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Installing the Spotify music service client 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.
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 spotify.com.
To install Spotify using the RPM Fusion repository:
Add the RPM Fusion repository
$ sudo dnf install https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm \ https://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm
$ 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
To install Spotify using Flatpak:
Install Flatpak using dnf:
# dnf install -y flatpak
Install Spotify using Flatpak:
# flatpak install -y --from https://flathub.org/repo/appstream/com.spotify.Client.flatpakref
To run Spotify:
$ flatpak run com.spotify.Client
(Optional) Add a menu shortcut for Spotify:
$ echo " [Desktop Entry] Name=Spotify Exec=flatpak run com.spotify.Client Icon=/var/lib/flatpak/exports/share/icons/hicolor/256x256/apps/com.spotify.Client.png Type=Application" > ~/.local/share/applications/Spotify.desktop
Snap is the officially recommended distribution method for Spotify. To install spotify using Snap:
$ sudo dnf install snapd $ sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap
Install Spotify using Snap:
$ snap install spotify
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