iTunes Alternatives for Linux

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

    This page was last updated Sep 13, 2021

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

      Discontinued

      The latest version is from 2016.
      Source: https://www.clementine-player.org/#news

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      Clementine vs iTunes opinions
      Most users think Clementine is a great alternative to iTunes.
      glengaldine Really good. Started to use it in my Linux years (mostly on Arch), and using it still on macOS. Interface is a bit chaotic, but it's much better then iTunes so far.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      Amazing playback and sync capabilites. Especially great for streaming or handling big music libraries.
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

      2
      phenn Easy to use. Doesn't nag constantly.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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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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      Fork from Clementine which was excellent.
      Positive comment 9 months ago

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    3. 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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    4. 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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      Most users think Rhythmbox is a great alternative to iTunes.
      Similar concept and functionality.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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    5. 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).
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      Most users think Quod Libet is a great alternative to iTunes.
      The hi hat and cymbals on Mr Mister's "we belong to no one" are clearer than foobar the bass is deep but not annoying the entire playback of this song is extremely clear.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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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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      gPodder downloads and manages free audio and video content ("podcasts") for you. Listen directly on your computer or on your mobile devices. Available for Linux, FreeBSD, Windows, Mac OS X and mobile devices like the Nokia N810, N900 and N9.
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      4tygrit Best for getting podcasts via RSS.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    7. 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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      Amarok vs iTunes opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Amarok is a great alternative to iTunes.
      ewanneil Not really up to the job. It made a total mess of my collection of around 40k tracks. I couldn't find anything. For example, it stuck lots of my single artist albums into "various" and missed out a whole host of second discs from double albums. To make matters worse it crashed or failed to respond more often than not. I think iTunes is pretty poor but this is considerably worse.
      Negative comment about 1 month ago

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      No music store. Also not available for Mac. GPL, which is copyleft, and I really don't care for copyleft. I care more for open source, but I most care that it's free. I don't hate open-source though. Any other software licensed under MIT or BSD?
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      A simple, beautiful podcast app.
    8. mp3, mp4, ogg, and flac. Genre/Cover browsing Genre/Artist/Cover browsing Search Main playlist (called queue in other apps) Party mode Replay gain Cover art downloader Context artist view MTP sync Fullscreen view Radios support ...
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