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Install Spotify on Ubuntu

by Pierre-Yves Landuré last modified Nov 07, 2015 11:09

Spotify is a audio streaming service. This how-to ease the installation of its GNU/Linux desktop client on Ubuntu.

This howto is tested on:

  • Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail
  • Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander


Install the software:

sudo bash -c "command echo '# Spotify repository.
deb stable non-free' \
    > '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list'
command apt-key adv --keyserver '' --recv-keys '94558F59'
command apt-get update
command apt-get install spotify-client"

Installation details

Add the software repository to apt configuration:

command echo '# Spotify repository.
deb stable non-free' \
    | sudo tee '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list'

Install the repository public key:

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver '' --recv-keys '94558F59'

Update the available packages list:

sudo apt-get update

Install the software:

sudo apt-get install spotify-client