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    Spotify Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to Spotify for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is Deezer. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try SoundCloud or AIMP. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Spotify and loads of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Spotify are Apple Music (Paid), Clementine (Free, Open Source), Pocket Casts (Freemium) and nuclear (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 16, 2022
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    1. 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.
      Deezer vs Spotify opinions
      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.
      Top positive comment  4 months ago

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      It includes synchronized song lyrics for most popular songs.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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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.
      Positive comment 6 days ago

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      It has a great variety of artists, bands and songs.
      Positive comment 23 days ago

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      marceldurand42 Good selection of French music
      Positive comment about 1 month ago

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      for a free user, Spotify wins audio quality, Deezer wins everything else
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      More accurate suggestions!
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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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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      SoundCloud is the platform for EDM Artists. Might not be as big as Spotify, but still a great platform to try out!
      Top positive comment  almost 3 years ago

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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.
      Top positive comment  11 months ago

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      arifriends23 the community and more features without paying
      Positive comment 3 months ago

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      It's a great alternative to Spotify.
      Positive comment 9 months ago

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      thehackerdroid77 No ads on android and on the website
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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      jwassen Free music from free musicians.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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      Horizon SoundCloud generally allows small artists to share their music, where as Spotify rarely has small time artists and instead focuses on artists which have full albums or have been signed.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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    3. 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.
      Apple Music has more quality songs than Spotify.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      SecurityChecker It does not have a free version like Spotify.
      Negative comment almost 5 years ago

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      Great music library available.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    4. AIMP is powerful free audio player for Windows OS that supports for local files, NAS, clouds, and podcasts. Additionally, it includes powerful tools to operate with audio files.
    5. Clementine is a cross-platform free and open source music player and library organizer. It is a port of Amarok 1.
      Clementine vs Spotify opinions
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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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    6. 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
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      Pocket Casts is a podcast player not a streaming music service.
      Negative comment almost 2 years 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 over 1 year ago

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      sedeti That's just a podcast player
      Positive comment about 1 month ago

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    7. 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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    8. 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 30 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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    9. 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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      Amazon Music is an online music store and music locker operated by Amazon .
      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 about 7 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 over 1 year ago

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