Nuvola Player: cloud music for the desktop

If you have multiple cloud music service subscriptions, you might end up installing several clients to access them. There are music players like Yarock which can play from some cloud services and play local music as well. However, wouldn’t it be great to have a single application dedicated to playing music only from the cloud? Nuvola Player from Jiří Janoušek tries to fill in the gap.

Nuvola is not a native Linux music player. It’s an webapp with components of regular browser at its core but designed to have a native look and feel. Nuvola works across multiple desktop environments like Unity, Gnome and so on. Packages are available for Ubuntu, Fedora and Debian. Pre-built binaries are available for other Linux distributions.

The following services work with Nuvola at the time of writing:

  • Bandcamp
  • Deezer
  • Google Play Music
  • Jango
  • Mixcloud
  • Rdio
  • Spotify
  • This is My Jam

Services under work:

  • Amazon Cloud Player
  • KEXP Live Stream
  • Synology Audio Station
  • 8tracks


To install Nuvola Player on Ubuntu Trusty, run the following commands:

$ echo "deb trusty main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/nuvolaplayer.list > /dev/null
$ sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp:// --recv-keys 40554B8FA5FE6F6A
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install nuvolaplayer3

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