How to install Nuclear Music Player on Ubuntu 17.04

To install Nuclear Music Player on Ubuntu 17.04

Nuclear Music Player is a  free music streaming app which has a neat GUI design. It pulls its media content from various free sources such as YouTube, BC Bandcamp, SoundCloud, Vimeo etc. Although it may seem similar to mps-youtube, what makes Nuclear player unique is its GUI interface. There are several unique features of Nuclear Music Player as well and some of them are listed here. 



  • Comes with ability to search for and play music from Youtube (including integration with playlists), bandcamp (including albums), as well as soundcloud
  • Also search for related songs in Youtube
  • You can download from Youtube as well
  • Also you can search for albums (powered by and musicbrainz), album view, automatic song lookup based on artist and track name
  • Song queue can be exported as a playlist

It is so simple to install Nuclear Music Player and in this article the process to install Nuclear Music Player on Ubuntu is covered.


Installing Nuclear Music Player

Prior installation of gdebi is very essential for the installation of a Debian file. Run the following command for the same purpose. 

root@linuxhelp:~# apt install gdebi
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Setting up gksu (2.0.2-9ubuntu1) ...
Setting up gdebi ( ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.24-9ubuntu2.2) ...


Once it is done, you can download the Nuclear package as follows. 

root@linuxhelp:~# wget
--2017-08-02 07:40:01--
Resolving (,
Connecting to (||:443... connected.
nuclear-george-linux-x 100%[===========================>]  35.62M   862KB/s    in 65s     

2017-08-02 07:41:09 (558 KB/s) - ‘nuclear-george-linux-x64.deb’ saved [37348722/37348722]


Now, trigger the installation process of Nuclear Player by running the following command. 

root@linuxhelp:~#  gdebi nuclear-george-linux-x64.deb
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree        
Reading state information... Done
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.23-1ubuntu2) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.60ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.15-1) ...



After installation, use your Ubuntu dashboard search bar to type and search Nuclear Player. 


Once the icon appears, click on it to open Nuclear Player. 

nuclear player

With this the installation of Nuclear Player is complete. 

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