Spotify is a probably the best music streaming service by a long shot. You can use it on your android phone, in your web browser or on your Windows, Mac. It is also available for the Linux desktop (sort of).
Spotify For Linux
The official Spotify client is available but there are few issues that you must know before you install it.
How To Install Spotify In Ubuntu/Linux Mint Or Any Derivatives Distro
Still want to install it on your Ubuntu desktop or derivative, follow the steps below. And we'll update this article if there any news about the official client development or there is any alternative to Spotify for Linux.
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys BBEBDCB318AD50EC6865090613B00F1FD2C19886
2. Add the Spotify repository -
3. Update list of available packages -
sudo apt-get update
4. Install Spotify -
sudo apt-get install spotify-client
Third-Party Clients For Spotify
If the “unofficial” client won’t cut it for you, there are also a few third party clients out there you can choose from. Let's take a look at a few of them.
Mopidy plays music from local disk, Spotify, SoundCloud, Google Play Music, and more. You edit the playlist from any phone, tablet, or computer using a range of MPD and web clients.To install Mopidy enter the following commands.
Add the archive’s GPG key:
wget -q -O - https://apt.mopidy.com/mopidy.gpg | sudo apt-key add -
Add the APT repo to your package sources:
sudo wget -q -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mopidy.list https://apt.mopidy.com/jessie.list
Install Mopidy and all dependencies:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mopidy
Finally, you need to set a couple of config values, and then you’re ready to run Mopidy or run Mopidy as a service.
A new kind of music player that invites all your streams, downloads, cloud music storage, playlists, radio stations and friends to the same party. It's about time they all mingle. Follow the following to install Tomahawk.
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
If you intend to use Spotify on your Linux desktop, you can use the Linux desktop client, but then know that the bugs are many and the developers currently have no intentions of solving them. If you really wanna use Spotify on Linux, your best bet will be the web client or a third party client such as Tomahawk or Mopidy. Or you could use the Windows desktop client via emulation with WINE. Share your thoughts with us in the comments.