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This tutorial shows how to install the popular Spotify music app in Ubuntu Linux though Snap, Deb, or Flatpak packages.

Spotify supports for Linux officially through Snap package which runs in sandbox environment, and Deb package that’s native in Debian and Ubuntu. For choice, there’s also a community maintained Flatpak package, which also runs in sandbox environment. All of them is available for only x86_64 (Intel/AMD CPUs) platform so far.

Spotify for Linux packages:

  • Snap package, runs in sandbox and receives updates automatically.
  • Deb package, the classic package format runs natively in Debian and Ubuntu.
  • Flatpak package, unofficial community maintained package, runs in sandbox and works in most Linux desktop.

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Linux cloud music player Nuvola Player 3 finally goes stable. Its official repository is ready for Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04, and derivatives.

Nuvola Player 3 supports various services such as Google Play Music, 8tracks, Amazon Cloud Player, Bandcamp, Deezer, Jango, KEXP Live Stream, Logitech Media Server, Mixcloud, Plex Music, Spotify, TuneIn, Yandex Music.

The new release has been rewritten from scratch and contains plenty of improvements over Nuvola Player 2. It features:

  • built on top of WebKit2Gtk+ so it doesn’t need any hacks to support Flash plugin
  • run multiple services side-by-side, the software creates a desktop application shortcut when a particular service starts
  • official repositories for Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora.
  • GTK header bar, client-side-decorations in Gnome.
  • and more at the release page.

How to Install Nuvola Player 3 in Ubuntu:

Open terminal from Unity Dash, Application Launcher, or via Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut key. When it opens, run below command one by one.

1. Add the official repository.

Paste below command in terminal and hit run:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb wily stable" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tiliado-nuvolaplayer.list'

Type in your password (no visual feedback so just type in mind) when it asks and hit enter.

Here you may replace wily in the code with:

  • wily — for Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf
  • vivid — for Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet
  • trusty — for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Linux Mint 17.x, Elementary OS Freya, etc.

2. Add GPG key to trust the repository packages.

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp:// --recv-keys 40554B8FA5FE6F6A

3. Finally install Nuvola Player 3 via either Synaptic Package Manager after clicking Refresh, or below commands one by one:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install nuvolaplayer3

For those who hate Linux commands, try the graphics installer available at this page.

Nuvola Player 3, a cloud music integration for your Linux desktop, now is at beta build and is recommended for general usage.

Nuvola Player is an open-source music player that integrates cloud music services like Google Music, Rdio, Spotify, Grooveshark, Jango, etc with your desktop.

Nuvola Player 3 has been rewritten from scratch and contains plenty of improvements over Nuvola Player 2. Now it provides an official Linux repository currently supports Ubuntu 14.04 (Linux Mint 17.1), Ubuntu 14.10, Fedora 20-21 and Debian Jessie and Sid.

Supported Music Services:

Nuvola Player 3 currently ships with five music streamimg services:

  • Deezer 2.2 – Jiří Janoušek
  • Google Play Music 5.0 – Jiří Janoušek
  • Grooveshark 4.0 – Jiří Janoušek
  • Jango 2.0 – Stefano Bagnatica
  • This is My Jam 2.0 – Jan Vlnas

Five more services are in preparation and will be added to the repository when finished:

  • Rdio (Aaron Cripps)
  • Bandcamp (Jiří Janoušek)
  • Spotify (Michael Nye)
  • KEXP Live Stream (Michael Nye)
  • Synology Audio Station (Daniel Schep).
  • 8tracks (Jiří Janoušek)

How to Install Nuvola 3 in Ubuntu:

NOTE: Nuvola Player 3 won’t replace Nuvola Player 2 in you system. You can keep using Nuvola Player 2 until Nuvola Player 3 is stable enough for you.

1. Add Nuvola Player stable repository.

Open terminal from the Dash or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard. When it opens, run command to create and edit a repository file:

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/nuvola-player.list

When the file opens, paste below into it (For Ubuntu 14.10, replace trusty with utopic) and save the file:

deb trusty stable

2. The official website does not mention the repository gpg key. But sudo apt-get update command outputs below error:

W: GPG error: trusty InRelease: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 40554B8FA5FE6F6A

This can be easily fixed by running below command to receive the key:

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys 40554B8FA5FE6F6A

3. Finally search and install Nuvola player 3 via Synaptic Package Manager. Or run below two commands one by one in terminal:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install nuvolaplayer3

Done! For more, go to

The Music Player Clementine 1.2 is coming with cloud services. It adds support for Subsonic, indexing & playing music from Box, Dropbox, Skydrive, and Ubuntu One. Add remote control support for Android and Playlist tab to the sidebar.

As well as the above main features, Clementine 1.2 also contains below new features:

  • Add configurable blur & opacity to album art when used as a playlist background.
  • Support Opus where available.
  • Support .mka and .oga file extensions.
  • Parsing support for WPL playlists.
  • Sort providers by user preference.
  • Add year and bitrate to MPRIS2 messages.
  • Add “not equals” operator to fields in the smart playlist wizard.
  • Add an option to write ratings, play count and scores to files.
  • Add options to show the rating and score on the OSD.
  • Add support for POPM tags.
  • Add support for FMPS tags in Ogg, FLAC, MP4 and ASF files.
  • Compile the bundled Taglib with ASF, MP4 and Opus support.
  • Make it possible to cancel cover searches.
  • Add an option to resume playback on startup.
  • Add support for Performer and Grouping tags.
  • Add Radio GFM.
  • Add an Apply button to the settings dialog.
  • Make it possible to mark all episodes of a podcast as new/listened.
  • Add an option for fading in/out on pause/unpause.
  • Add stereo balance slider to the equalizer.
  • Add a –restart-or-previous commandline flag.
  • Allow files to be transcoded directly from the playlist.
  • Export downloaded album covers
  • see changelog

Although this is not officially 1.2 yet, it already works completely flawless Clementine 1.2 stable is out! Packages for Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Debian wheezy, squeeze, Fedora, Windows are ready!

Download Clementine on Google Code

You can also add the Clementine PPA to get it on your Ubuntu system when it’s ready. Press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run below commands one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:me-davidsansome/clementine
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install clementine