Lollypop music player is an open-source, modern music player developed by Cedric Bellegarde for the GNOME desktop environment. YouTube support was added in the latest stable version, 0.9.200, which was released on September 16th, 2016.
Install Lollypop 0.9.200 on Ubuntu 16.04, Linux Mint 18, Elementary OS Loki
Lollypop 0.9.2 was added to official PPA. So it’s very easy to install on Ubuntu and derivative distributions.
First, fire up a terminal window (
CTRL+ALT+T), and run the following commands to add the official PPA, update local package index and install Lollypop.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnumdk/lollypop sudo apt update sudo apt install lollypop
Once installed, you can start it from Unity Dash or your application menu.
Or from the command line
Install Lollypop 1.9.200 on Fedora 24
First, enable Lollypop Copr repository.
sudo dnf copr enable gnumdk/lollypop
Then install Lollypop with DNF package manager.
sudo dnf install lollypop
Compile From Source
Download the tar.xz file and extract it.
wget https://github.com/gnumdk/lollypop/releases/download/0.9.200/lollypop-0.9.200.tar.xz tar xvf lollypop-0.9.200.tar.xz
Compile and install
cd lollypop-0.9.200 ./configure make sudo make install
How to Use Lollypop Music Player
To add local music, go to
music, and click the plus button to add the folder that contains your music collection.
To search online music, click the search button on the upper right corner, toggle
search on the web on and enter your search query in the search field. Double click an item to play it.
If you played an item from YouTube, then it will be added to YouTube playlist which can be accessed from the left pane. However, the YouTube playlist will be lost after restarting the Lollypop. To permanently save the playlist, click Save to collection button in the search results.
To enable advanced artist information, run the following command to install wikipedia
sudo pip install wikipedia