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Opera does not allow running Spotify Player in Linux natively?

  • I'm having a problem using Opera 67.0.3575.53 to access audio content from Spotify. I don't know if for lack of some native support or some Library. I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 and always give this error and redirect to

    This link presents the following message "Enable the web player
    To: Google Chrome, Firefox and Edge "No instructions for Opera.

    *If the message “Playback of protected content is not enabled” (or a similar error) appears when you try to use the web player, simply enable the Widevine plugin or download a media pack. Select your browser below to learn how.

    Note: enabling the plugin does not require any downloads and does not compromise your online security.


    What should I do to enable support for Spotify?

  • If it is a drm-only issue, check one of the dozens of threads about widevine. And also check the thread on my signature and this one, just in case it is also a "poor codec support" issue as well.

  • the answer I found inside the file /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera-developer/resources/widevine_config.json. I saw that vivaldi opened the spotfy webplayer without any problems, so I looked in the browser folders for the folder that the opera file directed. After finding vivaldi's WidevineCdm folder, I created the following directory in - /opt/google/chrome/ - after that I went to - /var/opt/vivaldi - and copied the WidevineCdm folder into - /opt/google/chrome / -. I closed the opera and opened it again and everything went smoothly

  • @jaaudson My opera seems to be installed in /snap/opera/106/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera, which is a read-only directory. Is there something I can do about it to follow the steps you describe (or any other)?

  • @firigion Normally, your file explorer will have a command called Open with root.