Install Linux Spotify Client 1.x (Stable) On Ubuntu Systems

Linux Spotify Client 1.x (Stable Release) for Linux Ubuntu. How to install Spotify Linux Client in Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 14.10 and Ubuntu 15.10. The Linux Spotify Client lets you stream music on Ubuntu Systems.

Linux Spotify 1.0.23


Known Linux specific issues in 1.0.23

  • Improper MPRIS support (there is support since 1.0.13, but limited functionality). [Linux] Spotify DBus MPRIS2 support not fully working
  • Sometimes crashes when streaming and playing local files (these very likely have more than one root cause) Linux Client crashing (segfault) on certain songs — Segfaults when playing local files
  • Improper package dependencies for installation outside Ubuntu LTS The return of the libssl trouble on Linux
  • Missing application menu
  • Missing tray icon
  • Minimize (to tray)

Install Linux Spotify Client 1.x (Stable Release)


To install a client from the stable repository follow the instructions on

echo deb stable non-free | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp:// --recv-keys BBEBDCB318AD50EC6865090613B00F1FD2C19886
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install spotify-client

Once installed, open the Linux Spotify Client for Ubuntu Dash or Terminal. You will have to login (create a new account or use existing one) to use Spotify.

If you wish to uninstall and remove the Spotify client, run the command given below:

sudo apt-get remove spotify-client

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