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Groove Music Alternatives for Linux

Groove Music is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is VLC Media Player, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Groove Music and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Groove Music are Strawberry, Clementine, Audacious and Rhythmbox.

Groove Music alternatives are mainly Audio Players but may also be Media Players or Internet Radio Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Groove Music.
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    VLC Media Player

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    VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.

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    Some users think VLC Media Player is a great alternative to Groove Music, some don't.

    VLC is an excellent video player, but it lacks a good media library management functionality, imho.

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    Groove has Music Library awareness and management. VLC does not.

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    Supports tons of formats. Epic.

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  2. Strawberry is a music player and music collection organizer. It is a fork of Clementine released in 2018 aimed at music collectors and audiophiles. The name is inspired by the band Strawbs. It's written in C++ using the Qt framework.

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  3. Clementine is a cross-platform free and open source music player and library organizer. It is a port of Amarok 1.

    Discontinued

    No stable release since 2016. Newer release candidate seems to be available on Github.

    Clementine with lyrics pane
  4. Audacious is an advanced audio player. It is free, lightweight, based on GTK+, runs on Linux and many other *nix platforms and is focused on audio quality and supporting a wide range of audio codecs. There is also support for several visual styles from Winamp.

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  5. Rhythmbox is an audio player for Linux that plays and organizes digital music. Inspired by Apple's iTunes, it is free software that is designed to work well under the .

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  6. DeaDBeeF is a lightweight graphical music player created for easy playback of music and management of playlists. It supports major audio codecs and tags, global hotkeys, gapless playback, streaming audio, command line control, and has an 18-band equalizer.

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  7. Quod Libet is a Gapless GTK+-based audio player written in Python. Its designed around the idea that you know how to organize your music better than we do. It lets you make playlists based on regular expressions (dont worry, regular searches work too).

    The paned browser, providing a customizable hierarchy of filters for finding your music
  8. Amarok is a powerful music player for Linux, Unix and Windows with an intuitive interface. It makes playing the music you love and discovering new music easier than ever before - and it looks good doing it!

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    No stable release since 2018. Alpha release in February 2021.

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    Exaile

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    Exaile is a cross-platform music manager and player for GTK+ written in Python and is easily extensible via plugins.

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  10. Tomahawk gives you to access to all of your favorite music in one powerful media player.

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    The project is no longer maintained. Last version, 0.8.4, released in April 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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