How To Install Spotify on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS / 17.10 & Ubuntu 16.04

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Spotify is a popular choice when it comes to listening music, and podcasts. Its basic features are free with advertisements, while additional features, such as streaming quality, and music downloads, are offered via paid subscription.

Though you can access Spotify over a web browser, you can still go for installing the desktop client of Spotify on Ubuntu. The Desktop client provides you some additional features such as listening to local music files and download music for offline listening.

In this tutorial, we will go through steps to install Spotify on Ubuntu 18.04 / 17.10 & Ubuntu 16.04.

Install Spotify on Ubuntu 18.04 / 17.10 & Ubuntu 16.04.

You can install Spotify on Ubuntu using Ubuntu Software center or Snap or from official Spotify repository.

Method 1: Install Spotify on Ubuntu using Ubuntu Software Center (Ubuntu 18.04 / 17.10 – Only)

You would need Ubuntu One account to install or remove snaps using Ubuntu Software Center in Ubuntu 16.04.

Open up the Ubuntu Software Center from the left pane and search for Spotify and then click Install button to start the installation of Spotify.

Install Spotify on Ubuntu 18.04 - Install Spotify using Ubuntu Software
Install Spotify on Ubuntu 18.04 – Install Spotify using Ubuntu Software

You would need to enter your password to install Spotify.

Install Spotify on Ubuntu 18.04 - Authentication
Install Spotify on Ubuntu 18.04 – Authentication

Once the installation is complete, click Launch button to start Spotify application.

Install Spotify on Ubuntu 18.04 - Launch Spotify
Install Spotify on Ubuntu 18.04 – Launch Spotify

Method 2: Install Spotify on Ubuntu using Snap

You can also install Spotify application using the Snap command. Ensure your system has Snap installed. Snap is a command line equivalent of Ubuntu Software.

sudo snap install spotify

The installation may take few minutes to complete. Verify the Spotify installation using the below command.

sudo snap list spotify

Output:

Name     Version                  Rev  Tracking  Developer  Notes
spotify  1.0.77.338.g758ebd78-41  13   stable    spotify    -

Method 3: Install Spotify using Official Repository

Open a terminal ( Ctrl + Alt + T )  and add the Spotify repository signing keys to your system to verify downloaded packages.

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys 0DF731E45CE24F27EEEB1450EFDC8610341D9410

Next, add the Spotify repository using the below command.

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

Update the repository index using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

Install Spotify desktop client using the apt command.

sudo apt-get install spotify-client

Access Spotify

You can start Spotify from the command line by running the following command.

spotify

OR

Ubuntu 18.04 / 17.10: Activities >> Search for Spotify.

Install Spotify on Ubuntu 18.04 - Spotify Running on Ubuntu 18.04
Install Spotify on Ubuntu 18.04 – Spotify Running on Ubuntu 18.04

Ubuntu 16.04: Dash >> Search for Spotify.

Install Spotify on Ubuntu 16.04 - Start Spotify on Ubuntu 16.04
Install Spotify on Ubuntu 16.04 – Start Spotify on Ubuntu 16.04

Screenshot of Spotify running on Ubuntu 18.04:

Install Spotify on Ubuntu 18.04 - Start Spotify in Ubuntu 18.04
Install Spotify on Ubuntu 18.04 – Start Spotify in Ubuntu 18.04

Screenshot of Spotify running on Ubuntu 16.04:

Install Spotify on Ubuntu 16.04 - Spotify Running on Ubuntu 16.04
Install Spotify on Ubuntu 16.04 – Spotify Running on Ubuntu 16.04

That’s All. You have successfully installed Spotify on Ubuntu 18.04 / 17.10 & Ubuntu 16.04.

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