Vagalume.fm is a platform that offers playlists to listen to free music on your PC and smartphone. No registration required, the service acts as an online radio, offering playlists of various music styles, song collections by specific artists, and playlists with special themes.
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The platform offers playlists of various styles such as pop, rock, country music, pagoda, gospel, MPB and Reggae. Like paid competitors such as Spotify and Deezer, Vagalume offers the ability to save your favorite lists and has sharing options with social networks and messengers. The platform has a feature to record audio playlists that are available in offline mode. Vagalume.fm is available on the web, desktop, and free apps for iOS (iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch) and Android. Here's how to use the service.
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Using Vagalume.fm on Your Computer
Step 1. On the home screen, the site offers several options for themed playlists. Click on one of them to see more details;
By opening a playlist on Vagalume.fm website Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Step 2. The page displays a description of the playlist, the number of songs in the playlist, the artists included, their total playing time, and the number of users currently listening. In addition, the site offers an option to bookmark and share buttons with social networks and messengers. To start playback, click "Play";
When to start playing a playlist on Vagalume.fm website Photo: Playback / Marvin Costa
Step 3. The service player is in the right corner of the screen. Through it you can view the name of the song, the artists and the progress bar of the track. There are also buttons for volume, pausing music and sharing on social networks. Another possibility is the likes and disapproval buttons. To see more information, click the arrow icon at the bottom of the screen;
Options present in the playlist player for online service Vagalume.fm Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa
Step 4. At this time, the next tracks that will be played are displayed in the "Next" tab. The songs you have heard are recorded in the "last" tab;
Screen with upcoming tracks that will be played in a playlist on Vagalume.fm website Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa
Step 5. You can also search for a specific artist, musical style or theme. Type a term in the search bar and click on one of the results;
When searching for a playlist on the Vagalume.fm website Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa
Step 6. The playlist screen displays information that we have already mentioned.
Screenshot of a playlist found on Vagalume.fm website Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
How to use Vagalume.fm on Mobile
Step 1. The home screen displays playlist suggestions on the "All", "Top" and "Alphabetical" tabs. Tap a list to see more details. The page displays a description of the list's music style, a save button for later listening, and a sharing option. To start playback, tap the play icon;
When to start a playlist in the Vagalume.fm application Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Step 2. Tap the arrow icon in the lower left corner of the screen to see more information about the list. The next screen displays the service player with options to control playback, the name of the song and the artist. In addition, there is a button called "Rec" that allows you to record the audio of the lists. To see more options, tap the three-point button in the upper right corner of the screen;
When to open the playback player in the Vagalume.fm application Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa
Step 3. The page displays options for following, a snooze mode, song lyrics preview and sharing. At the top of the screen, touch the "Following" tab to see your favorite playlists. Then tap "Recordings";
Options for a playlist in the Vagalume.fm app Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa
Step 4. The "Recordings" screen displays all playlist recordings you can listen to when offline. Just tap on the file to start playback. Go to the "Search" tab and tap the bar at the top of the screen;
Search Screen for Vagalume.fm Playlists Photo: Playback / Marvin Costa
Step 5. Enter a term and tap one of the matching results to display the playlist playback screen.
By opening a playlist in the Vagalume.fm app via the Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa search tool
Take advantage of the tips for listening to free music using the Vagalume.fm service platforms.
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