Spotify is a multi-platform application and digital music streaming service. The objective of this article is to install Spotify on Debian 10 Buster Linux.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to install Spotify prerequisites
  • How to import Spotify public key
  • How to install Spotify on Debian 10
Spotify on Debian 10 Buster Linux Desktop
Spotify on Debian 10 Buster Linux Desktop

Software Requirements and Conventions Used

Software Requirements and Linux Command Line Conventions
Category Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used
System GNU/Linux Debian 10 Buster
Software Spotify
Other Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the sudo command.
Conventions # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
$ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

How to install Spotify on Debian 10 Buster step by step instructions

  1. Install Prerequisites

    In the first step we will be installing a basic Spotify installation prerequisites:

    # apt dirmngr libcanberra-gtk-module
    
  2. Add Spotify package repository

    using the next set of commands we will import Spotify signing key and add Spotify repository:

    # apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys 931FF8E79F0876134EDDBDCCA87FF9DF48BF1C90
    # echo deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list
    # apt update
    

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  4. Install Spotify

    Once the above Spotify repository is included we are already to perform the actual Spotify installation:

    # apt install spotify-client
    
  5. Start Spotify

    Lastly, start the Spotify application from your GUI desktop menu or by executing the below command from a terminal:

    $ spotify
    
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