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 ;)

baenkepenis
Newbie

Being unable to directly hit "Upvote", I instead too hereby support this request!

MrGaribaldi
Newbie

Yes, please allow for redistributions through AUR!

remyc
Newbie

Any news ? 

alexisbea
Newbie

Arch based linux distros are becoming more and more popular with Antergos and Manjaro to help create a more user friendly experience for newbies and the average everyday computer user it would make a whole heck of a lot of sense to add Spotify to the offical Repo. Please consider doing so. 

KatayHan
Newbie

Being unable to directly hit "Upvote", I instead too hereby support this request!!

darkhamm
Visitor

Then , 4 months later, spotify team, can you give us some news? NicoHood, did you received some news? 

sajaysurya
Newbie

+1

Lenovsky
Newbie

Up ;p

siobhancglover
Newbie

I 110% definitely support the motion for making an official Spotify desktop app that'd be able to run on the GNU/Linux distributions. Also, please forgive me if it's illegal or against the TOS (I'll uninstall it, if it is) but I somehow managed to get Spotify installed on my laptop which runs Zorin OS thanks to a tutorial I found in a google search