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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Lenovsky
Newbie

Up

deathlyoak
Newbie

Adding my bump. Paying long time user here. Love the web app, but give us native support.

tylerbrazier
Newbie

I would really appreciate this

nicklavalas
Newbie

I primarily use spotify on Linux and would like to see this happen.

bekoli
Visitor

My only OS is Linux. This client is the reason we went Premium. Without we'd cancel our subscriptions (pl). Read that, marketeers?

lblissett
Newbie

Yes, please support arch linux!

purgatorii
Newbie

Given that it is not possible to adjust the bitrate or download songs for offline listening in the web version, having access to the desktop player is a must!

eronis
Visitor

I use Linux as only OS on my computers. I would like to make the most of my premium membership :)

fezla
Newbie

Gets my vote.

 

Spotify, I am a premium user of your service.  Please support Arch Linux and facilitate your player on Linux other than the Debian flavoured variety.

 

Thank-you.

Baldpale
Visitor

Bump!