How to Install Spotify Client in Ubuntu 15.10

Last updated on March 10th, 2016

Quick tutorial shows you how to install Spotify client, stable or development version, in Ubuntu 15.10 and fix the app does not launch issue.

The spotify community provides an official repository for Linux to make the installation easy. Both stable and latest dev releases are available.

1. Open terminal from the Dash, App Launcher, or via Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut key. When it opens, select add the stable or test repository:

[ac-box style=”tip”]2015-11-27 The current stable is build against 14.04 LTS. It may not work on 15.10 due to dependencies issue. Choose test repository for DEV version as a workaround[/ac-box]

  • add Spotify stable repository via command:
    echo deb stable non-free | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list
  • or add the test repository for development version:
    echo deb testing non-free | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list

2. Run command to get the signing key to be able to verify downloaded packages:

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp:// --recv-keys D2C19886

3. Finally install the client via Synaptic Package Manager or by running below commands one by one:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install spotify-client

Tip: The current stable release was built against Ubuntu 14.04. It does not launch in Ubuntu 15.04 and Ubuntu 15.10 without the library

To fix it, just select download the package from the link below and click to install via Software Center.

libgcrypt11 for 64-bit | libgcrypt11 for 32-bit

That’s it. Enjoy!