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How to Get Spotify Music on Linux?

author By Harper North
Updated on: April 23, 2024
Category: Spotify Music Tips

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 --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 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 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
sidify box

Sidify Music Converter

  • okAvailable for Spotify Free and Premium
  • okDownload music from Spotify to USB flash drive
  • okConvert Spotify to USB format: MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, or ALAC
  • okPreserve Spotify lyrics, original sound quality, and ID3 Tags metadata
  • okDownload Spotify music at 10X faster speed
  • okFree updates and technical support

If you are looking for a tool to convert any streaming music (such as Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Tidal, Deezer, YouTube, YouTube Music, SoundCloud, DailyMotion …) to MP3, Sidify All-In-One is the go-to choice.

For Mac users, please refer to How to Download Spotify Playlists on Mac.

Step 1Choose Conversion Mode

Upon starting Sidify Music Converter, you need to choose one conversion mode to start: Spotify App or Spotify Webplayer. (>> App Mode vs Webplayer Mode)

choose conversion mode

As demo, let's select the Spotify app mode to access the interface of Sidify as below. Spotify music app will be launched automatically.

Main interface of Sidify Music Converter

Step 2 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.

Add Spotify Songs or Playlist

Step 3 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, WAV, AIFF or ALAC 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 4 Tap the "Convert" button to start downloading Spotify music to plain format with ID3 tags kept after conversion.

Downloading and Converting

Step 5 After conversion, you can click "Converted" button to easily find the well-downloaded MP3/AAC/FLAC/WAV/AIFF/ALAC file in the top right corner.

Find the well-converted files

Here, you can also choose "CD Burn" button under "Tools" section to directly burn converted Spotify music to CD.

Note: The trial version of Sidify Music Converter enables us to convert the first minute of each audio file for sample testing, you can purchase the full version to unlock the time limitation.

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Harper North | Staff Writer

Harper is a content writer with a profound understanding of the streaming music landscape and a specialization in music converters. She creates informative content on tools, techniques, and trends in music conversion, providing expert advice, detailed reviews, and guides.

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