It should be an app like Spotify Not including combinations like: Newpipe + VLC because I want recommendations on what I should try within the app, and offline downloading. I like the idea of using a front-end for the other service if no Foss option exists. Any opinions?

    • @Tatar_Nobility@lemmy.ml
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      Seconded. The app has a radio suggestion feature and a quick picks that recommends music based on your most listened to songs. It’s a yt music front-end with no ads and no tracking.

      You can find it on f-droid and github.

      • paol
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        12 years ago

        It also caches all music you listen to for offline use.

  • erpicht
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    There is likely a way to stream local (public) radio stations using a browser, granted one likes the music of at least one station that does so. I find this provides excellent recommendations and tons of helpful information about the picks for the playlist, which itself is typically logged by time.

    This provides no built-in download option, though if great recommendations are the focus, nothing beats public radio.

    • erpicht
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      12 years ago

      As an addendum, stations often offer Android apps, if that is desired.

  • @HiddenLayer5@lemmy.ml
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    2 years ago

    The old reliable:

    1. Torrent or otherwise pirate mp3s

    2. Play using open source media player

    I’ve honestly not found a better option, at least for my preferences.

  • SudoDnfDashY
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    22 years ago

    I’ve been using a P2P sharing application called Nicotine+, and it’s been working wonders for me so far in terms of music.

  • @HiddenLayer5@lemmy.ml
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    22 years ago

    Not including combinations like: Newpipe + VLC

    Straight up NewPipe then?

    No seriously, it has literally everything you’re asking for. Access to a ton of songs, podcasts, and more, and integrated player that works in the background, downloading to mp3 and opus files offline, recommendations in the form of related videos, open source frontend.

  • @jumanjimanju@lemmy.ml
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    12 years ago

    Not really the answer you were looking for, but ever since i started using soulseek for music, ive found a lot of stuff that i had never heard of and now love from browsing the files of people who have music that i like