Is that better than using a flatpak version of it? I was hoping i could be spared from the tracking stuff outside the client.
Alternatively, you could use something like Bandcamp and just download the mp3 and support smaller musicians. There would be no popular mainstream stuff though. This is useful if you just want ambient music while studying or doing chores.
For popular stuff on youtube, one could just use NewPipe (or Freetube on desktops) and make a custom playlist of the music you want and play it as audio only. This should be done behind a VPN to maintain privacy though.
On the mobile side, I would have just used VLC with mp3s on iOS but apparently Apple tracks the filenames of played media on VLC iOS version.
I just gave up and I am using Spotify with disabled location services on iOS settings. I should probably use my Lineage OS device for this but the F-Droid client feels weird and there are hints of modification done by its maintainers that I dont necessarily approve of (they put music ad blockers but i was using a paid account).
Right now I just cant be bothered to get stuff from some buccaneer’s den because I have poor taste in music and all they have are mostly from the recent popular ones. I know where to look, but I just cant be bothered because it is in another language, or in a private tracker with a strict torrent ratio limitation.