Deezer for Mac

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Description of App: 

What is Deezer?

Deezer is a music streaming service that lets you listen to your music wherever and whenever you want. Explore over 35 million tracks on your computer, tablet, or mobile. Keep all your music in one place, and take your entire library with you everywhere.

Your own soundtrack.

Amplify your life with the right tracks, right now. Create playlists for every occasion, import your favourite MP3s, and follow the artists you love. Hear every detail with your music streamed in high quality audio.

Add rhythm to your day.

With Beyonce as your personal trainer, Pharrell Williams as your commuting buddy, and Mozart accompanying your evening stroll, your favourite artists are always there no matter what you're up to.

  • Sync your albums and playlists to listen anywhere, even offline.
  • Your music everywhere

Your Flow is your music: 100% customised.

You’ll be sure to get all the music you love when your Flow is in charge. It knows your library and selects the songs you want to hear. Tell your Flow what you do and don’t like and it will react accordingly, as if by magic!

Your next favourite is waiting. The more you listen, the more Flow learns your tastes, the better the recommendations. Tell us when you love or hate a track, and add new favourites to your library.

Hand-picked, just for you.

The Deezer Editors curate the hottest tracks. Our smart technology matches these to your tastes. It's recommendations at their best.

The lyrics to your favourite songs.

The days of pretending you know the words are over! Display the lyrics to all your favourites and awaken the rock star within!

A love for music.

We're music lovers at heart, on a mission to help you discover artists that rock your world. From Deezer Sessions to partnering with festivals and gigs, we work to help artists find you, their audience. Learn more about Deezer service and their subscription plans

Deezer For mac

All your MP3s and your Deezer library in one place

You'll never need to have more than one music player open again. Once installed, Deezer for Mac imports your iTunes library in a flash. Then it's easy to create playlists and build your music library with all your music no matter where it comes from.

Simple and intuitive

It's a new era for Deezer users, summed up in one word: simplicity! Add your favourite songs to the queue with a simple drag and drop from your Mac Finder.

Control your music with Media Keys

Browse Deezer using your Mac Media Keys, just as you would in iTunes. Press play, pause, or adjust the volume, even if Deezer for Mac is not in the foreground.

Hear your personal recommendations in one click

Your personal music feed is right there on Deezer for Mac. Find recommended playlists based on your taste. Listen to albums, playlists, and mixes selected by our 50 Deezer Editors just for you. Hear the latest from your favourite artists as soon as there's a release, sometimes even before anyone else.

Simplified search to boost your discovery

Find the music you want, instantly. Results are filtered by artist, album, and track. Select an artist to see their entire discography. No need to open your browser. The icing on the cake? Your search history is saved in a separate folder, so you can keep track of your exploration and build your ultimate music library.

Version: 

1.0 (build 4174)

Free or Paid: 

Free

Version Of macOS App Was Tested On: 

OS X 10.10.3

Accessibility Comments: 

I've tested many of these music streaming services and Deezer is the only one which offers such an accessible mac app. Moreover, they have made notable efforts to make it VoiceOver-friendly upon request. It's a native OS X app and not one of these apps which app which only features an embedded web view (except for the "hear this" tab). Everything is displayed in convenient table views you can interact with if you so desire to get more detailed informations and controls. It's as simple to use a selecting a song in a list and pressing enter on it and you can hear the title / artist of the currently playing song using VO+F2, as this info is conveniently displayed in the window title bar. The space key works to pause / resume a song and you can control the volume within the app using a hotkey. You'll just have to add a hotkey to go to the previous and next song using your OS X system preferences. The app also features contextual menus and a menu bar where available hotkeys are indicated. Tip: Playlists and albums behave as tree views. Use your right arrow key to open an album or playlist, use your left arrow key to close them. You can interact with table views to access more controls in certain areas or to know the type of the selected content.

Usability: 

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments: 

If we except some strangely labeled controls and some difficulties to access friends playlists, the iOS app is also totally accessible. Having said that, the Deezer's website itself is quite difficult to use. Deezer is available in more than 180 countries, their catalog is rich and the tech support, at least for the mac app is reactive, as far as I can tell.

As this app is not referenced in the Mac App Store, I've put its direct download link in the Mac App Store URL field.

Finally, if you enjoy singing, Kenya, who has developed the fantastic and fully accessible Singer Song Reader mac app which allows you to search for lyrics, has also made it compatible with Deezer's mac app. You can thus play a song in Deezer to see its lyrics instantly displayed in SSR and you can read them using a convenient, easy-to-read text box. With his kind permission, I've put a link to the "SSR for Deezer" version in its directory entry, as it's still a test one for the time being.

Developer's Twitter Username: 

@deezer