Learn how to install the spotify desktop client on Kali Linux.

How to install Spotify on Kali Linux

Although you can use Spotify on the browser, the desktop version is usually faster and easier to use, however opinions may vary. If you want to install the desktop version of Spotify on Kali Linux, you will need to follow some steps in order to achieve it as you won't be able to install it using a single command.

In this article, we'll show you how to install the desktop client of Spotify on your Kali Linux distro.


If the process shown on this article doesn't work, follow the debian installation steps of the official Spotify website here.

1. Register Spotify repository signing keys

Authentication keys are usually obtained from the maintainer of the software repository. The maintainer will often place a copy of the authentication key on a public key server. The key for the spotify repository can then be installed running the following command on the terminal:

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys 931FF8E79F0876134EDDBDCCA87FF9DF48BF1C90

2. Add Spotify Repository

Add the spotify repository to your system with the following command:

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

3. Update list of packages

After registering the repository of Spotify, update the list of packages of the system with the following command:

sudo apt-get update

4. Install Spotify

Finally after registering the signing keys of Spotify and the repository, install the desktop client with the following command in the terminal:

sudo apt-get install spotify-client

This will confirm the installation on the command line answering yes to all the questions.

5. Run Spotify

After installing Spotify with the previous step, you will find an icon of the application on the installed applications of the System. Just start the app from the executable and that's it, you can now use the desktop version of Spotify on your Kali Linux distro:

Spotify Desktop on Kali Linux

Senior Software Engineer at Software Medico. Interested in programming since he was 14 years old, Carlos is a self-taught programmer and founder and author of most of the articles at Our Code World.