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Nuvola Player – Stream Cloud Music Directly from Your Desktop

Nuvola Player for Linux
Written by Martins D. Okoi
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Nuvola Player is an open source web-based music streaming application with a focus on providing more features than the typical web browsers would.

It is built to look and feel like a native desktop application as much as possible with features like support for multimedia keys, integration with various sound menus, launchers, desktop notifications, Last FM, lyrics fetching, and Libre FM scrobling.

The web-based music player features a simple minimal design-based intuitive User Interface that is customizable with themes (both light and dark color schemes available) and will adapt to whatever Linux desktop environment you are running.

Features in Nuvola Player

  • FOSS: free to use and download with its source code available on GitHub.
  • Support for over 18 music streaming services including Amazon Cloud Player, TuneIn, Yandex, Jango, Google Play Music, Mixcloud, e.t.c.
  • Supports desktop managers including.
  • Support for customizable keyboard shortcuts.
  • Supports customization with themes.
  • Website data manager.
  • Last FM scrobling.
  • Nuvola controller Pebble watch app.
  • Remote control over HTTP.
  • Password manager.
  • Support for command line control.
  • Notifications with playback controls.
  • Lyrics fetching.

If you’re in need of a web-based music player for your music streaming services then Nuvola Player is as close to a native application as you can get since its purpose is to provide better UI and UX than most web browsers would.

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Grab the installer suitable for your Linux distro from the official website using the button below:

Download Nuvola Player for Linux

I’ve covered a couple of other music players that stream cloud music while nicely integrating with the Linux desktop via: Mellow Player and Headset. Against them, I think Nuvola stands a chance of a fair fight.

What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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About the author

Martins D. Okoi

Martins Divine Okoi is a graduate of Computer Science with a passion for Linux and the Open Source community. He works as a Graphic Designer, Web Developer, and programmer.