Nuvola Player 2.4.0 Released – A Online Cloud Music Player for Linux

Nuvola Player is an open source player that runs cloud music services such as Amazon Cloud Player, Bandcamp, Deezer, 8tracks, Google Play Music, Grooveshark, Hyper Machine and Pandora in its own web interface and provides integration with a Linux desktop.

This application comes with lots of features in the form of plugins such as desktop notifications, system tray, multimedia keys, media player applets, dock menu, lyrics, and much more.

On May 31st 2014, A new version of Nuvola Player 2.4.0 was released – which brings a few new features, including two new services such as Logitech Media Server and This is My Jam with numerous bug fixes.

What’s new in this release

  1. Deleted broken Hide Google+ buttons option, because Google changes the code too regularly.
  2. Service settings are now applied quickly without reload.
  3. The pause and toggle play/pause behaviour have been fixed.
  4. Added a caution about compatibility problems with desktop notifications for Chrome.
  5. The in-page navigation buttons have been implemented (now users will find buttons in the top bar next to the Google Play logo).
  6. A new Logitech Media Server and This is My Jam services has been added.
  7. Included support for back/ forward mouse buttons.
  8. Fixed support for actionable notification in the GNOME lock screen.

For a complete list of features, visit at official release announcement page.

Installing Nuvola Player in Debian, Ubuntu and Linux Mint

The official Nuvola Player repository contains binary packages for Ubuntu 14.04, 13.10, 12.10, 12.04 and Linux Mint 17, 16, 15, 14. You can install binary package ‘nuvolaplayer‘ by adding Nuvola Player repository under your system.

On Ubuntu and Linux Mint

Open a terminal and run the following series of commands in the terminal.

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nuvola-player-builders/stable
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get upgrade
$ sudo apt-get install nuvolaplayer

Note: Please don’t skip system updates command ‘sudo apt-get upgrade‘. Otherwise, your apt-get may fail to install Flash plugin.

If you wish to install Nuvola Player without Flash plugin support, you can skip that system upgrade command and use the following command to install nuvolaplayer without Flash support.

$ sudo apt-get --no-install-recommends install nuvolaplayer

On Debian

For Debian Wheezy and Debian Sid the stable Nuvola Player binary packages available from official repository. Using this repository, you can install latest stable version using the following bunch of commands.

Firstly, Open a terminal and import a public key, and then add the repository to ‘sources.list‘ file and then do a system update to install nuvolaplyer as shown below.

Debian Wheezy
$ sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys 706C220A
$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb wheezy main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list'
$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb-src wheezy main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list'
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install nuvolaplayer
Debian Sid
$ sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys 706C220A
$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb sid main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list'
$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb-src sid main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list'
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install nuvolaplayer

Note: Nuvola Player depend on wrapped Flash plugin, which is not installed by default due to conflicting libraries (GTK+ 2 and GTK+ 3).

To workaround this problem, we enable component flash PPA to install package ‘nuvolaplayer-flashplugin‘ using the following commands.

$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb sid main beta flash" >> /etc/apt/sources.list'
$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb-src sid main beta flash" >> /etc/apt/sources.list'
$ apt-get update
$ apt-get install nuvolaplayer-flashplugin

Once you done with the installation, you will find the application in Menu to launch it. Keep in mind, you must have internet connection in order to listen music online.

Nuvola Player Screen Shots

Nuvola Player Services

Select Music Services

Grooveshark Music Service

Grooveshark Music Service

Grooveshark Playing Music

Grooveshark Playing Music

Nuvola Player Preferences

Nuvola Player Preferences

Google Play Music

Google Play Music

Rdio Music Service

Rdio Music Service

About Nuvola Player

About Nuvola Player

For other Linux distributions, you can download source tarball packages at Nuvola Player launchpad downloads page.

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