Download Music Player for Mac - Best Software & Apps

  • VLC media player

    3.0.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone

    Simply the best multi-format media player

    7
    2510 votes
    • PROS: Free to use, Plays almost anything, Great hotkey support, Lightweight, Integration with web channel streaming services, Much slicker interface in version 3, More format support in version 3, Plays BluRay and HD
    • CONS: Basic interface
  • Spotify

    1.0.85.257

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac
    Windows Phone
    Web Apps

    Find, share and enjoy your favorite music online

    7
    185 votes
    • PROS: New iPod sync and MP3 download features, Organize your music in customizable playlists, Share collaborative playlists with friends, Streaming radio with filters, Social features: friend list, Facebook connect, Import your MP3 files into the program
    • CONS: You'll have to put up with ads in the Free version, Individual songs can only be paid with credit card, Some songs are not available for download
  • iTunes

    12.7.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Still one of the best music players

    7
    590 votes
    • PROS: Simplified interface, Apple Music streaming service, Improved playlist creation, Curated and automatic radio stations
    • CONS: Limited file formats supported, An almost overwhelming number of features!
  • FrostWire

    6.7.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Frostwire is a torrent client with tons of features

    6
    512 votes
    • PROS: Built in media player and previewer., Keep track of files with a good UI., Browse for torrents in-app.
    • CONS: At the basic level just another torrent client.
  • Songbird

    2.2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    Android

    Powerful audio player and manager with support for plug-ins

    7
    38 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, especially for iTunes users, Organizes your music in a handy catalog, Downloads album art, Support for global hotkeys, Monitors music folder to keep your library updated
    • CONS: No support for podcasts, Each new release can break add-ons
  • Ecoute

    3.0.8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac
    iPhone

    Enjoy your iTunes music without iTunes

    8
    18 votes
    • PROS: Very lightweight, Indexes music instantly, Displays cover art, Easy to use
    • CONS: Doesn't display long track names well, Doesn't support embedded covers
  • Kodi

    (Jarvis) 16.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Powerful media player and entertainment hub

    8
    6 votes
    • PROS: Looks great from the start, Quick navigation, Use it to view photos, videos and listen to music, Lots of skins, Stream video over a network with ease
    • CONS: Takes some time to customize , Navigation may feel unintuitive at first
  • Clementine

    1.2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac
    Windows

    Lightweight and Linux inspired media player

    8
    13 votes
    • PROS: Clean interface , Control from the menu bar, Support Last.fm and others
    • CONS: Album cover retrieval poor, Very basic library management
  • Sweet MIDI Player

    2.5.1

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Mac
    iPhone

    Perfect for inexperienced music enthusiasts

    5
    18 votes
    • Total Video Player for Mac

      2.7.0

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Total Video Player for Mac - Full-Featured Flash Player for Mac with VLC Player Engine!

      9
      8 votes
      • Vox

        2.4

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Mac

        Simple, lightweight and straightforward audio player

        7
        75 votes
        • PROS: Lightweight and free, Detects whole albums automatically, Very fast, Good lightweight replacement for iTunes, Supports more formats than iTunes
        • CONS: Lack of advanced functions and preferences
      • Banshee

        1.9.6

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Mac

        Simple Linux inspired music player

        8
        5 votes
        • PROS: Easy to edit playlists, Easy to edit playlists, Support for last.fm and podcasts, Extend with plugins, Easy to edit playlists
        • CONS: Not as complete as Windows and Linux versions, Still unstable in beta
      • Adobe Media Player

        1.6

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Mac

        Navigate online multimedia on your Mac

        6
        11 votes
        • PROS: Create lists of favourites, Apply keywords and ratings to videos, Natural, Dashboard-style interface, Playlist manager
        • CONS: Video not always available
      • BOOM

        2.0.6

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Mac

        Blast aliens in this award-winning arcade game

        9
        84 votes
        • PROS: Faithful reproduction of Bomberman, 80 levels
        • CONS: Repetitive gameplay
      • Capo

        2.1.8

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Mac

        Slow down and learn your favorite songs

        8
        3 votes
        • PROS: Makes learning songs much easier, Spectrogram display for chords, Target certain segments of songs, Export segments of songs
        • CONS: Doesn't offer significant benefits over free alternatives
      • Meridian

        3.3.5

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Mac

        The super clock for Mac

        7
        7 votes
        • Noise

          1.0.1

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Mac
          Windows

          Drown out noise from your coworkers

          9
          4 votes
          • Play

            0.2

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Mac

            Easy handy audio manager

            9
            1 vote
            • Bowtie

              1.4

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Mac
              Web Apps

              Control iTunes externally and scrobble to Last.fm

              7
              4 votes
              • PROS: Allows external control of iTunes, Includes an iTunes miniplayer, Allows you to search iTunes, Scrobbles music to Last.fm
              • CONS: Limited support for Last.fm, Requires HTML/CSS knowledge to create themes, Limited number of default themes
            • Quod Libet

              Varies with device

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows
              Mac

              Quod Libet is the music player for perfectionists

              -
              No votes yet
              • PROS: Powerful search feature, Simple tag editor
              • CONS: Visually a little plain, Minor bugs when using some alternative keyboard setups
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