In this article, I am going to mention my top 5 free music player softwares which I consider with many others the Best Free Music Player Software For Linux Ubuntu 16.10& 16.04 LTS . Basically, all of these software are working on almost all Linux Ubuntu version from Linux Ubuntu 14.04 to the newest one which is Linux Ubuntu 16.10.

TOP 5 : Best Music Player Linux Ubuntu


Audacious is a simple lightweight music player with the most basic options. It simply plays your already downloaded music on your hard drive and does nothing else. It does not connect to online stores where you can download new music and there are no internet radio stations. You can easily import your music or playlists into the player and integration with popular desktop environments such as Gnome and Cinnamon is good. If you’re looking for a lightweight GUI player that simply plays your music and gets out of the way, then audacious may be the best for the job.

Install on Ubuntu and derivatives:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install audacious

if you are not happy with the Audacious music player want to uninstall it, run the following command:

sudo apt-get remove audacious audacious-plugins


Clementine is a fork of Amarok 1.4 but has a lot less dependencies and is also ideal for sytems without a lot of RAM to spare. In addition to the usual features you would expect from a music player, it has a massive support for online media from SoundCloud, Sky(.)fm, Jazzradio, Spotify,and more as well as cloud storage services such as Onedrive, Google Drive and Box. For advanced users, there is a format conversion tool that turns converts audio tracks to MP4, MP3, OGG (Flac, Vorbis, or Opus), FLAC, WAV and WMA. You can also change the bit rate and other parameters.

Install in Ubuntu and derivatives:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install clementine


Noise music player is the default music player of Elementary OS. In elementary OS, Noise is known as Music. Noise is a fast and beautiful GTK3 audio player with a focus on music and libraries. It handles external devices, CDs, and album art. Noise utilizes Granite for a consistent and slick UI.

Noise Music Player is easily available for download via the Elementary Daily PPA.

Run the following commands in Terminal to add the PPA and install the Noise music player on 32 bit/64 bit Ubuntu and Derivatives:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:elementary-os/daily
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install noise

Once installed, run the below command to disable the overlay scrollbar for the Noise music player:

sudo sed -i "s/Exec=noise/Exec=env\ LIBOVERLAY_SCROLLBAR=0\ noise/g" /usr/share/applications/noise.desktop

If you wish to uninstall and remove the Player from Ubuntu, run:

sudo apt-get remove noise


Qmmp is a Winamp-like Mediaplayer for Linux Ubuntu Systems. The Qmmp player is a QT based, open-source, cross-platform multimedia player. Qmmp Ubuntu Mediaplayer supports and plays all the popular multimedia file formats. The music player comes with XMMS and Winamp 2.x skins support, 10-band equalizer and MP3, Vorbis, AAC, AAC+ streams support. It also brings MMS support on experimental basis.

The latest version of the player can be downloaded and installed on Linux Ubuntu systems.

To install, open Terminal and run the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:forkotov02/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install qmmp qmmp-plugin-pack

If you aren’t happy and wish to uninstall and remove the Qmmp player, run the commands given below:

sudo apt-get remove qmmp qmmp-plugin-pack


Tomahawk Music Player is a social media player that plays your local music (on PC) and also streams music from SoundCloud, Beats, Spotify, Google Play Music, YouTube and others. The Tomhawk Music Player features a brand new UI, support for Beats Music & Google Play Music with now playing notifications. It also comes wit support for drag and drop iTunes, Spotify, etc. web links.

Tomahawk can be install manually via the official PPA.

Run the following commands in Terminal to add the PPA and install the Tomahawk music player:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tomahawk/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install tomahawk

Once installed, you can start and open the Tomahawk music player from Ubuntu Dash.

To un-install and remove Tomahawk form Ubuntu system, run the following commands in the Terminal.

sudo apt-get remove tomahawk
sudo add-apt-repository -r ppa:tomahawk/ppa

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