Spotify For Linux (How To Install Spotify In Linux)
Spotify For Linux
- According to Spotify’s own website, the Linux client is described as follows: “This version is unsupported”. So what has been happening is that the development of the Linux client was on the free time of some interested developers and so it has been on the goodwill of these developers to provide, support and update the Linux desktop client.
- The Spotify client for Linux is no longer in active development. Yup, and it hasn’t been for over a year now. A revelation was made in March 2016 that there has been no developers working on the Linux client for the 5 previous months.
- There is no plans to fix all the bugs that have been associated with the Linux client. Even though the app will be receiving updates, only some of the bugs are going to be tackled, and even if there is going to be a fix, there’s no knowing when it will be available.
- There is no one working on Linux specific features. So unless a feature added to other desktop clients (Mac and Ubuntu) happen to work on Linux, it will not be added. So the missing tray icon and lack of app menu are probably never coming.
- It is only available as a Debian package with no RPM version provide. So unless you’re using Debian, Ubuntu or any of their derivatives, you are out of luck. It may also be possible to convert the Debian package to RPM, but then again why all that hassle for an app that is not really under development.
How To Install Spotify In Ubuntu/Linux Mint Or Any Derivatives Distro
Third-Party Clients For Spotify
Add the archive’s GPG key:
For Ubuntu 16.04 users: Tomahawk 0.8.4 is in the official ubuntu sources. Or add the following untrusted PPA and then install it