Listen to Music on Spotify Linux Whenever You Want

The availability of different operating systems has made the Spotify team to develop an app for every operating systems. Spotify has app for Windows, Mac, Android, iOS and of course Linux.

Linux is an operating system that enables computer applications and the user to be able to perform desired functions. It is very similar to other operating systems, such as Windows and Mac OS. Just like these other operating systems, Linux operating systems can be found on desktop computers and laptops as well.

Now, we know that different people want different things and the Spotify team developed individual apps to suit the users and support all the operating systems. The Spotify app for Linux shares similar features with the Windows and Mac OS desktop applications. Users already familiar with Spotify for Windows or Mac OS don't need to learn how to use Spotify for Linux because the steps and procedures are almost the same.

Linux users also want to enjoy music while working on their computer just like everyone else. With Spotify available on Linux, they can also get the most out of the Spotify music app. If you have Linux operating system and wish to install Spotify on your computer, follow the simple instructions step by step below.

Now, there are two ways to install Spotify on your Linux operating system. It can be installed through the terminal and it can also be installed through the software centre.

Part 1.Install Spotify Client in Linux Using the Command Line Terminal


Add Spotify repository in your software sources by searching for software sources and clicking on additional repository.

Listen to music on Spotify Linux whenever you want-Install Spotify Client


Open the command line terminal by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T or search from dash by pressing Meta/Super/Windows button and type terminal.

Listen to music on Spotify Linux whenever you want-Open the command line terminal


Verify the Spotify package by adding the repository key. In your terminal, type "sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp:// --recv-keys D2C19886" (without the quotes) and hit enter. Enter your password and hit enter again.

Listen to music on Spotify Linux whenever you want-Verify the Spotify package

The repository key is now added.


Run the system update by typing this command "sudo apt-get update" (without the quotes) and hit enter. Wait for the update to complete.

Listen to music on Spotify Linux whenever you want-run the system update

The system is now updated.


Install Spotify client by typing "sudo apt-get install spotify-client" in your terminal (without the quotes) and hit enter to download spotify app for Linux.

Listen to music on Spotify Linux whenever you want-Install Spotify client


Now, you will be asked if you want to continue. Press Y on your keyboard and hit enter to continue. Now, wait till the download and installation is completed.

Listen to music on Spotify Linux whenever you want-Press Y

You have now successfully installed Spotify music app on your Linux computer using the command line terminal. To check it, run the Spotify app; simply search for Spotify and you will see that it is available on your Linux computer.

Listen to music on Spotify Linux whenever you want-run the Spotify app on your linux

Part 2.How to Install Spotify without Command Line Terminal

Linux allows users to be able to do what they want to do either through command line terminal or through the Graphical User Interface (GUI). For those who are not geeky or those who are not familiar with the Linux commands can use Graphical User Interface (GUI) to do what they want to do and achieve the same result as users who use the command line terminal.

Installing Spotify through the Graphical User Interface (GUI) is easier because users don’t have to play with codes in the command line terminal. To install Spotify using the Graphical User Interface (GUI) simply follow the steps listed below.


From your Home screen, open up your browser (Firefox).

Listen to music on Spotify Linux whenever you want-Install Spotify without Command Line Terminal-open browser


Open the Spotify website by going to the address bar and typing Now, hit enter and wait for the page to load.

Listen to music on Spotify Linux whenever you want-Install Spotify without Command Line Terminal-enter spotify website


In the Spotify website, click on "Get Spotify for free". You need to have an account on Spotify to be able to use Spotify. If you don’t have an account on Spotify, just click on register at the top right hand side of the browser and get yourself an account for free.

Listen to music on Spotify Linux whenever you want-Install Spotify without Command Line Terminal-get spotify for free


The next page will tell you that it does not support your operating system (Linux) but don’t worry. Just download the windows application of Spotify to your download folder by clicking on the "Windows" link as shown below.

Listen to music on Spotify Linux whenever you want-Install Spotify without Command Line Terminal-click windows option


After downloading Spotify for Windows, close or minimize Firefox and locate the Spotify installer in your download files or the folder you downloaded the installer to. Right click on the installer and select "open with wine windows program loader" from the drop down.

Listen to music on Spotify Linux whenever you want-Install Spotify without Command Line Terminal-open

Wait for Spotify to download and install. Once the installation is completed, two new icons will appear on your desktop: "Spotify.lnk" and "Spotify". You can go ahead and delete "Spotify.lnk" because it is not important. Run the Spotify app and log in to your account to start using it.

Spotify for Linux is exactly the same with that of Windows and Mac and works the same way. You can play music, create playlists and organize playlists the same way it is done on Windows and Mac desktop application.

Part 3.How to Uninstall in Linux

Uninstalling Spotify on Linux is very easy and fast. It is even easier and faster than uninstalling it on Windows and Mac OS.

There are different ways to uninstall Spotify on Linux. All the methods are fast and work perfectly.

Method 1


Go to your Home screen and select View.


. Select Show Hidden Files.


Find and delete the .wine folder.

Method 2

Open up your terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T), type the code below and then delete the folder.

"rm -rf ~/.wine" (without the quotes).

Method 3

Open up your terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T), type the code below and hit enter.

"rm -rf ~/.wine" (without the quotes).

"rm -f -R ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Spotify" (without the quotes).

Apply any of the methods mentioned above to completely delete or uninstall the Spotify app from your Linux operating system.

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