Flatpak Spotify is official?

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Flatpak Spotify is official?

vleeth
Newbie

Is the flatpak version of spotify made directly by the developers of spotify and is the snap version the only official one?

 

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Re: Flatpak Spotify is official?

JasonLG1979
Composer

The short answer is no, the Spotify flatpak is not maintained by Spotify developers.

The long answer is that I don't even think the snap package is maintained by Spotify? I think it's more officially sanctioned by Spotify?

In all actuality the Spotify desktop app really isn't supported officially at all on Linux and not maintained as it should be. I haven't used it on Windows or Mac but if it's anything like the Linux version as far as how crusty and generally low quality it is it's pretty shameful as a whole.

The flatpak as part of it's build process actually downloads the snap and uses the containing binaries and re-wraps it up as a flatpak while also fixing/working around a few bugs in the official app inside the flatpak wrapper.

 The flatpak is going to give you a better experience as less things are broken. (there are A LOT of YEARS OLD outstanding bugs in the Linux version)

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