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This tutorial shows how to install the popular Spotify music app in Ubuntu Linux though Snap, Deb, or Flatpak packages.

Spotify supports for Linux officially through Snap package which runs in sandbox environment, and Deb package that’s native in Debian and Ubuntu. For choice, there’s also a community maintained Flatpak package, which also runs in sandbox environment. All of them is available for only x86_64 (Intel/AMD CPUs) platform so far.

Spotify for Linux packages:

  • Snap package, runs in sandbox and receives updates automatically.
  • Deb package, the classic package format runs natively in Debian and Ubuntu.
  • Flatpak package, unofficial community maintained package, runs in sandbox and works in most Linux desktop.

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For those don’t like Electron apps, ‘Psst’ is a new GTK client for the Spotify music service.

Since the official Spotify app for Linux is a web app running via Chromium engine, native Linux apps may be preferred. And ‘Psst’ is a free open-source app written in Rust programming language with GTK framework for user interface. Besides Linux, it also works on Windows and macOS.

The software is in very early development stage. It lacks features and defaults to GTK and pure X11, with Wayland backend in the works. So far, it features:

  • Dark / Light mode.
  • Vorbis track playback
  • Browsing saved albums and tracks
  • Save / unsave albums and tracks
  • Browsing followed playlists
  • Search for artist, albums, and tracks
  • Audio volume control
  • Audio loudness normalization
  • Media keys control
  • Open Spotify links
  • Genre playlists and “For You” content

Like ‘Spot’, another GTK client for Spotify, it only works with premium accounts!! Though there’s a hack to make it work with free accounts.

How to Install Psst in Ubuntu:

The app so far provides pre-build binary packages, available to download at the link below:

For Ubuntu based systems, grab the ‘‘, extract and install the .deb package, either by double-clicking or using Gdebi package installer (install Gdebi from Ubuntu Software).

NOTE: The app so far even don’t have a logo icon. When launching from the start menu (‘Show Applications’), it will show a gear icon instead.

See Psst in github

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:


For any snap issue, you may refer to


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

sudo snap remove spotify

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 stable non-free

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 --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
  • 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

    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 stable non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list'

    2.) Install the public key:

    sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp:// --recv-keys D2C1988

    3.) Finally update package lists and install spotify:

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