Ole Jon Bjørkum edited this page Jul 20, 2017 · 156 revisions

Downgrade Spotify

Here is how to downgrade Spotify for Linux to the latest 0.9 version. This is recommended for users who do NOT have Spotify Premium, for now. The latest 0.9 version is stable, works well with SpotCommander, and yes, it supports Spotify Connect.

Note: These instructions are for supported Ubuntu/Debian-based systems, which includes Linux Mint.

See the wiki pages for Arch Linux, Fedora or openSUSE if you use one of those distributions.

1. Uninstall current version

  1. Open a terminal as the user running Spotify and run this command:
sudo apt-get -y purge spotify-client && rm -r ~/.config/spotify && rm -r ~/.cache/spotify

2. Disable auto-updating

  1. Run the program Software & Updates OR open a desktop terminal and run this command: software-properties-gtk

  2. Go to Other Software and Uncheck the Spotify repository. This way, Spotify will not be updated the next time you update your system

3. If your Ubuntu is NEWER than 14.04, otherwise proceed to step 4

Spotify version 0.9 needs libgcrypt11. The 32-bit version also needs libssl0.9.8.


  1. Open a terminal in your Home Folder and run these commands:
wget -N && sudo dpkg -i libgcrypt11_1.5.3-2ubuntu4.5_amd64.deb


  1. Open a terminal in your Home Folder and run these commands:
wget -N && sudo dpkg -i libssl0.9.8_0.9.8o-7ubuntu3.
wget -N && sudo dpkg -i libgcrypt11_1.5.3-2ubuntu4.5_i386.deb

4. Install previous version

  1. Download your preferred version (64-bit or 32-bit):
    64-bit: Spotify 0.9.17 (wget link)
    32-bit: Spotify 0.9.4 (wget link)

  2. Install it by opening the deb package, which should open Software Install or Ubuntu Software Center. You may have to wait a bit for the install screen to show up

Local Files support

If it does not work

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