According to the some news outlets, we have a Spotify update (as well as the one for Windows and MacOS) related to the app itself writing tons of data to the drive:

I tried upgrading the app itself using sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Spotify or sudo apt-get upgrade Spotify but it keeps saying unable to locate package Spotify.

I am assuming that reinstalling the app will give me the most recent or updated version but I cannot verify that yet.

What is the correct syntax to update Spotify in this case?


Using the terminal application. Copy and paste the following commands.

  1. Add the Spotify repository signing key to be able to verify downloaded packages

    sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys BBEBDCB318AD50EC6865090613B00F1FD2C19886
  2. Add the Spotify repository

    echo deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list
  3. Update list of available packages

    sudo apt-get update
  4. Install Spotify

    sudo apt-get install spotify-client

Source: information taken from https://www.spotify.com/us/download/linux/

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    Looks like you got your answer verbatim from spotify.com/us/download/linux. Please cite your sources. – edwinksl Nov 14 '16 at 1:34
  • @edwinksl I updated my answer... but I didn't originally because that page requires a account/login to get to. – heynnema Nov 14 '16 at 1:38
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    @heynnema maybe so, but not citing your sources is plagiarism. Your post could be deleted for that. – muru Nov 14 '16 at 1:38

If you have installed Spotify's snap package, you can easily refresh

snap refresh spotify

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