Radio Tray: System Tray Internet Radio Player For Ubuntu

Radio Tray is system tray based internet radio player for Linux. Other than providing a smooth playback experience and the utility to tune into to a large number of radio channels from around the world, Radio Tray also provides a minimalist interface. Radio Tray works from the app-indicator menu and supports bookmarks, , WAX, PLS, M3U, ASX and WVX playlists. Furthermore, it can play a number of media formats based on Gstreamer libraries. While Radio Tray is not as feature rich as the Clementine audio player, (which offers support for Spotify, Grooveshark, and, however it is good for users looking for a lightweight radio player that does not occupy a lot of space on your desktop.

You can download and install Radio Tray from link given at the end of this post. Once installed, launch Radio Tray from the Unity Dash (in Ubuntu). You can select a channel according to genre from the drop down menu.

App indicator

You can add new channels and organize them in custom groups via Preferences.


You can add a new channel by entering the name, URL and group for the radio station.


You can enable and disable Radio Tray features from the Config Plugins diaolg box. These features include notifications, history, Gnome Media Keys and Sleep Timer.


You can download the Deb and source package for Radio Tray from the links given below. To find out the status for newer packages such as the one for Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, see the Launchpad link.

Download Radio Tray (Sourceforge)

Radio Tray (Launchpad)