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!

Comments
Desetude
Newbie

With the old libraries that Spotify depends on, e.g.openssl-1.0, libcurl-compat, it should stay in the AUR

r4z00r
Newbie
As an arch linux and Spotify user, this would be awesome.
SorenTB
Newbie
This would be awesome!
raffomania
Newbie

Please spotify, I need this!

GTR_NISMO_GT3
Newbie

It would be awesome to see spotify in the official arch-repos :D

Lenovsky
Newbie

Dear Spotify Team,

 

4 weeks / 306 likes / 102 users with the same problem

 

It would be nice to have an official/unofficial statement ;)

lfelipez
Newbie

Make it happen Spotify!!!

Metalknuxx
Newbie

Please! Do it!

kvij
Newbie

I dare say there are far far more users effected. I never voted on AUR and only by chance stumbled on this toppic. There is no doubt that many paying customers use Linux and *BSD

tarkin88
Newbie

+1