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Search Grooveshark Tracks From the Unity Music Lens

A new ‘scope’ for Ubuntu’s Unity Music Lens presents results from online music service ‘Grooveshark’ amongst your local collection.

When searching for an artist, track title or album title via the Unity Music Lens or Dash, the scope displays relevant tracks and albums playable through the Grooveshark music streaming service.

Grooveshark unity Lens

Clicking on an album or track opens that item in your web browser for playback.

The scope, the work of David Callé, is handy when urge strikes to listen to something you don’t have in your own collection.

And don’t fear endless duplicated results: only the local version of a track and album searched for is displayed.

Install Grooveshark Scope in Ubuntu 11.10 & 12.04

The Grooveshark Scope can be installed in Ubuntu 11.10 by adding the following PPA: –

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:scopes-packagers/ppa

Then install the scope: –

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install unity-scope-grooveshark

You may need to log out and back in before the ‘scope’ is enabled.