Spotify Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to Spotify for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Apple Music. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Pocket Casts or Ampache. 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 nuclear (Free, Open Source), Amazon Music (Freemium), Subsonic (Freemium) and BeatSense (Free).

    This page was last updated Oct 14, 2021

    1. 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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      Apple Music vs Spotify opinions
      Most users think Apple Music is a great alternative to Spotify.
      SecurityChecker It does not have a free version like Spotify.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

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      Great music library available.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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      Apple Music has more quality songs than Spotify.
      Positive comment 9 months ago

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    2. 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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      Pocket Casts vs Spotify opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Pocket Casts is still a legitimate alternative to Spotify, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Pocket Casts is a podcast player not a streaming music service.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      It is a podcast player. Not a music streaming service
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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      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.
      Negative comment 9 months ago

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    3. 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.
    4. nuclear is a free music streaming program that pulls content from free sources all over the internet.
      nuclear vs Spotify opinions
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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 7 months ago

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      Amazon Music is an online music store and music locker operated by Amazon .
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      Amazon Music vs Spotify opinions
      Some users think Amazon Music is a great alternative to Spotify, some don't.
      It's more like iTunes that Spotify
      Negative comment over 6 years ago

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      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.
      Positive comment 12 months ago

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    5. 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.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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    6. Crowd-driven music discovery! The easiest way to enjoy & discover great music. Enjoy hand-picked music by real people that shares the same taste as you are, in a single click. Provide and receive real-time feedback. Chat and meet great music lovers.
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      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 subreddit, scrobble last.fm, or quickly play that song you’ve had stuck in your head all day!
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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.
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      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).
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      Qobuz vs Spotify opinions
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      You can stream and download music at the same price as Spotify...
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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