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By Vicky Lewis

July 18, 2018

Spotify services as one of the popular streaming music players among all the music software; it is common to get the idea of installing this utility. However, sometimes not all computer operating systems will fix with the Spotify, let’s say, Linux, it has to do some other different things to install the Spotify on Linux. Want to know how I download Spotify on Linux? Keep reading, and I will also show you another useful way to get your Spotify music, here we go.



Part 1. How to Get Spotify Music?

#Solution 1: Download Spotify on Linux


Step 1. Install Desktop Client of Spotify

Before installing the Spotify in Linux, there is one thing needed to pay attention to – open the default terminal by pressing "Contrl" + "Alt" + "T" and use the following commands:

Sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://repository.spotify. scomtable non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list'

Install Desktop Clients of Spotify


Step 2. Add the Signing Key

After the last step is done, the repository will be added to the software sources list. And then add the following signing key.

Signing Key: BBEBDCB318AD50EC6865090613B00F1FD2C19886

Add the Signing Key


Step 3. Update and Install Spotify Client

Update and Install Spotify Client


*If still confused, there is a website available for reference: How to download Spotify on Linux.

Those steps are what you need to install the Spotify in Linux. When install, open it and search for it Unity Dash (in Ubuntu). Download whichever music you want on Spotify. And the following picture shows what Spotify looks like in Ubuntu 16.04. Just for a reference.

Spotify Shown on Linux


# Solution 2: Download Spotify Music by TuneFab Spotify Music Converter


Step 1. Free Download and Install TuneFab Spotify Music Converter

Click Try It Free button to download the utility on PC for free. After installation, open it to get into the main screen.

Main Interface Mac


Step 2. Paste the Music Link on Spotify to TuneFab program

#1 Open your Spotify on PC and then choose the Spotify playlist or just the songs you want to download. Tap the playlist and select "Share" > "Copy Playlist Link".

Copy Playlist Link on Spotify


#2 When copying the link, open TuneFab Spotify Music Converter, and click "Add Files" to paste the link to the blank search bar. Then tap "Add".

Drag and Drop Spotify Songs Mac


Step 3. Convert the Spotify Music to Other Format (MP3 as an example)

Tap "Options" on the top menu bar, and then click "Advanced" to choose the output format. There will be 4 audio formats available; here we select "MP3" as an example. After chosen, tap "Save" to get back.

Select Output Formats Mac


Step 4. Convert the Spotify Music to MP3 Format

Tap "Convert" and the songs will be converted to MP3 formats automatically. No need to click every song after another. When the conversion is done, check the "History" in case if there is any songs are missed.

Converting Spotify Music Mac


Step 5. Synchronize the Converted Music to Linux

When the conversion is done, open the default, and choose the music you want to synchronize to Linux. Maybe you would wonder if it is complicated because of different operating systems. The answer is NO.

Actually, it is quite easy to do the synchronization. It just needs a USB driver, and then transfer your converted Spotify music to Linux.


*Additional Information: What is TuneFab Spotify Music Converter?

TuneFab Spotify Music Converter helps you convert the music, albums, playlists on Spotify without less quality loss. Meanwhile, you are able to customize the profile settings and the audio parameters, etc.

*Tap TuneFab Spotify Music Converter to get free download now.


Part 2. Differences Between Linux and Windows/Mac

Linux is a family of free and open-source software operating systems built around the Linux Kernel. Commonly, it is known as Linux distribution for both desktop and server use and also other variety of devices.


Windows (Microsoft Windows) is a group of several graphical operating system families, all of which are developed, marketed, and sold by Microsoft. Windows is used on desktops, tablets, smartphones, and others.


Mac (Macintosh) is a family of personal computers designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple Inc. since January 1984. Mac is used on most desktop and it is not best suited for servers because of the high price.


Both ways show the detailed steps about how to download your Spotify music on Linux and on TuneFab Spotify Music Converter. If your computer operating system is not Linux, then I strongly recommend you to download the TuneFab Spotify Music Converter because of its easy operation and convenience. Don't hesitate to download the Spotify by these two ways after you read our article, you don't want to miss that.


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