Install Spotify Application on Linux

This post will guide you how to install  Spotify Application on Ubuntu/Debian Linux system. How do I install Install Spotify Application on Linuxapplication with snap package manager to make telephone calls on Linux.

What is Spotify?

Spotify (/ˈspɒtɪfaɪ/) is a music streaming service developed by Swedish company Spotify Technology, which is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. They launched their service on 7 October 2008. As of 20 August, 2018, it is available in 65 regions. It provides DRM-protected content from record labels and media companies. Spotify is a freemium service; basic features are free with advertisements or limitations, while additional features, such as improved streaming quality and music downloads, are offered via paid subscriptions.

Install Spotify on Linux

To install Spotify tool, you need to install the snap package manager firstly. Then find the Spotify application if it is in snap, and then install it with snap. Just do the following steps:

#1 Install Snap Package Manager

You need to install snapd package with apt-get command.

For Ubuntu/Debian Linux:

Type the following command:

$ sudo apt-get install snapd


root@ubuntu-dev:~# apt-get install snapd
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
The following packages will be upgraded:
snapd ubuntu-core-launcher
2 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 478 not upgraded.
Need to get 14.2 MB of archives.
After this operation, 23.4 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Get:1 xenial-updates/main amd64 ubuntu-core- launcher amd64 2.34.2 [1,560 B]
Get:2 xenial-updates/main amd64 snapd amd64 2.34.2 [14.2 MB]
Fetched 14.2 MB in 5s (2,478 kB/s)
(Reading database ... 179597 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../ubuntu-core-launcher_2.34.2_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking ubuntu-core-launcher (2.34.2) over (2.25) ...
Preparing to unpack .../snapd_2.34.2_amd64.deb ...
Warning: Stopping snapd.service, but it can still be activated by:
Unpacking snapd (2.34.2) over (2.25) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ...
Setting up snapd (2.34.2) ...
Installing new version of config file /etc/apparmor.d/usr.lib.snapd.snap-confine .real ...
Installing new version of config file /etc/profile.d/ ...
snapd.snap-repair.service is a disabled or a static unit, not starting it.
Setting up ubuntu-core-launcher (2.34.2) ...

 For Fedora Linux:

Type the following command:

$ sudo dnf install snapd
$ sudo ln –s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap

For OpenSUSE Linux:

Type the following command:

#### add repo
$ sudo zypper addrepo snappy
$ sudo zipper intall snapd
$ sudo systemctl enable –now snapd.sock

#2 Find  and Check Spotify Application Version on Snap package manager

After installed snapd package, you can execute the following command to check the current Spotify version in snap. Type:

$ sudo snap find Spotify


devops@devops-VirtualBox:~$ sudo snap find Spotify
[sudo] password for devops:
Name Version Publisher Notes Summary
spotify spotify✓ - Music for everyone
tizonia 0.15.0 tizonia - Tizonia command-line cloud music player.
vsslagent 1.15 vssl - VSSL REST api.
magnesium 1.6.11 robblue2x - magnesium

#3 Install Spotify via snap

Type the following command:

$ sudo snap install spotify


devops@devops-VirtualBox:~$ sudo snap install spotify
spotify from Spotify✓ installed

#4 Start Spotify

Type the following command to start Spotify application to watch multimedia file.

# spotify

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If you want to remove Spotify application, you still can use the snap package manager to remove it. Just type the following command:

$ sudo snap remove spotify


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