I also came across this problem very recently - everything was working fine and embeds were playing in full until around 1-2 weeks ago, since then our site only played the 30 second sample with link to 'Play On Spotify' (in Chrome, Win10).
I checked this on my mobile (Chrome) and the embeds there were working correctly - I then tried again in incognito mode back on my laptop and the issue was not present either.
It seems (for me at least) the issue was with the browser and Spotify - I have now managed to get it working again in my main browser by following these steps....
2. If you have the issue, you should only be able to play the sample - don't click Play on Spotify, instead click 'Log In' and this will log you into Spotify in your browser.
3. Now you should be able to see full length tracks in embeds again - I even logged back out via https://open.spotify.com/settings/account and the embeds continue to work correctly (although this may change and I will update here if so)
I have the exact same issue, there seems to be some sort of update/change recently on spotify's side, because the player now only plays 30 seconds preview, even when i'm logged into spotify app en web player. Maybe it has something to do with the new GDPR?
The background of the player also looks a bit different now (colors depening on the artist cover art instead of the always dark background)
they should seriously communicate about this issue or whatever updates they are working on for the embed playlist. because they are gonna **bleep** off at lof the people who use the service and promote Spotify by curating these playlists for their blog. if it is GDPR just say so at least...
I think this is actually an issue with older embed codes becuase I still run across older embeds (6mo-1yr old) that only let me play 30-sec, but later embed codes work fine. I think it has to do with the updated attribute in the HTML
Hi. I'm experiencing the exact same problem, but I don't think it's a region issue.
The Spotify playlists on my site used to stream perfectly, but now they just play erxcerpts from each track with an overlay on top of the playlist saying "To play the full track, you'll need the Spotify app."
Is that a new Spotify policy, or is it a bug?
It's the same on all devices/computers. Regardless of whether I'm signed in or out of Spotift etc.
I think my issue is different as there are four albums called Real Australian Blues volume one, two, three, four and all the songs on the albums are only for 30 seconds irrespective of whether you download the album or listen to it online. It has been like that for a long time.