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Canonical welcomes Spotify as a Snap for Linux users
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Canonical welcomes Spotify as a Snap for Linux users

Posted by Zenobia HegdeDecember 21, 2017

Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, is happy to announce that Spotify, the music streaming service, is now available as a Snap, the universal Linux app packaging format.

By launching as a Snap, it enables users to enjoy Spotify natively on all Linux distributions that support Snaps including Linux Mint, Manjaro, Debian, OpenSUSE, Solus as well as Ubuntu.

“In launching their own Snap, Spotify has ensured that their users in the Linux ecosystem are now able to enjoy the latest version of their leading music streaming application as soon as it’s released regardless of which distribution they are using” said Jamie Bennett, VP of Engineering, Devices & IoT at Canonical. “We’re glad to welcome Spotify to the Snaps ecosystem and look forward to unveiling more leading Snaps in 2018.”

Snaps are containerised software packages designed to work perfectly and securely in any Linux environment. As well as supporting all major Linux systems from a single build, Snaps can be also updated or rolled back automatically to ensure that users are always benefiting from the latest version of the application. Since their launch last year, close to 2,500 Snaps have been released by developers as they adopt the format for its reliability and security.

Spotify is available to download as a snap by clicking here.

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