Spotify GUI freezes in Ubuntu 19.10

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Re: Spotify GUI freezes in Ubuntu 19.10

Casual Listener

It's a subscription-based product, people pay money for it. The justification of "not enough users" is just pure**bleep** excuse for releasing low-quality software.

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Re: Spotify GUI freezes in Ubuntu 19.10

Roadie

Repeating myself. But according to their website https://www.spotify.com/de/download/linux/ :

 

Spotify for Linux is a labor of love from our engineers that wanted to listen to Spotify on their Linux development machines. They work on it in their spare time and it is currently not a platform that we actively support. 

Not enough paid linux users. Simple as that. 

 

For what it's worth, the software works well on Arch in my case.

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Re: Spotify GUI freezes in Ubuntu 19.10

Regular

and how did you installed it in arch? With snap?

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Roadie
AUR. Why?
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Regular
I didn't knew there was an AUR package. I thought you were installing the snap w/o the problem. I understand the AUR is a repackage of the DEB so it shouldn't have the problem either.
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This reply may already have been given, seeing as there are 104 replies, however:
The simplest fix is to install Spotify the 'old way' by adding spotify's deb repository and NOT Snap. I have tested and the apt install does not display the freezing issue for me.

See: https://www.spotify.com/ca-en/download/linux/

Command line commands:
> curl -sS https://download.spotify.com/debian/pubkey.gpg | sudo apt-key add -
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
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Visitor
Same problem in Ubuntu 20.04
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Visitor
This worked for me
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Re: Spotify GUI freezes in Ubuntu 19.10

Visitor

Same problem on Gentoo. Using native deb package

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