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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

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

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

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

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

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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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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.

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

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

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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/

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

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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.

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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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