Songbird Portable for Windows

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 2.2.0
  • 3.1
  • (9)
  • Security Status

Softonic review

Pocket version of this powerful open-source audio player

When it comes to audio players, most people choose between the three or four most popular apps: iTunes, Winamp, VLC, AIMP Player… but there are many other interesting choices like Songbird Portable.

Songbird Portable is an open-source music player and organizer with which you can manage, play and discover music. It's free, cross-platform, highly customizable thanks to a wide variety of plug-ins and can be improved and extended by the contribution of its user community.

The first thing you'll notice about Songbird Portable is its resemblance to the iTunes interface, which means that if you've ever used iTunes you won't have any problem in learning how to use Songbird. Then, as you explore the program's menus and options, you'll start discovering all the goodies it has to offer.

Songbird Portable automatically imports your music files from a selected folder, monitors that folder for future music additions, organizes your music in a handy, easily browsable catalog, is compatible with iTunes and libraries, can be controlled from any other app thanks to global hotkeys and also supports scrobbling. It also includes album art and a simple equalizer.

Songbird Portable is such a complete tool that's hard to find negative sides to it. Plus there's an army of developers constantly working on improvements and new features. The only thing I missed so far, in fact, is support for podcasts – which I'm sure will probably be added some time soon.

Songbird Portable is a complete, full-featured music player and organizer with support for plug-ins and an extensive user community.

Support for device synchronization on Mac OS X via the MSC add-onA complete visual and behind-the-scenes overhaul of the Service Pane


  • Support for device synchronization on Mac OS X via the MSC add-onA complete visual and behind-the-scenes overhaul of the Service Pane


  • No installation required
  • Easy to use, especially for iTunes users
  • Organizes your music in a handy catalog
  • Downloads album art
  • Support for global hotkeys
  • Monitors music folder to keep your library updated


  • No support for podcasts

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Songbird Portable for PC

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 2.2.0
  • 3.1
  • (9)
  • Security Status

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