How to Install Spotify On A Chromebook

Following the steps outlined in this guide you’ll be able to install the full fledged version of Spotify (not the web based or Android App) on your Chromebook!

The stars have aligned! Spotify supports Linux, Chromebooks can run Linux – and now the final piece – audio works in Linux apps installed on Chromebooks. So without further ado, here’s how you can install Spotify for Linux on your Chromebook.

  1. The very first thing to do is make sure your Chromebook is updated to the latest version of Chrome OS (link will open in a new tab).
  2. Now you’ll need to make sure you have Linux installed on your Chromebook. All set? Next.
  3. Open a Terminal from the Linux apps section of your App Drawer. Enter the command:

    curl -sS https://download.spotify.com/debian/pubkey_0D811D58.gpg | sudo apt-key add –

  4. Now enter the following command:

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

  5. Finally, enter the command:

    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install spotify-client

  6. When prompted, tap the y key to continue.
  7. Once the process has completed and you’re back at a command prompt, close the Terminal. Don’t worry about the warning message – just click the Leave button.
  8. Return to the Linux apps section of your App Drawer and ta-da – there’s Spotify!
  9. Open it up, sign and and give it a whirl.

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  11. Any other instances of Spotify that you have running will identify your Chromebook as “penguin”
  12. That’s it – enjoy!

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Ross McKillop