Unlike Windows or Mac users, it is not an easy job for Linux users to get Spotify on Linux system. With millions of music library, Spotify free, as well as Premium, may come up with a question: is it possible to get Spotify for Linux to enjoy music? And that's why we write this post here for you.
In this article, we would like to walk you through with 3 methods to download Spotify for Linux, covering all the distribution of Linux, Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Debian. Now let's see what are they.
Method 1. Install Spotify by Using Snap in Ubuntu
If your distribution is Ubuntu, you can use the newly-released package by Spotify, the Snap for installing Spotify on Linux. Actions will be different on different versions of ubuntu.
For Users who running Ubuntu 16.04 and 18.04:
Just go to Ubuntu Software Center, pick up the Spotify app and then install the Spotify snap package on your Linux system.
For Users who running Linux with no Snap:
Step 1. Install the Snap with the command line "sudo apt-get install snapd".
Step 2. After Snap has successfully installed, install Spotify snap package with the command line "sudo snap install spotify".
After Spotify has been successfully installed, you will see the Spotify on the application menu. Run it and log in to the account that you have used previously, then you can enjoy Spotify on Linux system.
If your Linux system is a different distribution of Linux, like Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Debian, then you can use the second method to install Spotify for Linux. Keep reading.
Method 2. Use Deb Package to Install Spotify in Ubuntu/Linux Mint/Debian
To use Deb package for installing Spotify for Linux on the Ubuntu/Linux Mint/Debian distribution, you need to run the Terminal first.
Step 1. Press "Ctrl + Alt + T" to open the terminal app.
Step 2. On the terminal, enter the command line below.
curl -sS https://download.spotify.com/debian/pubkey.gpg | sudo apt-key add –
echo"deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list
Step 3. After configuring your Debian repository, now you can install Spotify client with the Command line below.
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install spotify-client
However, you may have found out that there are ads playing when enjoying Spotify on Linux. And what's worse, it doesn't allow you to download Spotify for playing on Linux for the files are DRM protected. So how to block ads on Spotify for Linux? And how to download Spotify Music for Linux? We are going to teach you the third method, syncing music from Windows/Mac to Linux for enjoying. Keep reading.
Method 3. Sync Music from Windows/Mac to Linux for Enjoy
To sync music from Windows or Mac to Linux, you need to fully download the music from Spotify on your Windows or Mac. However, neither Spotify Free nor Spotify Premium can make it possible to download Spotify music and save as commonly-used formats, like MP3. Hence in order to help you manage to download Spotify Music, please get a Spotify Music Converter in the first place.
TuneFab Spotify Music Converter: Best Spotify Music Downloader
TuneFab Spotify Music Converter is developed for downloading and converting Spotify Music to the standard audio formats, like MP3, FLAC, WAV and more. Besides, it allows you to customize the music parameter, like bitrate(reach up to 320 kbps) and sample rate with high music quality. What's more, it allows you to convert the music with 5X conversion speed. Lots of features are available if you try it.
Step 1. Download and Run TuneFab Spotify Music Converter
Click on the button to download and install TuneFab Spotify Music Converter on your Windows or Mac. When it is over, run TuneFab Spotify Music Converter, and you will see the main interface of it.
Step 2. Add Spotify Music to Converter
Choose "Add Files" to enter the music input mode. Use drag and drop method or copy the URL link and paste it onto the search bar for adding Spotify music to the Spotify Music Converter.
Step 3. Choose Music Format for Converted Music
When successfully added music to the converter, now you can choose the output settings. Hit "Options" and then you can choose the music format from MP3, M4A, WAV and more. Besides, you can set the music parameter, adjust the conversion speed as in the meantime.
Step 4. Convert Spotify Music to MP3
Now, hit "Convert" to download Spotify Music to MP3. After waiting for several minutes, then you can enjoy ad-free Spotify Music on your Windows or Mac. Since Linux doesn't support the MP3 music format, you'd better convert MP3 format to OGG format then you can enjoy ads-free Spotify Music on Linux.
Up till now, you have got 3 methods to get Spotify for Linux. You can pick up the one that you think it easy to operate to enjoy Spotify Music. As far as I am concerned, the last method is fully compatible on Linux mint, Ubuntu and Debian, which is easy to operate. If you have any problem with the methods above, leave any comments or contact us. Share it with your friends if you think it helpful to your friends. See you later.