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Nuclear – An Electron-Based Music Streaming App for Linux

Nuclear - Music Streaming App for Linux
Written by Martins D. Okoi

Nuclear is a beautifully designed Open Source multiplatform music streaming app that fetches media content from multiple online sources including YouTube and last.fm. The app has a simple yet glossy UI and does an excellent job at playing audio files.

It was developed using Electron and can be thought of as the GUI version of mps-youtube with just a few customization features under its belt.

Nuclear Music Streaming App

Nuclear Music Streaming App

Feature Highlights in Nuclear Player

This is a relatively new project and so it can’t boast of unique features yet; but maybe the plan is to keep the app simple. At the moment, Nuclear provides following features:

  • Music Streaming from Multiple Sources – Retrieve music from YoutubeYouTube Playlists, Vimeo, Spotify, Deezer, SoundCloud, and Bandcamp free of charge.
  • Last.fm Radio Integration – Log into your last.fm account to listen to radio right from within Nuclear. This option is in the Settings panel.
  • Access to Offline Music – Apart from streaming music content online, navigate through your music folders and enjoy Nuclear like another simple desktop music app.
  • YouTube Integration – Searching for related songs in youtube and download them directly.

Install Nuclear Player on Linux

Currently there isn’t any PPA repositories available to install Nuclear Player, but there are .deb packages for Debian/Ubuntu based distributions and AppImage (cross-distribution) packages are available to install in Linux.

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For other Linux distributions, you can download source package from here:

Granted, you might not be convinced to leave Spotify or Rhythmbox for Nuclear but isn’t it awesome to know that there’s a decent-enough alternative with a motto “enjoy music for free Forever“, that you can always use?

Tell us what you think about Nuclear player below.

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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.

  • I like it. However, I don’t know how to remove a song from the playlist I have to clear all the playlist to do that. And it doens’t load anything from spotify. It tries to load the content but never ends :-/

    • This is one of the issues I had with it. Perhaps, an upcoming update will handle this issue.

  • Juan Marcano

    I’m trying it from KaOS linux with the appimage, andd it works well, of course im using deezer and youtube, it lacks on some details of options but it has a nice interface too. thanks

    • Hehe nice!
      As for me, I experienced some bugs on my Ubuntu desktop so I had to remove it. I don’t have any patience for pesky bugs lol

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