How to install Spotify in Solus

Spotify is a very popular online music, video, and podcast streaming service with over a million songs in its database. Every music lover should at least give a try to see if it fits his/her needs. In this article I will show you steps on how to install Spotify in Solus Linux distro.

Install Spotify in Solus

Spotify can be installed in Solus by two methods i.e. command-line way via Terminal and GUI way by using Software Center.  Spotify is included in the Third-party category in the Software Center. However, I recommend to go by command-line way because the Software Center in Solus is buggy as of today. It is known to freeze at times and doesn’t respond leading to incomplete installation. Also you never know what’s going on in the background.

Command-line method:

Step 1: Launch ‘Terminal’ app.

Step 2: Copy & paste the following command and hit enter. You will have to enter your root password.

sudo eopkg bi --ignore-safety https://raw.githubusercontent.com/solus-project/3rd-party/master/multimedia/music/spotify/pspec.xml

Step 3: Pay attention to the Terminal and type ‘yes’ when needed.

Step 4: Finally install Spotify. Type ‘yes’ when prompted.

sudo eopkg it spotify*.eopkg

Step 5: After installation is complete, check if you can see launch it from the programs. If it’s not there, log out and login again. If everything is good, you can cleanup the installation package. Note that cleaning up eopkg doesn’t mean uninstallation, but it’s like deleting the downloaded installer. Run this command:

sudo rm spotify*.eopkg

That’s it.

GUI method:

Step 1: Launch ‘Software Center’.

Step 2: Click on ‘Third-Party Software’ tab.

Install Spotify in Solus
Install Spotify in Solus

Step 3: Look for ‘Spotify’ and install it.

Uninstall Spotify in Solus

To uninstall Spotify, simply run the following command in Terminal:

sudo eopkg remove spotify

That’s it!

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