Google Play Music icon

Google Play Music Desktop Player” is an open-source application built with Electron and it’s available for Linux, Windows and Mac.

Having said that, I’d like to add that it’s also very highly customizable version of the official Google Play Music web-app, which of course isn’t.

Since it’s a wrapper of the Google Play Music website, you will be asked to sign into your Google account and will look and respond just like the web page,  so no need to create separate passwords for Two password authentication users.

Aside from giving you direct access to the official Play Music website once you begin to use the app, you can find neat UI settings once logged in; this doesn’t exist in the official version of Google Play Music and this alone is what makes it worth downloading every single time I hop onto a different distribution. Find these settings under Desktop Settings on the left panel.

Google Play Music Desktop Player Screen Shot

Another thing that’s great about this tool is that I can change the color scheme preference to whatever I desire. If you’re like me who uses computers on a daily basis, a darker color scheme can help comfort your eyes, relieving eye strain. What’s more, you can change color accents of it if you’re going for a particular pattern.

[Bring in an attracting sentence]. Want another reason to use this tool? GPMDP has LastFM integration built-in by default, hotkey preferences, a mini player and voice control functionality! With all of these little settings plus more, this can make your experience a whole lot more desirable.

Google Play Music Desktop Player Settings

(Image of the Mini Player option)

Google Play Music Desktop Player Mini Player

You can currently install this from the AUR for Arch users(search GPMDP), and for Ubuntu/Debian and Fedora users, 32 bit and 64 bit versions are available directly from their website. Find the website and Github link below!

 

 

Check out the video below on a walk through of it.

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