Nuvola Player

Nuvola Player provides a tight Linux desktop integration for web-based media streaming services such as Spotify, YouTube Music, Apple Music and others. The goal is to achieve more native user experience and tighter integration with Linux desktop environments than usual web browsers can offer. It tries to feel and look like a native application as much as possible. Nuvola offers background playback, handling of media key, integration with media player applets, scrobbling, lyrics fetching, and much more.

Nuvola supports the largest amount of music streaming services.

For us, Linux is not a secondary platform but the system we love and use every day.

We provide sandboxed Flatpak packages that can be installed on every modern distribution.

The source code of Nuvola Player and individual integration scripts are available on GitHub.

Music Streaming Services

The following web-based music streaming services1 are supported by Nuvola Player:

Desktop Integration

Although Nuvola should work in all Linux desktop environments, we currently test only GNOME (Ubuntu, Fedora), Cinnamon (Linux Mint), Mate (Linux Mint), Unity (Ubuntu), and Pantheon (elementaryOS). We hope to explore other desktops in the future.

Latest Nuvola News

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Nuvola Player Project Enters Maintenance Mode
January 8th, 2022

Failing to overcome technical challenges in a timely manner, the Nuvola Player project has discontinued active development. The project enters a one-year maintenance mode and will deliver integration bug fixes on a best-effort basis until the final End-of-Life on December 31, 2022. Continue reading this article.

Nuvola 4.24 fixes Spotify, Deezer and Yandex Music
December 30th, 2021

Version 4.24 brings bug fixes of three services. Continue reading this article.

Nuvola 4.23 fixes Soundcloud, Spotify and YouTube Music
August 1st, 2021

Version 4.23 brings bug fixes of three services. Continue reading this article.

Nuvola 4.22 adds Airsonic and opens survey
May 9th, 2021

Version 4.22 introduces new services Anghami, updates Deezer, iHeartRADIO and Spotify, and opens Nuvola Player Survey. Continue reading this article.

Nuvola 4.21 brings Anghami, adds official support for Linux Mint, Cinnamon and Mate
April 11th, 2021

It also updates Spotify, Tidal, Amazon Cloud Player, Audible, Primephonic, and Qobuz. Continue reading this article.

  1. The streaming services are provided by third parties (the Providers). Nuvola Player project is not affiliated with, nor endorsed by, nor supported by the Providers. The service names and logos may be trademarks or registered trademarks owned by the Providers.