How to Install Nuvola Player 3 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Nuvola Player is a cloud music player for Linux. The latest stable version is Nuvola Player 3.0.3, which was released on June 4th, 2016. It supports 16 music streaming services.

  • Amazon Cloud Player
  • Google Player Music
  • Spotify
  • YouTube
  • SoundCloud
  • 8tracks
  • Bandcamp
  • Deezer
  • Groove
  • Jango
  • KEXP Live Stream
  • Logitech Media Server
  • Mixcloud
  • Plex Music
  • Tuneln
  • Yandex Music

Once you installed Nuvola, you can access all of the above streaming services from one place. It’s just like a Web browser for music streaming.

How to Install Nuvola Player 3 on Ubuntu 16.04

Nuvola isn’t included in the default Ubuntu repository. However, we can easily add an official repository and install it from there. The following instructions also works on Linux Mint 18, Elementary OS  Loki.

Fire up a terminal window (CTRL+ALT+T), then create a new source list file for Nuvola player.

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/nuvola-player.list

Add this line into the file.

deb xenial stable

nuvola player ubuntu

Press CTRL+O to save the file, then CTRL+X to exit. Next, we also need to import Nuvola player GPG key so that packages downloaded from this repository can be authenticated by APT.

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp:// --recv-keys 40554B8FA5FE6F6A

nuvola player 3 GPG key

Now update local package index and install Nuvola Player 3.

sudo apt update

sudo apt install nuvolaplayer3

Once installed, you can start it from Unity Dash or your application menu.

install nuvola player 3 on ubuntu 16.04

How to Use Nuvola Player

When the app is running, select a streaming service like Spotify and click the play button.

nuvola player

Then the Spotify window will open and you can sign in.

nuvola player 3 spotify

Nuvola also comes with a proxy setting for every music streaming service. So if a service is not available in your country or area for whatever reason, you can always access it via a proxy.

nuvola player proxy

And that’s it! Hope this tutorial helped you install and use Nuvola player on your Ubuntu 16.04, Linux Mint 18 or Elementary OS Loki machine. If you found this post useful, then subscribe to our free newsletter or follow us on Google+, Twitter or like our Facebook page. Thanks for visiting!

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