How to install Exaile music player in Ubuntu?

Exaile is a free and open-source music player which is developed using the GTK+ widget tool. It enables you to create your own playlist, stream online radio and podcasts.

It automatically fetches lyrics and album arts from the internet while playing a song. The functionality of Exaile can be enhanced using the available plugins.

In this article, I will discuss how to install and use the Exaile music player on a Ubuntu system.

Features of Exaile music player

The key features of the Exaile music player are –

  • Free and opensource
  • Easy to use interface
  • Powerful music management
  • Smart and dynamic playlist
  • Advanced track tagging
  • Automatic lyrics and album art
  • Support streaming internet radio and podcast
  • Extensible with plugins

How to install Exaile player on Ubuntu

Officially there is no deb or rpm file for installation in Linux we have to install it from the source code.

First, go to the release page of Exaile player and download its latest released source.

download exaile

Alternatively, you can use the following command to download it from your terminal –


Next, use the following command to extract the downloaded package –

tar xvf exaile-4.1.1.tar.gz

Move to the extracted directory –

cd exaile-4.1.1

Run the given command to compile the modules –


Finally, use the following to install it on your system –

sudo make install

Launch Exaile media player in Ubuntu

Once the installation is completed you can launch the Exaile player by searching it in the Ubuntu activities dashboard.


You can see the user interface of the Exaile music player in the given image.

user interface exaile

To know more about Exaile player go to its official website where you can find the instructions on how to set up and use it on a system.


Ok, so I hope you have successfully installed Exaile player on your Ubuntu system. If you face an issue or have a query then write us in the comments below.

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