Spotube → A Free Spotify Client Worth a Try

Explore Spotube, a cross-platform, open-source app compatible with Spotify & YouTube. Enjoy ad-free music, download tracks, and support artists without Spotify Premium.

Spotube → A Free Spotify Client Worth a Try

Spotube (github), an unofficial open-source desktop application compatible with Spotify, operates across various platforms including Mac, Windows, and Linux. It harnesses the public APIs of both Spotify and YouTube to deliver a user experience that is both efficient in resource usage and accessible without a Spotify Premium Account. This client is free from Spotify and YouTube advertisements due to its reliance on these public and free APIs. However, it encourages users to support artists by watching, liking, and subscribing to their channels.

Some specs:

  • 🚫 No ads, thanks to the use of public & free Spotify and YT Music APIs¹
  • ⬇️ Freely downloadable tracks
  • 🖥️ 📱 Cross-platform support
  • 🪶 Small size & less data usage
  • 🕵️ Anonymous/guest login
  • 🕒 Time synced lyrics
  • ✋ No telemetry, diagnostics or user data collection
  • 🚀 Native performance
  • 📖 Open source/libre software
  • 🔉 Playback control is done locally, not on the server

¹ It is still recommended to support creators by engaging with their YouTube channels/Spotify tracks (or preferably by buying their merch/concert tickets/physical media).

❌ Unsupported features

  • 🗣️ Spotify Shows & Podcasts: Shows and Podcasts will never be supported because the audio tracks are only available on Spotify and accessing them would require Spotify Premium.
  • 🎧 Spotify Listen Along: Coming soon!