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Strimio: A Collection of Best Radio Streaming Stations for Linux

It is true that modern music streaming tools are quite flexible and let you enjoy just technically any song you like. But still, people like me are there who love the old fashion radio streaming functions. I called this radio streaming system an old-fashioned one because you don’t control what program is running on it. So, everything is just like a surprise here. However, if you love to enjoy a radio streaming tool on Linux, this is where you should be right now. We will here discuss one of the best radio streaming apps, Strimio.

What is Strimio?


Generally, Strimio is a cloud-based radio streaming service. It lets the user enjoy live streaming from all over the world. Initially, Strimio is a free and cross-platform supported tool. It lets you enjoy around ten thousand global live streams, so you will never get bored once you use it on your PC.

strimioStrimio comes with a very interactive and clean user interface. Indeed it is effortless to use both on your PC with Linux, Windows, Mac, and smartphones with Android or iOS. Eventually, you can enjoy Strimio on different devices, including your Android TV, Sonos®, and Chromecast®.

This exciting radio streaming tool was first launched in 2020 and became popular overnight after people started using it. It probably became so popular for being free for everyone and having a beautiful UI. Besides, you can synchronize it with other external devices to enjoy Strimio anytime, anywhere.

Features of Strimio

  • You can make your own private library here and your favorite channels in the library.
  • Strimio lets you filter stations on categories, tags, and languages.
  • Both light and dark themes are available here.
  • Strimio also supports video streaming and lets you add your favorite video streams to the video library.
  • It can also fetch the metadata of all the broadcasting programs, including the ones you have in the streaming library.
  • This radio streaming app brings a clean homepage where you will get many suggestions based on your preferences.
  • After being launched, Srimio has been updated regularly. So, new features will be there continuously.

How to Install Strimio on Linux?


Installing Strimio on Linux is very easy, and you will have two options for that. First of all, you can install it directly from the Ubuntu Software Center and use it. Otherwise, you can also follow the snap store.

Strimio is initially free, but it’s not an open-source app. Also, it is not available in the official repositories of Ubuntu 20.04. It’s because Strimio is a tool with a proprietary license. However, installing this app from Snap is super easy. You can simply install it from the snap store. The below link will take you to the right place.

Install Strimio from Snapcraft 

If you love to go for an alternative way, you can use the command for the respective distros and install it on your system.

----------- On Debian/Ubuntu -----------
$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install snapd
$ sudo snap install strimio-desktop

----------- Fedora/Red Hat -----------
$ sudo dnf install snapd
$ sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap
$ sudo snap install strimio-desktop

----------- On Arch Linux/Manjaro -----------
$ git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/snapd.git
cd snapd
makepkg -si
$sudo systemctl enable --now snapd.socket
$ sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap
$ sudo snap install strimio-desktop

----------- On Linux Mint -----------
$ sudo rm /etc/apt/preferences.d/nosnap.pref
sudo apt update
$ sudo apt update
sudo apt install snapd
$ sudo snap install strimio-desktop

install strimioImportant Steps: One thing to remember regarding Linux Mint you will need to remove etc/apt/preferences.d/nosnap.pref before installing Strimio. To install it on Arch Linux/Manjaro, you will need to log out and in or restart after installing snapd to update the snap path. The same process will go for Fedora/Red Hat as well.

Use Strimio on Linux


Strimio comes with a very minimalist and straightforward interface. The homepage is indeed very clean. So, once you install it, you will learn to use it very easily. Once you install it, you will get a login page. Use your authentic email address to log in to the tool.

use strimio 1After you log in, you will get the homepage. Here, you will find a lot of categories of stations. A filtration open will filter stations based on languages, countries, tags, and categories. On the left panel, you will find ‘My Library,’ and here, you will get all your favorite streams together.

use strimio 2When you listen to a stream, you can tap on the “add to Library” to list them in the ‘My Library’ folder. Also, to see the latest streams, you can visit the “Top Voted” folder as well. Besides, another folder, ‘My Account,’ lets you customize your account on Strimio.

Wrapping Up


Strimio is one of the most popular radio streaming apps for Linux. And it’s completely free. Furthermore, the installation process is easier too. So, why don’t you give it a try? This beautiful app requires nothing but a few minutes to spare to install. In exchange, it offers you hours of exciting radio streaming experience.

Here, we take our leave and promise to come back with something new. So, if you are already impressed, just follow the installation process mentioned above to enjoy unlimited streaming fun with Strimio. Till then, stay tuned with Strimio. Thank you.

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