How to Install Ubuntu Touch’s Music App 2.0 in Ubuntu 15.04/14.10

Last updated: February 25, 2015

Ubuntu Touch Music App 2.0

For those who are running Ubuntu 14.10 or Ubuntu 15.04, here’s how to easily install a desktop preview of the Music App 2.0 which will be installed on Ubuntu Touch devices.

I’ve tried this Music App a few days ago in Ubuntu 14.10, but got ‘std::runtime_error’ similar error although the bug has been marked as fixed.

Now the player works in my laptop. Don’t know why, all I did is remove the .cache/mediascanner-2.0 folder under my Home folder and restart computer when I was first time trying the app. Here are the screenshots:

Ubuntu Touch Music App main window

Music App playing

Install Music App via PPA in Ubuntu 15.04/Ubuntu 14.10:

1. Open terminal from the Dash or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:vthompson/ppa

Ubuntu Touch Music App PPA

2. After that, update package cache and install the Music App by running below two commands one by one:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install music-app music-app-autopilot

For those who don’t want to add PPA, grab the .deb packages directly from launchpad page.


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One response to How to Install Ubuntu Touch’s Music App 2.0 in Ubuntu 15.04/14.10

  1. I installed in ubuntu 16.04 unity 7 and shows no music found, some fix?