How to Install the Latest Lollypop Music Player in Ubuntu Debian Fedora & Other Linux

This simple tutorial shows how to install the latest Lollypop music player and keep it updated in Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, openSUSE, and other Linux.

Lollypop is a lightweight modern popular music playing application for Gnome. It features party mode, mini / full-screen view, HiDPI support, and native support for replay gain.

While the music collection player in Linux main repositories is always old, following ways show you how to get the latest version and keep it up-to-date.

How to Install Lollypop via PPA in Ubuntu 20.04:

The software has an official PPA that so far contains the latest packages for Ubuntu 20.04, Linux Mint 20, and Ubuntu 20.10.

Open terminal from system application launcher and run following commands one by one to add the PPA and install the music player:

  1. Add the PPA by running command:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnumdk/lollypop

    It will ask you to type user password (no visual feedback) and hit Enter to continue.

  2. Then install the player via commands:
    sudo apt update
    
    sudo apt install lollypop

Future updates of the software will be available via Update Manager along with other system updates.

(Optional) To remove the music playing application as well as the PPA, run commands:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:gnumdk/lollypop

sudo apt remove lollypop

How to Install Lollypop in Debian:

The latest release package has been made into the official repositories for Debian 11 Bullseye and Sid.

Simply open terminal and run command to install it:

sudo apt install lollypop

For old Debian releases, scroll down and see the other Linux section.

How to Install Lollypop in Fedora:

For Fedora 32, 33, and 34, the latest package is available via a Copr repository.

Open terminal and run command to enable the repository:

dnf copr enable gnumdk/lollypop

You can then install the software via command:

dnf install lollypop

How to Install Lollypop in openSUSE:

There’s also a repository for openSUSE Tumbleweed. You can either download the rpm package from the link below:

or run commands one by one in terminal to add the repository:

zypper addrepo https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:gnumdk31/openSUSE_Tumbleweed/home:gnumdk31.repo
zypper refresh
zypper install lollypop

How to Install Lollypop via Flatpak in Linux:

For most Linux systems, Lollypop is also available as Flatpak, universal Linux package format.

Follow the link to setup flatpak framework in your system:

Then run command to install the player via flatpak:

flatpak install flathub org.gnome.Lollypop

(Optional) For future updates, update the package via command:

flatpak update org.gnome.Lollypop

To remove the flatpak package, run command:

flatpak uninstall org.gnome.Lollypop

Summary:

This software offers repositories for the recent releases of most popular Linux systems (e.g., Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, Arch Linux). For other Linux, flatpak package is available as universal Linux package, which runs in sandbox.

Merilyn Ne
Hi, I'm Merilyn Ne, a geek who has been working on Ubuntu Linux for many years and would like to write useful tips for beginners. Forgive me for language mistakes. I'm not a native speaker of English.