In this post we’ll answer your big questions for what counts as a stream on Deezer which means the artist gets paid and counts towards their position in the charts.

How long do you have to listen to a song for it to count as a stream?

Once a song has been played for 30 seconds or longer it counts as a stream.

Does a stream count if you skip the track you’re listening to?

If you have listened to a song for at least 30 seconds then it will still count as a stream if you skip it.

Does a stream count every time you listen to a song if it’s on repeat?

Yes, as long as you’re listening to and enjoying the music each time and not repeating the song to fraudulently count plays.

Does a listen count towards a songs position on the charts?

Many countries now count streaming plays towards their national charts so check your local charting companies terms but it is very likely that, if you have listened for longer than 30 seconds, it will count.

Do downloaded songs listened to offline still count?

Yes, your Deezer app will count the songs you listen to offline the same way it does online and then when you next connect to the internet they will be registered.