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

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

NikoPikoNiko
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USA

Mac OS Mojave 

 

Seems like Spotify keeps pushing this issue aside because not enough people are complaining about it. I've actually seen a good amount of posts on the community boards about it but none of them seem to have gained traction with the powers that be, claiming its a non-issue and the post gets closed. I disagree, wholeheartedly.

 

Please bring this option back! I don't use the web player... ever. And, I don't want to now have to start copying and pasting the link into spotify app. Call me lazy. The advanced settings used to have the option to have links open in the desktop app. But that option has recently disappeared. Seems like a very obvious and useful feature, and just strange to suddenly remove that functionality. 

 

My friends and I are always trading spotify links via text and emails and it's incredibly frustrating that it now doesn't automatically open in the desktop app like it used to. If I say pretty please, with a link to cherry on top, would you consider this a legitimate issue? 

 

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Peter
Moderator
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Hey folks,

 

Thanks for reaching out to us about this.

 

This seems to now be the expected behaviour of the app.

 

@NikoPikoNiko - we noticed you created an idea about this already - here's the link to it in case other users decide to vote for it.

 

Cheers guys!

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Mihail
Moderator

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.

53 Replies

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!

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.

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..

ctböu
Visitor

First of all, it**bleep** that this is marked as solved. very helpful..

 

After spening the last hour researching, I've found a solution, that works simple and well for me. It's an add-on for google chrome . I've found a number of add-ons in the google chrome store, but this was the only one, that works for me.
Thanks and lots of ♥♥♥ @ whover made that add-on!

emurion
Newbie

You can select your computer in the device list of the web player. It still opens the web player every time you click on a spotify link, but it's something.

user-removed
Not applicable

It's just pathetic that a billion dollar music app is unable to implement such a BASIC feature for years. Instead Spotify prefer to use its resources for "animated album covers" and all kind of useless gimmicks.

jlmurgas
Newbie

Waiting for a real solution...

kingnat
Casual Listener

Yeah. Web player is garbage. I want it to play on my desktop app.

ERB20
Casual Listener

Also having this problem and it's driving me mad. I never, ever use the web player and I don't want to either. Please allow song URLs to open in the desktop app.

Solution!

Peter
Moderator
Moderator

Hey folks,

 

Thanks for reaching out to us about this.

 

This seems to now be the expected behaviour of the app.

 

@NikoPikoNiko - we noticed you created an idea about this already - here's the link to it in case other users decide to vote for it.

 

Cheers guys!

PeterModerator
 
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ozgehan
Newbie

This is NOT solved at all. How do I complain? How do I vote? We need more people as Spotify keeps getting updates for silly stuff all the time but not this. I just hate the web version of Spotify. 

hello320155
Casual Listener

The absolute state of Spotify lol

 

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)

jk1230
Newbie

This is lame, but I understand that if someone sends a URL, MacOS will launch the default browser. So my hack for this is to create an Automator Service that is called "Launch in Spotify", and receive URLs, Input is only URLs, and I select Messages.app because this is really the time I get spotify URLs, but you could make it "All". I send the input to Javascript function, then a Shell script to make it easy to do. Drag and drop those from the Library on the left.

 

The scripts are:

Run Javascript

function run(input, parameters) {

var inputText = input[0];

return inputText.replace("https://open.spotify.com/","spotify://");

}

 

then run Shell Script: (Shell is /bin/bash but any shell should work), Input "as arguments"

open $1

Save it as "Launch in Spotify"

 

Go to Messages.app to any URL, then Right Click on it, Select "Launch from Spotify" and it'll now launch into Spotify.

johnnybenson
Newbie
How is this response a "solution" ?

rg38j_-1iftpm
Casual Listener
Fun fact Peter - not a solution.

lvoostrum
Visitor

This is not a solution to be honest. 

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.

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.

Gonzo2000
Visitor

How rude! Still not fixed - just ignored.

metalfacedkid
Casual Listener
**bleep** you nothing was solved you **bleep**

jorepstein1
Casual Listener
this is not a solution

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.
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