How To Install Lyricfier on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Install Lyricfier on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Lyricfier on your Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Lyricfier is an electron app that communicates with the Spotify Desktop Client to get the current song and then looks for a matching lyric by scraping the web.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of Lyricfier on Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Lyricfier on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt-get commands in the terminal.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Step 2. Installing Spotify on Ubuntu.

First make sure you have installed Spotify on your desktop machine, If you do not have Spotify installed, you can follow our guide here.

Step 3. Installing Lyricfier.

The first thing to do is to go to lyricfier’s download page and download the latest stable version of lyricfier:

cd ~/Download
mkdir lyricfier
cd lyricfier

Unpack the lyricfier archive to the document root directory on your server:


Step 4. Fix Bugs Lyricfier Identified.

The first bug is “Current song error: No song“. Follow the steps below to fix that:

mv SpotifyService.* resources/app/render/

Next let’s fix this error “Sorry, couldn’t find lyrics for this song“. Follow the steps below to fix this:

mv Searcher* resources/app/render/

Once installed, next you can start Lyricfier by searching for it in Unity Dash or typing in terminal. If the app icon doesn’t show up, try logging out and logging back in.


Congratulations! You have successfully installed Lyricfier. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Lyricfier in Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Lyricfier website.

VPS Manage Service Offer
If you don’t have time to do all of this stuff, or if this is not your area of expertise, we offer a service to do “VPS Manage Service Offer”, starting from $10 (Paypal payment). Please contact us to get the best deal!



r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
Back to top button