The fact that people are installing an extension and posting multiple topics should be a sign for Spotify to implement a change. Also a reason why not, instead of 'this is now expected behaviour' can be helpful to remove some frustration.
On the other hand if I click on one of the form: spotify://spotify:track:4effTONLQxmg77cBEqPl8k
I get a prompt asking whether I want to open the link in the desktop app and it opens but does NOT navigate to the page for the track. It simply opens the app (or brings it into focus if it is already open).
The Spotify URI should bring up the respective song in the app. If you're still experiencing this issue, could you try logging out and back in to your account two times in a row? This prompts a resync with our servers. If that doesn't fix things, it's possible that some of the app files have gotten damaged. This is usually resolved by performing a clean reinstall using these steps. They are more thorough and make sure that no leftover files remain.
Hope this helps. Keep us posted on how it goes.
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“Music is a language that doesn’t speak in particular words. It speaks in emotions, and if it’s in the bones, it’s in the bones.” - Keith Richards
The arrogance and incompetence is astounding at times. They never fix anything that's actually relevant and they remove useful features. I wonder what goes on at planning meetings at Spotify HQ. Probably something like the Swedish chef from Muppet Show (for anyone old enough to remember)
"It is an expected behavior of the app now. If it is not working, please perform a clean reinstall using these steps."
After being outraged as everyone else with the answer, I've searched for other solutions in the answers and in Google.
After finding all the most whimsical, creative and complex solutions for this matter, por pure laziness I chose to try the one offered and selected as solution. The answer in it self is scattered throughout the replies, as the moderator could change his "marked as solved" answer to complete it.
I made a clean reinstall and... voilà!!! IT WORKED!! No add-on, workaround or miraculous solution needed.
Tested in Safari, Edge and Firefox, worked just fine.
For me, this is what happens with all spotify URL's:
- Safari is opening the web app in a new tab
- If I'm logged in to Spotify:
playback starts immediately
dialog box opens with "Allow this web page to open Spotify?"
If I click "Allow", the Spotify desktop app opens and starts playback (again), regardless of the web app already playing.
- However, if I'm not logged in to Spotify in the browser, the same thing happens, just without the wild cacaphony of the same song playing with a 2 sec delay between. I still have to close the browser tab each time.
If this is "expected behavior", then my "expected behavior" is to never use Spotify again.
So please answer this straight:
Is it currently possible to open a Spotify (album, artist or song link, copied from the desktop app) link directly in the Spotify desktop app, while bypassing the web browser player completly (with no "Allow/Deny" prompt and no "double playing")?
If not, are there any current plans to bring back that functionality? For clarification: it used to work that way up until quite recently.
Is there a (hidden or visible) setting to "Always open in Spotify", to eliminate the invasive, interferring and incredibly annoying Safari "Allow/Deny" prompt, along with the invasive, interferring and incredibly annoying web browser app?