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How To Install Spicetify on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Install Spicetify on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Spicetify on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. Spicetify is an open-source project that enables users to customize the Spotify client, offering a wide range of themes, extensions, and custom apps. By leveraging Spicetify, you can tailor your Spotify experience to your preferences, enhancing both the visual and functional aspects of the application.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Spicetify on Ubuntu Linux. You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • Basic knowledge of the Linux command-line interface (CLI). This guide assumes you’re comfortable with executing commands in a terminal.
  • An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for Spicetify.
  • A user account with root or sudo privileges to execute administrative commands.

Install Spicetify on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Step 1. Before installing new software, it’s a good practice to update your package list to ensure you’re getting the latest versions of software and dependencies:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing Spicetify on Ubuntu 22.04.

Open your terminal and enter the following command to download and install Spicetify:

curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/spicetify/spicetify-cli/master/install.sh | sh

This command fetches the installation script and executes it, installing Spicetify in your home directory.

Step 3. Configuring Spotify Permissions.

Before applying Spicetify, you need to ensure that you have the necessary permissions to modify Spotify’s files. The method for adjusting permissions varies depending on how Spotify was installed.

  • For a Flatpak Installation

If Spotify was installed via Flatpak, adjust permissions with:

sudo chmod a+wr -R /var/lib/flatpak/app/com.spotify.Client/x86_64/stable/active/files/extra/share/spotify/Apps
  • For a Snap Installation

Snap installations are immutable. You’ll need to uninstall the Snap version and install Spotify using apt or another method that allows file modifications.

  • For a Traditional Installation

Grant write permissions to the Spotify installation directory:

sudo chmod a+wr /usr/share/spotify
sudo chmod a+wr /usr/share/spotify/Apps -R

This step is crucial for allowing Spicetify to modify Spotify’s files for customization.

Step 4. Applying Spicetify.

With Spicetify installed and the necessary permissions set, you can now apply Spicetify to your Spotify client.

Backup Spotify Data: Before making any changes, create a backup of Spotify’s current state:

spicetify backup

Apply Spicetify: Apply the default Spicetify theme and settings:

spicetify apply

Step 5. Customizing Spotify.

To install themes, move the downloaded theme to ~/.config/spicetify/Themes and apply it:

spicetify config current_theme THEME_NAME
spicetify apply

Similar to themes, you can enhance Spotify’s functionality by adding extensions and custom apps. After placing the extension or app files in the appropriate directory (~/.config/spicetify/Extensions or ~/.config/spicetify/CustomApps), register them with Spicetify, and apply the changes.

Step 6. Accessing Spicetify on Ubuntu.

Once installing Spicetify and Spicetify’s Marketplace, you can use it to customize your Spotify client using all the available extensions and themes found in the Marketplace.

Install Spicetify on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Spicetify. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Spicetify customizing the Spotify client on the Ubuntu system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Spicetify website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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