Install Soundcloud Desktop App In Linux

Install Soundcloud in Linux

SoundCloud fans have a good news. Now you can install SoundCloud in Linux.

I know that you could already install SoundCloud in Ubuntu using Google Chrome but that’s not the kind of experience you expect from a proper desktop application.

In fact, you can argue the use of a desktop application for streaming services in the first place when it can be used from the web browser. For that, all I can say is that it depends from person to person. Some like to use a desktop application over the web browser and vice versa. It’s totally a person’s preference.

If you are among the ones who prefer a desktop application, Soundnode gives you a full-fledged desktop application for SoundCloud.

Use Soundnode to install Soundcloud desktop application

Soundnode is a free and open source project that provides a desktop version of SoundCloud where you can listen to songs from your stream, browse playlists, and share songs with your friends. 

Like Pithos for Pandora, Soundnode is also unofficial SoundCloud desktop application. Official SoundCloud desktop application died years ago.

If you look at the interface, it’s sleek, looks beautiful and heavily resembles Spotify desktop application.

Soundcloud desktop app in Linux

Soundnode is currently under development and this is the reason why you cannot still many features of Soundcloud yet. For example, you cannot upload new songs or comment on tracks. These things should be coming in future, I hope.

Soundnode is available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. You can download it from the link below. Just scroll a bit down to find the download link.

Once downloaded, extract the zip file and run the executable file named Soundnode-app to play Soundcloud desktop app.

soundcloud in Linux

If you prefer Spotify over Soundcloud, you may want to read this article to learn how to install Spotify in Ubuntu. Enjoy the sound of music :)

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  • Hi, difficulties to make things work, and it does seem the article is not as new as indicated… results are:

    sudo apt-get install soundnode
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    E: Unable to locate package soundnode

    And there is no file terminating in -app in the .zip (!!!) that’s on their website. Only a .pak. Which I presume does not stand for Pakistan. Also it can’t be open by linux mint 19 anyway.

  • It doesn’t work well on Ubuntu 18.04 though. I had some trouble installing it and managed to do some workaround but I still can’t get it to have a proper window management ( I can’t close it or move the window)

  • Dear Abhishek:
    As you may know Barracuda is closing all their file hosting services, paid and the free
    They are partnering with Microsoft to move users to OneDrive. But there is no client for Linux.
    GDrive is not an option for me as I have several programs, that I share, on my Copy account. I already have a Dropbox account that is almost full.
    Every time I decide a possible option it is gone like wuala…
    Could you help us to find viable solutions for free file hosting and sharing?
    It could be OneDrive if Ms had a Linux client. They have one for Android but not for any other distro.
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