Yesterday Spotify announced that the beta release of their 1.x client is publicly available.
New features in the 1.x client which are specific to the Linux client:
- Remember all those various bugs with text/mouse input in the 0.9.x client? Like the client not giving up mouse focus? Or crashing on drag/drop? Or text input not working on some window managers? Get ready to say goodbye to them.
- “Now playing” notifications can be switched off in the settings page, and libnotify is a suggested (not recommended) package dependency.
- The WM_CLASS property should be set correctly (was broken in the first unofficial beta)
Known issues/limitations with the 1.x Linux beta client (at the time of writing this post, the client version is 1
- Login with Facebook Connect does not work (there is a fix for this and it will be rolled out soon)
- There is no application menu
- There is no tray icon
- Some key bindings do not work yet, like ctrl+s for shuffle, etc.
- The application is super tiny on hi-res displays
- 32-bit builds are not available yet
If you want to install Spotify on Ubuntu / Linux Mint / elementary OS run the following commands:
echo deb http://repository.spotify.com testing non-free | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get install spotify-client
To read more, check out the official announcement.