Install Spotify using Snap on Ubuntu/Debian and Fedora

Spotify for Linux hasn't seen active development since 2016, leaving users with the choice of using the outdated desktop client, or the web version. This Christmas, Spotify is back on Linux with a new look. The app now comes as a snap which runs perfectly on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Fedora, Open Suse, and Manjaro.

The latest update has a great sound quality, responsive interface, and all the mainstream features of Spotify. It also offers the ability to control playback using the special function buttons at the top of the keyboard.

In this article, we'll be installing the latest Spotify app on Ubuntu 16.04, Debian 9, and Fedora 27 via Snap and previously we have covered fedora 26.

Installing Snap

To install the all new Spotify, you need to have Snap installed. This section provides shows you how to install snap on Ubuntu 16.04, Debian 9, and Fedora 27.

Installing Snap on Ubuntu 16.04 / Debian 9

Snap comes preinstalled in Ubuntu 16.04 and newer, but if you don't have it, here's how to get it. Snap on Debian is available as part of the testing and unstable versions. It is not available in any stable version, but it will soon.

sudo apt install snapd

Installing Snap on Fedora 27

sudo dnf install snapd
sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap

To login to Snap, enter the following command with your Ubuntu One email address.

$ sudo snap login [email protected]
Password of "[email protected]":
Login successful

Installing Spotify

You can install Spotify using the Snap store or the snap command. Both methods of installing work on Ubuntu 16.04, Debian 9, and Fedora 27.

Using the Snap Store

Go to "snap://spotify", this will open the Snap Store and then click the Install button. Provide your Ubuntu One email and password, and then your local system password to proceed with the installation.

Using the command line

Install Spotify via the command line by typing this command:

$ snap install spotify

This latest update does look like how Spotify on Linux should be. It has a great design and it's nice that Linux users are no longer treated as secondary customers. In this article, we looked at installing Snap as a prerequisite and then the latest  Spotify update. Let us know what you think about this new update.

Eyram Amedzor 12:05 am

About Eyram Amedzor

Kwaku Eyram has been a working with computers and software for more than 10 years. He's an all-round geek and very fluid with Linux, Android and Windows operating systems. Asides being a tech enthusiast, Kwaku doubles as a tech support personnel and a tech writer. He currently has interest in IoT, web development and information security.

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