Apple has not released or provided Linux/Unix version for iTunes yet. But using emulation software like PlayOnLinux, we can install iTunes software on Ubuntu Linux.

PlayOnLinux is a graphical tool to run windows-based applications(especially games ) on the Linux platform. The system provides wrapper shell scripts with a .pol filename extension which specifies the configuration of Wine needed in order to install and run a particular application. PlayonLinux is basically a graphical frontend for Wine.

In this tutorial, we are assuming that PlayonLinux is already installed on your Ubuntu Machine.

Installation Steps of iTunes

Step 1: Download the itunes software from the URL http://www.apple.com/in/itunes/download/

Step2: Now Access PlayOnLinux (Applications —> Games —> PlayOnLinux)

Follow the Instructions like mentioned new virtual drive Name…

Click on Install a Non-Listed Program

Step 3: Browse the iTunes Setup file, in my case I have used 64 bit iTunes.

itune setup on ubuntu

Click On Next, you will see the below screen.

itunes welcome screen ubuntu

Step 4: After clicking On Next, we will get the below screen.

installtion options itunes in ubuntu

Click On Install

Step 5: Once we click on install, setup will copy all the necessary files, as shown below.

Step 6: Once the installation is completed successfully we will get the below screen, click on finish.

Click on “Agree iTunes Software License”. A Short-cut will be created on your Desktop or you can access iTunes from PlayOnLinux.