Spotify Ubuntu

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Spotify is peer-to-peer music streaming service that gives registered user access to millions of songs from major and independent record labels such us Sony, EMI, Warner Music Group, and Universal which free to listen. Spotify is support Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, iOS (iPod/iPhone), Android, BlackBerry and now it comes to Linux.

We can install Spotify trough a two way, download the following source (*.deb) other way install spotify

Commands: sudo apt-get install wine // visit us at: http://www.ubuntugeeks.se.

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trough official repository.
Download Spotify for Ubuntu (*.deb)
Spotify for Linux for now only available in debian package, download spotify client for linux/ubuntu trough following link, then install spotify manualy using command 'dpkg -i' in terminal.
Spotify ubuntu full screenInstallSpotify in Ubuntu trough Repository
Besides of using the way above, you can also install spotify via official spotify repository, do as follows

Spotify Ubuntu

  • sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
  • deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free

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Ubuntubefore updating repository, add following public-key to your system then spotify is ready to install.
  • sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 4E9CFF4E
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install spotify-client-qt
Spotify on a Unity Dash
Unfortunately spotify service is limited to my country, I just tried up to login page only.
Spotifiy-Client in Ubuntu

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Have you tried this, is it running smoothly ?, please give us a feedback.

Spotify good or bad?
Well I just download and installed it under Ubuntu 8.10 using Wine and it works like a charm.
Spotify I see it as a Pandora mixed in with Last.FM, or a new age Napster.
Here is how:
Install Wine(windows emulator)
# apt-get install wine
Configure, check audio
# winecfg
In the DirectSound frame at the bottom enter the following for best sound.
Hardware Acceleration: Emulation
Default Sample Rate: 44100
Default Bits Per Sample: 16
Driver Emulation: unchecked

Install and Run
# wine “Spotify Installer.exe”
Start it
# wine “C:Program FilesSpotifyspotify.exe”
Although there is still no Linux native version, people are requesting it help out by also requesting it here
Good things about it:

  • Impressive speed, no need to wait to download.
  • Can find and listen entire albums, create and save your own playlists.
  • Nice GUI interface, easy and simple to use. Does have a Advertiment on the left side.
  • Free Music, any music

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I find few bad things about it:

  • You can only listen stream, the files download to your PC are not readable, no .mp3 are in the cache directory!The work around is to use something like audacity to record a loopback of your audio, but In my opinion is to much work beacuase you would have to stop in each song,save it,name it, plus the lost of quality.
  • Advertisment, yes they do have AUDIO advertisement between songs. It can be anoying.
  • spotify protocol got Hacked and all passwords got stolen check it out here
Spotify ubuntu install


Share and Find playlists here and hereFree Inviations and more information here
FAQ about installation here