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Nuvola Player is a cloud music player which integrates cloud music services like Google Play Music, Grooveshark, Amazon Cloud Player, Bandcamp, Deezer, Hype Machine, 8tracks, Pandora, Rdio and Pandora with your desktop.

Nuvola Player
Nuvola Player - Grooveshark

Using this application, you'll get desktop notifications, integration with the Ubuntu Sound Menu as well as GNOME Shell Media Player extension, Unity quicklists, multimedia keys support, lyrics, last.fm and libre.fm scrobbling and more. Most of these features are available as plugins so you can easily enable/disable them.

A new Nuvola Player version was released recently - 2.4.0 -, which brings new features, including support for two new services: Logitech Media Server and This is my jam, as well as numerous bug fixes.

Nuvola Player
Nuvola Player - Google Play Music

Changes in Nuvola Player 2.4.0:
  • Google Play Music:
    • Removed broken Hide Google+ buttons feature, because Google changes the code too often;
    • Service settings are applied instantly without reload;
    • Fixed pause and toggle play/pause actions;
    • Added warning about compatibility issue with desktop notifications for Chrome;
    • Added in-page navigation buttons. The buttons are inserted in the top bar next to the Google Play logo;
  • Rdio: Added in-page navigation buttons. The buttons are inserted in the top bar next to the rdio logo;
  • New services: Logitech Media Server and This is my jam;
  • User interface:
    • Implemented support for back/forward mouse buttons;
    • Fix support for actionable notification in GNOME lock screen;
  • Other bug fixes:
    • Fixed many JavaScript crashes because of invalid JavaScript API objects;
    • Document viewer cache model of WebKit is no longer used, because it has been found to cause a huge memory usage;
    • Various improvements for developers.

For a complete changelog, see the Nuvola Player 2.4 release announcement.


Install Nuvola Player in Ubuntu via PPA


Ubuntu users can install the latest stable Nuvola Player by using its official stable PPA. Add the PPA and install the player using the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nuvola-player-builders/stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install nuvolaplayer

According to the Nuvola Player official installation instructions, running "sudo apt-get upgrade" is required (that's why I added it to the installation instructions above) before installing Nuvola Player or else apt-get may fail to resolve some dependencies and the custom Flash Plugin required by some Nuvola Player services won't be installed and thus, those services will fail to work.

For Debian, Arch Linux and other Linux distributions, see the Nuvola Player downloads page.

If you want to contribute (report bugs, add new services, help with translations, donate, and so on), see THIS page.
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