Tauon Music Box: A Lightweight Music Player For Linux With A Focus On Playlists

You can also turn it into a remote Spotify client to import your liked tracks and albums.


When it comes to music player apps for Linux, you’ll most probably come across popular players such as Rhythmbox, Clementine, Lollypop, and Audacious.

However, one such app called Tauon Music Box may not land in the top lists. However, once you use the app, it might become your favorite music player app.

Tauon Music Box is a lightweight streamlined music player for Linux-based operating systems. It has a modern style and responsive user interface designed and developed by James Davies (aka taiko2k).

Tauon Music Box
Tauon Music Box

Unlike other popular music players, Tauon mainly focuses on the playlist and provides simple drag and drop file importing functionality.

In the recent version, it also added an internet radio station search browser and made its remote control Android app available.

Radio station search browser
Radio station search browser

Currently, Tauon Music Box supports the following features:

  • Streaming from Jellyfin, koel, PLEX, and Airsonic servers
  • CUE sheets and gapless playback support
  • Advanced search for tracks, artists, albums, and folders
  • MPRIS2 support for Linux desktop integration
  • Broadcast a background live-stream for remote listening
  • Built-in top chart generator
  • Lyrics display with support for displaying guitar chord lyrics and synced .lrc files
  • Multiple layouts including compact, mini, gallery, and large album art

Furthermore, you can also turn it into a remote Spotify client in a few steps. It will allow you to import, search, and playback control of Spotify music.

Tauon Music Box As Remote Spotify Client
Tauon Music Box As Remote Spotify Client

However, you’ll need a Spotify Premium account for controlling the playback of tracks.

How To Install Tauon Music Box On Linux?

The app is packaged using both universal package manager Snap and Flatpak. Hence, it is available for almost all Linux distribution as Snap package from Snap Store and Flatpak package from Flathub repository.

If you’ve already configured Flatpak on your Linux system, run the following command:

flatpak install flathub com.github.taiko2k.tauonmb

Or, run the command for installing it using Snap:

sudo snap install tauon
Install Tauon Music Box Using Flatpak
Install Tauon Music Box Using Flatpak

In addition to Snap and Flatpak, Tauon Music Box is also available to install from the AUR for Arch Linux-based distros.

Once you install it successfully, you can read the official manual to understand the ins and outs of the app.

Sarvottam Kumar

Sarvottam Kumar

Sarvottam Kumar is a software engineer by profession with interest and experience in Blockchain, Angular, React and Flutter. He loves to explore the nuts and bolts of Linux and share his experience and insights of Linux and open source on the web/various prestigious portals.
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