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While Spotify has no supported release for Linux as such, there is, hidden away a little bit, a nice little “Preview” release that runs reasonably well, even if it is not the most native of applications.

This is a preview build of Spotify for Linux. As a preview release this version is still unsupported, but we’re running it ourselves and will try to make sure it keeps pace with its Mac and Windows siblings.

Install from Ubuntu Store (18.04 LTS / 20.04 LTS and above)

Install on Ubuntu Store

Install with Snap (14.04 LTS and above)

The following two lines will install the Spotify snap. Once installed, you’ll get updates to the Spotify client as and when the developers upload it to the store. You should copy and paste this code into your Terminal and execute it.

sudo apt install snapd
snap install spotify

Install Desktop Edition (any version)

curl -sS | sudo apt-key add - 
echo "deb stable non-free" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list
sudo apt update
sudo apt install spotify-client

You can get support for this build of Spotify on their community support site.