Spotify, the streaming music player giant used by over 24 million people, has a few deficiencies which the competition has taken advantage of to release similar tools into the market without these deficiencies. We recommend three alternate streaming music services that come without the time limits and constant ads encountered on Spotify.
There are many alternatives to Spotify out there for you to listen to streaming music, but not all of them have songs which you want to listen to, or have a simple interface, or they simply don’t offer a good overall service, which prevents you from enjoying your music wherever you are. The three best options, by number of users and number of songs, are: last.fm, Deezer and Grooveshark.
One of the most interesting, flexible and useful alternatives you can find on the internet. It’s basically a community of music fans who, using the client with the same name and their regular audio players, bring together their musical tastes with those of people from all over the world.
It works like this: the names of songs you listen to on your computer are sent by the client to Last.fm’s servers; they’re then added to your profile and counted on the data base. This enables you to listen to the artists and songs that are being listened to by users with similar tastes to yours online, letting you discover new artists and access basic information for all of them.
You can listen to your songs wherever you want and interact with the all of the other users on the network. An online experience which music fans simply cannot miss.
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Windows version | http://last-fm.en.uptodown.com/
Mac version | http://lastfm.en.uptodown.com/mac
Android version | http://last-fm.en.uptodown.com/android
Ubuntu version | http://last-fm.en.uptodown.com/ubuntu
Another great alternative that comes with over 22 million audio tracks, making it the largest music portal on the internet, only below iTunes but above Spotify.
You’ll be able to listen to music for as many hours as you want, and listen to the same song the number of times you want. Forget about restrictions and time limits. It has the same monthly price as Spotify, only Deezer offers over a year for free so you can try it out without dishing out any cash.
You can share all of your discoveries, or your favorite artists, with your friends using your social networks, such as Facebook, Twitter, or even your personal website, and you can follow whatever your friends are listening to. It already has over 26 million users, so it’s on par with, and almost surpasses, Spotify.
The Grooveshark service lets you listen to all the music you want without having to install anything on your system, you simply access its web service directly; it comes with a portable version which you can take wherever you want, even though it too uses the web.
It works by using searches, so all you have to do is type in the name of your favorite artists to have access to their complete discography.
You can create playlists without any limits whatsoever. Plus, it offers a very interesting function for music fans which is the option of discovering similar songs to the ones which are playing at any given time.
Download Grooveshark on Uptodown
Portable version | http://grooveshark-portable.en.uptodown.com/