How to install Spotify on Ubuntu 16

How to install Spotify on Ubuntu 16


Spotify is probably the best alternative for Itunes on Ubuntu, millions of songs to enjoy on it can be installed on Ubuntu as well.

Step 1: Install Repository for Spotify
root@ubuntu:~# sudo apt-key adv –keyserver hkp:// –recv-keys D2C19886

Executing: /tmp/tmp.cA23EYe4wQ/ –keyserver hkp:// –recv-keys D2C19886
gpg: requesting key D2C19886 from hkp server
gpg: key D2C19886: public key “Spotify Public Repository Signing Key <>” imported
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg: imported: 1 (RSA: 1)
root@ubuntu:~# echo deb stable non-free | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list
deb stable non-free
root@ubuntu:~# sudo apt-get update
Ign:1 stable InRelease
Hit:2 stable Release
Hit:4 xenial-security InRelease
Get:5 xenial InRelease [247 kB]
Get:6 stable InRelease [3,302 B]
Get:7 stable/non-free amd64 Packages [1,595 B]
Get:8 stable/non-free i386 Packages [1,133 B]
Hit:9 xenial-updates InRelease
Hit:10 xenial-backports InRelease
Get:11 xenial/main amd64 Packages [1,436 kB]
Get:12 xenial/main i386 Packages [1,432 kB]
Get:13 xenial/main amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [659 kB]
Get:14 xenial/main DEP-11 64×64 Icons [414 kB]
Get:15 xenial/universe amd64 Packages [7,238 kB]

Step 2: Install Spotify package

root@ubuntu:~# sudo apt-get install spotify-client
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
Suggested packages:
Recommended packages:
libavcodec54 | libavcodec-extra-54 libavformat54
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 293 not upgraded.
Need to get 76.8 MB of archives.
After this operation, 188 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 stable/non-free amd64 spotify-client amd64 1: [76.8 MB]
Fetched 76.8 MB in 1min 5s (1,179 kB/s)
Selecting previously unselected package spotify-client.
(Reading database … 177118 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack …/spotify-client_1%3a1.0.25.127.g58007b4c-22_amd64.deb …
Unpacking spotify-client (1: …
Setting up spotify-client (1: …

Step 3: Start Spotify on Ubuntu

In terminal and type: spotify



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