Streaming with Linux: Spotify

spotify-qt – lightweight Spotify client


spotify-qt is a genuine alternative to the semi-official desktop client. It certainly lives up to its billing as a lightweight Spotify client. Besides a significantly lower memory footprint, spotify-qt consumes far fewer CPU cycles.

There are quite a few annoying bugs evident in the client. For example, the added column in the playlist is unnecessary information. We can turn off the column but it keeps coming back.

The client is definitely not the finished article, but it still gets our strong recommendation. If you hate bloated apps that use Chromium Embedded Framework, try spotify-qt.

Developer: kraxie
License: GNU General Public License v3.0

spotify-qt is written in C++. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Introduction / Installation
Page 2 – In Operation
Page 3 – Memory Usage
Page 4 – Summary

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Nightly Satin
Nightly Satin
1 year ago

I’d rather cancel my Amazon Prime account than Spotify Premium.

1 year ago
Reply to  Nightly Satin

Me too, Amazon is often not the cheapest and many retailers offer free delivery.