Mac Music Apps: Songbird, Clementine updates ship
Since the flowering of the iPod, things have been good in the Mac music app space, including high-quality open source iTunes replacements, like Songbird and Clementine. Just because your Mac ships with iTunes doesn’t mean you have to use it.
For a time, Songbird was largely about syncing other than Apple mobile devices with your Mac. Today, not so much.
• Push music to wireless devices, like speakers and televisions
• Act as a media server allowing wireless devices to pull from your Songbird library
• Stream to DLNA, UPnP compliant devices, with support for volume control and even scrubbing on compatible devices
Songbird requires an Intel Mac running OS X 10.5 or later.
A fruity player for your Mac
Yes, Clementine can be used to view, manage and play your (iTunes) music library. However, one of the big advantages of this player is the large selection of internet radio networks: Spotify, Grooveshark, Last.fm, SomaFM, Magnatune, Jamendo, SKY.fm, Digitally Imported, JAZZRADIO.com, Soundcloud, and Icecast.
That said, Clementine 1.1 (changelog) is now available and comes to market with the following new features baked in:
• Podcast support with integration with gpodder.net
• Add support for indexing and playing music from Google Drive
• Add Soundcloud support
• Add jazzradio.com support
• Moodbar support
Clementine requires an Intel Mac running OS X 10.6 or later — download a copy now.