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Olivia – An Elegant Music Player for Linux

Olivia Music Player for Linux
Written by Martins D. Okoi

We have covered so many music players that I have lost count. But the open source keeps getting blessed with more players and the least I can do is keep you informed of the latest cool ones. Today’s music player is a sophisticated open source media player called Olivia.

Olivia is a sophisticated powerful music player capable of playing both online and offline tracks. You can use it for streaming audio and YouTube content, listening to different radio stations, and organizing your media library.

It features a simple, nicely compartmentalized UI that supports dynamic theme based on the album art. You can easily organize your music, create playlists, search for music online including YouTube whose results you can add to your library, listen to over 25,000 Internet radio stations, and download songs while streaming.

Olivia has a mini player widget whose transparency is customizable, and it plays only YouTube audio in order to save data.

Features in Olivia

  • Free and open source with code available on GitHub.
  • Mini player widget with transparency settings.
  • Supports streaming YouTube audio.
  • Customizable with themes.
  • Supports dynamic theme based on album art.
  • Access over 25K Internet radio stations.
  • Download songs while streaming.
  • Listen to top music charts according to country ratings.
  • Search YouTube and add results to your music library.
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Want to know the other features? Install Olivia and try it out yourself. It has its nightly build available on Snapcraft and it is always getting updated. If you would prefer a less frequently updated version you can build the app from source with the files on GitHub.

$ sudo snap install olivia-test

Download Olivia from Snapcraft

If you have theme issues like big fonts and weird cursors then run the command in your terminal:

QT_STYLE_OVERRIDE='gtk' olivia-test.olivia

More features including cloud synchronization using an online account are coming to Olivia soon so just be patient with the developer.

In the meantime, what do you dis/like about the music player? Feel free to share your experience with us 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.