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Hi guys, my name's Arnaldo, i've recently installed fedora 23 because i've wanted to test a different linux distro. Previously i was using ubuntu, but i think fedora's faster and i like gnome interface. I was able to install eclipse for programming and nvidia proprietary drivers because i can control fan speed trough the x server because i've got a gtx 280 and fan goes automatically to 40% speed and temp reaches 70°C in idle. But that's not the problem, is there a way to install spotify client on fedora 23? Thank you in advance for your answers :D. I'm very satisfied of this linux distro :D.

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PostInstallerF provides a rpm for it ;)

davidva gravatar imagedavidva ( 2016-06-26 22:02:04 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-12-12 17:15:31 -0500

updated 2016-12-25 21:48:43 -0500

I am running Fedora 25 and for me using a Spotify Flatpak works fine. To build one (which you have to do, as opposed to downloading a pre-built Flatpak due to the licensing restrictions of Spotify) and then install it merely run (as standard, non-root user):

sudo dnf install flatpak flatpak-builder git make ostree -y
flatpak remote-add --from gnome
flatpak install gnome org.freedesktop.Platform 1.4
flatpak install gnome org.freedesktop.Sdk 1.4
git clone
cd spotify-app
flatpak --user remote-add --no-gpg-verify local-spotify repo
flatpak --user install local-spotify com.spotify.Client

Then to start Spotify run:

flatpak run com.spotify.Client

If you're a cheap person (too cheap to pay for Spotify Premium) that hates ads like me and want to use Blockify you'll be sadly disappointed as Blockify doesn't seem to work with Spotify that is installed with Flatpak (per #120). In this case you may wish to install it from the negativo17 repo via running:

sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo -y
sudo dnf install -y spotify-client

and install Blockify from my Open Build Service repository with:

sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo -y
sudo dnf install -y blockify
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answered 2016-12-20 07:42:40 -0500

sergiomb gravatar image

I use lpf-spotify-client from RPMFusion

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answered 2016-12-13 09:47:55 -0500

padraic gravatar image

You can install it by using the negativo17 repo.

It's an "unofficial" repo - not a million miles from the PPA's that you are probably used to in Ubuntu.

There are some requirements about having other ancillary repos installed too. I won't go into too much detail here in case install requirements change. The best thing to do is to check out the page here:

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Na PPAs aren't used to install Spotify on Ubuntu (as PPAs are hosted on Launchpad, as opposed to this one which is hosted on the Spotify website), ya use the official repository for Spotify maintained by employees of the Spotify company.

Brenton Horne gravatar imageBrenton Horne ( 2016-12-13 10:29:37 -0500 )edit

I understand. I meant that you could think of unofficial repos as being the same as PPAs, not that this repo matched to a specific Ubuntu PPA.

padraic gravatar imagepadraic ( 2016-12-14 02:57:36 -0500 )edit

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