Spotify is now available as a snap package for Ubuntu and other distributions
Canonical has welcomed Spotify as one of the snap applications available for Ubuntu and for any distro compatible with the system of universal applications for Linux that the company has developed.
This means that at last it is possible to install Spotify on Linux in just one click behind was the tedious process of having to add the special repository offered by Spotify for Ubuntu and derivatives.
Now all you have to do is go to the package website in Snapcraft and click install, this opens the app store and from there it’s just a matter of pressing the installation button to confirm. Completely novice proof.
Being a snap package is compatible with distributions such as Linux Mint, Manjaro, Debian, OpenSUSE, Solus and of course Ubuntu in all its flavors and derivatives. It is undoubtedly good news for Linux users, and at Canonical they are very happy with the announcement:
With the release of its own snap, Spotify ensures that its users in the Linux ecosystem can enjoy the latest version of its leading streaming music application as soon as it is released, no matter what distribution they are using. We are happy to welcome Spotify to the snaps ecosystem and hope to unveil more in 2018
The snap package is heavier than the current version that you can download through the Ubuntu repository, but this is because it includes all the dependencies.
The operation is exactly the same, only that the installation process is foolproof and completely unattended. We installed it in Ubuntu 17.10 works perfectly.
Since its launch, there are more than 2,500 snap packages that have reached the distros, but no doubt heavy names like Spotify are the ones that make the difference.