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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Tenderz_
Casual Listener

Yes please :> 

gesuwall
Newbie

This would be great.

stepovic
Visitor

+1 :)

Spike29
Newbie

As an ArchLinux and Spotify Premium user, I approve the idea! :)

dj2000
Newbie

+1 

 

premium user here

abrambleninja
Casual Listener

Hi, I've been a Premium subscriber for over a year now, and I'd really appreciate this feature. I use Arch Linux as my primary OS (in fact, I use it almost exclusively) and I'd love for Spotify to be easier to install and update. Thanks for considering!

cerealpunch
Newbie
I'm a long time paid Spotify member, and I use Arch Linux on my primary work machine. Would love to have official Spotify on there!
oh101
Newbie

Awesome thinking! Looking forward to see a good response from the Spotify team as soon as possible. Keep up the good work Spotify and all the Arch Linux folks out there!

rectec
Newbie
+1 . This surely belongs in the official repos, I'd love to see it happen. Thanks very much for taking up this task NicoHood. This would definitely help people trying to adopt Linux, music is a number one use for computers and Spotify is by far the number one way to do it today. As a family plan member, paying Spotify is my way to show them my support, so it would be awesome if they could give Linux a little more love.
aremo12
Newbie

As a main Arch user, I would LOVE native support for spotify.