How to install iTunes on Ubuntu Linux Using Wine

by Mike |Jul 29,2016..

As you may know, iTunes isn’t available for Ubuntu Linux as a native application. But still you’re able to install it using tools like Wine or PlayOnLinux. You have to note that each version of iTunes may give you different user experience on Wine.

In this article we will guide you on how to install iTunes on Ubuntu Linux via Wine.

Please note that iTunes runs a bit slow over Wine.


1.       Open a terminal on Ubuntu (Ctrl+Alt+T), and run apt-get install wine.

2.       Get iTunes for Windows at

3.       Go to the terminal again (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run wine ./NAME_OF_EXECUTABLE.exe and replace NAME_OF_EXECUTABLE.exe with the name of executable that you just downloaded.

4.       Install as needed and when needed, run wine ./NAME_OF_APPLICATION.exe.


Note: Some times you have to install dependable libraries for wine to make it work.

Disclaimer: Sometimes, wine will not work and use it at your own risk. 

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