How to install Spotify in Linux Mint, Ubuntu, and elementary OS

Spotify is an immensely popular music streaming service used world-wide and across a plethora of devices. It comes with free, as well as a paid subscription. When it comes to the music library, Spotify has it all with over a million songs, and ready-made playlists to suit your mood.

You can listen to music from the web interface via your favorite browser. Overall, a dedicated app is a pleasant experience.

In this article, we shall show you how to install the Spotify app in Debian-based Linux distros like Ubuntu, Linux Mint, and elementary OS so that you can launch and control it quickly.

Install Spotify on Linux Mint and Ubuntu

STEP 1: Launch ‘Terminal’ and copy-paste the following command and hit enter. This command adds the Spotify repository signing key to be able to verify downloaded packages.

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp:// --recv-keys BBEBDCB318AD50EC6865090613B00F1FD2C19886

STEP 2: This command adds the Spotify repository.

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

STEP 3: Now, we shall update the packages.

sudo apt-get update

STEP 4: Finally, it’s time to install Spotify

sudo apt-get install spotify-client

That’s it. You can now launch the app from the ‘Applications’/ ‘Menu.’

Install Spotify on elementary OS

The installation method is going to be different for Juno. Please see the next section.

On elementary OS “Loki”

The above method should work right away in elementary OS Freya and below. But if you are running Loki, then you need to first enable PPA before installing Spotify. Here is the full set of commands which you have to use in the ‘Terminal.’

Launch terminal and enter the following commands one at a time.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt install software-properties-common
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp:// --recv-keys BBEBDCB318AD50EC6865090613B00F1FD2C19886
echo deb stable non-free | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install spotify-client
Spotify should be installed.

On elementary OS “Juno”

In the case of elementary OS Juno, the best method of installing Spotify is by using the snap store. We will begin with enabling snap on your Juno and then install the Spotify snap.
Step 1) Launch Terminal.
Step 2) Enter the following command to install a snap.
sudo apt install snapd
Step 3) Enter the Spotify using the below command:
sudo snap install spotify

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  1. This worked when the one from Spotify themselves did not. I am a new user for Ubuntu and I want to thank you SO MUCH!!!

    • Hey, I just installed it. Google Spotify ubuntu. On the official Spotify page, try the deb package example. It works. The only issue here is, the post is outdated and so are the keys for the apt-key command. Nothing else.


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