I want to install spotify and therefor I need to find something called "Software sources". It should be found in dash. But I can only find Software center. In software center I can find "Software sources" and it says installed. I tried to uninstall it and reinstall it.

I can't open it from the software center. And Dash doesn't find it. How can I find it? Totally new at this.

  • You can find Software Sources in your system configuration (hackwrench & gadget icon on left panel). However, you should interact with them when you become a little bit more experienced. Software in Ubuntu is installed mostly through Software Center. Just enter keywords inside search field and choose software from proposed variants. Spend some time to reading about them and you will find what you want. – Danatela Oct 15 '13 at 10:28
  • possible duplicate of How do I install software using the Ubuntu Software Center? – Danatela Oct 15 '13 at 10:30
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    @Danatela The OP probably needs to enable a repository (be it partner, multiverse, etc.) before they can install the corresponding software in the Software Centre. – kiri Oct 15 '13 at 10:33
  • Are you running 13.04? "Software Sources" has been renamed "Software and Updates". – Seth Oct 16 '13 at 22:10

In 13.04, it was renamed to "Software and Updates". It is the same application, just with a different name.

Screenshot below: Software & Updates in the Unity Dash


Ubuntu 16.04 and later

Spotfy is a snap package in Ubuntu 16.04 and later. To install Spotify open the terminal and type;

sudo apt install snapd  
sudo snap install spotify

Ubuntu 13.04-14.04

Open the Ubuntu Software Center and from the Ubuntu Software Center menu select Edit -> Software Sources. Or if you are using Ubuntu 13.04 or Ubuntu 13.10, search the Dash for software and click the Software & Updates icon.

To install spotify-client, the Debian/Ubuntu client for Spotify, open the terminal and follow the following steps:

  1. Edit the sources.list file by adding the Spotify repository to it:

    sudo nano '/etc/apt/sources.list'

    Add this line to sources.list:

    deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free

    Press the keyboard combination Ctrl+O and after that press Enter to save the sources.list file. Press the keyboard combination Ctrl+X to exit nano.

  2. Run the following command to add the Spotify public key:

    sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 94558F59
  3. Tell your system to pull down the latest list of software from each archive it knows about, including the Spotify repository you just added:

    sudo apt-get update
  4. Install Spotify:

    sudo apt-get install spotify-client
  • Is it sudo apt-key adv or sudo apt-key add? – Anwar Oct 15 '13 at 10:52
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    @AnwarShah There does exist an adv option and the v key is far enough away from the d key not to be an accident. See apt-key's manpage – kiri Oct 15 '13 at 10:58

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