How to Install Spotify via Official Repository in Ubuntu 13.10

Last updated: October 15, 2013

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 stable non-free"

    2. Add the key:

    sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --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


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    7 responses to How to Install Spotify via Official Repository in Ubuntu 13.10

    1. Thank you! This were a big help.

    2. The sound is distorted :-( What can I do???

    3. This was very helpful, clear and precise.


    4. Thanks, been struggling with this although i had to run the last command with –force-yes option as I am unable to verify the repository and sudo apt-key adv –keyserver –recv-keys 94558F59 no longer works

    5. I got it to work, My fault I had more than one display going had to turn the other one off so its working with 14.04 ;D

    6. Thank you very much!

    7. Very helpful, I am really liking Ubuntu packages and the kind help.