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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.

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 | gpg --import -

then try installing it again

pamac build spotify

See Also

AUR:spotify The Spotify Community