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'''Spotify''' is a commercial music streaming service providing digital rights management-restricted content from record labels including Sony, EMI, Warner Music Group and Universal. Launched in October 2008 by Swedish startup Spotify AB, the service had approximately 10 million users as of 15 September 2010, about 2.5 million of whom were paying users. Total users reached 20 million by December 2012, 5 million of whom pay a monthly subscription fee that varies based on locale.
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spotify Spotify] is a commercial music streaming service providing digital rights management-restricted content from record labels including Sony, EMI, Warner Music Group and Universal.  
  
The system is currently available using Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Windows Phone, S60 (Symbian), webOS, Samsung Smart TV, Squeezebox, Boxee, Sonos, WD TV, Roku, MeeGo, Telia Digital-tv, Openpandora and TiVo. As of December 2013 Spotify is not available in the Windows Store for Windows 8.
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Spotify operates under a freemium model (basic services are free, while additional features are offered via paid subscriptions). Spotify makes its revenues by selling premium streaming subscriptions to users and advertising placements to third parties.  
  
Music can be browsed by artist, album, record label, genre or playlist as well as by direct searches. On computers, a link allows the listener to purchase selected material via partner retailers.
 
  
A six-month free trial period is activated upon account registration or first login with a Facebook account, allowing the user to listen to an unlimited amount of music supported by visual and radio-style advertising. After the trial, Spotify has a listening limit of 10 hours per month, divided into 2.5-hour weekly portions (unused hours carry over). The only locations exempt from this rule are the United States, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand where ad-supported unlimited streaming continues on Spotify Free. An "Unlimited" subscription removes advertisements and time limits and a "Premium" subscription introduces extra features such as higher bitrate streaming, offline access to music and mobile app access. Users can try Spotify Premium for 48 hours by logging into Spotify Mobile for the first time, or get a 30-day trial for their first month.[25] An active Facebook account is required to use Spotify if the user has signed up using Facebook, but as of 30 August 2012 the option to make a Spotify username was again offered. Subscriptions are restricted to people with credit/debit cards or PayPal accounts registered in certain countries. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spotify]
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=Installing Spotify=
  
= Installing lastest version Spotify in Wine =
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Spotify can be installed via a variety of methods based on your personal preferences.
  
'''Execute the actions in this order. DO NOT close the terminal window before doing all action.'''
 
  
* Installing dependences and Wine application:
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==Installing from the Arch User Respository(AUR)==
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'''<code>yaourt -Sy wine q4wine wine-mono wine_gecko winetricks giflib libpng libldap gnutls lcms libxml2 mpg123 openal v4l-utils libpulse alsa-plugins alsa-lib libjpeg-turbo libxcomposite libxinerama  ncurses lib32-ncurses libcl cups samba dosbox lib32-{giflib,libpng,libldap,gnutls,lcms,libxml2,mpg123,openal,v4l-utils,libpulse,alsa-plugins,alsa-lib,libjpeg-turbo,libxcomposite,libxinerama,ncurses,libcl} openssl098 </code>'''
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* Configure Spotify installation directory.
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  export WINEPREFIX="${HOME}/.spotify"
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To install Spotify from the [[Arch User Repository|AUR]] using your favorite package manager or the command:
export WINEARCH="win32"
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  pamac build spotify
winecfg
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* Click the Libraries tab, select riched20 and click Add. The default entry should read riched20 (native, builtin).
 
* Click Apply, then click OK.
 
* Manually close a Wine Configuration Window.
 
* Configure Wine environment with commands.
 
  
winetricks msxml6 corefonts
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==Installing as Flatpak Application==
winetricks settings fontsmooth=rgb
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* Download the lastest SpotifySetup.exe file
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If you have [[Flatpak|flatpak]] installed you can install Spotify with:
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flatpak install spotify
  
cd ~ && wget http://download.spotify.com/SpotifySetup.exe
 
  
* Install Spotify Client Application in Wine
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== Installing as a Snap ==
  
  wine SpotifySetup.exe
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If you have [[Snaps|snapd]] installed you can install Spotify with:
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  snap install spotify
  
* Close a terminal window.
 
* Launch Spotify from Launcher Menu. Wait some time to load the application.
 
  
=Support=
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=Tips & Tricks=
  
Official forum topic: [http://forum.manjaro.org/index.php?topic=7467.0]
 
  
=See Also=
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==Manual configuration of media keys==
  
[https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/openssl098 AUR:openssl098]
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If your system does not detect the media keys, their names are (in order) XF86AudioPlay, XF86AudioStop, XF86AudioNext, XF86AudioPrevious
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dbus-send --print-reply --dest=org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.spotify /org/mpris/MediaPlayer2 org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.Player.PlayPause
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dbus-send --print-reply --dest=org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.spotify /org/mpris/MediaPlayer2 org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.Player.Stop
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dbus-send --print-reply --dest=org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.spotify /org/mpris/MediaPlayer2 org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.Player.Next
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dbus-send --print-reply --dest=org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.spotify /org/mpris/MediaPlayer2 org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.Player.Previous
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==Opening Links from Spotify==
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Spotify may fail to open links (e.g. for password reset or login via Facebook). To fix this, install '''xdg-desktop-portal-gtk''' via:
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pamac install xdg-desktop-portal-gtk
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Import the public key with
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curl -sS https://download.spotify.com/debian/pubkey.gpg | gpg --import -
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then  try installing it again
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pamac build spotify
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=See Also=
  
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[https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/spotify/ AUR:spotify]
 
[http://spotify-forum.com/ The Spotify Community]
 
[http://spotify-forum.com/ The Spotify Community]
  
  
 
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Latest revision as of 17:53, 23 July 2020


250px-Spotify.svg.png

Spotify is a commercial music streaming service providing digital rights management-restricted content from record labels including Sony, EMI, Warner Music Group and Universal.

Spotify operates under a freemium model (basic services are free, while additional features are offered via paid subscriptions). Spotify makes its revenues by selling premium streaming subscriptions to users and advertising placements to third parties.


Installing Spotify

Spotify can be installed via a variety of methods based on your personal preferences.


Installing from the Arch User Respository(AUR)

To install Spotify from the AUR using your favorite package manager or the command:

pamac build spotify


Installing as Flatpak Application

If you have flatpak installed you can install Spotify with:

flatpak install spotify


Installing as a Snap

If you have snapd installed you can install Spotify with:

snap install spotify


Tips & Tricks

Manual configuration of media keys

If your system does not detect the media keys, their names are (in order) XF86AudioPlay, XF86AudioStop, XF86AudioNext, XF86AudioPrevious

dbus-send --print-reply --dest=org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.spotify /org/mpris/MediaPlayer2 org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.Player.PlayPause
dbus-send --print-reply --dest=org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.spotify /org/mpris/MediaPlayer2 org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.Player.Stop
dbus-send --print-reply --dest=org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.spotify /org/mpris/MediaPlayer2 org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.Player.Next
dbus-send --print-reply --dest=org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.spotify /org/mpris/MediaPlayer2 org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.Player.Previous


Opening Links from Spotify

Spotify may fail to open links (e.g. for password reset or login via Facebook). To fix this, install xdg-desktop-portal-gtk via:

pamac install xdg-desktop-portal-gtk


PGP signatures could not be verified

Import the public key with

curl -sS https://download.spotify.com/debian/pubkey.gpg | gpg --import -

then try installing it again

pamac build spotify

See Also

AUR:spotify The Spotify Community