Affiliate Disclosure: By buying the products we recommend, you help keep the lights on at MakeUseOf. Read more.
Who needs a premium music service? Between Reddit and YouTube, you can get all the recommendations, playlists, and songs that you need. And with the new Mac app Headset, you now have the perfect way to discover and build YouTube- and Reddit-powered playlists.
Headset is divided into four tabs. A search tab allows you to search song titles, albums, or playlists. You can also browse through featured playlists by genre, decade, and top charts.
The Radio tab is basically a series of playlists powered by subreddits including /r/music, /r/Chillout, /r/50smusic, and more. The subreddits are also organized by genre, instrument, and decade.
As you’re playing music, click on the song title to pull up the now playing window to save songs to your likes, to skip backward, and forward, and to view the playlist you’re listening to. Hit the queue button to see the rest of the songs in each playlist.
Signing up for a free account allows you to save songs and playlists to your collections, and like songs as you’re listening to them. You can also sync between devices and can expect to eventually be able to share collections and view your play history.
Headset is a great app for someone who doesn’t want to invest in a paid service like Spotify or Apple Music, but still wants a bit of structure to their listening that YouTube doesn’t really offer. While it’s currently only available as a free Mac app, adding mobile apps, and a Windows version (which is on its way), Headset could be a great music listening alternative.
What do you think of Headset? Let us know in the comments.