Nuvola Player is a cloud Music integration for Linux desktop. Nuvola Player 2.0 has been released with integration of Amazon Cloud Player and HTML5 support. This simple tutorial is going to show you how to install it in Ubuntu 12.04 and 11.10.

Changes since Nuvola Player 1.0.5:

  • Michael Mims created integration of Amazon Cloud Player.
  • New service selector screen is based on a mock-up by Alfredo Hern├índez
  • With Last.fn extension, you can now scrobble information about currently playing song to without a need of third-party user scripts.
  • Lyrics extension provides a pane with lyrics of a currently playing song.
  • You can control Nuvola Player from terminal via command nuvolaplayer-client.
  • Maintainers of service integrations can use service-specific settings.
  • Many features became built-in extensions. Almost all features enabled by default in the previous releases must be explicitly enabled.
  • Troubleshooting actions were moved to Preferences dialog, tab Advanced.
  • Links to bug tracker, blueprints and questions were replaced by single link to support page.
  • Links to Google+, Facebook and Twitter page were moved to About dialog.
  • “Only toolbar” user interface mode is default and follows Elementary-like style. Other user interface modes are preserved.
  • Google Play, 8tracks and Amazon Cloud Player use HTML5 audio support for playback instead of Flash plugin.
  • Auto play feature can be enabled on tab General at Preferences dialog.

See full changes here.

Install Nuvola Player 2.0 in Ubuntu 12.04 and 11.10

Hit Ctrl+Alt+T, copy and paste following commands into terminal to add Nuvola Player Stable PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nuvola-player-builders/stable

Then update and install Nuvola Player:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install nuvolaplayer