Byte Music Player

There are tons of music player apps out there, for all platforms. Although most people use streaming services for the most part these days, sometimes you might want to use a dedicated music player for your local library.

Personally, I don’t bother that much with apps. I use the same apps on Linux and macOS. That’s cmus and vlc or mpv. On my Linux machine I also have Qmmp installed but, obviously, I never use it.

However, today I’ve stumbled upon Byte, a beautiful and minimalistic music player designed for Elementary OS. The app comes with all the features that you expect from a music player app and you can even listen to worldwide radio station. The only thing that’s missing from the app is an equalizer and the ability to import custom internet streams in the radio section.


  • Light and Dark themes.
  • Add up to 100 items under “Recently Added” for songs.
  • Sort individual playlists by album, title, play count or recently added.
  • Advanced Media Details and Artist Info.
  • Group Playlists, Albums, Artists, Songs, etc.
  • Search, add and play your favorite online radio stations.

Even if it needs a few touches here and there, Byte is a beautiful, feature-packed app that’s low on resources. Even more, the UI is perfect for Linux-based phones. Once we’ll get there…

If you’re running Elementary OS you can install byte from the AppCenter. Byte is also available as a Flatpack and if you’re running Arch or any Arch-based distro, Byte is available in the AUR. You can also compile it from source.