Songbird is a free and open source software audio player and web browser, with a stated mission “to incubate Songbird, the first Web player, to catalyze and champion a diverse, open Media Web.”
Songbird utilizes the cross-platform frameworks Mozilla XULRunner and GStreamer media framework, and largely capable of running on Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS X, Solaris and Linux.
In January 2010, Philips announced they will ship a personalized version of Songbird with some of their line of portable audio/video players.
On April 2, 2010, it was announced that POTI Inc. will drop official Linux support ending with Songbird version 1.7.2. POTI Inc. would instead focus on its Windows and Mac OS X versions of Songbird, providing only unofficial support for Linux releases. Linux builds are still being offered, but only as nightly builds (not on the main page) and they are not tested by the developers.