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6 Best YouTube Music Alternatives

The new music app from YouTube, YouTube Music, is actually a competitor that could dethrone the world’s leading streaming service, Spotify.

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In this article, we'll cover 6 alternatives to YouTube Music, including applications like Spotify.

1. Spotify

  • Price: Free
  • Avaliable on: Web, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and Linux.
  • Publisher: Google

Spotify is a digital music, podcast, and video streaming service that gives you access to millions of songs and other content from artists all over the world. Basic functions such as playing music are totally free, but you can also choose to upgrade to Spotify Premium.

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2. iTunes

  • Price: Free
  • Avaliable on: Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android.
  • Publisher: Google

iTunes is the easiest way to enjoy everything you need to be entertained — music, films and TV programmes — and keep it all easily organised. Rent or buy films, download your favourite TV programmes and more.

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3. Soundcloud

  • Price: Free
  • Avaliable on: Web, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and Linux.
  • Publisher: Google

Soundcloud is a digital music, podcast, and video streaming service that gives you access to millions of songs and other content from artists all over the world. Basic functions such as playing music are totally free, but you can also choose to upgrade to Spotify Premium.

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4. TIDAL

  • Price: Free
  • Avaliable on: Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android.
  • Publisher: Google

Tidal is a music streaming service that promises to unite artists and fans. It distinguishes itself from other services by offering lossless streaming if you go all-in with a Tidal HiFi membership.

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5. Deezer

  • Price: Free
  • Avaliable on: Web, Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android.
  • Publisher: Google

Deezer is a French online music streaming service. It allows users to listen to music content from record labels, including Universal Music Group, Sony Music and Warner Music Group (owned by Deezer's parent company Access Industries) on various devices online or offline.

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6. Saavn

  • Price: Free
  • Avaliable on:
  • Publisher: Google

A great Indian music service. Similar to the likes of Spotify, Gaana and Wynk. Allows free streaming with ads, but a pro version that's ad-free.

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