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Important: App review and quota extension waiting times

The Spotify for developers platform helps many bring their ideas to life. Whether it's a short term app helping an artist’s release or something more long term - there is always a chance of success. Things start to grow and then you might also need w...

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Playing the AI DJ via the API

Hey, I'm currently working on an app and would like to be able to play the AI DJ playlist.I've tried to do something like that, but it did not work: ```curl --request PUT \--url https://api.spotify.com/v1/me/player/play \--header 'Authorization: Bear...

  • Casual Listener
  • Hey,   I'm currently working on an app and would like to be able to play the AI DJ playlist. I've tried to do something like that, but it did not work:   ``` curl --request PUT \ --u...
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About spotify api

I'm building a music app and considering using the Spotify API for:Streaming songsGetting artist information, such as their released songs and albumsIn short, I want to create a Spotify clone with a few additional features. The Spotify API will only ...

  • Casual Listener
  • I'm building a music app and considering using the Spotify API for: Streaming songs Getting artist information, such as their released songs and albums In short, I want to create a Spotify clone...
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Best practice to monitor current playback?

Regarding the "Get Currently Playing Track" endpoint, is it best practice to setup an interval every 1-2 seconds to fetch data from the API? Currently i am using setInterval in Node to fetch every 1 second. Is this the right approach? Would i eventua...

  • Casual Listener
  • ...second. Is this the right approach? Would i eventually hit the rate limit? I don't plan on releasing this to the public anyway. More or less building a system internally for my own needs.
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/v1/me/player/devices returns weird names

I started to notice this a few days ago, but the list of players contains some really weird names (for smartphones only?) like "I1ZVR0qF1OkAAAAAAAAAFDVMMUZ2UGR....."It's different from the ID, but definitley not the name of the device!

  • Roadie
  • I started to notice this a few days ago, but the list of players contains some really weird names (for smartphones only?) like "I1ZVR0qF1OkAAAAAAAAAFDVMMUZ2UGR....." It's different from the ID, but ...
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Video Thumbnail Spotify API issue

PlanPremiumCountrySpainDevicePCOperating SystemWindows 11 My Question or IssueI am making a program using the spotify api, it collects songs from the api itself and I would like to obtain the video thumbnails that some songs have and are shown in the...

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  • Plan Premium Country Spain Device PC Operating System Windows 11   My Question or Issue I am making a program using the spotify api, it collects songs from the api itself and I would l...
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Recommendation endpoint doesn't respond

I'm developing a flask application that uses the recommendation endpoint to generate new playlists. Currently in development mode, with the only active user being myself. I ran into an issue yesterday where all my endpoint requests seem to be working...

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  • I'm developing a flask application that uses the recommendation endpoint to generate new playlists. Currently in development mode, with the only active user being myself. I ran into an issue yesterda...
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Solved!! "remove these songs" tool?

I maintain a shared playlist. No perfect tool exists for what I need, but some tools help. I don't mind doing some manual work... copy and paste songs Control-C Control-V etc.But the one missing piece in my workflow --- is a "remove these songs" tool...

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  • I maintain a shared playlist.  No perfect tool exists for what I need, but some tools help.  I don't mind doing some manual work... copy and paste songs Control-C Control-V etc. But the ...
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How the Audio Feature Extraction API works

I am an undergraduate student who studies Computer Science. Can I know how the audio feature extraction API works. https://developer.spotify.com/documentation/web-api/reference/#/operations/get-audio-features

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  • I am an undergraduate student who studies Computer Science. Can I know how the audio feature extraction API works.   https://developer.spotify.com/documentation/web-api/reference/#/operations/...
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[Steam Deck][Linux][Partnership] Official support for Valve's Steam Deck

Hello Since the production and shipping for Valve's Steam Deck is currently on the uptick it seems prudent that Spotify should jump right in and produce an official version for the Deck and form a partnership with Valve. For those who might not have ...

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  • Hello   Since the production and shipping for Valve's Steam Deck is currently on the uptick it seems prudent that Spotify should jump right in  and produce an official version for the Dec...
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Now that users can view their recently played tracks in the apps...

Can we list more than 50 of the most recently played tracks of users from our systems, in the API https://developer.spotify.com/documentation/web-api/reference/#endpoint-get-recently-played ? Currently, it allows us to fetch only the 50 most recent t...

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  • Can we list more than 50 of the most recently played tracks of users from our systems, in the API https://developer.spotify.com/documentation/web-api/reference/#endpoint-get-recently-played&nbsp...
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/tracks incorrect max limit in the docs

Hello. I want to report something strange I experienced today. While making GET request to the /tracks endpoint, I noticed that the limit for getting tracks is 50, and not 100 as stated in the documentation. Here are some screenshots:

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  • Hello. I want to report something strange I experienced today. While making GET request to the /tracks endpoint, I noticed that the limit for getting tracks is 50, and not 100 as stated in the docume...
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Getting current playback state if item is playing on another device

So to display current playback state I am using an event of the Web SDK `player_state_changed`. After user switches playback to another device, for example an iphone, how do I get an updated playback state after that? Event is not firing when I chang...

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  • So to display current playback state I am using an event of the Web SDK `player_state_changed`. After user switches playback to another device, for example an iphone, how do I get an updated playback...
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AI DJ

Hello there, my name is Ömer and I am a 23 year old software engineer that currently builds full-stack applications. I have an idea about a product that can fit your spotify application perfectly. The problem I have when using your app is that I can'...

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  •   Hello there, my name is Ömer and I am a 23 year old software engineer that currently builds full-stack applications. I have an idea about a product that can fit your spotify application perfec...
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Problem with React/authorization

Hi guys, im new to programming, but i really started to enjoy it.I want to make a web app that after pressing a button, creates playlist with last 10 songs you listened to.I ALMOST got it working, however I found one big obstacle.const create_playlis...

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  • Hi guys, im new to programming, but i really started to enjoy it. I want to make a web app that after pressing a button, creates playlist with last 10 songs you listened to. I ALMOST got it...
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Spotify Client for Kai OS

Hello pals, i am pleading if someone can help build a Spotify app for Kai OS.even if it basic and for streaming alone. Boomplay has one on the store, guess it is possible too with Spotify. Thanks

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  • Hello pals, i am pleading if someone can help build a Spotify app for Kai OS. even if it basic and for streaming alone. Boomplay has one on the store, guess it is possible too with Spotify. Thanks ...
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react native open spotify app for authentication

PlanPremiumDeviceIOS / Android Hello, I would like to authorize my app on the spotify application and not on the web app, except that https://account.spotify.com does not open with the spotify application, what should I do. It already work with webap...

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  • Plan Premium Device IOS / Android   Hello,   I would like to authorize my app on the spotify application and not on the web app, except that https://account.spotify.com does not op...
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Add Track to Playlist

Hello everyone, i am trying to add some tracks to a spotify playlist of mine. But I always get the error Error: 401 Client Error: Unauthorized for url. Can someone help? Thank you This is my code: def get_auth_header(token return {"Authorization": "B...

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  • Hello everyone,    i am trying to add some tracks to a spotify playlist of mine. But I always get the error Error: 401 Client Error: Unauthorized for url. Can someone help? Thank you...
  • Ximzend
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get the songs genre

I have a project work to predict the songs stream volume for next week but i need data the genre of songs for this prediction. how i can reach to these date consolidated. PlanFree/PremiumCountry,Turkey Device(iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro l...

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  • I have a project work to predict the songs stream volume for next week but i need data the genre of songs for this prediction. how i can reach to these date consolidated.   Plan Free/Premium ...
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spotify link to distro

is it possible to use a spotify album or spotify link or url etc to find the distro / label / distributor it used. ive seen multiple of old music friends have a discord bot or program that can find the business information and website but i dont unde...

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  • is it possible to use a spotify album or spotify link or url etc to find the distro / label / distributor it used. ive seen multiple of old music friends have a discord bot or program that can find t...
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Obtaining Artist Status, Personal Details, and Songs from Spotify User Authorization

Hello, Spotify developer community! I'm reaching out to seek guidance on a specific aspect of my application's integration with the Spotify API. I have successfully implemented user authorization using Spotify, allowing users to connect their Spotify...

  • Casual Listener
  • Hello, Spotify developer community!   I'm reaching out to seek guidance on a specific aspect of my application's integration with the Spotify API. I have successfully implemented user authoriz...
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