[Developers] Player API: No mention about the Spotify Premium condition

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[Developers] Player API: No mention about the Spotify Premium condition

Solid_Tester
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My Question or Issue

 

Is there anywhere in the Web API documentation

a mentioning about needing to use a Premium account

in order to send (some of the) Player API requests ?

 

 

I have looked in the below sections:

  1. the entire Player API documentation
  2. the guide on Authorization Scopes  (particularly those about modifying user playback state)

 

How I've come to this observation

 

I discovered some requests from the Player API

DO NOT work without an obligatory Spotify Premium plan.

 

This happened ONLY AFTER I've run a request and got the below response body (excerpt):

 
"error": {
        "status"403,
        "message""Player command failed: Premium required",
...
 
 

Thank you.

 

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Breysn
Regular

You need to be more specific about which requests in particular lead to a 403 where you think they shouldn't.

Many of the API calls the documentation you linked to do in fact state that a premium subscription plan is required.

Like for example under "Start/Resume a User's Playback":  If the user making the request is non-premium, a 403 FORBIDDEN response code will be returned.

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Breysn
Regular

You need to be more specific about which requests in particular lead to a 403 where you think they shouldn't.

Many of the API calls the documentation you linked to do in fact state that a premium subscription plan is required.

Like for example under "Start/Resume a User's Playback":  If the user making the request is non-premium, a 403 FORBIDDEN response code will be returned.

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Solid_Tester
Regular

Indeed.

I had lost my focus after a longer period of Spotify tests (inside Postman).

 

Thank you, I will remove this post.

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