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Getting track time played

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Getting track time played

I have a Matrix LED Panel and I want to use it with the Spotify API. I know it's possible to grab the cover of the currently playing song. But is it also possible to get the "song progress" of the current song?

 

In the end I would like to hang the panel on the wall and display the information there: song, artist, possibly album and song progress.

 

I've read that if you pull the song cover, this is queried every second. That will definitely work with the song progress.

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Yes, if you want to get the progress over time, you have to request every second or on a shorter time interval.

The endpoint you are looking for is Get Playback State. It requires the user-read-playback-state Authorization scope.

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Yes, if you want to get the progress over time, you have to request every second or on a shorter time interval.

The endpoint you are looking for is Get Playback State. It requires the user-read-playback-state Authorization scope.

I looked around a bit and found that I can also get the information from: https://developer.spotify.com/console/get-users-currently-playing-track/.

So that I can show the progress, I also need the song length. Although this can be output ("duration_ms"), unfortunately the time does not match the actual time in Spotify. What can be the reason?

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