Linux Spotify client 1.x now in stable

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Linux Spotify client 1.x now in stable

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Spotify
‎2016-03-02 11:06 AM

 

In June 2015 we released version 1.x of the client for Linux in the testing repository.

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Spotify-Community-Blog/Spotify-Client-1-x-beta-for-Linux-has-been-r...

The intention was to fix a few of the bigger issues and then quickly move this to stable. That never happened, since after September, we have had no developers working on the linux client. There are still lots of problem with this version of the client for linux, but we are now seeing much more problems with the old client.

 

Known linux specific issues in 1.0.23

 

Most of these we want to fix, but others (like missing tray icon) we probably won't. Link to threads with more issues you have and I will try to add them here. If you can't find your issue already reported, create a new thread and follow this troubleshooting guide for linux.

 

From now on, the idea is to first release a client to the testing repository as soon as possible, when it is ready internally, then after a week or so if we haven't discovered any serious new crash bug that affects lots of users, it will move to stable. Most of the time, a new linux release will have no linux specific changes, only the changes it shares with the mac and win clients.


Stable repository

To install a client from the stable repository follow the instructions on https://www.spotify.com/download/linux/

 

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys BBEBDCB318AD50EC6865090613B00F1FD2C19886
echo deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install spotify-client

 

Testing repository

 

To install a client from the testing repository, follow the same instructions, but replace the word stable with testing.

 

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys BBEBDCB318AD50EC6865090613B00F1FD2C19886
echo deb http://repository.spotify.com testing non-free | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install spotify-client

 

 

 

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Re: Linux Spotify client 1.x now in stable

Music Lover
‎2016-03-02 10:09 PM

Looks like the 0.9.17 client is still available, but the package has been renamed to spotify-client-0.9.17. So if you are missing the old client, install that package instead.

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Rock Star
‎2016-04-07 03:38 PM

 


Mongolasse wrote:

Hello everyone! 
I am using the official Spotify client for Ubuntu 15. I can't seem to find the "Play in Offline" toggle.
Is this not included in the linux client?

Cheers



Hey @Mongolasse,

 

This is known issue! For now, you can toggle "Play in Offline' by starting Spotify in the terminal via the following command:

 

spotify --ap=127.0.0.1

 

 

 

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Rock Star
‎2016-04-09 07:20 AM

k1_hedayati wrote:

I can't find my starred playlist in desktop client, but I have it in web.

Anyone with this issue?



Hey @k1_hedayati,

 

Starred playlist is gone from the Desktop client for a long time now ( Indeed, you can still find it in play.spotify.com )
Any music you save is now transferred to the 'Your Music' tab instead.

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Re: Linux Spotify client 1.x now in stable

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Garage Band
‎2016-07-27 07:19 PM

campiador wrote:

Spotify! From June 2015 you removed the tray icon and have not yet added it back! 

The tray icon is how a lot of users prefer to control the playback, instead of switching from the current window to a giant Spotify window! 

Can you please tell me how many Linux users are you ignoring?


Out of interest: Why don't you use the MPRIS interface? The Spotify team fixed a bug and since then it's working perfectly! :D

On Gnome for example:

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Personally I think it is a good thing that the tray icon is gone, it's not the standard way of media control on the linux desktop.

 

Thank you Spotify for making such a great client for Linux, it works a lot better for me than the Android one, even on a tablet :)

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Festival Fanatic
‎2016-03-02 12:25 PM

Why is the Spotify company not hiring a full-time Linux developer to tackle these issues?

 

EDIT: Spotify does not seem to hear its customers and keeps provinding dangerous buggy software. I recommend that we all contact the commercial and technical support service (link) to fill a complain.

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Senior Producer
‎2016-03-02 01:37 PM

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Spotify
‎2016-03-02 01:59 PM

Good idea! Will sprinkle the top post with more links.

 

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Senior Producer
‎2016-03-02 02:14 PM

By the way, a Last.fm and Linux user just reported that he can listen to Last.fm radio stations now with v1.0.24. Hopefully it will stay this way. ;-)

ZZee ya, Hans-Jürgen
BLUEZZ BASTARDZZ - "That lil' ol' ZZ Top cover band from Hamburg..."
Spotify playlist with original versions
INDIGO ROCKS - "Down home rockin' blues. Tasty as strudel."
Spotify playlist with original versions & live album "Live im Riff"
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Spotify
‎2016-03-02 02:44 PM

psaxl wrote:

Why the Spotify company does not hire a full-time Linux developer for tackle these issues?


The reasoning is probably based on the number of actual and potential linux users. But who knows, maybe 2016 will be the year of the linux desktop.

 

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Re: Linux Spotify client 1.x now in stable

Festival VIP
‎2016-03-02 04:41 PM

Just installed the latest version. It seems more stable, but it has a lot of issues, and things I'm not a huge fan of. You listed many of them in your post, but I would add the playlist columns being different is a pain (I don't need Added to Playlist to be 3rd priority), and the client just doesn't do well when shrunk down compared to the old client.

 

I'm a Premium customer, and hearing that no dev has touched it since September seriously makes me reconsider this. My monthly subscription is 100% dependant on your Linux support.

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Re: Linux Spotify client 1.x now in stable

Music Fan
‎2016-03-02 05:01 PM

Yeah, I pay for this service; pretty disappointed honestly. I currently have a Google Music/ Youtube Red Trial, and stuff like this seriously makes me consider going back to their services.

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Re: Linux Spotify client 1.x now in stable

Music Fan
‎2016-03-02 05:30 PM

jooon wrote:Known linux specific issues in 1.0.23

 

  • Missing tray icon
  • Minimize (to tray)

Most of these we want to fix, but others (like missing tray icon) we probably won't.

 

FWIW, this one is a big deal for me.  That system tray icon is how I control spotify 99% of the time.  I don't typically want or need a window open for my music player.  Just updated to 1.0.23.93.gd6cfae15 this morning & was greeted with what I consider a regression.  What's it take to get something proritized?

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Re: Linux Spotify client 1.x now in stable

Gig Goer
‎2016-03-02 07:01 PM

You had no developer working on the Linux client for 5 months?

How can such a major company state that publicly and not be ashamed?

 

Feeling really disappointed, makes me question my monthly subscription fairly hard!

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