Installing Spotify

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Installing the Spotify music service client on Fedora.

Installing Spotify on Fedora

Spotify is a cross-platform proprietary music streaming service. Spotify is a freemium service, with advertisements which can be removed by purchasing a subscription. Although Spotify is not officially supported on Fedora, it can be installed on Fedora by:


While it is not officially supported on Fedora or any other RPM-based distribution, it is possible to install on Fedora using various package methods.

Installing Spotify using third-party repositories

Using the RPM Fusion repository

RPM Fusion provides software that the Fedora Project does not ship. That software is provided as a lpf RPM for all current Fedora versions. It means that you need to explicitely allow the spotify license before the lpf framework will download and re-package automatically the software. This is needed because the spotify doesnt’t allow the client to be distributed elsewhere than from

To install Spotify using the RPM Fusion repository:

  1. Add the RPM Fusion repository

    $ sudo dnf install$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm \$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm
  2. Install Spotify

    $ sudo dnf install lpf-spotify-client
    $ lpf approve spotify-client
    $ sudo -u pkg-build lpf build spotify-client # It can take up to 5 minutes
    $ sudo dnf install /var/lib/lpf/rpms/spotify-client/spotify-client-*.rpm

Installing Spotify using Flatpak

To install Spotify using Flatpak:

  1. Install Flatpak using dnf:

    # dnf install -y flatpak
  2. Install Spotify using Flatpak:

    # flatpak install -y --from
  3. To run Spotify:

    $ flatpak run com.spotify.Client
  4. (Optional) Add a menu shortcut for Spotify:

    $ echo "
    [Desktop Entry]
    	Exec=flatpak run com.spotify.Client
    	Type=Application" > ~/.local/share/applications/Spotify.desktop


Snap is the officially recommended distribution method for Spotify. To install spotify using Snap:

  1. Install Snap

    $ sudo dnf install snapd
    $ sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap
  2. Install Spotify using Snap:

$ snap install spotify

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