Deezer is an online music streaming service. Created in France in 2007 it is the No. 1 service in Europe.
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Pro Available to customers living outside the US
The Deezer music streaming service is available in 182 countries. There are 192 countries on this world, which means Deezer is available in all but 10 countries.
Pro Huge collection of music
The Deezer music streaming service has more than 73 million songs, which makes Deezer one of the largest music catalogs available now.
Pro Built-in lyrics
Deezer comes with a lyrics feature where users can see the lyrics when the selected track is playing.
Pro Personalised radio
The Deezer music streaming service offers a radio-like service called Flow which plays random music based on your favorites.
Pro Outstanding CD quality (with Elite Service)
For those that subscribe to the Elite Service ($19.99/mo), the bitrate is hi-def CD-quality 1,411kbps at 16/44.1 kHz.
Pro Available on a large number of platforms
Deezer (with a premium subscription) is available on a wide range of devices such as those running Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, smart TV and a web app. You can see the full list here.
Pro Great choice of Musi Mixes
You can download mixes and save.
Pro Can download and play selected music offine
Pro Inbuilt music ID feature
Pro Add your MP3
You can import an MP3 file to listen as a normal song and add it to your playlists.
Pro Browser Deezer
If you use Deezer on PC you don't need to download it, as the web version is the same as the desktop app.
Pro Also for podcasts
Deezer has started to include podcasts in 2015 for a few countries, and has since expanded it to all countries and with a dedicated section offering 160K podcasts.
Con Doesn't pay artists enough
Deezer pays artists significantly less than other similar services. As of March 2018 it was paying $0.0064 / play, less than Apple Music and Google Play, half as much as Tidal ($0.0125). Not as bad as Spotify or Pandora, but could certainly do better.
Con Sometimes skipped songs occurred
Some songs skipped even if you are a premium user.
Con No settings to configure “Flow” to work as advertised
Flow is a great idea, but it fails to work as suggested. The idea is it listens to what you like and adds suggestion tracks. But mostly it just plays your track over and over, and pops in a random track, usually nothing you like. They need settings and better algorithms for it to work.
Con No Linux client
Compared to Spotify it has no native Linux client available.
Con Can only listen to 30 second song clips without a subscription
Con A lot of songs are cut at the end
Many songs are not played until final chords, and many others are of very low quality records, showing audio distortions. This is frustrating.