How To Install Spotify On Ubuntu, Debian And Derivatives And Remote Control It Via SpotCommander, From Your Android Device

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Spotify is a popular music streaming site that gives you access to all your favorite songs. Spotify has also a Spotify client for Linux, that helps you use the spotify service better. The latest version available is Spotify 0.9.11, but it is available only for 64 bit systems, on 32 bit you will get Spotify 0.9.4.

How To Install Spotify 0.9.4 On Ubuntu, Debian And Derivatives And Remote Control It Via SpotCommander, From Your Android Device

In this article I will show you how to install Spotify 0.9.4/0.9.11 and SpotCommander (Spotify Remote Control for Android) on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, LXLE 14.04, Peppermint Five, Pinguy OS 14.04, Pinguy OS 12.04, Linux Lite 2.0, Deepin 2014, Debian Wheezy, Debian Jessie, Kwheezy, Crunchbang and other Ubuntu and Debian derivative systems.

Because it is available via the Spotify repository, installing Spotify 0.9.4/0.9.11 on the listed Ubuntu, Debian and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the repository and the key to your system, update the local repository index and install the spotify-client package. Like this:

$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list'
$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb-src http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list'
$ sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys 94558F59
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install spotify-client

The spotify-client package installs the spotify-client-gnome-support package for GTK based desktop environments (Unity, GNOME, XFCE, LXDE, Cinnamon, Mate) and spotify-client-qt on Qt based desktop environments (LXQt, KDE)

Next, if you want to be able to control your Spotify client (start spotify, spot spotify, manage playlists) from your Linux system via your Android device’s browser, install SpotCommander on both your Linux system and Android device. The latest version available is SpotCommander 0.10, but the Android app works only with SpotCommander 8.9.

To install SpotCommander on Ubuntu, Debian and derivative systems, do:

$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ wget www.olejon.net/code/spotcommander/files/spotcommander-8.9.deb
$ sudo gdebi spotcommander-8.9.deb

Optional, to uninstall the spotify-client and spotcommander, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove spotify-client spotcommander

Next, install the Spotcommander 10.0 application on your Android device, via the Google Play Store.

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2 comments on “How To Install Spotify On Ubuntu, Debian And Derivatives And Remote Control It Via SpotCommander, From Your Android Device
  1. XienJJk says:

    Latest version of the Linux desktop client is NOT the 0.9.4

    0.9.11.26 is the Latest and it’s available via the official Spotify public repository.

    https://community.spotify.com/t5/Help-Desktop-Linux-Mac-and/Spotify-0-9-11-for-GNU-Linux/td-p/842969

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