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Radio Tray Is Not Working in Elementary Freya

About Radio Tray

Radio Tray is an online radio streaming player with a minimal interface that allows you to listen to online radio stations. This is not a replacement for your media player, it’s an applet that sits on the top panel and allows you to quickly switch between your favorite stations – read more about it on the Radio Tray project page. However, Radio Tray is not working in Elementary Freya after final release.

To install it open a Terminal and paste the following command:

Radio Tray is not working? Let’s fix it

By default in SysTray.py there is a call to gtk.gdk.threads_init() which should be commented (thanks to 3vi1). To do this we need need to edit SysTray.py – type the following commands in Terminal:

Then press Ctrl+W to search for gtk.gdk.threads_init() and add a # in front of it to comment it.
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Radio Tray is not working - Edit SysTray.py

Now press Ctrl+O to save the changes (WriteOut), leave the File Name Write as it is and hit Enter. Press Ctrl+X to close the file and now you can enjoy Radio Tray.

Radio Tray on Elementary Freyajpg

An alternative for Radio Tray you can use Great Little Radio Player, which has a smart looking GUI and over 500 radio stations of different genres from different countries.

5 thoughts on “Radio Tray Is Not Working in Elementary Freya

  1. thank you. This instruction is works.

    1. Good. it is ok for me know

  2. Gracias, Funciona muy bien…!!!!

  3. Danke, hat super funktioniert.

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