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Two new Pithos versions were released yesterday: 1.1.0 (for GTK 3.14+ only) and 1.0.2 and they include an important bug fix which caused the app to stop playing randomly.


Pithos is a Pandora.com (a music streaming and recommendation service that's only available in the United States, Australia and New Zealand) client which comes with pretty much everything you'd need in such an application, like:
  • cover art;
  • thumbs up / thumbs down / tired of this song options;
  • allows switching between Pandora stations;
  • allows editing QuickMix and creating stations;
  • desktop integration: Ubuntu AppIndicator, notifications, MPRIS v2 support - so Pithos integrates with the Ubuntu Sound Menu / GNOME Shell Mediaplayer extension;
  • media keys support;
  • proxy support;
  • last.fm scrobbling.

Pithos 1.1.0, which requires GTK 3.14 or newer (Ubuntu 15.04, Fedora 21 and newer), was released yesterday and it coms with redesigned plugin preferences, performance improvements, the MPRIS and Last.fm plugins are now optional and various other tweaks.

However, the most important change in this release is a fix for a major bug that caused the app to stop playing randomly. Because Pithos 1.1.0 requires GTK 3.14, this fix was backported to the Pithos 1.0.x series, which needs GTK 3.10+ (so it works with Ubuntu 14.04 and 14.10, Fedora 20, etc.).

Install Pithos in Ubuntu or Linux Mint

Pithos is available in the official Ubuntu repositories, but that's a pretty old version. To install Pithos 1.1.0 in Ubuntu 15.04 or Pithos 1.0.2 in Ubuntu 14.10 or 14.04 / Linux Mint 17.1 or 17, you can use the official Pithos PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pithos/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install pithos

Arch Linux users can install Pithos via AUR.

For other Linux distributions, see the install section from the Pithos homepage.

Report any bugs you may find @ GitHub.