Tizonia: cloud music from the terminal


Tizonia is a cmdline music player specially for those who love to stream music. Spotify premium, Google Play Music and Soundcloud are the most advertised services which work with Tizonia. However, it doesn’t stop there. Tizonia has every potential to become your one stop music player. And if you share a LAN with friends, you can setup a common music server too!

Tizonia comes with its own multimedia framework based on OpenMAX IL 1.2, which is independent of the known frameworks on Linux, namely, ffmpeg, libav, gstreamer or libvlc. OpenMAX is a royalty-free, cross-platform API that provides comprehensive streaming media codec and application portability by enabling accelerated multimedia components to be developed, integrated and programmed across multiple operating systems and silicon platforms.


  • Play Spotify Music (needs Premium subscription)
  • Play Google Play Music (unlimited search requires subscription)
  • Soundcloud music
  • Search and listen to SHOUTcast/Icecast radio stations with Dirble
  • SHOUTcast/Icecast LAN server for local MP3 files
  • Play local files
  • MPRISv2 remote control interface
  • Packages for Debian, Ubuntu and Raspberry Pi


To install Tizonia on Ubuntu, run:

$ curl -kL https://goo.gl/Vu8qGR | bash

Individual steps for the paranoid (for Ubuntu 16.04):

$ curl 'https://bintray.com/user/downloadSubjectPublicKey?username=tizonia' | sudo apt-key add -
$ echo deb https://dl.bintray.com/tizonia/ubuntu xenial main | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install tizonia-all


Add your Spotify, Google Music, Soundcloud and Dirble credentials to $HOME/.config/tizonia/tizonia.conf to sue the services. Refer to the contents of the file for more instructions.

Help contents are varied due to the different sservices and functionality. Start with:

$ tizonia --help

(or watch the gif above).

Webpage: Tizonia

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