Radio Tray – Online radio streaming player

Radio Tray is an online radio streaming player that runs on a Linux system tray. Its goal is to have the minimum interface possible, making it very straightforward to use.
Radio Tray is not a full featured music player, there are plenty of excellent music players already. However, there was a need for a simple application with minimal interface just to listen to online radios. And that's the sole purpose of Radio Tray.

Radio Tray is Free Software, licensed under the GPL.


* plays most media formats (based on gstreamer libraries)
* bookmarks support, with sorting
* easy to use
* supports PLS playlist format (Shoutcast/Icecast)
* supports M3U playlist format
* supports ASX, WAX and WVX playlist format

Install Radio Tray in ubuntu

Download .deb package from here once you have deb package you can install by double clicking on it.


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16 Responses

  1. I discovered RadioTray just a week ago and that is exactly what I’ve been looking for for a long time. It’s light on resources and it does what it’s meant to do: play radio.
    VLC for movies, QuodLibet for my music collection, RadioTray for radio, and I’m rock & rolling!

  2. Brett Howard says:

    Please lets try to explain to people that they can find these things using the Ubuntu Software Center rather than simply providing links to a deb or at the very least use apt:// links…

  3. Daniel says:

    This is great ! I use it a long time and I am satisfied ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Jay says:

    have been using radiotray for a hwhile now. great useful basic ‘app’

  5. Jordanwb says:

    For those running Gentoo, radiotray is in portage.

  6. Jordanwb says:

    @Brett Howard: Radiotray isn’t in the Lucid repositories. Only in the Maverick repos.

  7. apex says:

    Hello, i’m having problems with playing my own station in radiotray. I configured I added the name and the URL ( -I think this is what i’m supposed to enter there.
    When i try to tune it i receive a message saying:
    “the stream is of a different type than handled by this element”
    I don’t know what i have to configure. Help please.

  8. pnguine says:

    It won’t play playlists. Google how to extract the stream. I used wget.

  9. Deme says:

    message when trying play a favorite station
    …your GStreamer installation is missing a plug-in
    what is it ? pls help

  10. lionux says:

    If youโ€™re having trouble playing mms streams then try adding ?MSWMExt=.asf of the URL !!!

  11. apex says:

    I’ve tried all that and still doesn’t work for .pls it just keeps giving the same error

  12. Clinton says:

    It no longer works. Since shoutcast moved, none of the links preset or any from shoutcast work on radiotray. I have 0.7.2 installed.

  13. VDMX says:


    update your Radio Tray radio stations library downloading this file:

    Read the instructions first!

    The database is upgrading every month.


  14. Rick says:

    @VDMX is this your database or did you obtain it from another source? I would like to write up a little blurb about RadioTray and include a link to the database as it was well put together.

  15. VDMX says:


    Hello Rick, this is my playlist. When the new upgrade will be ready, I’ll post the new link.
    I’m just searching new streams.

    Best regards.

  16. VDMX says:

    Hello again,

    the database is upgraded with Alternative and Oldies ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Here’s the new link:


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