Redistribute Spotify on Linux Distributions

Dear Spotify Team,

my name is NicoHood and I am an official ArchLinux Trusted User. This means I maintain some packages in the official [community] repository [1]. I am also able to move packages from the ArchLinux User Repository (AUR)[2] into [community] if the packages are popular enough (>10 votes).

 

As you can imagine spotify is really popular on ArchLinux with more than 1100 votes on AUR[3]. Me and the community would love to have spotify in our official repositories to provide our users a simpler channel of installing Spotify on ArchLinux.

 

The problem we face is that the Terms of Use forbid us to redistribute Spotify. We'd require an official statement that ArchLinux is allowed to package Spotify in its repositories.

 

I've already contacted Brendan Marsh (Product Owner, Desktop) about this topic via email without any further response. It would be nice if you can give the linux community a better channel for installing Spotify on non-debian systems.

 

Furthermore we then can cooperate and optimize spotify for ArchLinux (e.g. using more shared libraries, providing gpg signed tarballs and https downloads etc).

 

Me and the community hope to get some positive feedback. Thanks for taking the time. Please upvote this post if you also with to natively install Spotify on ArchLinux and other Linux Systems.

 

[1]: https://www.archlinux.org/packages/?maintainer=NicoHood

[2]: https://aur.archlinux.org/

[3]: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/spotify/

 

Edit 28.08.2019: This request has been marked as idea by the spotify staff. Please upvote it here: https://community.spotify.com/t5/Live-Ideas/Linux-Add-Spotify-to-the-official-Linux-repositories/idi...

Updated on 2019-09-12

Hey folks,


We wanted to post an update as this idea has reached over 500 votes from our users.

 

We’re always working on improving the Spotify experience across platforms, but we’re afraid we don’t have any further information to share at the moment.

 

We typically don't announce integrations with third parties in advance. The best place to keep an eye on is our blog for news updates about any such partnerships.

 

Thanks!

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alburke47
Visitor

Let's do this!

erriuga
Newbie

I support this petition

aromanos
Visitor

I also use Spotify on Linux and I support the sugestion. 

pd1zzle
Newbie

I am a long time linux user & spotify member for over 2 years. I would like to see spotify re-supported for linux & in the official repos for arch linux.

Lenovsky
Newbie

Up again ;)

Lenovsky
Newbie

Up

nickboutalas
Newbie

YES PLEASE!

piker
Newbie

As a desktop Linux user since 1999 I agree with the original poster.  I'd like to see more distributions with ready access to spotify.  Also, thanks for the current ubuntu client!  It's a great start.

mr_felixoid
Casual Listener

I completely support this suggestion, because now I have an error with shared library /usr/lib/libcurl.so.3, which will be impossible in case, when package builded in the proper environment!

TheSalamander
Casual Listener

My primary work OS is linux and it sucks as a paying user to not have a supported spotify client here. Please make spotify available on linux.