This tutorial intends to show you how to Install Spotify on the Linux Command Line. As you must know, Spotify is a great and popular music streaming platform. It can be also installed on Linux distros by using the Snap. In Debian-based distros, Spotify can be installed with a Deb package too. Also, you can use Spotify for free with ads or you can purchase an account to access all the features.
Now you can follow the steps below to start your Spotify installation from the Linux terminal and start using it.
Steps To Install Spotify on Linux from the Command Line
To complete this guide, you must have access to your server as a non-root user with sudo privileges and follow the steps below. You can visit the Orcacore website and check for the Linux initial server setup guides.
Step 1 – Install Snapd Package on Linux
By using the snpad package, you can easily install Spotify on Linux distros. Let’s see how to install Snapd on Linux distros.
Snapd installation on Ubuntu / Debian
You can run the system update and use the command below to install the snapd package on Debian-based distros:
# sudo apt update # sudo apt install snapd
Snapd installation on AlmaLinux / Rocky Linux / RHEL
On RHEL-based distros like Rocky Linux and AlmaLinux, you can use the following commands to install Snapd:
# sudo dnf update -y # sudo dnf install epel-release -y # sudo dnf install snapd -y # sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap # sudo systemctl enable --now snapd.socket
Step 2 – Find Spotify Package with Snap in Linux
At this point, you can search for the Spotify package through the snapd package with the command below:
sudo snap find spotify
In your output, you will see:
Output Name Version Publisher Notes Summary spotify 126.96.36.1991.ga588f749 spotify✓ - Music for everyone spotify-qt v3.10 kraxarn - Lightweight Spotify client using Qt spt-temp v0.15.0-7-g3501ca9 spotify-tui - Spotify TUI music-radar 0+git.4e4b5aa keshavnrj✪ - Music Recognition app for Linux Desktop olivia 1.2 keshavnrj✪ - Elegant Clou
Step 3 – Spotify Installation via Linux Command Line Terminal
When you have found your package, you can easily use the following snap command to install Spotify:
sudo snap install spotify
When it is completed, you will get the following output:
Output spotify 188.8.131.521.ga588f749 from Spotify✓ installed
Step 4 – Run Spotify in the Linux Command Line Terminal
At this point, you can easily search for Spotify from your Linux desktop and run it. Or you can simply run it from the Linux command line:
To sign in automatically to your Spotify account, you can use the following commands:
# spotify --username [email protected] # spotify --username [email protected] --password 'yourpassword'
You can start the Spotify client with the given URI when initialized or with the specified URL:
# spotify--uri=<uri> # spotify--url=<url>
Step 5 – Update Spotify on the Linux Terminal
All the snap packages are updated automatically. But you can also use the command below to update the Spotify package:
sudo snap refresh spotify
Step 6 – Uninstall the Spotify App on Linux
If you no longer want to use Spotify, you can easily remove it from the terminal with the following command:
sudo snap remove spotify
This will remove all the data and the common data directory.
Output spotify removed
Step 7 – Install Spotify with Deb Package on Debian / Ubuntu
If you are a Debian or Ubuntu LTS user, you can use the Deb package to install Spotify. To do this, you need to add the Spotify repository on Ubuntu / Debian with the commands below:
# curl -sS https://download.spotify.com/debian/pubkey_7A3A762FAFD4A51F.gpg | sudo gpg --dearmor --yes -o /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/spotify.gpg # echo "deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list
Then, run the system update and install the Spotify client with the following commands:
# sudo apt update # sudo apt install spotify-client
Next, you can run it from your Linux desktop.
If you plan to remove the package, you can use the command below:
sudo apt remove spotify-client
At this point, you have learned to Install the popular music streaming app called Spotify on Linux from the Command Line terminal by using the snapd package. Also, in Debian-based distros, you can use the Deb package to install Spotify. Then, you can easily run and start using Spotify for free or upgrade it by purchasing an account.
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