My office server is connected to a monitor and a soundbar and is used as the main audio player for the office. Since the Spotify client didn’t work natively I’ve used it in the browser since. But, the Spotify web player wouldn’t always show up as a device running Spotify which required me to start a VNC session and reload the tab which I really do not want to do.
So, I started looking into the native application again, experiencing issues like:
- All songs showing as greyed out
- When clicking a song: Spotify can’t play this right now. If you have the file on your computer you can import it.
- The same error would show if I try to control it from another device
I’ve looked for solutions everywhere and none worked, or I wasn’t able to understand how these solutions could be applied (like the “qt4-bin” or changing the internet check in /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf).
Snap, the solution!
sudo snap install spotify
Then it hit me.. The Spotify client is available in the snap directory as well, and my installation already supports Snap. So, let’s give that a try!
After removing the Spotify client (
sudo apt remove spotify-client) and re-installing via Snap (
sudo snap install spotify) it worked immidiately!
Now let’s hope that it keeps working..