User-Centric Payment System for streaming

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.

A usable music player for Android

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.