Looking For Alternative GNOME Music Player? Check Out Lollypop

Lollypop is a Linux music player tailored for GNOME / GTK based desktop environments.

Updated Sep 18, 2016Apps
Lollypop music player 0.9.92

Almost a year and half ago, I wrote an article about a young, promising music player named Lollypop.

Since then, the player has evolved pretty dramatically, gaining more features, it has become more polished and stable, and its latest version is GNOME 3.20 – ready.

What’s New In Current Lollypop?

For one thing, the player is still being vigorously developed with a few hundreds of code commits for each new version on average.

Added Features

  • Radios – adding new radio streams is now available in the app’s interface by default.
  • Playlists – formerly compilations, now has improved filtering.
  • Performance improvements – faster album loading, faster queuing, etc…
  • Popovers – GTK feature called ‘popover’ has been integrated into search and album tracks list view.
  • Drag & drop in playlists.
  • Auto download covers from Last.fm/Itunes/Spotify.
  • Many bug-fixes as well.
Lollypop 0.9.92

Lollypop 0.9.92

As a side effect of the features increment, yet another trait of Lollypop has increased as well and that is its memory usage.

In the previous post I reported an approximate 48 MB of RAM usage (on rest), however this time the usage has increased up to about 63 MB of RAM.

Lollypop 0.9.92 RAM usage

Lollypop 0.9.92 RAM usage

Install Lollypop

The following distributions has pre-compiled binary packages, ready to install from the default repository:

Arch Linux, Fedora, FreeBSD, OpenSUSE, Ubuntu, Debian Stretch.

Other distributions users can install the app from source, following the detailed instructions given in the downloaded package “Install” file.