Deezer Desktop and Deezer Radio 

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Deezer is one of the most popular streaming services, however often people want to stream music when they are not at home on their Wi-Fi, and even if mobile data is available – it certainly is not on most tube lines – it is an extra cost. One solution is to save music when you stream on your Wi-Fi and then replay it when out and about, and with Deezer this is an option.

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While you can only download for later playback with a ‘paid subscription’ you can investigate if your Genre of music is well catered for with a free trial and one of the best places to start is with one of the range of pre-selected playlists, find a tune by an artist that you like and then explore the whole CD to check if other tracks please you.

For a while I have been tracking ‘Deezer Desktop’ as its very long BETA period has been evolving. It is now out of BETA and during the last couple of months – although still being updated – has been stable and now when working on my PC it’s the way I listen to music both various playlists – you can always skip tracks – if something is not to your taste at that time. However I also delve deeper to artists that I only discovered via someone else’s playlist. One such person who has a similar taste to me is Yannick one of Deezer’s editors.

There are of course a number of radio players available and earlier this year Deezer launched theirs – link at the end – and it is available from the Google store.

So when on your mobile at a time when you cannot get to a ‘real’ radio you can still listen to both land based and Internet radio as there are over 30,000 stations available.

If you are listening to say a BBC station there will be no ads – apart from program one – and if you are listening to a commercial station you get just the same ads you would if using a radio. The same is also true of Internet stations.

Unlike a lot of Apps on your mobile it is small at under 6MB in size.

The one feature not currently in it is Chromecast support but I am told it is on the way. The standard Deezer can stream via Chromecast at 96kHz.

It is possible to link a played radio song to Deezer and it becomes a downloaded song – this feature of course requires a Deezer subscription – but it saves you searching out the track and artist yourself and in the case of new tracks as it works as soon as the CD is there in My Music.

Anyone using iOS will have to wait awhile but it is on the way.

I enjoy listening to Deezer on my PC and should I wish I can also do so on my phone. There are other radio Aps some have nice features but linking a song without having to write the artist and title down must be a very big plus.

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Comment by paul_smart, Mar 25, 2019 16:02

I have been asked to add that the Deezer Radio App is Radio By Deezer.

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