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    Self-Hosted Spotify Alternatives

    Spotify is not available as a self-hosted solution but there are plenty of alternatives for power users and business that want to host a solution on-premise. The best Self-Hosted 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 18 are available as a self-hosted solution so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Self-Hosted alternatives to Spotify are Ampache (Free, Open Source), Koel (Free, Open Source), Navidrome (Free, Open Source) and Subsonic (Freemium).

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

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      Simple self-hosted music scrobble database to create personal listening statistics. No recommendations, no social network, no nonsense.
    4. Madsonic is a web-based media streamer and jukebox fork of Subsonic Based on Java technology, Madsonic runs on most platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, OSX, and Unix variants.
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      Deej-A.I. uses artificial intelligence to automatically generate playlists of tracks that go well together. It was trained using hundreds of thousands of Spotify tracks and user playlists.
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      Euterpe is a music streaming software you can run yourself. It will give you access to your music everywhere you go. Either via its built-in web UI or via any of its clients. You could run it on your home computer, laptop or on a deticated server.
    5. An elegant HTML5 web folder player for parties and/or private music collections, with a playlist system that all players should have had. It does not use a database (so it's alway up-to-date), but can easily handle folders with 25,000 songs or more.
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