Tomahawk 0.7 Released – A Ultimate Social Music Player for Linux

Tomahawk is a ultimate, open source and next-generation cross platform social music player that allows you to access music stored on your hard-drive (as any self-respecting music player does), but it also taps a wide variety of music sources such as SoundCloud, Spotify, Youtube and other music subscription services to organize everything at one place. This fundamentally turns the entire internet into one music library. From there, you can share your playlists, search for media on a variety of services at once.

Tomahawk also connects you with the other computers and friends on the network to share, view and stream your music libraries/radio stations via Google Chat, Jabber and Twitter. So, basically you don’t need to worry about going through other players or signing up for new things. It combines all varied music services and social networking in an easy to use, user-friendly interface.

Tomahawk Features

  1. Multi-Source: Plug in content resolvers for all your personal music subscription services, networked libraries, promotion platforms, online data lockers and more.
  2. Social: Connect to your other computers and friends via Google Chat, Twitter and Jabber. Share, Browse and Play their music libraries, playlists and stations.
  3. Smart: Tomahawk has the knobs, dials and feeds to catch the latest charts, upcoming new releases and create custom radio stations for you.

Please have a quick look at the below video that demonstrate some basic features of Tomahawk 0.7.

Install Tomahawk 0.7 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint and Fedora

We use Tomahawk PPA to install latest version under Ubuntu 12.10, 12.04, 11.10, 11.04 and Linux Mint 16, 15, 14, 13. Press ‘Ctrl+Alt+T‘ on your keyboard to open terminal and add ‘ppa:tomahawk/ppa‘ to your sources, update and install.

On Ubuntu/Linux Mint
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tomahawk/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install tomahawk
On Fedora

Fedora user’s don’t need to add any repository, its by default available in fedora repository.

# yum install tomahawk

Note: The fedora repository contains Tomahawk 0.6 version, if you’re looking for a latest version (i.e. 0.7) you need to compile it from source tarball.

Once it’s installed, you’re asked to add your Jabber, Twitter and Google accounts to find your friends, tweets and more. There are lot more other services like Spotify, SoundCloud,, Grooveshark, etc. where you can sync your playlist to Tomahawk music library.

Add Accounts

Add Accounts

Next, click on ‘Collection‘ tab and point to your music folder on your file system. Do that, and wait for a few minutes to scan your music files.

Media Library Location

Media Library Location

Scan Media Files

Scan Media Files

Some Tomahawk Screenshots

New Releases

New Releases

Tomahawk About

Tomahawk About

Reference Links

Tomahawk Homepage

Tomahawk is a good choice, if you’re looking for the next generation of music players. It is still a young application with lots of areas its creators need to competence, but that ability will continue to come with each new release.

If You Appreciate What We Do Here On TecMint, You Should Consider:

TecMint is the fastest growing and most trusted community site for any kind of Linux Articles, Guides and Books on the web. Millions of people visit TecMint! to search or browse the thousands of published articles available FREELY to all.

If you like what you are reading, please consider buying us a coffee ( or 2 ) as a token of appreciation.

Support Us

We are thankful for your never ending support.

Ravi Saive

I am Ravi Saive, creator of TecMint. A Computer Geek and Linux Guru who loves to share tricks and tips on Internet. Most Of My Servers runs on Open Source Platform called Linux. Follow Me: Twitter, Facebook and Google+

Your name can also be listed here. Got a tip? Submit it here to become an TecMint author.

RedHat RHCE and RHCSA Certification Book
Linux Foundation LFCS and LFCE Certification Preparation Guide

You may also like...

1 Response

  1. Tomik says:

    In Fedora 20 I have 0.7.0 in repository ;)

Leave a Reply to Tomik Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.