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!

Comments
karlitozebc
Newbie

Please upvote this post if you also with to natively install Spotify on ArchLinux and other Linux Systems.

ZOTTA
Newbie

Please, I support the sugestion.

Thanks.

darkhamm
Visitor

 

NicoHood, do you had some news about? 

With flatpak/snap/appimage solutions (with snap as "official") , distro-indipendent and easiest for end users, it's almost sure that spotify developers have less interest than ever, on collaborating for an official archlinux/non-debian package. 

JMurph2015
Newbie

++1

I've been a Spotify Premium user for almost three years now and I use it across several Linux distros (Ubuntu and Arch mostly).  Having it in the repos would be great!

mudrii
Newbie

+1 nice to have in official repo

aromanos
Visitor

Supported!

magicsmoke
Newbie

sudo pacman -S spotify

cosmosaurus
Newbie

Spotify is essential to my workflow when using Linux. It would be great to have it redistributed on Linux distros.

mornite
Newbie

Bump

Well-worded request. I too want legit Spotify in the official channels.

asdomarasdomar
Newbie

Dajeeeeee