Spotify is a cross-platform (available for Ubuntu, macOS and Windows) proprietary music streaming service. It is a freemium product, that is, a free version of it is available, but it is riddled with advertisements. To use it without advertisements one needs to pay for Spotify premium.
While it is not officially supported on Fedora or any other RPM-based distributions it is possible to get it to work on Fedora. There are two main ways of installing it:
To install it using Flatpak one needs to get the source files required to build it, then build it and add it to one's Flatpak remote and install it. This can be done using the following set of commands:
sudo dnf install flatpak flatpak-builder git make ostree -y flatpak remote-add --from gnome https://sdk.gnome.org/gnome.flatpakrepo flatpak install gnome org.gnome.Platform 3.24 flatpak install gnome org.gnome.Sdk 3.24 git clone https://github.com/alexlarsson/spotify-app cd spotify-app make flatpak --user remote-add --no-gpg-verify local-spotify repo flatpak --user install local-spotify com.spotify.Client
Please consult the upstream instructions in case the commands above don't work.
This repository also contains the following packages features:
- Required libraries for enabling local files playback and file upload to personal playlists
- Firewalld rules for enabling local service discovery and Spotify Connect (control other devices & output location)
Installation for Fedora:
dnf config-manager --add-repo=http://negativo17.org/repos/fedora-spotify.repo dnf install spotify
Installation for CentOS/RHEL 7+:
yum-config-manager --add-repo=http://negativo17.org/repos/epel-spotify.repo yum install spotify
Installation for Fedora (the legal way):
sudo dnf install lpf-spotify-client lpf-gui