How is Deezer different from its competitors?


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A question that music enthusiasts often ask when looking for a streaming platform is “how is Deezer different”? Deezer goes beyond simple music streaming and has several features that make your user experience fantastic. It has a catalog of over 90 million songs and brings personalization at every stage of your journey.

So, if you’re deciding which music streaming service to go for, here’s why Deezer is a great option. Try it !

Deezer’s Artist-Centric Payment System

Deezer’s Artist-Centric Payment System (ACPS) revolutionizes music streaming by prioritizing genuine artist content and user engagement. Unlike its competitors, Deezer distinguishes between music and noise, supports real artists with dedicated fan bases through double boosts, and prioritizes active streams over algorithmic manipulation. With a user cap and robust fraud detection system in place, Deezer ensures fair compensation for artists while aligning incentives to provide users with a more enriching music discovery experience. By valuing quality over quantity and empowering artists, Deezer sets itself apart as a leader in the evolution of the streaming industry.

HiFi audio is the norm

Deezer launched HiFi quality audio in January 2022, and it’s one of the most prominent differentiating factors. Deezer Premium, Deezer Family, and Deezer Student subscribers can listen to near CD-quality sound. What does this mean? It means that your audio experience is similar to a recording studio experience. The lossless audio in a FLAC format is at 16-Bit / 44.1 kHz. The best part? You get this with each paid subscription with no hidden costs.

Discover new favorites with Flow

Flow is a unique Deezer feature that sets it apart from its competitors. It’s our in-house AI that analyses your tracks to bring you a playlist of new and old favorites. Now, you can even discover new tracks according to your mood through Flow: motivation, relaxation, melancholy, focus, party, you&me. But if you’d rather just stick to what you already love you can hear your favorite songs and listen to them in your library. We’re here for users of all kinds!


The SongCatcher feature is surely a major differentiating factor as it lets you identify songs that play around on your mobile app. Once you discover the song, you can also add them to a playlist. Moreover, if the song’s stuck in your head, and you don’t have it playing near you, all you need to do is sing, hum, or whistle the song and Deezer will recognize it. This is a first for any music streaming service.

Transfer Your Music

If you’re new to Deezer, you don’t have to leave your old music behind! The Transfer Your Music feature lets you import your favorite tracks and playlists from your library from any other music streaming service to Deezer. Since you must have favorite tracks already, Deezer Flow will then recommend an infinite mix of songs just for you.

Country Selection

A difference between Deezer and its competitors is the Country Selection feature. Choose any destination in the world, and listen to local favorites from that country! It’s super easy to tune in to local music whenever you want. After all, music is a universal language.

Lyrics and Translation

Deezer launched the lyrics feature so that you can sing along to your most cherished songs and get the words right! Now, we’re helping you form an even deeper connection with the music you listen to. The Lyrics Translation feature lets you translate popular songs from English into French, Portuguese, German and Spanish. It is yet another differentiating feature from competitors and unique to Deezer. 

We hope you got the answer to your question on how Deezer is different from competitors. Don’t forget to get a subscription and make the most of the app’s features!

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