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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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Unable to register my account in the Developer Dashboard

Plan: PremiumCountry: EE Device, Operating SystemMacbook Pro, OSX My Question or IssueI am unable to register my email into my app that I have created in Developer Dashboard. I add my email and my full name under "Users and Access", but all API calls...

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  • Plan: Premium Country: EE   Device, Operating System Macbook Pro, OSX   My Question or Issue I am unable to register my email into my app that I have created in Develo...
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Playlist context is NULL for certain user's Recently Played tracks

Background Info:Spotify tracks the location/context of where songs are played within Spotify and we can access that information via the recently played api:```GET me/player/recently-played```So if you play a stream from a playlist in Spotify your con...

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  • Background Info: Spotify tracks the location/context of where songs are played within Spotify and we can access that information via the recently played api: ``` GET me/player/recently-played ```...
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/me/player/recently-played returns only items with context null

Hi everyone! I'm trying to write a small app against the Spotify Web API with which I want to capture the currently active song. If the song is currently playing, I can easily use the /me/player/currently-playing endpoint to get the track and context...

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  • ...ne of my public playlists. When playing, I can access the context through /me/player/currently-playing. I'm not in offline mode or a private session.   Thank you for your help!   P.S.: I...
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Context is null on recently played tracks requests from Spotify API

Background Info:Spotify tracks the location/context of where songs are played within Spotify and we can access that information via the recently played api:```GET me/player/recently-played```So if you play a stream from a playlist in Spotify your con...

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  • Background Info: Spotify tracks the location/context of where songs are played within Spotify and we can access that information via the recently played api: ``` GET me/player/recently-played ```...
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QUOTA EXTENTION REQUEST

Hey, I need your help. I want to submit a quota extension to spotify and I have already filled the form except for the area below. What information am I supposed to put in that box?? Are they asking for my app client id or something else?Kindly check...

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  • Hey, I need your help. I want to submit a quota extension to spotify and I have already filled the form except for the area below. What information am I supposed to put in that box??   Are ...
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Search API returning many more results than before. Are field filters being ignored?

In the last week or so it seems like the search API is now returning many more results than previously.Is this intended behaviour? Is it documented anywhere, and is it possible to obtain the previous behaviour? For example:curl -X "GET" "https://api....

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  • In the last week or so it seems like the search API is now returning many more results than previously. Is this intended behaviour? Is it documented anywhere, and is it possible to obtain the previo...
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Web API `Search` Endpoint Misinterprets `q` Parameters For `track`, `album` And `artist`

Here's an interesting possible bug and sorry if I didn't find where it was already reported. It makes the Web API search endpoint unusable except with some "magic" accounts that receive the expected behavior, which had been present for almost two yea...

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  • Here's an interesting possible bug and sorry if I didn't find where it was already reported.  It makes the Web API search endpoint unusable except with some "magic" accounts that receive the exp...
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Help expediting extension request?

Hello! We have recently built a simple Pre-Save app for our artists and were unaware of the time we needed to wait to get our app into Production on Spotify. This is not normal from any of our experiences with other APIs (this app allows you to Pre-S...

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  • Hello! We have recently built a simple Pre-Save app for our artists and were unaware of the time we needed to wait to get our app into Production on Spotify. This is not normal from any of our experi...
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Will I get sued

I'm developing an app, it will have playlists and songs but streaming will be done from Spotify, also it will have ads and Premium sub. I dont have commerical right for it, will it be taken down or I will be sued etc?

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  • I'm developing an app, it will have playlists and songs but streaming will be done from Spotify, also it will have ads and Premium sub.   I dont have commerical right for it, will it be taken ...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Quota extension rejected and email follow up ignored

CountryUKDeviceN/A – developer app query My Question or IssueHi, I submitted my app When.fm a couple of weeks back for a quota extension. I didn't provide a screencast up-front while I was finalising the feature, but did right away by email in respon...

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  • Country UK Device N/A – developer app query   My Question or Issue Hi,   I submitted my app When.fm a couple of weeks back for a quota extension. I didn't provide a screencast up-fr...
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Spotify App quota extension request question

Hi I have question regarding the Spotify App quota extension request.After submitting the request, we were not approved for the following reason.Modifies any Spotify visual content, e.g. cropping album artwork, overlaying images on album artwork, pla...

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  • Hi I have question regarding the Spotify App quota extension request. After submitting the request, we were not approved for the following reason. Modifies any Spotify visual content, e.g. cr...
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Solved!! BUG: Advanced search with AND stopped to work correctly in both official app and API

Hello.Suddenly I realised that queries like "genre:metal AND year:1982" (this one is from official example of advanced search queries at https://support.spotify.com/us/article/search/) stopped to work correctly. It used to bring exactly what was requ...

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  • Hello. Suddenly I realised that queries like "genre:metal AND year:1982" (this one is from official example of advanced search queries at https://support.spotify.com/us/article/search/) stopp...
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spotify integration with wordpress

My Question I want to integrate spotify with rays marketing. 

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  • My Question  I want to integrate spotify with rays marketing.  
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403 response on all endpoints

Hello! So I created this app a few years back and have returned to take a look at it and I see that you have implemented this new user onboarding stuff in order to access the app. I am testing on localhost and have added myself on my developer dashbo...

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  • Hello!   So I created this app a few years back and have returned to take a look at it and I see that you have implemented this new user onboarding stuff in order to access the app.  &nb...
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Developer API | Pricing | Legalities | Track's Audio Features

PlanFreeCountryJapanDeviceMacbook My Question or IssueHi,I want to use Spotify's Track's Audio Features for my recommendation technology logic.I have read theDeveloper Policy, Complying with Spotify's Developer Policy, and Developer Terms.The "Specia...

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  • ...ure if it's possible to use it for commercial purposes. If it is possible , can you please tell me how about the price?And is the logic used to create the emotional features publicly available?
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[URGENT] Sudden Error 403 When Getting User Top Songs

My application has been running successfully for weeks now, but randomly this morning it began throwing out this error when attempting to pull top songs from authenticated usersHTTP Error for GET to https://api.spotify.com/v1/me/top/tracks with Param...

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  • My application has been running successfully for weeks now, but randomly this morning it began throwing out this error when attempting to pull top songs from authenticated users HTTP Error for ...
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Ads on Spotify Web API?

PlanFree/PremiumCountryJapan My Question or IssueHi, I am planning to make an app with Spotify Web API.To my understanding, the API enables us to play music on our original apps.I have several questions here:1.Do the ads play between tracks as usual?...

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  • Plan Free/Premium Country Japan   My Question or Issue Hi, I am planning to make an app with Spotify Web API. To my understanding, the API enables us to play music on our original apps. ...
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enable Accessibility programmatically on macOS

DeviceMacbook Pro 2020Operating SystemVentura public beta My Question or Issuewe're supposed to be able to enable the Accessibility of Electron apps under macOS by setting the AXManualAccessibility attribute: https://www.electronjs.org/docs/latest/tu...

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  • Device Macbook Pro 2020 Operating System Ventura public beta   My Question or Issue we're supposed to be able to enable the Accessibility of Electron apps under macOS by setting the A...
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