What do you guys do for listening to music?

I guess downloading your music and playing it locally is the best bet?

I currently use youtube music but its something i want to move away from due to googles privacy etc.

I think there is some way to listen to music on Libretube but i havent figured that out yet. Has anybody been using it for music?

Install NewPipe, GrayJay, or LibreTube, and just download your music. All of these apps allow downloads.

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Thank you, sir! I will have to try that. Ive found libretube to be a bit glitchy on my device so i may try out grayjay

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I use Spotify in Firefox with Ublock. No ads and able to skip more that 6 times an hour.

F Spotify.

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I settled for apple music. Surely not the best option privacy wise, but convience and great audio quality unlike Spotify.

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Hyperpipe for streaming music (Using while typing this)
For downloading Yt-Dlp is fine. (Cli on linux and Seal on Android).
For listening vinyl/metro on android and mpd on pc.

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I don’t consider my music listening habits to be all that sensitive or private so I just use Apple Music.

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I use Deezer, not sure about their privacy policy, but they’re a good service.

Personally, I try to buy all my music through Bandcamp to support the artists; there are also some great music/albums that are essentially free or low-cost when the Name Your Price option is available. I would like to gradually move away from Bandcamp, and focus on buying CD/Vinyl and digitally rip them, still pondering that though

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I am using Apple Music, and Spotify as backup. Tracking is a bit required with these services because they have to recommend music to my listening habit, right? Recommendation wise I find Apple Music better than Spotify but AM still doesn’t have a proper Windows client, so I am using Cider. Spotify’s client is faster imho.

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https://music.apple.com/ is pretty decent as a “client”, too.

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To all Apple Music users: make sure to export your library (playlists, etc.) every now and then, because Apple will delete your entire music library (!) after a few weeks or months (not sure tbh) if you cancel your subscription.
Re-subscribing doesn’t bring it back.

I think this is an important piece of information that Apple doesn’t make clear enough up front.

Yes but actually buying CDs is far more private than downloading.

Am I the only one here listening Internet Radios e.g. Rock Antennae instead of streaming :rofl:

btw, purchasing music (either physical copies from stores or digital copies sites other than major platforms) is the way to go if you want to support the artists as they don’t have a fair cut from streaming services.

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Be super careful, as downloading in bulk will have your IP banned, potentially forever.

I use Spotify, but I don’t like there is no option to delete listening history. There also hostile to VPN.

I use Spotube for music.

You don’t have to play it locally.

I download all my music, 50/50 buy or pirate, and play it from my Nextcloud storage.

Jdownloader

No proper windows client? I’ve been using the apple music windows app for months now. They released an official music and TV app for windows a while ago now and you don’t need to use iTunes for it anymore.