Chrome and Safari extension scroblr adds Deezer

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The browser extension scroblr has added Deezer to the supported streaming sites that can scrobble your listened music to Last.fm, see the GitHub page. The other extension for Chrome with scrobbling support for Deezer is the Last.fm web scrobbler. Hopefully one of these two will also support MS Edge for Windows 10 soon which has just been updated with extensions that are similar to the ones for Chrome, e.g. AdBlock Plus. Full Firefox support in scroblr might follow as well, as Mozilla has now added Chrome extensions support with their new WebExtensions API in v48, too. See this FAQ and How-To for more info on this. At the moment scroblr already supports Firefox inofficially (see this GitHub thread), but probably through the old API that will be deprecated by Mozilla soon.

Deezer also has internal scrobbling support, but only submits a new song at the end while the usual method is after 50% of the currently played song. Furthermore it does not support the "Scrobbling Now" feature which would show the song on your Last.fm profile while it is playing. Last but not least it seems to have problems with the "&" character in artist names, so their songs do not scrobble correctly and create a new wrong artist profile on Last.fm instead.

For those who don't know yet: Deezer is available in the U.S. now for everyone with a free trial month, then it's the usual $10 afterwards. A free ad-supported tier like for the rest of the world is not available yet, but rumour has it that this might follow later. Spotify subscribers who liked the karaoke feature with scrolling lyrics that has been disabled recently might switch to Deezer, as their web player offers this feature, too. Other rather unique features are the free upload option for missing tracks and albums in your library and the new Windows 10 app which can also scrobble like their mobile apps for Android and iOS.
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Other rather unique features are the upload option for missing tracks and albums in your library
Update: the internal scrobbling option of the Deezer web player does not scrobble your uploaded MP3 files, but the Chrome extension scroblr does. Check if you have already installed the latest version 2.2.5. Furthermore you can edit the album title of the currently playing track in the extension which is very handy when you know it's wrong or when there is no album title given.
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I switched to Deezer about a year ago but I am now thinking about switching back to Spotify. Already a year they know that Flash is being phased-out by Adobe and still it does not work with HTML5. It's the only website that forces me to install Flash, other sites with either support  both or just HTML5.

Still not very much better of at Spotify (won't go to Tidal, Appel Music or any other maybe Google Play)
Both claim to have 20+ million tracks but I still see missing albums from lost of artists or missing hits.

Both have lots of tracks with either incorrect artists- or tracknames  format example artist1 featuring act2 - trackname - remastered year.  But Spotify scrobbles "&" artists and Deezer only some of them, no idea why some are correct en some not, but it's annoying. 

Deezer also scrobbles a track if just listened to a bit of it, I think within 8 seconds, don't like that.

In the past Deezer also had a premium (€5) and premium+ (€10) version, next to the Free one. Not sure if it still exist don't see it. The difference was that no high quality playback could be chosen in the cheaper version.

It needs to step-up or merge, but the way it is, it will go down memory lane with Flash.
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I think the Spotify web player also still needs Flash and is at least as bad concerning its internal scrobbling option and other missing features compared to their desktop client.