Installing Spotify On Zorin 16- What Are The Best Methods?

Title pretty much says it all: I'm wanting to download & install Spotify on my mom's pc so she can use it.

But I have yet to figure out the best way of downloading/installing Spotify. (Remember guys- I'm still sort of new to Linux & don't daily drive it.) I tried via the Snap method, but I couldn't figure out how to get it working. I tried via the terminal & it said something like unable to locate the package or whatever. I don't quite remember exactly what it said on that. On the download page for Spotify it states you can also install the package itself. Now I know Zorin is based off of Ubuntu, but if I'm right, isn't Ubuntu based off of Debian? :thinking: If so, I imagine I would have to use a different set of steps than what is on the page, right?

So anyway, I'd like to hear from you guys on the easiest way of getting Spotify on Zorin 16. Like always, if you need more details or have questions, feel free to ask away & I'll get back with you. :slight_smile: Thanks in advance to anyone who can help!

First, you must remove the nonworking sandboxed broken snap package to prevent conflicts:

sudo snap remove spotify

Most guides are pushing the Snap Package by listing Snap first, then offering the alternative apt method (APT is the Standard, not an alternative)... And giving a method that Does not work or is utterly broken. Sneaky sneaky sneaky. This way, they can claim that users prefer snap because they use it over APT. Dishonest.

The Following Method works (Without Ubuntus beloved broken Snap system):
Add the key and add the repository:

curl -sS | sudo apt-key add -

echo "deb stable non-free" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list

sudo apt update && sudo apt install spotify-client

You should now have Spotify installed. This method also ensures that Spotify receives all updates that come down the pipe.

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I appreciate the steps you've provided so far, but I think you misunderstood me. In the post itself, I made it rather clear that I hadn't even installed Spotify yet. Please, next time read it through before randomly jumping in, okay? :man_facepalming: With that being said, I'm trying to figure out the best method or easiest way of installing it. Hope that clarifies things for you.

I do not agree:

Looks to me like you installed it but couldn't get it working.

There is nothing random about my post. At all.
I outlined the easy installation steps that work.
Copying a sentence into a Window= easy.
And it works.
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