Tasker cannot start a Playlist anymore, Send intent does not wrok anymore ...

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Tasker cannot start a Playlist anymore, Send intent does not wrok anymore ...

bu5q9x70qhws9bf
Regular

Plan

Premium

Country

Germany

Device

(Samsung A5 (2017), OnePlus3t

Operating System

Android Oreo

 

My Question or Issue

 

When attempting to open/start a Playlist in Spotify via Tasker AutoSpotify plugin, it opens Spotify, but no further reaction.
Tasks I’m using since more than 6 months do not work anymore.
URIs are still correct.

This applies for ‘official’ Spotify playlists as well as for my personal playlists.
Starting an album in Spotify is still working.

 

I tried older versions of Spotify on own risk. I do not recommend to use outdated versions:
- 8.4.82.664 this fault does not exists
- 8.4.83.625 this fault exists
- 8.4.84.874, current actual version this fault exists

 

The owner of Tasker has similar reports and states, that this is a fault in the Android Spotify App and recommends to contact Spotify support.

 

Same behaviour (meaning: does not work anymore on youngest Spotify updates) occurs, when using following Send Intent. I suspect, that this is how AutoSpotify works, but I do notactually know:

A1: Send Intent

Action:android.media.action.MEDIA_PLAY_FROM_SEARCH

Cat:Default

Data:spotify:user:spotify:playlist:37i9dQZF1DWWMOmoXKqHTD:play

Package:com.spotify.music

Target:Activity

 

Additional Notes:
- I'm not logged in Spotify, except in my Smartphone.
- I restarted my Smartphone.
- There is no error showing up within the task or in the notification bar.

- Using another Smartphone from another brand and a new installation of Spotify did not help.

 

Could you please change back behaviour, meaning fix this fault?

 

I reported this fault as well towards Spotify Customer support chat. He was really interested, forwarded this to the right technicans and provided me with an engagement ID. I post it here as well to make the community aware of as well.

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Re: Tasker cannot start a Playlist anymore, Send intent does not wrok anymore ...

mbow06
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I am having the same issues.  I have a task set up to start my workout playlist when I connect my headphones.  It was really handy to leave my phone in my pocket and have it do what I wanted.

 

Would it help to have multiple people report the problem to Spotify?  I have not reported anywhere yet.  I would also like to have the feature returned.

Re: Tasker cannot start a Playlist anymore, Send intent does not wrok anymore ...

Effegi115
Casual Listener

Same problem here.

 

Regards

Re: Tasker cannot start a Playlist anymore, Send intent does not wrok anymore ...

denmusic
Newbie

Did you hear anything from Spotify Customer support yet?

 

I think it has to do with changes made in the spotify app, it has been through large changes lately.

Re: Tasker cannot start a Playlist anymore, Send intent does not wrok anymore ...

bu5q9x70qhws9bf
Regular

I understood, that a potential reaction from Spotify will be posted here ...

Re: Tasker cannot start a Playlist anymore, Send intent does not wrok anymore ...

atbcmw
Casual Listener

As of now, with the 8.4.90.722 version, I am still having this issue too..

Running on Android Nougat 7.0.

 

Regards

Re: Tasker cannot start a Playlist anymore, Send intent does not wrok anymore ...

bu5q9x70qhws9bf
Regular

So, I did a follow up  chat with Spotify: They have internal discussed this with technicians:

Tasker is a third party product and unfortunately they do not official support this app.

 

I replied, that this is not a tasker problem but rather a fault or non backward compatible issue with send intents.

Likely introduced in 8.4.83.625. He will tell this the technicians so crisp as well.

 

The case is not closed and they will provide an answer, when the situation has been changed.

Re: Tasker cannot start a Playlist anymore, Send intent does not wrok anymore ...

mbow06
Casual Listener

Thank you for the update and for keeping it on there list of issues.

Re: Tasker cannot start a Playlist anymore, Send intent does not wrok anymore ...

bu5q9x70qhws9bf
Regular

In case anybody knows how to start a dedicated Playlist in Spotify via a sent intent nowadays, it would be great, if this would be posted here.

To do this via APIs (using AutoWeb 'Start/Resume a User's Playback') has the big drawback for me, that Spotify needs to be online.

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Re: Tasker cannot start a Playlist anymore, Send intent does not wrok anymore ...

atbcmw
Casual Listener

Hello,

 

A workaround to this situation is to replace the Send Intent Action with a Browse URL Action.

 

To do so, just copy the content of the data field of your Send Intent action and paste it in the URL field of the Browse URL Action. This works for me.

Screenshot.png

 

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