How to Install Spotify on Linux

This article shows how to install Spotify on Linux and its features.

Spotify was created in Sweden for commercial music streaming, podcast and video service that provides digital rights management-protected content from record labels and media companies. Spotify is available in most of the Americas, Western Europe, and Oceania. Music can be browsed or searched by artist, album, genre, playlist, or record label.

Spotify is helping to make universal, instant accessibility to all music possible, whether you’re on your mobile device or desktop computer.

You can start playing Spotify tracks almost straightaway as if you were playing a CD — even though the music’s coming from the Internet. Spotify’s technical boffins have worked hard to make the listening process immediate.

At the center of the Spotify universe is the playlist, which is like the mixtape of old, letting you create a group of your favorite tracks dedicated to a certain theme, era, genre, artist, or whatever you want. On Spotify, you’re encouraged to turn albums into playlists so that you can listen to tracks as the artist originally intended.

Spotify on Linux

Features

Here are listed some features of Spotify:

Catalogue

Users could search for artists, albums, titles, labels and genres, and access tracks from many major and independent labels.

Playlists

Users can create and share playlists or edit them together with other users.

Last.fm integration

While Spotify does not automatically create preference-based playlists, it does integrate with Last.fm. This integration allows Spotify users to send songs from Spotify to their Last.fm account.

Radio

Spotify includes a Radio feature for Spotify Free and Premium accounts. Radio creates a random playlist of songs chosen based on specified genres and decades. An Artist Radio feature creates a random playlist of songs by artists related to a selected artist.

Social media integration

Spotify allows users to integrate their account with existing Facebook and Twitter accounts.

How To Install

Follow the steps below to install Spotify on your Linux machine (Ubuntu/Mint).

Firstly, add the Spotify repository signing key to be able to verify downloaded packages.

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys BBEBDCB318AD50EC6865090613B00F1FD2C19886

After you finished the first step, you need to add the Spotify repository.

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

Then update the list of available packages.

sudo apt-get update

Now, run the following command in Terminal to install Spotify.

sudo apt-get install spotify-client