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Google Music Frame Ubuntu

Google Music is a service that allows you to upload up to 20,000 songs which you can then listen from any computer and even your phone, for free. Google Music is only available in the US for now and requires an invitation (you can request an invite from its main page).

While the Google Music Manager is available for Linux, the service uses a web interface for playing the songs, so there is no desktop integration. But you can get Ubuntu Sound Menu integration and NotifyOSD notifications thanks to an application called Google Music Frame:

Google Music Frame runs Google Music web interface in its own window and provides integration with Ubuntu (sound menu and notifications). It also remembers last session and the current view (album, genre list, etc.).

According to a bug report, it seems the application will also get support for multimedia keys in the future.

To install Google Music Frame (only available for Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal), use the commands below:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:janousek.jiri/google-music-frame-releases 
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install google-music-frame

There's also a daily builds PPA for those who like to try new feature faster (but it's not stable). The daily builds PPA also provides Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot packages.

If you encounter any bugs, report them @ Launchpad.


Thanks to Jiří for the tip!
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