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Web Playback SDK Support for additional browsers

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(iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016)

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(iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.)

 

My Question or Issue

When can we expect the Web Playback SDK to move out of Beta and be available for Safari for Mac and iOS, and Chrome/Firefox on Android and iOS?

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Re: Web Playback SDK Support for additional browsers

Spotify
Spotify
Hi!

We are working hard to make it happen, however we cannot pin a date just yet. In particular for mobile browsers, as we already offer a native sdk for it.
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Re: Web Playback SDK Support for additional browsers

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I'd like to note that, as of May 2020, Spotify's own web player now supports Safari (including mobile Safari): https://9to5mac.com/2020/05/15/spotify-brings-back-safari-support-for-its-web-player/

 

It looks like all it would take to enable the Web Playback SDK for mobile Safari is to add FairPlay to the list of EME modules. Glad to hear support is on the roadmap, hope we see this soon 🙂

 

As an aside, it's a shame that Spotify doesn't use the Web Playback SDK for the official web player. Apple does this with MusicKit JS and the Apple Music web player, and I think it's a big reason why MusicKit JS is significantly more robust and reliable than the Spotify Web Playback SDK, and why MusicKit JS has feature parity with the playback available in their web app.

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