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How to Download and Install Clementine on Linux Mint 21

Clementine is an open-source, multi-platform modern music player that is a port of Amarok 1.4 and includes the framework of Qt4. With time, they improve and enhance their features to make players more user-friendly and attractive.

Some of its key features are:

  • ProjectM visualization
  • Tabbed playlist
  • Cue sheet support
  • Queue manager
  • Create smart and dynamic playlists

It is portable and can run on different operating systems.

Install Clementine on Linux Mint 21

Two ways to get Clementine on Linux Mint 21 are:

  1. CLI Approach
  2. GUI Approach

1: Install Clementine Using CLI Approach

Clementine application is present in the system default repository, we can get it easily through the apt command-line tool.

For this, use the update command to let the system upgrade first. this will ensure that the system will install the latest application from the repository:

$ sudo apt update

Once the system has been updated, run the apt command to let the Clementine tool install on Linux Mint 21 system:

$ sudo apt install clementine

Execute the version command to confirm if system has installed the latest version of Clementine tool:

$ clementine --version

Launch it by typing the following in terminal:

$ clementine

If you don’t need the Clementine tool, you can uninstall it from the mentioned command. This will remove Clementine tool from the Linux Mint 21 system with its respective files:

$ sudo apt purge --autoremove clementine

2: Install Clementine Using GUI

Open the Software Manager, and search Clementine:

Click Install button:

The Clementine application will be installed; click the Launch button to open it:

You can also uninstall it from the Linux Mint system by clicking on the Remove button.


Clementine is an open-source media player used to search, download, and play music. Music can be accessed from Dropbox, OneDrive, Google drive or from anywhere. The article has covered how to install Clementine on Linux Mint 21 system using Terminal and GUI approach. We have also checked how we can remove them from the system using above mentioned approaches.

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Syeda Wardah Batool

I am a Software Engineer Graduate and Self Motivated Linux writer. I also love to read latest Linux books. Moreover, in my free time, i love to read books on Personal development.