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How to listen to Soundcloud from the Linux desktop

Love listening to music on Soundcloud.com, but dislike doing it in a web browser? Do you wish you could listen to Soundcloud music with a standard music player? If so, check out Auryo! It’s a program that makes it possible to enjoy Soundcloud tunes directly from the Linux desktop. Here’s how to get it working on your system.

Installing Auryo on Linux

The Auryo app is supported on Linux very well. As of now, it has official support for Ubuntu and Debian (DEB) Fedora and OpenSUSE (RPM) Arch Linux via (Pacman) and an AppImage for those unable to install DEB, RPM, or Pacman packages. Additionally, users can find the app in the Snap App Store.

To start the installation of the Auryo application on your Linux PC, start by launching a terminal on the desktop. Then, with the terminal window open, follow the command-line installation instructions outlined below that corresponds with the Linux operating system you currently use.

Ubuntu

On Ubuntu, the Auryo installation starts by downloading the latest DEB package from the developer’s website. Using the wget tool, grab the DEB package.

wget https://github.com/Superjo149/auryo/releases/download/v2.5.3/auryo_2.5.3_amd64.deb

Once the DEB package is done downloading to your Ubuntu Linux system, use the Apt command below to install Auryo.

sudo apt install ./auryo_2.5.3_amd64.deb

Debian

Installing the Auryo application on Debian starts by downloading the DEB package from the developer’s website. Enter the wget command below to grab the latest release.

wget https://github.com/Superjo149/auryo/releases/download/v2.5.3/auryo_2.5.3_amd64.deb

After downloading the DEB package, use the dpkg command to install Auryo on your Debian Linux PC.

sudo dpkg -i auryo_2.5.3_amd64.deb

The installation should go smoothly without error. However, if any errors occur, please check our guide on how to fix Debian dependency issues.

Arch Linux

Auryo has an official Arch Linux Pacman package available for Arch users to download, rather than building a package from the Arch Linux User repository. To get the latest Auryo Pacman package, use the following wget command below.

wget https://github.com/Superjo149/auryo/releases/download/v2.5.3/auryo-2.5.3.pacman

Once the Pacman package is done downloading to your Arch Linux PC, you will need to use the pacman -U command to install the package to the system.

sudo pacman -U auryo-2.5.3.pacman

Fedora

To install the Auryo application on Fedora Linux, you will not need to download anything. The reason? Fedora’s Dnf package manager can install RPM packages directly from the URLs they are hosted on, rather than requiring the user to download it to the PC first. To install, simply run the dnf install command below.

sudo dnf install https://github.com/Superjo149/auryo/releases/download/v2.5.3/auryo-2.5.3.x86_64.rpm

OpenSUSE

On OpenSUSE Linux, start the installation of Auryo by downloading the latest RPM package file from the internet using the wget command.

wget https://github.com/Superjo149/auryo/releases/download/v2.5.3/auryo-2.5.3.x86_64.rpm

Then, once the RPM package file is done downloading, use the Zypper tool to install it to the system.

sudo zypper install auryo-2.5.3.x86_64.rpm

Snap package

Auryo is available as a Snap package in the Snap Store. To install it, ensure you have the Snapd runtime enabled on your system. Then, enter the following command in a terminal.

sudo snap install auryo

AppImage

Auryo is available as an AppImage, for those that can’t use Snap, DEB, RPM, or Pacman. To get the app working, start by downloading the latest release to your PC with wget.

wget https://github.com/Superjo149/auryo/releases/download/v2.5.3/Auryo-2.5.3.AppImage

Then, update the permissions of the file with chmod.

sudo chmod +x Auryo-2.5.3.AppImage

Finally, open up the Auryo application on your Linux desktop with the following launch command. Or, double-click on the “Auryo-2.5.3.AppImage” file in your Linux file manager.

./Auryo-2.5.3.AppImage

How to listen to Soundcloud from the Linux desktop

After installing the Auryo application on your Linux desktop, open it up by launching it from the app menu. Then, follow the step-by-step instructions below to listen to Soundcloud from the Linux desktop.

Step 1: With the Auryo app open, find the blue “Login” button and click it with the mouse. Selecting the “Login” button will allow you to log into your Soundcloud account in the app.

Step 2: Using the pop-up window in Auryo, log into your Soundcloud account. If the Login is successful, Auryo will say, “A heads up,” and warn you about how it limits 15,000 streams per day due to Soundcloud APIs. Click on the blue arrow to continue.

Step 3: Confirm your privacy settings with the Auryo application. When you’re satisfied, click on the “Let’s get this party started” button to continue.

Step 4: Upon clicking the “Let’s get this party started” button, you will see the Auryo UI. To start listening to music, find the “Search people, tracks and albums” area, click on it with the mouse, and type in a search term. Songs will instantly load.

Select a song in the search results to start streaming your music. To access your SoundCloud playlists, locate the “Playlist” area on the left-hand side.

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