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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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  • zaronwald123
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Set Volume - What Devices?

Out of all the Device Types, which ones can the volume be set for, via the Web API?I know for example that the volume can be set for "Computer" and can not be set for "Smartphone". Is there a known list of Devices (out of the full list below) that th...

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  • Out of all the Device Types, which ones can the volume be set for, via the Web API? I know for example that the volume can be set for "Computer" and can not be set for "Smartphone". Is there a k...
  • djmtdj
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Superuser Contribution [Mobile][Social] App Social idea

Hello Spotify my name is Sebastian Lara, I am currently a software developer and have been working on a Social Network app for half a year which uses spotify services. however, it is a powerful app and that's why i'm hard to complete it, although it'...

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  • Hello Spotify my name is Sebastian Lara, I am currently a software developer and have been working on a Social Network app for half a year which uses spotify services. however, it is a powerful app a...
  • MafeG
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Customize embed podcast

Is there any possibility to change for background and/or font colours in embed podcast?

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  • Is there any possibility to change for background and/or font colours in embed podcast?
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Solved!! How Spotify:// links work?

I'm using Bravostudio, and I'm creating a little app to discover new music existing on Spotify.But i'm facing a little issue, i have 3 types of links availableWeb Spotifyhttps://open.spotify.com/album/1X02bJcdq5n81aUhyrOmMw URIspotify:album:1X02bJcdq...

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  • I'm using Bravostudio, and I'm creating a little app to discover new music existing on Spotify. But i'm facing a little issue, i have 3 types of links available Web Spotify https://open.spotify.co...
  • Hubo
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Solved!! Trouble Embedding Wrapped Playlist

Plan: PremiumCountry: USADevice: Duplicated on many devicesOperating System: Duplicated on Android, Mac, and Windows My Question or IssueWhen I go to export my "Your Top Songs 2021" playlist from wrapped, the embedded playlist that appears is not min...

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  • Plan: Premium Country: USA Device: Duplicated on many devices Operating System: Duplicated on Android, Mac, and Windows   My Question or Issue When I go to export my "Your Top Songs 2021" ...
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"Click the button below to download the content from open.spotify.com."

Hello people! I need some help in regards to Adding a Spotify Embed for podcasts on Wordpress. To add the widgets I followed the usual steps (copying the URL or the embed code of the podcast episode and pasting it into my HTML file). However, instead...

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  • Hello people!   I need some help in regards to Adding a Spotify Embed for podcasts on Wordpress. To add the widgets I followed the usual steps (copying the URL or the embed code of the podcast...
  • Hubo
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Constant 503 errors from API

API is constantly returning "503 Service Unavailable" with response body "upstream connect error or disconnect/reset before headers". Previously it used to happen somewhat frequent but now all the requests are failing with this error. No matter wheth...

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  • API is constantly returning "503 Service Unavailable" with response body "upstream connect error or disconnect/reset before headers". Previously it used to happen somewhat frequent but now all the re...
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Some questions

Hi, I would like to work with you on an application that will need Spotify to be functional. A group of people would be able to choose the music they like to put it in a list, song after song, by voting for it.

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  • Hi, I would like to work with you on an application that will need Spotify to be functional. A group of people would be able to choose the music they like to put it in a list, song after song, by vot...
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Getting a random track/ generating a valid random track ID

I would like to create a tool that generates a truly random Spotify song, but cannot find out how this could be done. I've considered two possible approaches, which come with the following questions: 1. Is there/will there be a way of getting a rando...

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  • I would like to create a tool that generates a truly random Spotify song, but cannot find out how this could be done. I've considered two possible approaches, which come with the following questions:...
  • danivilardell
  • Newbie
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Embed podcast - missing Follow button

When I embed Spotify podcast, I do not see Follow button. I think it should appear below title, author and date. Is this a bug or am I missing something?

  • Casual Listener
  • When I embed Spotify podcast, I do not see Follow button. I think it should appear below title, author and date. Is this a bug or am I missing something?
  • sourire09
  • Casual Listener
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution API Reference page not rendering

Am I the only one who gets a basically blank page when trying to viewhttps://developer.spotify.com/documentation/web-api/reference/#/I've tried several browsers (Firefox, Chrome, incognito) on several machines. See the attached. Thanks

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  • Am I the only one who gets a basically blank page when trying to view https://developer.spotify.com/documentation/web-api/reference/#/ I've tried several browsers (Firefox, Chrome, incognito) on se...
  • belwig
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Superuser Contribution Unexpected need for quota extension request

Hi, I had created an app last year, before the policy was updated as described here: https://developer.spotify.com/community/news/2021/05/27/improving-the-developer-and-user-experience-for-third-party-apps/It states that existing apps don't need quot...

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  • Hi,   I had created an app last year, before the policy was updated as described here: https://developer.spotify.com/community/news/2021/05/27/improving-the-developer-and-user-experience-...
  • spotifyjosh
  • Spotify
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Solved!! Track release date

Hi,When trying to get a release date for a track that originates in a compilation, I get the compilation release date. for example, track ID 000mFaHFqvtU9bYShUFMlk which is "Mellow Yellow" by Donovan, originally released in 1967, shows 2012 instead. ...

  • Casual Listener
  • Hi, When trying to get a release date for a track that originates in a compilation, I get the compilation release date. for example, track ID 000mFaHFqvtU9bYShUFMlk which is "Mellow Yellow" by Donov...
  • yoni_shv
  • Casual Listener
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Solved!! Play a song starting at a given lyrics line

The last Spotify update introduced lyrics that synchronized with the rhythm. I mean that Spotify holds the data when each line in a song's lyrics is performed in the song.I'm looking for a method that sets the player to point a specific time accordin...

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  • The last Spotify update introduced lyrics that synchronized with the rhythm. I mean that Spotify holds the data when each line in a song's lyrics is performed in the song. I'm looking for a method...
  • diskordier
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Playback of saved tracks with offset

PlanPremium CountryDE DeviceAPI My Question or IssueI want to use the Web API to start a playback of my saved songs with an offset. Playing the saved songs works using the context URI of a user with :collection appended. But I cannot set an offset fo...

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  • Plan Premium   Country DE   Device API   My Question or Issue I want to use the Web API to start a playback of my saved songs with an offset. Playing the saved songs works us...
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Superuser Contribution Search for shows returns an array of null

When querying the search api for shows I am getting a successful response but items is returned as an array of null.Here's my request: url: "https://api.spotify.com/v1/search?q=masters&type=show", method: "get", headers: { Authorization: "Bearer " + ...

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  • When querying the search api for shows I am getting a successful response but items is returned as an array of null. Here's my request:   url: "https://api.spotify.com/v1/search?q=masters&a...
  • goleary
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CORS error with authorization endpoint

Hi! I posted a question under this topic already but it seems it's disappeared. I'm trying to build an app that connects to the spotify API and extracts some data. In order to do this I need to use the authorization endpoint to get an authorization c...

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  • Hi!   I posted a question under this topic already but it seems it's disappeared.   I'm trying to build an app that connects to the spotify API and extracts some data. In order to do th...
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Multiple Artist ID's connected to one artist

I just recently found out that there can be multiple artist links associated with an artist on Spotify. Here's an example (all of these are JAY-Z's ID's) can input them in https://open.spotify.com/artist/{id} :6jEQFo3iBSyW1f9DVBLknb 2tFblYtXKLTFjvH1s...

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  • I just recently found out that there can be multiple artist links associated with an artist on Spotify. Here's an example (all of these are JAY-Z's ID's) can input them in https://open.spotify.c...
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Bug with API Check if Users Follow a Playlist

Hi, I have been trying out the Spotify API via the web console available on the developer website. Specifically, I was trying out the "Check if Users Follow a Playlist" endpoint when I encountered an issue.API ReferenceCheck if Users Follow a Playlis...

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  • Hi, I have been trying out the Spotify API via the web console available on the developer website. Specifically, I was trying out the "Check if Users Follow a Playlist" endpoint when I encountered an...
  • AmirReza86
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Get lyrics from genius api

Hi, I am trying to find song lyrics from Spotify via the Genius API. When I use api route /search, sometimes the API can not find the right song because the name of the song contains e.g. remastered 2011.How can I search better or get the song ID to ...

  • Casual Listener
  • Hi, I am trying to find song lyrics from Spotify via the Genius API. When I use api route /search, sometimes the API can not find the right song because the name of the song contains e.g. remastered ...
  • Leo_MAP
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