Museeks – A Lightweight & Stylish Music Player based on Electron

August 6, 2016

Museeks Music Player

Museeks is an open-source music player written with Node.js, Electron and React.js. It’s free, lightweight, and works on Linux, OS X, and Windows.

The Museeks music player offers a light and dark user interface, and supports mp3, mp4, m4a/aac, wav, ogg, 3gpp file formats. And it also features:

  • Playlists
  • Queue management
  • Shuffle, loop
  • Playback speed control
  • Sleep mode blocker

Museeks dark and white UI

Museeks playlist

museeks about page

Download Museeks music player:

The pre-compiled Linux binaries are available for download at its release page:

Download Museeks (zip)

grab the for 32-bit, and for 64-bit OS.

To start the player, just extract and run the executable file from the result folder.

Install Museeks with desktop shortcuts:

If you like this music player, you can install it to /opt and create a shortcut so that you can launch it from Unity Dash or App Launcher.

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and extract the downloaded zip archive to /opt:

sudo unzip ~/Downloads/museeks-linux-*.zip -d /opt && sudo mv /opt/museeks-linux* /opt/museeks

Type in your password when it asks and hit Enter.

install Museeks to opt

2. Create the .desktop file for the software:

gedit ~/.local/share/applications/museeks.desktop

This command creates and then opens the .desktop file with Gedit text editor. Paste below lines when it opens, and save the file.

[Desktop Entry]


After that, you should be able to launch the player from Unity Dash, or App Launcher.

3. (Optional) To uninstall it, simply remove the /opt/museeks directory and the desktop file.

sudo rm -rf /opt/museeks && rm ~/.local/share/applications/museeks.desktop


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