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Spotify is a digital music streaming service that gives you access to millions of songs, podcasts and videos from artists all over the world. There is also an online player on https://open.spotify.com/

Installing Spotify

Debian 8 "Jessie"

Using third-party repositories as recommended below is not supported by the Debian project and could break your system now or when you upgrade later. Use with caution at your own risk!

Add the Spotify repository signing key to be able to verify downloaded packages

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 4773BD5E130D1D45

Add the Spotify repository

echo deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list

Update list of available packages

sudo apt update

Install Spotify

sudo apt install spotify-client

Debian 9 "Stretch"

Using third-party repositories as recommended below is not supported by the Debian project and could break your system now or when you upgrade later. Use with caution at your own risk!

NB: You will need to install dirmngr if not already installed

sudo apt install dirmngr

dirmngr is installed in Buster

Add the Spotify repository signing key to be able to verify downloaded packages

curl -sS https://download.spotify.com/debian/pubkey_0D811D58.gpg | gpg --dearmor | sudo tee /usr/share/keyrings/repository-spotify-com-keyring.gpg >/dev/null

Add the Spotify repository

echo deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/repository-spotify-com-keyring.gpg] http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list

Update list of available packages

sudo apt update

Install Spotify

sudo apt install spotify-client

Tricks

Controlling playback using MPRIS D-Bus interface

On minimal systems it might be required to launch the desktop environment or window manager through dbus-launch --exit-with-session (provided by dbus-x11).

Typically you would edit .xinitrc from

exec openbox-session

to

exec dbus-launch --exit-with-session openbox-session

Spotify implements MPRIS interface so command like

dbus-send --print-reply --dest=org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.spotify /org/mpris/MediaPlayer2 org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.Player.PlayPause

should work.


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