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Lollypop – A New Modern Music Player for Linux

Lollypop Music Player
Written by Martins D. Okoi

Lollypop is a lightweight modern and material design-inspired music player designed to work excellently on the GNOME desktop environment.

It has a focus on an intuitive minimal design which makes it easy to pick it up and begin using right away. It features all the functions you would expect from a music player like browsing and searching through your collection of music files, fetching lyrics and artist biography from the internet, as well as automatically fetching cover arts for music files.

Lollypop Music Player

Lollypop Music Player

Features in Lollypop

  • FOSS – Lollypop is free to use and it is open-source.
  • Multiple Audio Formats – play mp3/4, ogg and flac files.
  • Navigation – Browse for tracks by Genre/Artist/Cover.
  • Metadata – fetch lyrics, artist bio, and automatically download cover arts.
  • Synchronization – Sync Lollypop with your Android device via MTP.
  • Radios Support – listen to and TuneIn.
  • Audio Scrobbling – you can scrob songs to and
  • Music Streaming – listen to music from online web services like Spotify.

Lollypop also features a party mode which will automatically select party-related playlists to play; a full-screen view which lets you visually access the player from your couch thanks to its HiDPI support; and native support for replay gain.

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Install Lollypop Music Player in Linux

On Debian/Ubuntu, you can install Lollypop via the PPA by entering the following in your terminal.

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnumdk/lollypop
$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install lollypop
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On Fedora 26-24, you can install Lollypop from the default repository.

# dnf install lollypop

For other Linux distributions, you can follow download instructions at:

Download Lollypop Music Player for Linux

Remember that this new music player is open-source so you can grab its code from GitHub in case you want to contribute to the project.

What do you think about Lollypop Music Player? Share your thoughts and music player app suggestions in the comments section.

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About the author

Martins D. Okoi

Martins Jr. (Dillivine) Okoi is a graduate of Computer Science with a passion for Linux and the Open Source community. He works as a Web designer & developer, technical writer, and programmer.

  • Norbert Gauci

    Always a delight for new music players to fit my needs. It crashes on start though, Linux Mint 18.2

    • I run Ubuntu 17.10. But what was the error it threw when it crashed?

      • Kiera Linus

        Crashed on starting in XFCE ubuntu 16.04 aswell – did you even try this ? #disheartened

  • marc

    Dark, ugly theme. Bleh

    • Lol beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

      But you know you can always change the theme, right?

  • IJK

    Another music player to add to the scores of music players already available under Linux, that contributes very little, beyond eye candy, that is not already present in many of those, already extant, music players. Let’s reinvent the wheel again, why not.

    • Hahaha I feel you bro. This is one issue I have with the open source world.
      But then again, you cannot tell people not to work on the projects they want to work on.

  • Linux Guy

    Maybe new to you, but it has been around for a little while, now. Like 3 years.

    • Lol yup. Quoted their web page.
      Lollypop is new to me, though. What do you think about the player?

      • Linux Guy

        Nice looking. It’s been a while since I used it. I’m mainly on Spotify.

  • Toby Cass

    Anyone find a manual on this player?

    • Martins Divine Okoi

      It doesn’t have a published manual yet