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Spotify Links "open.spotify" don't open in Desktop App OSX/Mac anymore

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Re: Spotify Links "open.spotify" don't open in Desktop App OSX/Mac anymore

ramicake
Visitor

There's a Chrome Extension that will do this while we wait around for Spotify to redirect those URLs to the native client.

Re: Spotify Links "open.spotify" don't open in Desktop App OSX/Mac anymore

josemcruz
Newbie
If you guys don't get this solved, people will just move to Youtube (with more variety) or some other service that makes sharing much easier. I pay premium and waving customers off is bad juji.

Re: Spotify Links "open.spotify" don't open in Desktop App OSX/Mac anymore

jorepstein1
Casual Listener
this is not a solution

Re: Spotify Links "open.spotify" don't open in Desktop App OSX/Mac anymore

muizenissen
Casual Listener
For me, that extension only works for play.spotify urls, it doesn't work
for open.spotify... And the links that are shared now are all
open.spotify.com, so the extension doesn't add much value..

Re: Spotify Links "open.spotify" don't open in Desktop App OSX/Mac anymore

chea_one
Newbie

Please remove the webplayer completely, I will never use it.

Whenever I get a song through messenger I have to copy, paste and click like a maniac, completely destroying the vibe. Bring the option back!

Re: Spotify Links "open.spotify" don't open in Desktop App OSX/Mac anymore

metalfacedkid
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**bleep** you nothing was solved you **bleep**

Re: Spotify Links "open.spotify" don't open in Desktop App OSX/Mac anymore

mustard311
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Fix this!!!

Re: Spotify Links "open.spotify" don't open in Desktop App OSX/Mac anymore

Gonzo2000
Visitor

How rude! Still not fixed - just ignored.

Re: Spotify Links "open.spotify" don't open in Desktop App OSX/Mac anymore

quinn1138
Newbie

This still doesn't work. It is very very frustrating. 

Re: Spotify Links "open.spotify" don't open in Desktop App OSX/Mac anymore

emptywalls13
Casual Listener

This is a terrible user experience. Cmon Spotify, you're better than this.

Re: Spotify Links "open.spotify" don't open in Desktop App OSX/Mac anymore

jorepstein1
Casual Listener

Ive been using this addon and it works pretty well for this

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/open-in-spotify-desktop/

Re: Spotify Links "open.spotify" don't open in Desktop App OSX/Mac anymore

donraton
Visitor
So, it seems the Spotify didn't solved it, but I've found a Chrome extension called "Open in Spotify desktop client" and it solved my problem.

If you don't get the expected behaviour straight away on a Mac after you install the extension, you might type at the adress bar "spotify:" and hit enter, it will ask to open spotify links on the client and then it will work flawlessly.

Re: Spotify Links "open.spotify" don't open in Desktop App OSX/Mac anymore

Mihail
Moderator
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Hey folks,

 

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the Community!

 

Just to clarify, users can still share their favorite Spotify tunes in such a way that the recipient has the option to choose whether or not to open them in the app. This is done when content is shared via the Spotify URI. This page explains how to find and share the URI.

 

If you'd like to have this option also for Spotify links, it's a good idea to +VOTE this idea and  subscribe to it, if you haven't already. We'll inform on any developments there, as soon as there are any. 

 

Hope this helps. Keep us posted if you have any questions.

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Re: Spotify Links "open.spotify" don't open in Desktop App OSX/Mac anymore

fubeman
Casual Listener

Thanks Mihail, but sorry, this is not very useful. What most of here can not understand is why Spotify does not OR will not use Deep Linking as most other companies do (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.).  A URI is not the same. With a URI, a user has to COPY the URI, then open up Spotify (all manually of course), then go to the Search Box on Spotify, then PASTE the URI into the Search Box. This is about as useful as saying "Go to Spotify, type in your artist name and song title and hit SEARCH." With a Deep Link, all the user has to do is click on it. Period.

Re: Spotify Links "open.spotify" don't open in Desktop App OSX/Mac anymore

kingnat
Casual Listener
That doesn't help. That relies on everyone else to use URI's instead of
allowing us to tailor our own experience. I wouldn't even consider that MVP
for a good user experience.

Re: Spotify Links "open.spotify" don't open in Desktop App OSX/Mac anymore

JoBwat
Newbie

There is a way to get your browser to open the app using a userscript

 

User SomeOrdinaryDog shared one on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/spotify/comments/80cfkt/a_little_userscript_to_open_spotify_links_in_the/

Re: Spotify Links "open.spotify" don't open in Desktop App OSX/Mac anymore

namealreadyexis
Newbie

Sharing the URI (apart from being an annoying UX) is not possible from the iOS app.

Re: Spotify Links "open.spotify" don't open in Desktop App OSX/Mac anymore

SoVeryTired
Visitor

This is an absolute non-solution and complete evasion of your customer's complaints. I would really appreciate an actual, honest explanation for this. If you want to push the web app, then improve it. But I don't want to have this desktop app if you're not going to support it.

 

Please actually listen to the people who pay for this service, they just want to have a streaming app that works.

Use Mick Tagger to fix this

shto
Casual Listener

Hey guys,

 

Like many of you I have this problem – I receive a song link, and I have to copy and paste it in Spotify and queue or play the track myself.

 

I built an app that fixes this (among other things). The app has the option to "enhance copy" the current track information and that will include a spotify:// link that leads directly to the app.

 

It also includes one-click links for queueing the track and playing the track directly, operations which otherwise would take many clicks to perform. I've shared how it looks in an iMessage.

 

Enjoy! The app is free, but only works for macOS.

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Re: Spotify Links "open.spotify" don't open in Desktop App OSX/Mac anymore

MattNosNos
Casual Listener

Spotify really neglects its problems. I would really like to know what they do on the spare time... It seems this service just gets worse over time. I wonder what those programmers really do on working hours...  

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