The way to Obtain and Set up Spotify on a Chromebook

Do you want to listen to music on your Chromebook? Here's how you can download Spotify and install it on a Chromebook device.

When you're working or browsing the internet on your Chromebook, you may want to play music in the background. If you're a regular Spotify user but don't know how to download it on your Chromebook, this article will help.

How to install Spotify on a Chromebook

There are several ways to use Spotify on a Chromebook device. You can either go to the Spotify web application to enjoy music, or you can download the application from the Google Play Store or a Linux package manager.

Use the Spotify web application

The easiest way to use Spotify on a Chromebook is through the web app. All you have to do is navigate to open.spotify.com. You will be asked to sign in to your Spotify account. Once you are successfully signed in, you can access all of your favorite songs, albums, and playlists right from your browser.

The Spotify web client may be suitable for most users. However, if you want to download music to your computer or stream higher bitrate audio, then read on for how to install the Spotify desktop client on your Chromebook.

Related Topics: 8 Reasons to Use Spotify Web Player

Install the Spotify Android app

Since Chromebooks support the installation of Android apps, you should install the Android version of Spotify to download songs to your computer or improve the sound quality.

Spotify's Android app enables higher bitrate audio than the web player. So if you have good quality headphones or speakers, the music will sound better to your ears.

You can also download songs, albums, and playlists for offline listening. This is useful when you take your Chromebook to places with no internet connection.

Fortunately, all you have to do is download and install Spotify from the Play Store, just like you would any other Android device.

Download: Spotify (Google Play)

Install the Spotify Linux client with Apt

If you want a version of Spotify that acts more like typical Mac or Windows desktop versions, consider installing the Linux version with Apt. Your Chromebook must support Linux in order to install the Spotify Linux client.

In order to install Spotify with Apt you need to add some new entries to your system repository list:

curl -sS https://download.spotify.com/debian/pubkey_0D811D58.gpg | sudo add apt-key –
echo "deb http://repository.spotify.com stable not free" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list

Then install Spotify with apt install::

sudo apt install spotify-client

Once the installation is complete, you can launch Spotify like any other application on your Chromebook from the App menu.

Related: How to Use Apt and Say Goodbye to Apt-Get in Debian and Ubuntu

Rocking out on your Chromebook

You've learned how to use the web player, Android app, and Linux versions of Spotify on your Chromebook. You can now listen to your favorite music on your computer.

If you have Spotify installed on your Chromebook, make sure you have it set up correctly for a better listening experience with the application.

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David Delony
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David is a freelance writer living in the Pacific Northwest but originally from the Bay Area. He has been a technology enthusiast since childhood. David's interests include reading, watching quality TV shows and movies, retro games, and collecting records.

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