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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ZioCroccante
Newbie

Come on, go for arch!

user-removed
Not applicable

As an Arch Linux user, I find installing the client from the AUR quite inconvenient. I totally support this suggestion.

Beastmilk
Newbie

Yup, yet another vote from me.

koysean
Newbie

This would allow for safer and faster installation of Spotify on Arch Linux, as well as potential optimization improvements with official support! I would love to see official support for Spotify on Arch.

Alexander88207
Newbie

that would actually be a win win situation come on spotify use it!

Spacesurfer
Newbie

Please give Arch, and deritivates, permission to put Spotify in their main repos please!

renorram
Newbie

please for the love of God Spotify make this happen, I need my music.

themahdatter09
Newbie

Common peeps, (spotify) allow a propper re-distro on Arch already! Snap is lagging like **bleep** for me :( 

 

  ~ Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module"

 

loradona
Newbie
##- Im using flatpak verison. Has more stability.. -##
stathisq
Newbie

I'm a premium user of Spotify 2 years now (and I cannot recall how many years I use Spotify in general). I mainly use in on my (Arch) Linux Desktop both in my work and home. So I would like to see Spotify available as an official package.