Deezer’s push for User-Centric Payment System (UCPS) looks like the right step. It has always annoyed me that, because I don’t stream much, my money spent on streaming goes mostly to the popular music that I don’t listen to. I wonder whether the planned Deezer move to UCPS will really happen.
In any case, one of good ways to support the artists one listens to is buying their albums. If I really like some album, I buy it.
It’s surprisingly difficult to find a music player that works. I have the following minimum requirements on a usable music player for Android:
- It is free software.
- It can play music.
- It can play album tracks in the correct order.
- It can search by artist and by album.
- It can recognize music library updates.
There are many free music players for Android. But finding the album I want to play and to play it in the correct order is a problem for most of them.
I could find (exactly) one music player on F-Droid that works: Odyssey. So far it looks flawless, it’s well usable and can play music well. And it’s licensed under GPLv3, which is another plus.