Want Spotify Linux client on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04? This brief tutorial will show students and new users how to install Spotify Linux client on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04 desktops…..
Unlike Windows and Mac users, Spotify client doesn’t have the full company support as Windows or Mac systems…. Linux users can install the client but they’re on their own when something isn’t working right….
Also, Linux client may not be as current as Windows and Mac clients…. Apparently Linux isn’t as important for thier developers’ time and money…. Or it may just mean Linux isn’t widely used as compare to Windows and Mac and so spend the resources on those systems….
To install or upgrade Spotify, use the steps below
Step 1: Add Spotify Repository Key To Ubuntu
To install Spotify from its repository, you must first add the repository key…. The allows your computer to trust packages being downloaded from the repository….
If packages are being installed from repositories that are not trusted, the installation may fail or your system will prompt you to accept the risk….
To add the Spotify repository key, run the commands below
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys 931FF8E79F0876134EDDBDCCA87FF9DF48BF1C90
Step 2: Add Spotify Repository
Now that you have added Spotify repository key, the next step is to add the package repository. To do that run the commands below.
echo deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list
Step 3: Install Spotify
Now that the repository and its key have been added to Ubuntu the final step is to install Spotify. To do that run the commands below
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install spotify-client
Running the commands above will get Spotify installed and ready to use. To launch Spotify, open Applications and search or it, then select to open.
That should prompt you to type and confirm your password before the installation can continue… When you’re done, Spotify should be installed and ready to use… To launch it, go to the Activities Overview and search Spotify and launch it.
Option #2: Install Spotify via Snap
If the option above didn’t work for you… you can also install Spotify via Snap package management…. This might be the quickest way to install Spotify…
Snaps are applications packaged with all their dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build. They update automatically and roll back gracefully…
sudo apt install snapd sudo snap install spotify
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