Music streaming is a growing mediumm as millions of people opt for a subscription service as opposed to the traditional purchase method. Spotify has become synonymous with this service and become a cultural phenomenon in the process. The app features collaborative playlists, commercial-free streaming, on-demand playback among many other unique features.

The following is a guide to install Spotify for the Debian distribution package as well as asscociated Ubuntu derivates such as Elementary OS and Linux Mint.

Open your terminal with:

Ctrl+Alt+T

You are required to add the Spotify repository signing key to be able to verify downloaded packages. Please run the following commands one after the other:

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys BBEBDCB318AD50EC6865090613B00F1FD2C19886

You will be asked to enter your password. Please do so with caution as there is no visual feedback.

echo deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free

sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install spotify-client

Once installed, you should be able to run Spotify from Unity Dash.Enjoy!

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