Thanks atbcmw, this workaround works perfect for playlists. Really great information.
This works as well, when Spotify is offline.
When I started this post here, open Albums using AutoSpotify or Send Intend method mentioned above were working, when Spotify was online and offline.
Now this is not the case anymore. Using the Tasker Browse URL method, this is as well working only, when Spotify is online. For some strange reason, once an Album has been opened, when Spotify is online, this is working as well, when Spotify is offline. But this seems to be the case for only one Album at the time.
Does anybody has a workaround to open an Albums, when Spotify is offline?
@bu5q9x70qhws9bf : As for albums, I suggest you create a playlist from albums you want to listen offline.
You can do as follow :
This will create a playlist named after the album like this :
From what I gathered on Spotify devs' release notes, the reason for the album vs playlist deep linking process (the process we use through the Browse URL action) being so different is that the album offline feature was released not so long ago whether the playlist offline feature has existed for a while now. Thus I guess they implemented the album offline feature differently.
I would have liked to get my hands on the Spotify Android Manifest to give further thought to this, but it is time consuming to say the least.
Anyway, I hope this other workaround answers your question @bu5q9x70qhws9bf :)
@atbcmw: Thanks a lot for your comments and workaround.
@trohn_javolta: "Regarding where do I get the stuff I paste into the URL line?"
Press Playlist/ sharing / Copy Link. Now you need to edit created Spotify link to the format shown in the example.
I also adapted profile to convert it. Same procedure as above, but the Spotify link is changed to the uri on the clipboard directly, no editing needed.
Regarding "Would I still need to unlock screen and open the app with your method?": I think so actually.
Regarding "I'd just like to shuffle play everything I have in "Songs"." in an "elegant"way. I think it would be good to have a list of all available Spotify URL formats, like the play example. Or a list of all send intents.
But: this seems not being wanted from Spotify and I could not find it at least. It points as well to what atbcmw wrote trying to get some information out of the Manifesto.
Anyhow: You can also try using Autoweb plugin and "Get library tracks". I guess this works only up to a certain limit.