Hello, friends. For people who like music, one of the first things we do when we first install any Linux distribution is to install Spotify. So, in this post, I will show you how to do it in two fairly simple ways.
Spotify is an online music service that allows us through a monthly fee to enjoy the huge catalog it has. It has applications for almost all operating systems including our beloved Debian 11 And I’m not kidding when I say that this is one of the first things many of us do when installing a new distribution.
Spotify’s clean Spotify application is quite good. It allows us to browse through the entire application catalog quickly and easily. Also, we can play music, add favorites, and do everything that the web version allows us.
Oh, in case I forgot, with Spotify, we will also have at our disposal many podcasts of all possible topics. So let’s go for it.
Install Spotify on Debian 11
For Debian 11 we have several installation methods that we can take advantage of. One of them is through APT. For this, we add the Spotify repository and from there the installation.
On the other hand, we have the Flatpak package that allows us to isolate it from the system and this method not only works for Debian 11 but any distribution.
Installing Spotify using the repository
In this process, we need to add the repository to our system. To do this, open a terminal and first update Debian
sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
Now download and add the GPG key from the repository to the system.
curl -sS https://download.spotify.com/debian/pubkey_0D811D58.gpg | sudo apt-key add -
Next, add the Spotify repository to the system
echo "deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list
Now, refresh APT
sudo apt update
And install Spotify by running:
sudo apt install spotify-client
After the installation is finished you can run it from the main menu.
Install Spotify on Debian 11 via Flatpak
The second method is to use the super reliable Flatpak. So, first, install it on the system
sudo apt install flatpak
Now add the Flathub repository which is where the Spotify package is hosted.
sudo flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
And then install Spotify
sudo flatpak install flathub com.spotify.Client
Finally, run it from the main menu.
In this post, you learned how to install Spotify on Debian 11. This way you can now have it on your system and enjoy the service.