Best iTunes Replacements for Mac

  • 18-06-2019 |
  • Courtney Millhouse

You have probably already heard the news – iTunes won’t be available with the upcoming MacOS Catalina. While Apple offers three media apps to replace its most famous option, you have more alternatives than you think. Here are the best apps out there to replace iTunes on your device.

VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player screenshot

VLC Media Player is an option that you can install on your device for free and enjoy everything that it has to offer. It is an open-source multimedia player that can be used to play a huge selection of audio and video formats on your device. Being so versatile, it’s unlikely that you will have to convert any files – you can just play them as they are with no issues. Developers of this player take your security seriously so you won’t have to suffer from suspicious ads or spyware, which is a definite bonus. 

When it comes to the design, the version of VLC Media Player for Mac is definitely the winning one compared to the one for Windows. It is minimalistic, sleek, and not cluttered, making for a pleasant experience while using it regularly.


Fidelia screenshot

If you are a true music fan, paying $30 for a player can be a good idea, especially when you know what Fidelia has to provide you with for your money. You can try the player for free before purchasing it if you are curious about how it performs. Fidelia includes a number of features that you won’t find in free players, and it provides you with numerous customization options. You will get high-definition audio, the AirPlay function, 64-bit Audio Unit plug-ins support, and so much more. The user interface of this app has an interesting design that will definitely be appealing to music lovers. 

Another awesome feature you can use requires you to install the paid app on your iOS device. Once you do that, you can control your Mac Fidelia player using your device as a remote, which is extremely convenient. 

Vox MP3 and FLAC Music Player

Vox MP3 and FLAC Music Player screenshot

When looking for iTunes alternative, Vox MP3 and FLAC Music Player is another option that is worth looking into. The free version of this app has a number of advantages, such as user-friendly and modern interface and support for various audio formats, including FLAC, MP3, WAV, APE, and more. What is also great about this player is that you can play tracks not only from your iTunes library, but also other platforms, such as SoundCloud, YouTube, and others. 

The Vox MP3 and FLAC Music Player app has a subscription service to get more features, which include access to thousands of radio stations, unlimited cloud storage for your music, in-depth audio settings, and others. You can choose an annual or monthly subscription depending on your preferences. 


Musique screenshot

If you want something intuitive, simple, and also free, the Music app for your Mac device may be just the option you need. The application has an accessible and clean interface so you will be able to use it immediately with no issues. You can search for your music tracks according to the music genre, cover, artist photo, or folder, so you can find whatever audio files you need easily. Another feature that should be mentioned is that the Music application supports Last.FM Scrobbling. Also, this player includes translations to 20 languages, which is always great news. 

Elmedia Player

Elmedia Player screenshot

Elmedia Player is more than just a standard app for playing music and videos. Developers of the Mac app provide both a paid and a free version for you to choose from. Even in the free app, you will find support for a range of formats, such as MP3, FLAC, FLV, AVI, and Blu-Ray. Another interesting feature is that you can stream videos right in the player from various platforms, such as YouTube and others. You can also use the app to stream videos and music to various devices, such as Smart TV, Chromecast, Apple TV, and more. You can enjoy all of the mentioned features for free or try a paid version that costs $10 for even more functions.

iTunes is not the only one

As you can see, there are plenty of options to use instead of iTunes without losing any quality of the experience. The Vox MP3 and FLAC Music Player and Elmedia Player have the most variety of features for free, but other options are also have modern interfaces and work perfectly to play your favorite music.