In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Spotify on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Spotify is a digital music streaming service that gives you instant access to millions of songs, from old classics to the latest hits. 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 the step-by-step installation of Spotify on a Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa) server.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
non-root sudo useror 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 Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal.
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
Step 2. Installing Spotify on Ubuntu 20.04.
- Method 1. Install Spotify using the Snap package manager √
Run the following command to install the Spotify application:
sudo snap install spotify
- Method 2. Install Spotify using the official repository √
First, import the repository’s GPG key:
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys 4773BD5E130D1D45
Next, add the Spotify APT repository to your system:
echo "deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list
Then, update apt sources and install Spotify:
sudo apt update sudo apt install spotify-client
Step 3. Accessing Spotify on Ubuntu Linux.
Once installed, next you can start Spotify by searching for it in Unity Dash (in Ubuntu).
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Spotify. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Spotify on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Spotify website.