How to Install Spotify on Ubuntu from Official Repository

July 16, 2013 — Leave a comment

This brief tutorial shows you how to install Spotify client on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy, 13.04 Raring, 12.10, 12.04 using the official repository.

Spotify is a digital music-streaming service that gives you on-demand access to millions of songs on all your devices. It works on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, Windows Phone 7/8 (7 no longer updated), BlackBerry (GSM only), Symbian.

To install it from the official repository, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal.

1.) Run below command to add the repository to Ubuntu:

sudo add-apt-repository "deb stable non-free"

add spotify official repository

2.) Install the public key:

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys 94558F59

3.) Then update package lists and install it via:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install -y spotify-client-qt

install spotify-qt on Ubuntu

Once installed, open Spotify from Unity dash.

Spotify Client for Linux

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