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

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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.

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

Casual Listener

Not solved. Quit the excuses and actually help your users.

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

Newbie

Waiting for a real solution...

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

Casual Listener

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

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

Casual Listener

Being expected behaviour shouldn't excuse bad UX. All it means is that the design has some bad UX.

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

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.

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

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.

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

Regular

Like many have complained here, this "expected behavior" is not desired by users. It makes no sense to open the Web Player when clicking links if we have an App installed. The Web Player makes me sign in with Facebook EVERY time it opens. First world problems, but you're making many millions $$ on the hard work of artists. You have the financial bandwidth. Support the users by fixing the malfunctions please. 

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

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!

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

Newbie

Just to clarify - the "expected behaviour" is to open in a WebApp that never remembers you are logged in, asks you to sign up to Spotify and then forgets which song you clicked on? Ridiculous.

 

For anyone wondering, the way to share songs so that your friends can actually listen is to send them the name of the song so they can copy it and search on their desktop version.

 

And this is how it's supposed to work...

 

 

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

Newbie

This is a joke right ? How come opening spotify links in anything other than spotify itself is the "normal behavior" ?

 

Please listen to your users & fix this

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