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Spotify is considered the king of digital music streaming service that offers millions of songs.  There are 4 steps to install Spotify client in Debian-based Linux.

Tested in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Enjoy!

1.Add Spotify’s repository signing key to verify downloaded packages
sudo apt-key adv –keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 –recv-keys BBEBDCB318AD50EC6865090613B00F1FD2C19886

2. Add Spotify repository
echo deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list

3. Check and update latest version
sudo apt-get update

4. Install the Spotify client
sudo apt-get install spotify-client

Run “spotify” in the command-line or find from the Applications

tux@freelinux:~$ sudo apt-key adv –keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 –recv-keys BBEBDCB318AD50EC6865090613B00F1FD2C19886
Swipe your finger across the fingerprint reader
Executing: /tmp/tmp.4ToCaqi4Sq/gpg.1.sh –keyserver
gpg: requesting key D2C19886 from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com
gpg: key D2C19886: public key “Spotify Public Repository Signing Key <operations@spotify.com>” imported
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg: imported: 1 (RSA: 1)

tux@freelinux:~$ echo deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list
Swipe your finger across the fingerprint reader
deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free

tux@freelinux:~$ sudo apt-get update
Hit:1 http://sg.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease
Get:2 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease [102 kB]
Get:3 http://sg.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease [102 kB]
Hit:4 http://ppa.launchpad.net/fingerprint/fingerprint-gui/ubuntu xenial InRelease
Hit:5 http://ppa.launchpad.net/fingerprint/fprint/ubuntu xenial InRelease
Get:6 http://repository.spotify.com stable InRelease [3,302 B]
Get:7 http://sg.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease [102 kB]
Hit:8 http://ppa.launchpad.net/gns3/ppa/ubuntu xenial InRelease
Hit:9 http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/sublime-text-3/ubuntu xenial InRelease
Get:10 http://repository.spotify.com stable/non-free amd64 Packages [1,592 B]
Get:11 http://repository.spotify.com stable/non-free i386 Packages [1,136 B]
Ign:12 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease
Hit:13 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable Release
Fetched 313 kB in 10s (29.5 kB/s)
Reading package lists… Done

tux@freelinux:~$ sudo apt-get install spotify-client
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
kde-l10n-engb ubuntu-core-launcher
Use ‘sudo apt autoremove’ to remove them.
Recommended packages:
libavcodec54 | libavcodec-extra-54 libavformat54
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 71.7 MB of archives.
After this operation, 166 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 http://repository.spotify.com stable/non-free amd64 spotify-client amd64 1: [71.7 MB]
Fetched 71.7 MB in 2min 4s (577 kB/s)
Selecting previously unselected package spotify-client.
(Reading database … 226829 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack …/spotify-client_1%3a1.0.44.100.ga60c0ce1-89_amd64.deb …
Unpacking spotify-client (1: …
Setting up spotify-client (1: …



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