Install Spotify Client In Ubuntu, Linux Mint

Spotify is a commercial music streaming service which is currently available in Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Windows Phone, S60 (Symbian), webOS, Samsung Smart TV, Squeezebox, Boxee, Sonos, WD TV, Roku, MeeGo, Telia Digital-tv, and TiVo. Spotify offers you a great way to listen and find your favorite music. It is written in C++ (With some third-party libraries) and is available in over 50 languages.

First spotify users get a free membership for about six months that allows them to listen to an unlimited amount of music supported by visual and radio-style advertising. Then, after this six-month free trial period Spotify has a listening limit of 10 hours per month, divided into 2.5 hour weekly portions (unused hours carry over).


The Spotify application was developed in 2006, in Stockholm, Sweden and was launched for public access on 7 October 2008.

Installation In Linux:

Add Repository:

$ sudo apt-add-repository -y "deb stable non-free"

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Add Key:

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

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Update the source lists:

$ sudo apt-get update -qq

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Now it is time to install the spotify client.

$ sudo apt-get install spotify-client

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After  typing y the download  of the spotify client will start and it will be installed. When the installation is finished you can launch the spotify app and login with your facebook account or spotify account.

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