Hello Linux Geeksters. Nuvola Player is an application that allows the users to listen to music from the clound, having good integration with Linux. It integrates well with Unity, showing the currently playing song via notifications, has docking capabilities et cetera. It has support for a bunch of important music services, including: Amazon Cloud Player, Bandcamp, Deezer, 8tracks, Google Play Music, Grooveshark, Hype Machine, Logitech Media Server, Pandora, Rdio and This Is My Jam.
The latest version available is Nuvola Player 2.5, which has been recently released, coming with the below changes:
- Users with Nuvola Patrons membership are not bothered by a donate bar if they log in with their Tiliado account in preferences.
- Added Grooveshark Mobile (HTML5) service integration.
- Added integration of Spotify.
- Added Jango integration by Stefano Bagnatica.
- Added support for Amazon Music Prime streaming.
- Grooveshark Inactivity pop-up window is automatically dismissed.
- Updated translations.
For a full list of changes, see the official changelog.
In this article I will show you how to install Nuvola Player 2.5 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0 and other Ubuntu derivative systems.
Because it is available via PPA, installing Nuvola Player 2.5 is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index, upgrade the system to get all the needed dependencies and install the nuvolaplayer package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nuvola-player-builders/stable
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get upgrade
$ sudo apt-get install nuvolaplayer
Optional, to remove nuvola player, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove nuvolaplayer