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MusicBee Alternatives for Linux

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

MusicBee 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 MusicBee.
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  1. 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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightStrawberry consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableStrawberry is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Lossless AudioStrawberry has lossless audio support, basically studio quality sound.
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  2. Clementine is a cross-platform free and open source music player and library organizer. It is a port of Amarok 1.

    ⚫︎ LightweightClementine consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Discontinued

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

    Clementine with lyrics pane
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    Some users think Clementine is a great alternative to MusicBee, some don't.

    Clementine is easier than musicbee

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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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightAudacious consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsAudacious can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ PortableAudacious can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    No music collection management

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  4. DeaDBeeF icon

    DeaDBeeF

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    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • KDE
    • Cinnamon
    • GNOME
    • MATE
    • Xfce

    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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightDeaDBeeF consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsDeaDBeeF can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ PortableDeaDBeeF can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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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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    this software doesn't keep your music library organized at all which is the main reason why people use musicbee over just a plain music player

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  6. 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).

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsQuod Libet can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ PortableQuod Libet can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    The paned browser, providing a customizable hierarchy of filters for finding your music
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    Methatronc

    Great alternative, don't hesitate to go through the plugins since it's a goldmine, also the possibilty to switch theme easily, use the waveform sound bar and the cover panel with the songs as sidebar is great ! Works perfectly with debian 10 and eOS 5.1.7.

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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!

    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingAmarok supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    Discontinued

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

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  8. Dopamine is an audio player which tries to make organizing and listening to music as simple and pretty as possible. It can play wav, mp3, ogg vorbis, flac, wma and m4a/aac.

    ⚫︎ Dark ModeDopamine supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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  9. A GNOME music player.

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    mrdaltro

    Lollypop may be a really clean and pretty interface piece of software, but compared to MusicBee, it lacks of more library-specific functionalities like path-driven organization, a lot of more filters for smart playlists, a more customizable interface (and well, MusicBee is one of the most customizable players I've ever seen).

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    As I recently switched to linux, I've tried almost every music players looking for a alternative to the album cover view, and I've finally found it !

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  10. Miro (formerly Democracy Player) is a free and open source internet TV application, media library, and video player.

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    Discontinued

    No updates since 2013. Youtube intergration broken because of no updates since youtube API changed. See changelog: http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/pculture.org/Miro/

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