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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, Audacious, Rhythmbox and DeaDBeeF.

iTunes alternatives are mainly Audio Players but may also be Music Streaming Services or Podcast Players. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of iTunes.
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  1. Clementine icon

    Clementine

    • Mac
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    • Linux
    • BSD
    230 alternatives to Clementine 

    Clementine is a cross-platform free and open source music player and library organizer. It is a port of Amarok 1.4 to the Qt 4 framework and the GStreamer multimedia framework, focusing on a fast and easy-to-use interface for searching and...

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    1.  LightweightClementine consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Lossless AudioClementine has lossless audio support, basically studio quality sound.
    Discontinued

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

    Clementine with lyrics pane
    Icecast radio stations
    Smart playlists and kittens
    Clementine vs iTunes opinions
    Most users think Clementine is a great alternative to iTunes.
    Guest

    Amazing playback and sync capabilites. Especially great for streaming or handling big music libraries.

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    phenn

    Easy to use. Doesn't nag constantly.

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    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.

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    Strawberry

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    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Haiku
    220 alternatives to Strawberry 

    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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    1.  LightweightStrawberry consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Lossless AudioStrawberry has lossless audio support, basically studio quality sound.
    3.  Works OfflineStrawberry can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    4.  Goal Setting Strawberry can set individual or group goals to meet over a particular period.
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    Guest

    Fork from Clementine which was excellent.

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  3. Audacious icon

    Audacious

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Haiku
    • Xfce
    117 alternatives to Audacious 

    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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    1.  LightweightAudacious consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsAudacious can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    3.  PortableAudacious can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  4. Rhythmbox icon

    Rhythmbox

    • Linux
    • BSD
    137 alternatives to Rhythmbox 

    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.
    Guest

    Similar concept and functionality.

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  5. DeaDBeeF icon

    DeaDBeeF

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    • Cinnamon
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    • MATE
    • Xfce
    154 alternatives to DeaDBeeF 

    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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    1.  LightweightDeaDBeeF consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsDeaDBeeF can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    3.  PortableDeaDBeeF can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Quod Libet

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    • Debian
    • Xfce
    152 alternatives to Quod Libet 

    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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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsQuod Libet can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  PortableQuod Libet can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    The paned browser, providing a customizable hierarchy of filters for finding your music
    The album browser, giving a visual anchor for a large library
    The cover grid browser, giving an even more visual anchor for libraries
    Quod Libet vs iTunes opinions
    Most users think Quod Libet is a great alternative to iTunes.
    Guest

    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.

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  7. Apple Music icon

    Apple Music

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Linux
    • Xbox
    114 alternatives to Apple Music 

    To bring you more music than ever with access to millions of songs. To give you personal recommendations from people who know and love music. To deepen the connection between artists and fans. To reimagine radio with a 24/7, global station.

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    1.  Lossless AudioApple Music has lossless audio support, basically studio quality sound.
    2.  PortableApple Music can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Personalized RecommendationsApple Music can recommend content you like, whether it's something you already know or not.
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    Amarok

    • Windows
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    157 alternatives to Amarok 

    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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    Discontinued

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

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    Amarok vs iTunes opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Amarok is a great alternative to iTunes.
    hasanyildiz

    Difficult to use. It's confusing.

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    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.

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    Guest

    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?

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    nuclear

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    49 alternatives to nuclear 

    nuclear is a free music streaming program that pulls content from free sources all over the internet.

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    1.  No Trackingnuclear will not track you or use your personal data.
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  10. gPodder icon

    gPodder

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    • Linux
    • Symbian S60
    • BSD
    • Blackberry 10
    • PlayBook
    • PortableApps.com
    • Xfce
    102 alternatives to gPodder 

    gPodder downloads and manages free audio and video content ("podcasts") for you. Listen directly on your computer or on your mobile devices.

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    1.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    2.  PortablegPodder can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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      gPodder vs iTunes opinions
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      ccier7u87wl2pvvz7o

      It's just a podcast player

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      4tygrit

      Best for getting podcasts via RSS.

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