Media Players

Harmony Music Player for Spotify, SoundCloud, Google Play Music

Harmony Music Player 0.6.0 recently released, is a plugin based music player with sleek and easy to use User Interface (UI) with cloud compatibility. The plugins are available for most of the top cloud based music streaming services such as Spotify, SoundCloud, Google Play Music, Hype Machine, Deezer, as well as support for local files.

This music player is worthy of been added to our list of top 22 must have ubuntu apps for 2017. Before we look at how to install Harmony Music Player on Ubuntu, lets take a quick look at its features.

Install Harmony Music Player

Harmony Music Player Features

  • It can play musics from various popular sources such as Google Play Music, Spotify, SoundCloud, Deezer, Hype Machine or local files
  • You have all playlists within the same app
  • Comesm with a sound menu integration or system tray for incompatible systems
  • Offers scrobbling
  • A super sleek user interface
  • Comes with a Dark mode theme which can be activated with following key combination (Cmd/Ctrl + D)
  • Has a keyboard control
  • It is free from distraction
  • Integrated with a background notifications system

Harmony Music Player 0.6.0 Changelog Highlight


  • Offers new theme engine
  • Now shows playing track’s title in tray menu
  • Comes with ability to select multiple tracks
  • Offers ability to add/remove tracks to/from playlists
  • More shortcuts added: Ctrl/Cmd+k to hide sidebar, Ctrl/Cmd+A to select all
  • It now shows a loading spinner during network ops in settings
  • Increment track count on Google Play Music
  • You can now choose YouTube playback quality
  • There is now option to remove color from menu items
  • Ability to set volume indicator to red when muted
  • You can now disable update checks
  • Offers better track buffering, as well as better arrow scrolling
  • No more frequent annoying license popup
  • Few improvements which includes speed as well as stability
  • Electron can now be upgraded
  • You can now create non-services plugins
  • Other small changes


  • Google Play Music playing track from YouTube at first instance fixed
  • Fixed Google Play Music liking/unliking tracks
  • Spotify Operations before loading library now fixed
  • OSX
    • Fixed the Tray icon been too big
    • The window fully draggable, hence making app hard to use fixed
    • Fixed the dark theme not fully applying to header
  • Fixed the clicking on not-yet loaded playlist
  • The view artist/album view issue addressed
  • Other various small fixes

How to install Harmony Music Player on Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04

32 bits

sudo apt-get install gdebi


sudo gdebi harmony-0.6.0-x32.deb

64 bits

sudo apt-get install gdebi


sudo gdebi harmony-0.6.0-x64.deb

How to uninstall Harmony from Ubuntu

sudo apt-get remove harmony

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