How to install Lollypop Music Player in Ubuntu 18.04 – The Best Modern Music Player For Linux

In this article, we will learn how to install Lollypop Music Player in Ubuntu 18.04. Lollypop is a free source modern music player used to play music files, songs, and other games. This is the best Linux music player with the following great features:

  • It supports music file formats like mp3, Ogg, mp4, FLAC. etc.
  • Capable of play music directly from the web.
  • If you have so many kinds of music’s in your collection and finding it difficult to search right music then, in that case, the lollypop music player will help you to search songs by categories like by artist’s name, movie name, album name, by song title, etc.
  • you can keep multiple songs in the queue to play one after one automatically.
  • Lollypop music player capable of providing information of artists, album, lyrics information of music’s/songs directly from the web.
How to install Lollypop Music Player in Ubuntu 18.04 – The Best Modern Music Player For Linux

How to install Lollypop Music Player in Ubuntu 18.04 – The Best Modern Music Player For Linux

Follow the below steps to install Lollypop Music Player (Modern Music Player) in Ubuntu 18.04:

Before starting the installation of the Lollypop music player application we have to install the official PPA repository for that as it’s not a part of the default repository of Ubuntu 18.04. So to install the PPA repository use the below command.

mangesh@itsmarttricks:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnumdk/lollypop
[sudo] password for mangesh: 
Lollypop media player
More info: https://launchpad.net/~gnumdk/+archive/ubuntu/lollypop
Press [ENTER] to continue or Ctrl-c to cancel adding it.

Get:1 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security InRelease [88.7 kB]
Ign:2 http://ppa.launchpad.net/dr-akulavich/lighttable/ubuntu bionic InRelease 
Hit:3 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic InRelease 
Hit:4 http://ppa.launchpad.net/git-core/ppa/ubuntu bionic InRelease 
Ign:5 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease 
Get:6 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates InRelease [88.7 kB] 
Get:7 http://ppa.launchpad.net/gnumdk/lollypop/ubuntu bionic InRelease [15.4 kB]
Get:8 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/main i386 Packages [332 kB]
Get:9 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-backports InRelease [74.6 kB] 
Ign:10 http://ppa.launchpad.net/i-nex-development-team/daily/ubuntu bionic InRelease

After installing the PPA repository now update the packages & repositories of Ubuntu 18.04 using the below command to take effect.

mangesh@itsmarttricks:~$ sudo apt-get update
Hit:1 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security InRelease
Ign:2 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease 
Hit:3 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic InRelease 
Ign:4 http://ppa.launchpad.net/dr-akulavich/lighttable/ubuntu bionic InRelease 
Hit:5 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates InRelease 
Hit:6 http://ppa.launchpad.net/git-core/ppa/ubuntu bionic InRelease 
Hit:7 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-backports InRelease 
Hit:8 http://ppa.launchpad.net/gnumdk/lollypop/ubuntu bionic InRelease 
Hit:9 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable Release 
Ign:10 http://ppa.launchpad.net/i-nex-development-team/daily/ubuntu bionic InRelease

Now we are ready to install Lollypop music player application. So let’s go ahead and install the same using the below command.

mangesh@itsmarttricks:~$ sudo apt-get install lollypop
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree 
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
catdoc digikam-data digikam-private-libs ffmpegthumbs freepats gconf-service
Need to get 7,696 kB of archives.
After this operation, 47.2 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Get:1 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 gir1.2-totemplparser-1.0 amd64 3.26.0-1ubuntu2 [4,904 B]
Get:2 http://ppa.launchpad.net/git-core/ppa/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 git amd64 1:2.22.0-0ppa1~ubuntu18.04.1 [6,009 kB]
Get:3 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 python3-bs4 all 4.6.0-1 [67.8 kB]
Get:4 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 python3-webencodings all 0.5-2 [10.4 kB]
Get:5 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 python3-html5lib all 0.999999999-1 [81.9 kB]

As you can see above the Lollypop music player package has been installed successfully. Now to confirm the same use the below command.

mangesh@itsmarttricks:~$ sudo dpkg -l lollypop
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Architecture Description
+++-==============-============-============-=================================
ii lollypop 1.1.1-1~bion all Lollypop is a GNOME music playing

Now to open the application just type the command lollypop on the shell prompt. Refer to the command below.

mangesh@itsmarttricks:~$ lollypop
How to install Lollypop Music Player in Ubuntu 18.04 – The Best Modern Music Player For Linux

Lollypop Music Player

You can also open the Lollypop Music Player application graphically using the Search your Ubuntu Application box. Refer to the snapshot below.

How to install Lollypop Music Player in Ubuntu 18.04 – The Best Modern Music Player For Linux

Lollypop Music Player

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How To Uninstall Lollypop Music Player Application in Ubuntu 18.04?

For any reason, if you don’t like Lollypop Music Player Application and want to uninstall the application from your system using the following commands.

mangesh@itsmarttricks:~$ sudo dpkg -r lollypop
(Reading database ... 167652 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing lollypop (1.1.1-1~bionic) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.17-2) ...
Processing triggers for libglib2.0-0:amd64 (2.56.4-0ubuntu0.18.04.3) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-11ubuntu1.1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.23-1ubuntu3.18.04.2) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.60ubuntu1) ...

That’s all, In this article, we have explained How to install Lollypop Music Player Application in Ubuntu 18.04. I hope you enjoy this article. If you like this article, then just share it. If you have any questions about this article, please comment

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