Lollypop – A New Modern Music Player for Linux

Lollypop is a lightweight modern and material design-inspired music player designed to work excellently on the GNOME desktop environment.

It has a focus on an intuitive minimal design which makes it easy to pick it up and begin using right away. It features all the functions you would expect from a music player like browsing and searching through your collection of music files, fetching lyrics and artist biography from the internet, as well as automatically fetching cover arts for music files.

Lollypop Music Player
Lollypop Music Player

Features in Lollypop

  • FOSS – Lollypop is free to use and it is open-source.
  • Multiple Audio Formats – play mp3/4, ogg and flac files.
  • Navigation – Browse for tracks by Genre/Artist/Cover.
  • Metadata – fetch lyrics, artist bio, and automatically download cover arts.
  • Synchronization – Sync Lollypop with your Android device via MTP.
  • Radios Support – listen to and TuneIn.
  • Audio Scrobbling – you can scrob songs to and
  • Music Streaming – listen to music from online web services like Spotify.

Lollypop also features a party mode which will automatically select party-related playlists to play; a full-screen view which lets you visually access the player from your couch thanks to its HiDPI support; and native support for replay gain.

Install Lollypop Music Player in Linux

On Debian/Ubuntu, you can install Lollypop via the PPA by entering the following in your terminal.

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnumdk/lollypop
$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install lollypop

On Fedora 26-24, you can install Lollypop from the default repository.

# dnf install lollypop

For other Linux distributions, you can follow download instructions at:

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Remember that this new music player is open-source so you can grab its code from GitHub in case you want to contribute to the project.

What do you think about Lollypop Music Player? Share your thoughts and music player app suggestions in the comments section.

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12 thoughts on “Lollypop – A New Modern Music Player for Linux”

  1. Using Mint 19, crashes when trying to scan my music folder. I have ~100GB of music. It doesn’t seem to get very far before crashing and it does not report any error — it just vanishes.

  2. seems like it miss play folder and therefore it’s useless to me. Creating database took ages and crashed (600+ GB music). I gave up trying and simply did pacman -R….

    • 600+ GB of music is a lot of files and Lollypop probably couldn’t handle it.

      Sad as it may be, I advice you to use a more renowned player – given your need for performance.

      “pacman -R”, which distro do you use?

  3. Another music player to add to the scores of music players already available under Linux, that contributes very little, beyond eye candy, that is not already present in many of those, already extant, music players. Let’s reinvent the wheel again, why not.


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