music StoreYou can buy music and keep ownership in perpetuity at Amazon Music.
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        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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        Guest

        It's more like iTunes that Spotify

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        Subsonic

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        80 alternatives to Subsonic 

        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. You can stream to multiple players simultaneously, for instance to one player in your kitchen...

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        Guest

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

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