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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?

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

snap refresh spotify

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