How To Install Spotify on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Install Spotify on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Spotify on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Spotify is a great way to listen to music by streaming it on your phone, in your browser, or on your Linux desktop. 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 on a Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) server.

Install Spotify on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Step 2. Installing Spotify Stable on Ubuntu.

First, add the Spotify repository signing key to be able to verify downloaded packages:

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys BBEBDCB318AD50EC6865090613B00F1FD2C19886

Then add Spotify stable repository by running this command:

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

Next is simple. Update and install Spotify client:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install spotify-client

Once installed, next you can start Spotify by searching for it Unity Dash (in Ubuntu).

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Spotify. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Spotify on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS  (Xenial Xerus) system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Spotify website.

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