Installing the Spotify music service client on Fedora.

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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 repository

The repository provides a Spotify client which contains the following packaged features:

  • Libraries for enabling local files playback

  • File upload to personal playlists

  • Firewalld rules for enabling local service discovery

  • Spotify Connect (control other devices & output location)

To install Spotify using the repository:

  1. Add the repository:

    # dnf config-manager --add-repo=
  2. Install Spotify:

    # dnf install spotify
Using the RPMFusion repository

RPMFusion provides software that the Fedora Project do not ship. That software is provided as precompiled RPMs for all current Fedora versions.

To install Spotify using the RPMFusion repository:

  1. Add the RPMFusion repository

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

    # dnf install spotify

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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