What are the best free alternatives to Spotify Premium?

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    #1Deezer

    Deezer

    Deezer is an online streaming music platform offering offline listening through premium and family plans with a monthly subscription. It's free to listen online, with some restrictions. It is available for mobile devices on Android and iOS.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Jordan Rose
    Written on December 19, 2018
    "The best alternative to Spotify right now. You can completely use it free with access to millions of the service's music library. You have to make do with just standard quality (128kbps) music streams though."
  2. 14

    #2Last.fm

    Last.fm

    Last.fm is a music website, formerly a radio streaming service, based in the United Kingdom. It tracks all the music its users listen to from their music services from Spotify, Deezer, Google Play and more. 

    Websites

    Free

    Gao Tian
    Written on December 19, 2018
    "A great alternative to Spotify that learn from the music that you listen to and suggest other similar artists that you might like. It's free to use with ads but the monthly fee to is really cheap, you might as well subscribe as well."
  3. 11

    #3SoundCloud

    SoundCloud

    Soundcloud is a platform where artists can post their latest music, and people can follow musicians and receive alerts when they upload new tracks. When you like a song you can check out similar tracks using the Related Tracks function.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Rachel Armstrong
    Written on December 19, 2018
    "A good music streaming service that doubles as a podcast streaming platform as well. I've discovered plenty of talented unknown artists using this service. You get good perks from their very affordable monthly plan as well. Worth checking out."
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    #4Google Play Music

    Google Play Music
    Google Play Music is a music and podcast streaming service that allows users to find, listen, store, and share music on the web. A paid subscription lets users access millions of songs and download music on their device for offline listening. 
    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Free trial available

    Douglas Jimenez
    Written on December 19, 2018
    "It can be used for free but there are some limitations to it. Offline use is not possible and you don't get access to its radio streams but for casual listening, it's not a bad option."
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    #5Pandora Radio

    Pandora Radio

    Pandora Radio is a music streaming service that is available for Android and iOS devices. It allows you to create stations from your favorite songs, artists or genres, search or browse to find recommended stations, and discover podcasts. 

    Apps

    Website, iOS, Android

    Free- Varies by plan

    Alan Guo
    Written on December 19, 2018
    "Its music library is not quite as diverse or large compared to Spotify but you can use it for free without any limitations aside from the ads. Give it a try."
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    #6YouTube Music

    YouTube Music
    YouTube Music is a music streaming app developed by YouTube that allows for downloading music to both iOS and Android devices. It features music streaming based on genres, playlists, and recommendations.
    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android

    Free

    Steven Hansen
    Written on December 19, 2018
    "It's not quite there yet but this will eventually replace Play Music as Google' premium music streaming service. While it's not completely free to use, you should still consider trying out the three-month trial. The monthly fee is affordable as well."
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    #7Bandcamp

    Bandcamp

    Bandcamp offers a platform where musicians can release their music. Accordingly, it is chock full of great new music for you to discover in its aptly named Discover section. It is available on the web or as an app for Android and iOS devices.

    Apps

    Other Platform, iOS, Android

    Free

    Han Han
    Written on December 19, 2018
    "The platform of choice for up and coming artists and veterans alike. There are so many great and talented musicians here that just don't get enough recognition that they deserve. "
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    #88tracks

    8tracks

    8tracks is an app that helps you discover and share playlists made by people. You'll be able to explore more than 3 million free playlists, with different moods and themes, all carefully put together by real people who love music as much as you. 

    Apps

    iOS, Android, Website

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Angela Gu
    Written on December 19, 2018
    "A great music discovery app and a decent alternative to Spotify. Good selection of music curated by other users. "

Summary

Best What are the best free alternatives to Spotify Premium
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1DeezerApps 19 Free
2Last.fmWebsites 14 Free
3SoundCloudApps 11 Free
4Google Play MusicApps 3 Free
5Pandora RadioApps 1 Free
6YouTube MusicApps 1 Free
7BandcampApps 0 Free
88tracksApps 0 Free
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