posted by 433 Spaceman, 1/22/2020

Install Zello on Linux

I was looking into a Network Radio that runs on Linux (rather than Android) and didn't think I would be able to get Zello on it.

but then I ran across this article:

Copy/Pasting the contents below for archiving purposes:

Original Information posted by Michael Hirsch Ph.D. on 1/2/2020 from

Install Zello App on Linux

Zello allows prompt voice push-to-talk group communications worldwide to up to 1000 people simultaneously in a “channel” using internet-connected phones, tablets, computers and Zello “radios”. Note that Zello requires an internet connection to work. If your device loses its data connection, Zello does not work!

Zello also works very well from Linux using WINE, since the Zello client is a Windows program. Of course, most Zello users use their internet-connected mobile device.

Install Zello on Linux

  • Download Zello for PC.
  • Install Zello with WINE
wine ZelloSetup.exe

(This creates a Zello icon to launch the Zello app in Linux.)

Optional: command-line Zello

  • Create a script with the contents:

wine "$HOME/.wine/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/Zello/Zello.exe"
  • make executable:
chmod +x