We provide pre-built binaries through GitHub Actions for the more popular platforms: Linux, macOS and ARMv7. You can find them here. For extra integrity, the file's SHA-512 gets calculated and uploaded as well.
The provided binaries come in two flavours,
full. Each are compiled with different features.
slim only contains the platform's most used audio backend,
full has also all optional features enabled (see Feature Flags).
There are packages for the following systems:
You can also compile
Spotifyd yourself, allowing you to make use of feature flags.
Spotifyd is written in Rust. You can download the toolchain (compiler and package manager) over at rustup.rs. Follow their instructions to get started.
Note: Please make sure that you compile the package using the most recent
stableversion of Rust available through
rustup. Some distro versions are quite outdated and might result in compilation errors.
Spotifyd might require additional libraries during build and runtime, depending on your platform and the way to compile it (static or dynamic). The following table shows the libraries needed for each OS respectively.
|alsa-lib-devel make gcc
|alsa-devel make gcc
|libasound2-dev libssl-dev libpulse-dev libdbus-1-dev
|base-devel alsa-lib libogg libpulse dbus
|dbus pkg-config portaudio
Note: The package names for Linux are the ones used on Debian based distributions (like Ubuntu). You will need to adapt the packages for your distribution respectively.
To compile the binary, run
cargo build --release
To install the resulting binary, run
cargo install --path . --locked
If you have
cargo installed, you can directly install
spotifyd by running:
cargo install spotifyd --locked
That will compile and install
spotifyd's latest version under
$HOME/.cargo/bin for you.
You can use the
cargo-deb create in order to build a Debian package from source.
Install it by:
cargo install cargo-deb
Then you can build and install the Debian package with:
cargo deb --install
Note, that when building a Debian package, the
--release is passed to the
build command already and you do not need to specify it yourself. See for the
flags that are set by default in
Spotifyd is split into a base package plus additional features that can be toggled on or off during compilation. Those can be split into two groups: The audio backend features that are responsible for playing back the music and additional functionality features, which enhance your experience using
To enable an additional audio backend, pass
<audio_backend_name>_backend as a feature flag. We currently support
Spotifyd provides the following additional functionality:
|Provides password authentication over the system's keyring (supports all platforms)
|Provides multimedia key support (Linux and BSD only)
Note: Compiling Spotifyd with all features and the pulseaudio backend on Ubuntu would result in the following command:
cargo build --release --no-default-features --features pulseaudio_backend,dbus_keyring,dbus_mpris