Spotify just disabled API access for the Mycroft smart speaker. I can no longer use it to listen to the Spotify account I pay for.
This is really frustrating. The skill was community developed and maintained and worked fine. Now I can't access my Spotify account via voice without having Amazon, Google or Apple spying on me.
Can confirm I am experiencing this as well. As advised by @SpotifyCares, I have;
- reinstalled Spotify (using snap on Ubuntu Linux 20.04)
- had a look at the Spotify "developer forum" - which doesn't address this issue at all
It appears the Spotify developer API key for Mycroft, used by the Mycroft Spotify skill, has been deliberately disabled, with no communication occurring.
Mycroft is the reason I have a paid subscription to Spotify.
Has the Spotify authentication / API infrastructure changed recently and it's just a case of updating?
Please fix this issue. I am also a premium user and I will have to switch off of this platform if it is not fixed.
If this is available for other assistants, why did they remove it from this important api?
Is this another anti trust move ?
It smells like an anti-competition move. Spotify is reportedly working on thier own voice assistant, but they are also continuing to support Alexa, Cortana, Siri and Google Assistant.
They have not been willing to communicate about the issue. If we don't hear back from them we may file an anti-trust complaint with the EU.
It stinks of using their market size to disadvantage smaller players.
I, too, would be glad if I could access my Spotify premium account via Mycroft.
I used to be a spotify premium user before I cancelled.
Now I am setting up a smart home system using Mycroft and i thought, oh this might be a good chance to get a premium spotify account again.
Then I look up how to hook spotify with Mycroft and I find this issue. It's embarrassing that spotify has effectively disabled access to their platform for Mycroft. Shameful.
Needless to say, I won't be getting a premium account any time soon.
I am a long time subscriber to Spotify (been a user ever since they started actually), but not supporting Mycroft could be the thing making me cancel the subscription, and maybe pay for another service instead.
The problem here is that Spotify cancelled the API that was working just fine before, so it's a deliberate action from their side
I' will give it a few weeks more since I know that people are looking into this at the moment, but if not solved it's bye Spotify for me.
+1 by another paying Spotify user. Hopefully Spotify will remedy this soon. If not, I'll cancel my subscription and subscribe with an alternative streaming audio provider. There is enough to choose from these days. Some cheaper and/or with higher quality even.
Another user impacted by this issue. Actually considering canceling my subscription for the first time since I've had Spotify.
Why not just give mycroft the written permission to use the API and develop the skill, you have done that before (amazon, google ... ) and this is an opensource project that makes your platform even more attractive and you get that for free
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