How Deezer works, the app for listening to music and podcasts

Deezer is the streaming music and mail app that learns from the user's tastes and offers personalized content: how it works and how to sign up

With over 56 million songs, Deezer is the app for listening to streaming music and podcasts that gives Spotify and Apple Music a run for their money. The app has free plans, or subscription plans like Deezer Premium, for offline music listening, and Deezer HiFi, for high-definition content.

Like other streaming apps, Deezer lets you listen to music, both online and offline, create playlists and personal collections. The strength of the Deezer app compared to Spotify and other available alternatives is in the Flow feature, which learns about the user's tastes and suggests new music tracks chosen especially for him. The song can be discarded or approved, constantly improving the quality of the suggestions. In addition to music tracks, Deezer also offers podcasts and in 2020 the app introduced Shows, the section that allows you to keep track of them in your account right next to the Music section and which is now also available in Italy, with content in Italian.

Deezer, how it works and how to sign up

Deezer is a service that allows you to listen to streaming music and podcasts and is available for PCs, smartphones and tablets both Android and iOS, smartwatches, smart TVs and even in cars, for the infotainment systems of the latest generation of cars. To use it, you need to sign up, creating a new account with your email, or registering with your Facebook or Google account.

After registration, Deezer subjects the user to a preliminary test to better understand their musical tastes: you can select up to 5 favorite music genres and like on Tinder, you can swipe the proposed artists to indicate what you like and what you don't. At the end of the mini-test, the user's profile will have been customized according to his tastes and you will be able to access the content of the streaming platform.

The main feature of Deezer compared to Spotify is the customization of the proposed songs according to the user's preferences, thanks to the Flow mode, which every day offers the user new compilations of songs inspired by his listening habits.

Deezer Shows, the new feature for podcasts

The app is constantly renewing itself to offer a better service to its users and the latest addition is the Shows section, which brings a new feature for podcasts. The section appears right next to Music and will offer personalized suggestions on users' profiles to suggest the most interesting podcasts.

Listeners will have access to 15 categories and sub-genres of podcasts on any topic, from music to cooking and news. You'll be able to play the latest episodes, or choose podcasts by length. The choice is wide: from Alessandro Barbero's history lessons, to Francesco Migliaccio's urban demons and even "Start and Morgana, I'm the rich man", by Michela Murgia and Chiara Tagliaferri, where you will discover stories of women who have contributed or are contributing to bridging the gender gap and who didn't need to marry a man with money.

Deezer Free, Premium and Family: all subscriptions

The Deezer app is available in different subscription plans. The Deezer Free plan is free and includes random playback of the entire vast catalog of audio content. For those who choose Deezer Premium, at a cost of 9.99 euros per month after a 30-day free trial, there is the possibility to listen offline, the playback of songs on the user's choice and the absence of advertising. The Deezer Family plan adds the ability to access the app from 6 different accounts, as well as offering a free month and then renewing at 14.99 euros per month.

For those who want to listen to music but in high definition, the ideal subscription is Deezer HiFi, again with a free month trial and then 14.99 euros per month. There are also special offers, such as Deezer Student, the plan designed for students that offers the Premium version at 4.99 euros per month, and an Annual Plan that includes a year of Deezer Premium at 99.90 euros instead of 119.80 euros. And if you want to give a gift, the app also offers Deezer gift cards for 3, 6 or 12 months of unlimited music for whomever you want.