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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ecarl65
Music Fan

This should really go without saying. Who makes software only for one distribution these days?

neo2001
Newbie

I support this, too!

bermdingetje
Newbie

I want this too.

8-jv9s5cif_g5
Newbie

Yes, do it! I wish I could just type:

pacman -S spotify

Joaalt
Newbie

pacman -S spotify

beekay201
Newbie

Hi, I'm also an Arch Linux user and a Spotify Premium subscriber, and what is being requested here from Spotify would not only be useful, as it would also provide assurance that all Arch Linux users (and other distros as well that are perhaps waiting for this to happen) have their Spotify desktop clients always updated to the last released build.

alex-7995
Newbie

I would like this too !

hakuchumu
Newbie

I would really appreciate that. It would be great!

leubajdjl
Visitor

This is a MUST since ARCH based distro like Manjaro are on top of Distrowatch list. I use Spotify on Arch everyday... would be great to have it in the community repos :)

ngcngmnh
Visitor

I'm with this idea. This would be really great!