Free Spotify Alternative for the Desktop

Imagine Spotify which you don’t have to pay for and with a bigger music library. Nuclear is a free cross-platform music streaming software that pulls content from free sources all over the internet.


Nuclear supports Youtube and Soundcloud out of the box, with a plugin system allowing for easy addition of more music sources. Please note the current version is a pre-alpha early access, some of it is usable, some of it isn’t but will be in near future.


  • Searching for and playing music from youtube (including integration with playlists), bandcamp (including albums), and soundcloud
  • Searching for related songs in youtube
  • Downloading from youtube
  • Searching for albums (powered by and musicbrainz), album view, automatic song lookup based on artist and track name (in progress, can be dodgy sometimes)
  • Song queue, which can be exported as a playlist
  • Loading saved playlists (stored in json files)
  • Scrobbling to (along with updating the ‘now playing’ status)
  • Newest releases with reviews – tracks and albums
  • Browsing by genre

Planned features

  • Support for local files
  • Browsing by popularity
  • Country-specific top lists
  • Listening suggestions (similar artists, albums, tracks)
  • Unlimited downloads
  • Realtime lyrics
  • Locally stored library/favourites
Fore more information and download: Nuclear