Banshee Media Player for Linux – Play Music, Videos, Podcasts, Internet Radio


Banshee is an open source media player available in all Linux systems and capable of playing audio, video, podcasts, internet radio and many more. It also has integrated Amazon mp3 Store, so that you can buy music from the player itself. It also connects and retrieve your account data.

Banshee Feature Summary and bug fixes

  • Music Playing features with playlists, search, sort, cover art, bits per minute (BPM) detection, automatic file organization, library folder watcher
  • Video collection playback
  • Subscribe to podcasts, stream and download episodes
  • Organise Audiobooks, lectures
  • Sync your music and videos to your Android, iPod, iPhone, or other device – or import its media. Files are transcoded as needed. Choose to sync your entire library, or just one playlist
  • Smart Playlist
  • Play queue in adhoc manner
  • Bookmark song, video so that you can return later
  • Bulk metadata update including fixing broken metadata
  • View the Wikipedia entry for the playing artist, similar artists and albums, or YouTube videos by the artist
  • Stay up to date with your favorite podcasts, and discover new ones with Miro Guide
  • Get free and purchased music from the integrated Amazon MP3 Store
  • Cover art is immediately fetched for your music from a variety of sources

How to Install

Ubuntu, debian, elementary

To install Banshee in Ubuntu using terminal run below commands in sequence. Enter password when prompted.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:banshee-team/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install banshee


To install Banshee in Fedora using terminal run below commands in sequence. Enter password when prompted.

yum install banshee
Banshee Running in Ubuntu

Banshee Running in Ubuntu


Troubleshooting and Support

If you face any issues while installing or using Banshee, you may drop a note using comment section at the end of this article, Or you can post your query in any of the support channels mentioned below.

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