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Nuvola Player is an application that integrates cloud music services like Google Music, Grooveshark, Hype Machine, 8tracks, Pandora, Rdio and Amazon Cloud Player with your desktop. 

Using it, you'll get desktop notifications, multimedia keys support, Mpris v2 (integration with Ubuntu Sound Menu or GNOME Shell Media Player extension) integration, Unity quicklists and more.

Two Nuvola Player stable versions have been released today: 1.1.0 and 2.0. The difference between the two versions is that 2.0 comes with GTK3 (only works with GTK3.4+, for instance Ubuntu 12.04 or newer), but the new features are the same in both versions. The GTK3 port fixes an old issue with a bug in WebKitGTK 1.8 which caused some services to only be partially rendered.

New service selector screen

Changes in the latest Nuvola Player:
  • new service: Amazon Cloud Player
  • a new service selector screen
  • built-in Last.fm scrobbling (you no longer have to use a third-party user script for this)
  • a new lyrics extension
  • you can now control Nuvola Player from the command line (via "nuvolaplayer-client" command)
  • service specific settings
  • extensions support -> some features available in the previous releases are now available as extensions, and can be enabled/disabled. This includes: Dock Manager support, Last.fm, Lyrics, Media keys, Mpris, Notifications, Tray icon, Unity quicklists.
  • The "only toolbar" mode is now used by default, following the elementary menu style
  • an auto play option has been added in the preferences
  • Google Play, 8tracks and Amazon Cloud Player use HTML5 audio support for playback instead of Flash plugin
  • JavaScript API 2.0
  • WebKit WebView Inspector
  • Removed support for user scripts

A full changelog can be found HERE.

Note: some of these new features have been available in Nuvola Player for a while, but in the unstable/beta PPA, not as a stable release.

Install Nuvola Player

Ubuntu users can install the latest stable Nuvola Player (2.0 for Ubuntu 12.04 and 1.1.0 for the others) using the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nuvola-player-builders/stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nuvolaplayer

You can also use the Nuvola Unstable PPA to get the latest features and bug fixes (but remember, this PPA is considered unstable):
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nuvola-player-builders/unstable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nuvolaplayer

There are also packages available for:

Or, download the source via Launchpad.