Spotify Client 1.x Goes Stable, How to Install it in Ubuntu

Last updated: March 10, 2016

Spotify Client for Linux

Linux Spotify client 1.x finally goes stable! The stable Linux repository added support for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 15.10.

Due to lack of developers working on the Linux client, Spotify 1.x takes 9 months of development to be made into stable repository,

In June 2015 we released version 1.x of the client for Linux in the testing repository.

The intention was to fix a few of the bigger issues and then quickly move this to stable. That never happened, since after September, we have had no developers working on the linux client. There are still lots of problem with this version of the client for linux, but we are now seeing much more problems with the old client.

Read the community announcement for more details.

How to Install Spotify Client 1.x in Ubuntu:

The client now is available for all current Ubuntu releases. Ubuntu 16.04 and Ubuntu 15.10 does not longer need to manually install the libgcrypt11 library.

If you’ve the testing repository added in your system, disable/remove it first via Software & Updates -> Other Software tab.

1. Launch terminal from App Launcher, or via Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut key. When it opens, paste below command and run to add the stable Spotify repository for Linux:

echo deb stable non-free | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list

Type in your password (no visual feedback when typing) when it asks and hit Enter.

2. Add the key so that your Ubuntu will trust the packages from that repository:

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp:// --recv-keys BBEBDCB318AD50EC6865090613B00F1FD2C19886

3. Finally install the client via Synaptic Package Manager (after clicked Refresh button), or by running below commands in terminal one by one:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install spotify-client


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One response to Spotify Client 1.x Goes Stable, How to Install it in Ubuntu

  1. Ty, this worked great!!

    Oddly enough i did not need too input my password though. Maybe becouse i had the repository from before?

    Possitive reading, in an otherwise bad community!