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How to Get Spotify Music on Linux?

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Spotify is a great way to find and listen to music by streaming it on your phone, in your web browser, or on your Linux desktop. You can stream everything, sync tracks and playlists offline, or sync local music to iPhone, iPod or other mobile devices. In this post, we will show you the best two ways to play Spotify Music on Linux: one is to install Spotify in Ubuntu 16.04 and later versions; the other one is to download Spotify music to your Mac/ Windows computer for syncing to Linux.

Get Spotify Music on Linux

Method 1: Install Spotify Client in linux

If you are attempting to install Spotify, the following method would be very helpful for you to successfully install Spotify client in your Linux.

Step 1: To install desktop client of Spotify, open a default terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T short cut key and use the following commands:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://repository.spotify. scomtable non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list'

Spotify Repository

Step 2: This will add the above repository in software sources list. Now add the signing key:

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys BBEBDCB318AD50EC6865090613B00F1FD2C19886

Step 3: Next, update and install Spotify client.

1. sudo apt-get update
2. sudo apt-get install spotify-client

Step 4: The current stable release was built against Ubuntu 14.04. It does not launch in Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 15.10 and Ubuntu 16.04 without the library libgcrypt.so.11. To fix it, just select download the package from the link below and click to install via Software Center.

libgcrypt11 for 64-bit | libgcrypt11 for 32-bit

That’s all you need to do. Next you can start Spotify by searching for it Unity Dash (in Ubuntu). It integrates very well in Ubuntu environment. Here is what Spotify interface looks like in Ubuntu 16.04:

Spotify for Linux Interface

Method 2: Download Spotify Music to Mac/ PC for Syncing to Linux

With no Linux developer to work on the Spotify app bugs and broken features abound, the app looks far less mordern today. If you are no willling to install Spotify app on your Linux due to it's bad performance and stability issues, there is another way to help you enjoy Spotify Music on Linux. Just use Sidify Music Converter for Spotify to rip Spotify music on your Mac/PC and then transfer them to your Linux. In the following guide, we'll show you how to easily download Spotify music for Linux.

Things You'll Need

  • Spotify Free or Premium account
  • Latest version of Spotify installed on PC or Mac
  • Sidify Music Converter for Spotify

Step 1 Import Music from Spotify to Sidify

To start with, just click "Add button" icon and then drag and drop any music file or playlist from Spotify to Sidify adding window. Check the music that you need to convert and then press"OK".

Add Spotify Songs or Playlist

Step 2 Choose Output Settings

Then click setting button to change the basic parameters (Including Output format, Output quality and Conversion mode, etc). Here you can choose format as MP3, AAC, FLAC or WAV and adjust output quality up to 320 kbps.

Tips: Sidify program supports saving the output audio into Artist, Album, Artist/Album or Album/Artist folder for meeting various users needs.
Choose Output Format as MP3

Step 3 Tap the "Convert" button to start removing DRM and downloading Spotify music to plain format with ID3 tags kept after conversion.

Downloading and Converting

Step 4 After conversion, you can click Windows History Button button to easily find the well-downloaded MP3/AAC/FLAC/WAV file in the top right corner.

Find the well-converted files

Here, you can also choose "Share" button to share Spotify music to your friend via Email or directly burn to CD.

Note: The trial version of Sidify Music Converter for Spotify enable us to convert the first 3-minute audio from Spotify for sample testing, you can purchase the full version to unlock the time limitation.

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