How to Install GTK3 Internet Radio App ‘Gradio’ in Ubuntu 16.04

Gradio internet radio

This is quick tutorial that shows how to install the open-source internet radio software Gradio 5 in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Linux Mint 18 via PPA.

Gradio is a free and open-source GTK3 app for finding and listening to internet radio stations in Ubuntu Linux. The software features:

  • Background playback
  • Close to tray icon.
  • Resume playback on startup
  • Dark and Light theme
  • Discover radio station in languages, countries, and more.
Gradio Dark Theme

How to Install Gradio in Ubuntu / Linux Mint:

The software has an official daily build PPA, that so far supports for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Linux Mint 18 and derivatives.

1. To add the PPA, open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for “Terminal” from start menu. When it opens, run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:haecker-felix/gradio-daily

Type in your password (no visual feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter.


2. Then update the package cache and install Gradio via commands:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install gradio

For those don’t want to add PPA, grab the DEB package (amd64 for 64bit, i386 for 32bit) from HERE.


To remove the radio software, simply run following command in terminal:

sudo apt remove gradio && sudo apt autoremove

And remove the PPA by going to System Settings -> Software & Updates -> Other Software.

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ml is a part time stay-at-home dad who've been using Ubuntu Desktop for a few years. He writes in the free time and wishes to share some useful tips with Ubuntu beginners and lovers.