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Installing Spotify desktop client in Ubuntu now is quite easy via the Snap universal binary package.

A snap is an universal Linux application with all its dependencies bundled. It runs in sandbox and is isolated from other system software.

Spotify has an official apt repository contains traditional .deb packages for Ubuntu.

Now the snap of Spotify client is available, and you can simply search for and install it in Ubuntu Software:

For those who don’t want to login with Ubuntu One account, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and install the snap via command:

snap install spotify

The snap co-exists with traditional Spotify .deb package. You can either launch it from application launcher or run command:

/snap/bin/spotify

For any snap issue, you may refer to forum.snapcraft.io.

Uninstall:

To remove Spotify snap package, either use Ubuntu Software or run command in terminal:

sudo snap remove spotify

spotify repository for Ubuntu

Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, the next Long-term support Ubuntu release is coming soon. This simple tutorial shows you how to install the Spotify Client the official way from its repository.

Spotify is a great way to listen to music by streaming it on your phone, in your browser, or on your Linux desktop. You can stream everything, upgrade and sync tracks and playlists offline, or purchase individual tracks to keep forever.

Spotify has a Linux repository to make it easy to install its client app on Debian/Ubuntu Desktop. Below steps will show you how to add the repository and install the app:

1. Search for and open the “Software & Updates” utility from Unity Dash.

2. Under “Other Software” tab, click the Add button and paste the below line into the pop-up box:

deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free

add spotify repository ubuntu

Click on Add Source button and then you’ll have Spotify repository in your system.

3. Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, paste the command below and hit run to get the keyring:

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 94558F59

Type in your password when prompt.

4. Now you’re able to install the client app using Synaptic Package Manager, or by running the commands below one by one:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install spotify-client-qt spotify-client-gnome-support

You may download & install the .deb package from the web page if you don’t like to add the PPA.

This tutorial is going to show you how to install the latest Spotify client from its official repository in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander & Linux Mint 16 Petra.

Spotify is a very popular music streaming service. Its client works on Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Blackberry, web browser, Mac, Windows, and Linux.

The Spotify client for Desktop has reached v0.9.4 with following changes:

  • A new app for messages!
    this is gradually rolling out, so don’t fret if you don’t see a change right away
  • When re-starting Spotify your last playlist position will now be available
  • More languages!
  • Proxy authentication support for views
  • Linux only: Media key support in Gnome
    Coming soon!
  • Stability and performance fixes
  • Fixed a lot of crashes, especially on shutdown/log out
  • Fixed crash when adding tracks to large playlists
  • Spotify Client ubuntu 13.10

    Install Spotify in Ubuntu 13.10:

    The Spotify client for Linux can be installed on Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Linux Mint 13/14/15/16, Elementary OS Luna. Below steps show you how:

    1. Press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, copy and paste below command to add spotify repository:

    sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free"

    2. Add the key:

    sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 94558F59

    3. Now you can install spotify in Ubuntu Software Center after checking for updates. Or you can run below commands instead:

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

    install spotify ubuntu 13.10

    This simple tutorial will show you how to install the Spotify Client on Linux Mint 13, 14, 15 from 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 Linux Mint:

    sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list'

    add spotify repository to linuxmint

    2.) Install the public key:

    sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys D2C1988

    install spotify key linuxmint

    3.) Finally update package lists and install spotify:

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

    spotify in linuxmint

    Enjoy!