There seems to be a lot of problems with installing Spotify in 16.04. I tried this guide here to make sure I wasn't just screwing up, but it never worked. Turns out, this question is a little out-dated. To help out new users, I'll ask the question, give some information, then answer this.

I'm trying to install spotify in Ubuntu 16.04. I tried a few different guides. Here's the steps I've done in the previously mentioned guide. First, I pasted in

echo 'deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free' | sudo tee --append /etc/apt/sources.list

Then I added the key using:

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys 94558F59

Finally I updated and tried installing Spotify using

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install spotify-client
  • Are you answering a question that no one has asked yet? Would it not make more sense to post your answer on the original spotify installation question with a notation that it applies to 16.04? If we all started posting answers to problems we solved for ourselves each day this website would get cluttered quickly. – WinEunuuchs2Unix Aug 22 '16 at 3:52
  • @WinEunuuchs2Unix The previous answer has an already accepted answer. Unless there's a way to mark questions as "out of date" then people like myself wouldn't scroll down through all the answers. If the accepted answer doesn't work I just move on. – James Aug 22 '16 at 18:51

And the answer is super simple! Everything in what you did was right except for the key you added! Replace

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys 94558F59


sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys BBEBDCB318AD50EC6865090613B00F1FD2C19886

and follow the rest of the steps the same! If you need all the updated steps, you can find them here

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Spotify is now available as a snap so you can find it in Ubuntu Software, or install in a terminal with one command:-

snap install spotify
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Using the key in the command sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys BBEBDCB318AD50EC6865090613B00F1FD2C19886 I got the following warning when installing spotify-client:

"WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated!"

www.spotify.com/us/download/linux gives the following code to use for the key: sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys 0DF731E45CE24F27EEEB1450EFDC8610341D9410

This worked and allowed a successful install of spotify-client without any warnings, when following the other steps in the original question. Running Ubuntu 16.04 64-bit.

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