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 Mar 11, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      CuePlay is an audio player for Linux and Mac OS X. It has been created to be able to play MP3 and FLAC files with cuesheets, because foobar2000 isn't present at the Linux platform. This enables one to create one long MP3/FLAC file and index it with a .cue file.
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    1. Yarock is Qt4 Modern Music Player designed to provide an easy and pretty music collection browser based on cover art. Yarock is written in C++ using Qt and Phonon multimedia framework, only for linux platform.
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    2. Album Cover Art Downloader is a program that will semi-automatically download album cover images for your music collection.

      Discontinued

      Last version, 1.6.6, was released on August, 2008. The Windows version can be still downloaded from FreewareFiles.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Pana audio player is a fork of Amarok 1.4. Pana is intended for users stuck on Amarok 1 functionality and layout.

      Discontinued

      No longer developed. Last version, 1.4.17-6, released on May 2010, can be still downloaded from Launchpad.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Peyote is an audio player with a friendly MC-like interface designed specifically for working with cue-sheets. Peyote supports wv ( wavepack ), wav, flac, ape, ogg and mp3 formats.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Knowthelist - the awesome party music player Easy to use for all party guests Quick search for tracks in collection Two players with separate playlists Mixer with fader, 3 channel EQ and gain FadeNow to smoothly jump to the next song Auto fader and auto...
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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      JakPod is a small java application to manage your iPod without having iTunes installed. You can clone, backup, repair, reorganize, analyze and manage your iPods or iPhones (up to 3rd Gen). File transfer is done via Drag&Drop instead of library syncing.
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    3. Cover Fetcher is a simple program that downloads album artwork from last.fm. No bloat, no tricks, no bells and whistles—Cover Fetcher fetches covers, and that’s it.

      Discontinued

      As of 2011-01-15, the project is no longer under active development, but it's still downloadable and usable.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      Client175 is a full featured MPD web client that provides all of the functionality of a desktop application in your favorite web browser. It was originally named ExtMPD, but I recently found out that the name had already been used.
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    4. Mirage is an implementation of the latest research in automatic playlist generation and music similarity. Mirage analyzes your music collection and computes acoustic similarity models for each song.
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