Olivia – Elegant, Powerful Cloud Music Player For Linux

Last Updated on September 26, 2020


Olivia is a promising cloud player. There’s a good range of features and lots of thought has gone into its design and implementation.

The software is really in an alpha stage at the moment, with too many issues and bugs for the software to be used on a daily basis. And even with the most important issues resolved, it lacks some essential features, including playback of my own local storage, and a wider range of music streaming services.

Olivia uses around 270MB of RAM in operation which is perfectly respectable. Olivia uses mpv for audio playback which adds another 44MB of RAM to the footprint.

I experienced many issues trying to run the software in Arch and Fedora. But running under Ubuntu 19.04 it was a better experience. But Olivia is nowhere near ready for prime-time yet. Definitely one to keep an eye on developments.

Website: github.com/keshavbhatt/olivia
Support: Snapcraft
Developer: Keshav Bhatt
License: MIT License

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Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Introduction / Installation
Page 2 – In Operation
Page 3 – YouTube
Page 4 – Internet Radio
Page 5 – Other Features
Page 6 – Settings
Page 7 – Summary

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