After visiting the Banshee homepage, you can learn more about its features below.

Your Library

Playlists. Search. Sort. Cover art. BPM detection. Automated file organization. *Watcher of folders in libraries.
Take advantage of your video collection in Banshee and also.
Join to podcasts, and stream or download the episodes.
Organize audiobooks, lectures, etc.


Explore through your library or a playlist to find what you are looking for quickly.
Make playlists of your music Optionally with the option of customizing your order.
Smart Playlists
Create playlists that automatically include tracks that match.
Play Queue
Create a d-hoc playlist or let the Auto DJ handle the task.
Shuffle Modes
Shuffle (or Auto DJ) by artist or album, rating or even songs’ acoustic likeness.


MP3 Players and Phones
Transfer your music and videos to your Android, iPod, iPhone or any other device – or import the media. The files are transcoded based on the needs. Select to transfer your entire library or only one playlist.
Listen to and rip Audio CDs.


Create a bookmark for any music, video, or podcast so that you can come back to it in the future.
*Metadata Fixup
Repair missing and broken metadata by performing bulk operations
Control Banshee through a small window with only playback controls and track information.
Context Pane
Check out the Wikipedia page for the performing artist, the similar album and artists, as well as YouTube videos by the artist.

Other Media

Internet Radio
Listen to and create Internet Radio stations.
Listen and browse to songs that are shared via your network.
AmazonMp3 Store
Browse through, search, and purchase music from the Amazon MP3 store.
Miro Guide
Browse and join to hundreds of audio and video podcasts.
Internet Archive
Explore and search the Internet Archive’s massive media collection.
* Scrobbling Scrobbling and context pane suggestions.
* Streaming streaming radio available to paid subscribers.
Music download and import purchased from eMusic
*Migrate to Banshee
Importers for Amarok, Rhythmbox and iTunes

For Developers

*MPRIS 2.0 D-Bus interface
Control Banshee via the MPRIS D-Bus interface.

Note: Items that are prefixed with * are not required and turn turned off by default.