Install and Run Museeks, A lightweight and cross-platform music player

Museeks is a free, lightweight and cross-platform music player for Linux, Windows and Mac OSX platforms. Museeks music player uses Node.js for back-end, electron (used to be atom-shell) for embedded browser, and React.js as front-end framework and Flux with Redux as data-flow pattern.

museeks music player

Museeks Features

  • Lightweight music player
  • Polished
  • Playlists
  • Queue management
  • Shuffle, loop
  • Dark theme
  • Playback speed control
  • Sleep mode blocker
  • Supported formats:
    • mp3
    • mp4
    • m4a/aac
    • wav
    • ogg
    • 3gpp

Museeks 0.6.0 is the latest update and comes with the following changelog

  • Playlists
  • Supports m4a, aac and mp4
  • Add thumbbar controls for Windows
  • Library refresh improvements
  • Add retina-ready Museeks logo
  • Fix arrows navigation
  • Fix update checker
  • Update to Electron 1.3.0

According to the developers, the followings are currently under the hood:

  • Code consistency with ESLint
  • Code test with Travis CI
  • Bower drop in favor of npm
  • Flux drop in favor of Redux
  • And many other improvements and fixes…

How to install Museeks 0.6.0 on Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr and derivative systems

32bit OS

cd ~/Downloads


sudo unzip ~/Downloads/museeks-linux-*.zip -d /opt

sudo mv /opt/museeks-linux* /opt/museeks

64bit OS

cd ~/Downloads


sudo unzip ~/Downloads/museeks-linux-*.zip -d /opt

sudo mv /opt/museeks-linux* /opt/museeks

Create the file “museeks.desktop” with following command

gedit ~/.local/share/applications/museeks.desktop

Copy and paste the following entries into the created anatine.desktop file and save

[Desktop Entry]

To remove Museeks

sudo rm -rf /opt/museeks

rm ~/.local/share/applications/museeks.desktop
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