How To Install Spotify on Debian 10

Install Spotify on Debian 10

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Spotify on Debian 10. For those of you who didn’t know, Spotify is the most popular music streaming service with millions of free as well as paid users around the globe using it. You can stream everything, upgrade and sync tracks and playlists offline, or purchase individual tracks to keep forever.

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 through the step-by-step installation of Spotify music streaming service on a Debian 10 (Buster).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 10 (Buster).
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Spotify on Debian 10 Buster

Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update
sudo apt dirmngr libcanberra-gtk-module

Step 2. Installing Spotify on Debian 10.

  • Install Spotify from the official repository.

Now run the following command to add the Spotify repository to your system:

echo deb stable non-free | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list
apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys 4773BD5E130D1D45

Then, update apt sources and install Spotify:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install spotify-client
  • Install Spotify from the Snap package.

Run the following command to install the Snap package manager:

sudo apt install snapd
sudo snap install core

To install Spotify, simply use the following command:

sudo snap install spotify

Step 3. Accessing Spotify on Debian Linux.

Once successfully installed, start the Spotify application from your GUI desktop menu or by executing the below command from a terminal:


Install Spotify on Debian 10 Buster

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Spotify. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of the Spotify music streaming service on the Debian system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Spotify 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, 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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