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flatpak --user remote-add --no-gpg-verify local-spotify repo
 
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flatpak --user install local-spotify com.spotify.Client
 
flatpak --user install local-spotify com.spotify.Client
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To add its desktop configuration file to one's application menus run:
 
 
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ln -sf $HOME/.local/share/flatpak/app/com.spotify.Client/current/active/export/share/applications/com.spotify.Client.desktop $HOME/.local/share/applications/com.spotify.Client.desktop
 
ln -sf $HOME/.local/share/flatpak/app/com.spotify.Client/current/active/export/share/icons/hicolor/256x256/apps/com.spotify.Client.png $HOME/.local/share/icons/com.spotify.Client.png
 
 
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[[Category:Audio]]
 
[[Category:Audio]]
 
[[Category:Proprietary software]]
 
[[Category:Proprietary software]]

Revision as of 21:09, 19 December 2016

Spotify is a cross-platform (available for Ubuntu, macOS and Windows) proprietary music streaming service. It is a freemium product, that is, a free version of it is available, but it is riddled with advertisements. To use it without advertisements one needs to pay for Spotify premium.

Installation

While it is not officially supported on Fedora or any other RPM-based distributions it is possible to get it to work on Fedora. There are two main ways of installing it:

  • Using unofficial repositories like the negativo17 repository.
  • Using Flatpaks

Flatpak

To install it using Flatpak one needs to get the source files required to build it, then build it and add it to one's Flatpak remote and install it. This can be done using the following set of commands:

sudo dnf install flatpak flatpak-builder git make ostree -y
flatpak remote-add --from gnome https://sdk.gnome.org/gnome.flatpakrepo
flatpak install gnome org.freedesktop.Platform 1.4
flatpak install gnome org.freedesktop.Sdk 1.4
git clone https://github.com/alexlarsson/spotify-app
cd spotify-app
make
flatpak --user remote-add --no-gpg-verify local-spotify repo
flatpak --user install local-spotify com.spotify.Client