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Online Spotify Alternatives

There are many alternatives to Spotify as a web app if you are looking for a replacement. The best Online alternative is Deezer, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Spotify and loads of them are available as a web app so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Online alternatives to Spotify are SoundCloud, YouTube Music, Apple Music and Bandcamp.

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.
This page was last updated Jun 27, 2022
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  1. Deezer

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    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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    Most users think Deezer is a great alternative to Spotify.
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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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    It includes synchronized song lyrics for most popular songs.

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

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    marceldurand42

    Good selection of French music

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    for a free user, Spotify wins audio quality, Deezer wins everything else

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  2. Soundcloud is known for having an impressive music and audio library. We are talking about more than 200 million files between songs and podcasts. This is mainly because it is the preferred music streaming platform for new indie artists, those that you probably couldn't find on Spotify (shoutouts to electronic music lovers). The main disadvantage with SoundCloud is that you won't find a lot of well-known established artists.

    It also works as a kind of music social network where you can share, like, and comment on entries; highlight parts of songs; create your own lists and podcasts; and follow your favorite artists. All this means that you can find an impressive variety of content compared to Spotify. Soundcloud has a free version with ads, but you can subscribe to one of their premium memberships from as little as $5 USD per month.

    SoundCloud vs Spotify opinions
    Most users think SoundCloud is a great alternative to Spotify.
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    isisstelling

    Doesn't have any advertisement on my country, you can use a VPN to bypass it if you're in one of the countries that do have ads.

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    It's a great alternative to Spotify.

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    AliceMcLeod

    i ike it because it is easy to use

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    arifriends23

    the community and more features without paying

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    SoundCloud is the platform for EDM Artists. Might not be as big as Spotify, but still a great platform to try out!

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    thehackerdroid77

    No ads on android and on the website

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    jwassen

    Free music from free musicians.

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  3. YouTube Music has an important advantage over Spotify, in addition to its extensive music catalog, it includes millions of videos and uses the extremely intelligent and powerful YouTube search engine, which means that you just have to type or say some word that identifies a song or part of the lyrics and you will surely find it.

    Its interface is really easy and familiar to navigate, on its main page you will find different playlists according to your mood. Thus, if you need more energy, need to focus, or need to relax or cheer up, you can use them to forget about looking for specific genres or songs.

    But beyond the content, there are two main advantages: you can have your music offline or watch videos without having to be connected to WiFi or mobile data. In addition, you can have YouTube videos in the background and continue using other applications without the music being cut until you decide. You can purchase YouTube Music Premium from $10 USD.

    YouTube Music vs Spotify opinions
    Almost everyone thinks YouTube Music is a great alternative to Spotify.

    It has music videos, and songs. It also lets you stream what you want for free, which is a premium feature on Spotify.

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    this is great and i love the way the sound bellows from the speaker fone.

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    YouTube Music does not allow children under 13 years old on their platform despite offering family plan.

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    stevedin

    It also comes with YouTube Premium which removes ads from YouTube.

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    thebenmix11

    It's the only big player on the list that is truly free. If you use ad blockers it's totally seamless.

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    Good collection and much more user friendly interface on YouTube music than Spotify

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    Irina_Cleo

    Free, included in YouTube premium

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  4. Apple Music

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    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.

    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.

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    Apple Music has more quality songs than Spotify.

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    Great music library available.

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  5. It is an excellent option for independent musicians that combines many features from a social network where you can display your music, with an ecommerce function that lets you sell your merchandise. Unlike Spotify, Bandcamp allows users to stream your music or buy your discography in physical or digital formats (with a commission of 10 to 15%). 

    If you are a musician, the premium version offers you several extra benefits such as: Sending private messages to your fans, seeing the location of your buyers and how they have reached you, batch uploading audio to the platform, adding videos to your music and related merchandise, sending VIP songs through private links, the ability to configure a custom domain, connecting your profile with Google Analytics, and disable some songs so that cannot be listened for whatever reason.

    Bandcamp vs Spotify opinions
    Most users think Bandcamp is a great alternative to Spotify.
    MaterialFuture

    Bandcamp allows you to support artists directly and without having to use an app and with less fees. It has a lower barrier to entry than Spotify so you'll find more independent artists. The merch feature is great and allows you to buy merch (digital/physical) and music all in one place.

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  6. 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.

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    This is a player for your own music, not a streaming service

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    It has de API interface and the web frontend and android a IOS apps that you can install.

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  7. TIDAL

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    Tidal is a great alternative to Spotify if what you are most interested in is audio quality, as it has standard sound options but also HiFi quality ($19 USD/month). It also has support for official videos in a big part of its catalog. In addition, it offers you the option to select your playlists from other platforms and transfer them to Tidal, which is a great advantage if you want to change your usual streaming music app and try Tidal without losing your music. On the other hand, on many occasions you will be able to access exclusive events with artists and buy tickets for their shows before they go on sale to the general public.

    TIDAL vs Spotify opinions
    Almost everyone thinks TIDAL is a great alternative to Spotify.
    JohnFastman

    TIDAL is the only serious music streaming service that offers Hi-Fi sound quality (FLAC, 1440 kbps, rather than Spotify's 320 kbps). This makes it a uniques and valuable service, particularly if you're an audiophile who genuinely appreciates the difference. However, TIDAL has: no playlist sharing and no Linux client.

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    mamasch19

    Just better sound quality (& plex integration)

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  8. Pocket Casts

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    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.

    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.

    It is a podcast player. Not a music streaming service

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    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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    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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  9. Jamendo is a community created around "free music," which means that unlike Spotify, artists can upload their music for free and their public can also download it for personal use under multiple Creative Commons licenses, making it free and legal to download.

    For commercial use, you can acquire licenses with supporting documentation through Jamendo Licensing (for use in advertising videos, documentaries, sounds for internet pages or any other multimedia projects). In this way, a certificate issued by the platform is obtained that guarantees the origin of the music and allows dealing with possible claims by third parties. You can stream all their albums either in MP3 format or in OGG Vorbis; it also offers downloads through the BitTorrent and eDonkey networks.

    Jamendo vs Spotify opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Jamendo is a great alternative to Spotify.
    sedeti

    Jamendo is just a library for music for your videos

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  10. 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.

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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.

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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

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