Alternative music players for Mac

Tiny Player for Mac

  • First and obvious choice
  • Free

Vox

  • Subscription based, from $4.99 / month
  • Cloud storage service

Swinsian

  • $19.95

Tomahawk

  • Hub for online sources

Audio Playr

  • $8.99

Cog

  • Open source

VLC

  • Primarily a video player, but has a playlist and handles audio as well

Bahamut

  • Open source

jmc

  • Open source, media manager

Plexamp

Webamp

Nighthawk

  • Electron based
  • Open source
  • Drag & drop breaks it

foobar2000 for Mac

Tiny Player for Mac 1.2.3

Tiny Player for Mac version 1.2.3 is out now. This update brings the following improvements:

  • Fix file associations
  • Add new playback mode: single track
  • Press ⌘L to cycle playback modes
  • Press ⇧⌘← and → to seek within current track by +/- 15 seconds
  • Basic accessibility labels
  • Ignore keyboard shortcuts when window is out of focus

 

Repro 1.5

Repro version 1.5 is out now.

The most important addition is the online gallery. Now it’s really easy to share your before-and-after photos, directly from the app.

There’s a nice interactive slider on the page that allows people to switch between the two pictures.

 

Tiny Player 1.0.6

Tiny Player version 1.0.6 is out now. This update brings the following improvements:

• Support seeking from Command Center
• Improved seeking precision
• Enable remote playback controls
• Add way to download music back to your computer
• Upload widget now accepts AIFF files

Tiny Player for Mac 1.2

Tiny Player for Mac version 1.2 is out now. This update brings the following improvements:

  • Support for M3U playlists
  • File → Open dialog ⌘O
  • Window →  Always on Top
  • Resize to minimum  → snap into “Compact mode” with no playlist
  • Improved handling of file associations
  • Various small fixes & optimizations

Thanks for using Tiny Player.

Tiny Player for Mac 1.1

Tiny Player for Mac version 1.1 is out now. This update brings the following improvements:

  • Track metadata such as title/album/artist info is now cached so loading tracks the second time or after a restart should be much quicker.
  • Starting with this version, Tiny Player will internally keep history of all played tracks. The records are not used yet but a future version could upload them to Last.FM or show some interesting statistics.
  • Quite a few issues have been fixed.

Thanks for using Tiny Player.