How to install Audacious on a Chromebook

In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of installing Audacious on your Chromebook. Audacious is a versatile and lightweight audio player that offers a wide range of features for music enthusiasts. Whether you're a casual listener or an audiophile, Audacious provides an excellent listening experience on your Chromebook.

Why Install Audacious on Your Chromebook?

Audacious offers several advantages for Chromebook users:

  • Lightweight and efficient, perfect for Chromebook's resources
  • Supports a wide variety of audio formats
  • Customizable interface to suit your preferences
  • Advanced audio settings for optimal sound quality


Before we begin, ensure that your Chromebook supports Linux apps (Crostini). If you're unsure, check our list of Chromebooks with Linux Apps support.

Step-by-Step Installation Guide

Follow these steps to install Audacious on your Chromebook:

1. Enable Linux Apps

If you haven't already enabled Linux apps on your Chromebook, follow these steps:

  1. Open your Chromebook's Settings
  2. Navigate to the Advanced section
  3. Click on the Developers section
  4. Turn on the Linux apps option

2. Open the Terminal

Once Linux apps are enabled, open the Terminal application on your Chromebook.

3. Update Package Lists

Before installing any new software, it's good practice to update your package lists. Run the following command:

sudo apt update

4. Install Audacious

Now, let's install Audacious using the following command:

sudo apt install audacious

This command will download and install Audacious along with any necessary dependencies.

Using Audacious on Your Chromebook

After installation, you can launch Audacious from your Linux apps menu. Here are some tips to get you started:

  • Customize the interface in the View menu
  • Explore plugins to extend functionality
  • Adjust equalizer settings for optimal audio quality


If you encounter any issues during installation or use, try the following:

  • Ensure your Chromebook's software is up to date
  • Restart your Chromebook and try the installation again
  • Check for any error messages in the Terminal during installation

Additional Resources

For more information about Audacious, visit the official Audacious website.

If you need further assistance, please leave a comment on our YouTube video, and we'll be happy to help!

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