Spotify is one of the most popular audio and media streaming services in the world. Founded in Sweden, Spotify has about 406 million monthly active users among which 180 million are monthly paying subscribers, as of December 2021. The audio platform offers digital copyright-restricted recorded podcasts and music, comprising above 82 million songs from record labels and media companies.
You can listen to music on it for free but then you will have to bear with the annoying advertisements. To avoid ads, you can purchase the service and enjoy commercial-free listening.
Here at LinuxAPT, we shall look into how to install Spotify on our Linux Mint 20.2 Cinamon.
Steps to Install Spotify Via Snap Store on Linux Mint 20
1. Remove nosnap.pref
We need to download Snap to move on to installing Spotify. To enable downloading Snap, you first have to make some configuration changes. The below command will remove nosnap.pref from your system:
$ sudo rm /etc/apt/preferences.d/nosnap.pref
After that, we will be able to install snap.
2. Perform System Update
To update the changes you just made in the previous step, run the below command:
$ sudo apt update
3. Install Snap on ths system
Now we can finally install Snap with the following command:
$ sudo apt install snapd
4. Install Spotify
Now we have reached the main step where we will finally install Spotify on our system. It can be done by running the following command:
$ sudo snap install Spotify
How to Verify Spotify Installation ?
Now, ensure the the application has been successfully installed or not.
You can either verify it using the Terminal or with the help of GUI.
1. Verify on the command line:
To check if Spotify exists on your machine, run the below version command:
$ spotify –version
If in the output, you get the version number of the application, that means you have successfully installed the application. If not, try the other method to verify the installation.
2. Verify by opening the application's GUI
You can also verify the installation by going to the start menu and typing Spotify in the search bar. If the application exists, it will show up.
Next, open the application and see if it is working fine.
How to uninstall Spotify from Linux Mint 20.2 ?
Sometimes we have to remove the application as we don’t need it anymore. That is why we should also learn how to uninstall the application. To do that, all we need is one command and it will completely remove the application from the system:
$ sudo snap remove spotify
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