Thursday, August 6, 2009

Tip: How to listen to Spotify on Jolicloud

So, like many others you like Spotify , the hypest sound streaming application coming from Europe ? Well now you can listen to Spotify also on Jolicloud, the easysimple OS for Netbooks. How ?

Easy, to install spotify, install wine first and then install the windows version of spotify and enjoy !

Spotify has created a lightweight software application that users will simply download and then log onto their service enabling on demand streaming of music. (from TechCrunch database).

is a free software application that aims to allow Unix-like computer operating systems to execute programs written for Microsoft Windows. (from Wiki)

You will find Wine, in My Jolicloud Application Dashboard in the Accesories directory.

I did it and it works. Of course the sound is coming out from a netbook but my Dell mini 9 is Ok. If I do not open to many applis at the same time the streaming is also ok.
And as a Windows appli I can modify the size of the Spotify window.


  1. I found I had to edit the settings in Wine, so that sound was set to "Emulate". I think that's mentioned on the Spotify help page. Apart from that, it works great.

    Right now I'm listening to BreakBeat vol.3 on Spotify with Wine, but on my main laptop running Linux Mint - same story though.

  2. thanks for the "immediate" complement of information.
    I am with Al Jarreau ;-)

  3. Spotify isn't available for use in the US.

  4. no, not yet. For once, Europe has a preview ;-) But it will arrive shortly.