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.






Edit 28.08.2019: This request has been marked as idea by the spotify staff. Please upvote it here:

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.



Casual Listener

Would love to see this in the official repositories! I'm a premium user, this is a big deal for me.


I'm a paying spotify user and I would really appreciate this. 




YESSSS. Please include this in the main repo. That would save a lot of time.


I am a paying subscriber to Spotify, and I would appreciate the better experience this would provide.


Yes please!  I use Spotify exclusively on Linux.


I don't see a reason for this...


Just kidding! :D


I'm a premium subscriber, too, as much as a lot of users from this thread, and would love to have Spotify as an internal package for Arch Linux. It would be awesome, and very respectful, if the Spotify dev team could provide our community with more help into getting their program available for us as a regular package.


Thanks a lot!


Just say YES!


As a Spotify premium user (my entire family uses Spotify thanks to me), I second this. Have my vote!


Hello Spotify,


I (one hundred forty) second this.

I made an account just for this because I don't understand why this hasn't already happened a long time ago.