In this tutorial, we will be looking at how to install spotify for linux on Ubuntu. Spotify remains one of the most widely used music streaming services. But with the rising of the likes of Apple music, Spotify team have constantly been releasing new features like Release radar and Discover Weekly, including Daily Mix – a new feature that automatically presents you with a lineup of similar sound tracks of musics you love with minal effort.
Unfortunately, Spotify for Linux is no longer in active development as there are no developers working on it, hence future updates / bugfixes would no longer be provided and supported.
Known linux specific issues with version 1.0.23
- Improper MPRIS support (there is support since 1.0.13, but limited functionality). [Linux] Spotify DBus MPRIS2 support not fully working
- Sometimes crashes when streaming and playing local files (these very likely have more than one root cause) Linux Client crashing (segfault) on certain songs — Segfaults when playing local files
- Improper package dependencies for installation outside Ubuntu LTS The return of the libssl trouble on Linux
- Missing application menu
- Missing tray icon
- Minimize (to tray)
How to install Spotify For Linux 1.0.23 on Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys BBEBDCB318AD50EC6865090613B00F1FD2C19886 echo deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install spotify-client
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys BBEBDCB318AD50EC6865090613B00F1FD2C19886 echo deb http://repository.spotify.com testing non-free | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install spotify-client
How to uninstall Spotify For Linux from Ubuntu
sudo apt-get remove spotify-client