Shortwave, an internet radio player desktop application for Linux, released its first stable version 1.0 today. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04 and higher.
Shortwave is a new desktop radio app for Linux built with Rust. It provides access to a station database with over 25,000 stations. It features:
- Create your own library where you can add your favourite stations
- Easily search and discover new radio stations
- Automatic recognition of songs, with the possibility to save them individually
- Responsive application layout, compatible for small and large screens
- Play audio on supported network devices (e.g. Google Chromecasts)
- Seamless integration into the GNOME desktop environment
- Import stations from Gradio.
How to install Shortwave in Ubuntu:
For Ubuntu 18.04 and higher, Shortwave radio player can be easily installed via Flatpak from flathub repository.
First do following steps to setup flathub repository if you’re first time installing a flatpak package in Ubuntu:
1.) Open terminal either from system application menu or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard. When it opens, run command:
sudo apt install flatpak
2.) Add the flathub repository which hosts the flatpak package:
flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
Then install Shortwave flatpak package via command:
flatpak install flathub de.haeckerfelix.Shortwave
Once installed, launch the internet radio player from your system application menu and enjoy!
(Optional) To remove Shortwave, simply run command in terminal:
flatpak uninstall de.haeckerfelix.Shortwave