Package Details: spotify

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Package Base: spotify
Description: A proprietary music streaming service
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Licenses: custom:"Copyright (c) 2006-2010 Spotify Ltd"
Submitter: gadget3000
Maintainer: AWhetter
Last Packager: AWhetter
Votes: 1211
Popularity: 33.366123
First Submitted: 2010-07-12 12:17
Last Updated: 2017-07-21 04:20

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NicoHood commented on 2017-05-28 14:45

@Lenovsky There you go. Please upvote this topic if you wish to have spotify in the official ArchLinux [community] repository.

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gumballhead commented on 2017-09-01 17:56

If you're trying to login with Facebook and just getting a blank window, you can work around it like this:

Go to, login with Facebook, and edit your profile. Chose the "Set device password" option in the menu on the left. Use the account id it gives you and the password you set to login directly.

sirUnix commented on 2017-08-24 02:41

Too many freezes with latest Spotify and Gnome 3. Sometimes Gnome crashes (restart Gnome Shell) when song changes. Often Spotify does't respond to interface changes like a volume control. I use linux-zen kernel (4.12.8-1), if it matters. Something similar behavior like @sepf

goetzc commented on 2017-08-11 23:06


There is an issue with Spotify, as it doesn't respect the ICCCM specifications for the WM_CLASS property, window managers that use this property (KWin, i3, Awesome, etc) can't apply specific rules like starting it on a determined workspace, or maximizing it on start, and so on. More details on the official forum.[1] For this there is a workaround, spotifywm[2].

My request is for you to add the small MIT library that workarounds this, and extent the /usr/bin/spotify script to include the library on the LD_PRELOAD along with libcurl.

Hopefully you can add this,



Maxattax commented on 2017-07-31 23:44

@ARandomScientist I've had similar issues on multiple Linux distributions, not sure why. Regardless, try logging in with Facebook's email and password.

I originally referenced this page:

ARandomScientist commented on 2017-07-31 01:15

The "LOG IN WITH FACEBOOK" dialog will not work for me. I've created a gfycat vid of the problem viewable here:

This is a new issue for me. Whenever I tried to log into Facebook with Spotify before, it would simply bring me to my default browser. Now it has its own (broken) window. It will sit there, blank, and never load.

sepf commented on 2017-07-18 23:46

Been having the same issue for months that @SeerUK reported in an earlier comment: can start spotify, and play songs, but the UI will lock up randomly during regular use. It is as if I can click the UI elements, but nothing happens (clicking on the play button for a song will not do anything). When it does freeze, the song progress bar will also freeze.

Using the latest version of spotify with all up-to-date dependencies, and no changes made to the installation or configuration of spotify.

coeus commented on 2017-07-17 12:43

Hi All,

I keep receiving the error

Error: Failure while downloading

I have a network connection.

Any help would be gratefully appreciated.

SeerUK commented on 2017-07-15 21:24

Hi there, I'm also getting the same issue some users had a few months ago. I can open Spotify, but if I start to play a song the whole UI locks up. The music plays, but I can't do anything then. Other things like playerctl also don't work with it once it's frozen. I believe it must be one of the dependencies being used. The same happens for me when using spotify-stable too.

UPDATE: Downgraded from linux to linux-lts, and this resolved the issue for me.

UPDATE 2: Nope, it's still doing it. Intermittently now though.

vegangaro commented on 2017-07-11 17:39

Same here. Spotify does not "remember" the last track played. UPDATE: Its working again!

bol0bal4 commented on 2017-07-11 10:02

Hi @Tipoun, I had spotify and everything works fine. I dont get any problem on "remember-me"

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