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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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Determining if Spotify Playback SDK is streaming regardless of User's toggling

When the network connection is poor, the playback pauses. With Spotify Webplayback SDK's 'player_state_changed' event, you can't determine if this happened. In this event, it only fires and returns state.paused = false when user intentionally paused ...

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  • When the network connection is poor, the playback pauses. With Spotify Webplayback SDK's 'player_state_changed' event, you can't determine if this happened. In this event, it only fires and returns s...
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Spotipy: current_user_top_songs() function returns 403

PlanFreeCountryUnited KingdomDeviceMacbook Pro (2019)Operating System MacOS Monterey (12.4) My Question or IssueHi, Unfortunately I am running in to an issue with the top tracks endpoint on the Spotify API. I am using the Spotify library to build a w...

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  • Plan Free Country United Kingdom Device Macbook Pro (2019) Operating System  MacOS Monterey (12.4)   My Question or Issue Hi,   Unfortunately I am running in to an issue wi...
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currently-playing returning incorrect progress_ms

HI there. I've built a web app using the web api, and I've turned my device on for the first time in months (now that the weather is warmer), and I've noticed I get incorrect results for the progress_ms value from currently-playing. Specifically, it ...

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  • HI there. I've built a web app using the web api, and I've turned my device on for the first time in months (now that the weather is warmer), and I've noticed I get incorrect results for the pro...
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SpotifyAppRemote media notification on lockscreen

Hi! Is there anyway to customize the Spotify media notification on lockscreen to return to my Android native app when the user clicks on it as opposed to opening Spotify? My app uses SpotifyAppRemote playerApi to play full Spotify songs. If not, is t...

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  • Hi!   Is there anyway to customize the Spotify media notification on lockscreen to return to my Android native app when the user clicks on it as opposed to opening Spotify? My app uses Spotify...
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    Developer question integrating spotify in mobile app
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Can these song be added

Can someone add all the songs from Azusa Nakano and Ritsu Tainaka to their character album.Songs like Jajauma way to go and Girly storm Shissou Stick are songs that I really like

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  •     Can someone add all the songs from Azusa Nakano and Ritsu Tainaka to their character album. Songs like Jajauma way to go and Girly storm Shissou Stick are songs that I really l...
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Discord

I have a discord bot, and I whole like to put music on the bot, but discord says that I can play music if the station's ToS says that is ilegal, Can I get a licence to play spotify's music on my verified bot?

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  • I have a discord bot, and I whole like to put music on the bot, but discord says that I can play music if the station's ToS says that is ilegal, Can I get a licence to play spotify's music on my veri...
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Solved!! Possible to play local file through API?

Plan: PremiumCountry: DKDevice: Spotify on Linux Ubuntu (PC) My Question or IssueHi, I'm playing songs using the Web API like this without issues: PUT /v1/me/player/play HTTP/1.1Content-Type: application/jsonAuthorization: xxxxxHost: api.spotify.comC...

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  • Plan: Premium Country: DK Device: Spotify on Linux Ubuntu (PC)   My Question or Issue Hi, I'm playing songs using the Web API like this without issues:   PUT /v1/me/player/play HTTP...
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Error " Your client does not have permission to get URL"

Hello There , I'm a web developer and I use Spotify APIs . Yesterday , I bought 3 new VPS servers from Germany location but I haven't been able to establish a connection between these servers and the Spotify API and using a browser to access spotify....

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  • Hello There ,   I'm a web developer and I use Spotify APIs . Yesterday , I bought 3 new VPS servers from Germany location but I haven't been able to establish a connection between these server...
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Control spotify windows app from web

Hi, i'm developing and integration from and web app with spotify, so to music does not stop when page reloading or changing to another page, i wanna connect my web app with windows desktop app. So you can see with song is playing now on my web app, a...

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  • Hi, i'm developing and integration from and web app with spotify, so to music does not stop when page reloading or changing to another page, i wanna connect my web app with windows desktop app. &nbs...
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API Response not including Local and Unplayable Tracks

PlanPremiumCountryUKDeviceWindows PCOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueI am trying to retrieve all tracks in my Liked Songs through the Spotify API. I have some local songs in my Liked Songs, and some songs that are no longer available on...

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  • Plan Premium Country UK Device Windows PC Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue I am trying to retrieve all tracks in my Liked Songs through the Spotify API. I have some l...
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I'd like to create a quiz game with the Spotify API

My Question or IssueI've created a quiz game using Spotify web API, the problem is that I only users with access can login using oauth. If I want anyone to use it I have to request an quota extension but it gets rejected because building a quiz game ...

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  • My Question or Issue I've created a quiz game using Spotify web API, the problem is that I only users with access can login using oauth.   If I want anyone to use it I have to request an ...
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Spotify Connect in HK not stable

Plan PremiumCountry HK Our user for Silent Angel M1 (Client ID 836c8dce7f4a46699a805d9587d2dda6) in HK has problem when using Spotify Connect feature. It will disconnect itself after playing 3 to 5 songs. Please help to advise what we should do.Thank...

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  • Plan Premium Country HK   Our user for Silent Angel M1 (Client ID 836c8dce7f4a46699a805d9587d2dda6) in HK has problem when using Spotify Connect feature. It will disconnect itself a...
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Error in Spotify Developer Dashboard when adding bundle ID or Android package

Dear Spotify team, We have several mobile applications linked to one Spotify app. It's the same codebase, features, only with a slightly different look. That means that we have multiple redirect URIs, bundle IDs and Android packages configured for ou...

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  • Dear Spotify team,   We have several mobile applications linked to one Spotify app. It's the same codebase, features, only with a slightly different look. That means that we have multiple redi...
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Trouble setting Custom Playlist Cover Image

Hello there, I'm having trouble setting a custom cover image for my playlist. I don't understand what needs to go in the body of the request as it isn't listed anywhere in the documentation. Any help would be much appreciated as I am new to this. (ht...

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  • Hello there, I'm having trouble setting a custom cover image for my playlist. I don't understand what needs to go in the body of the request as it isn't listed anywhere in the documentation. Any help...
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Asking for some information

PlanFree/PremiumCountryIndiaDevice(iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016)Operating System(iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.) My Question or IssueI'm eager to know the type of Data structures or Algorithms that Spotify uses other than ...

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  • Plan Free/Premium Country India Device (iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016) Operating System (iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.)   My Question or Issue I'm eage...
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Updating playlist cover image with base64 data

PlanPremiumDevice(iPhone 12)Operating System(iOS 15) My Question or IssueHi. I'm using iOS Shortcuts app as a low code environment for some simple Spotify API activities. Authentication is working and I'm able to GET and POST with other Spotify APIs ...

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  • ...ow to actually use the Add Custom Playlist Cover Image API. I've authenticated the app with ugc-image-upload, playlist-modify-public, playlist-modify-private scope.   I'm making a P...
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Superuser Contribution Reporting Ads API

Hi everyone,Reporting Ads API describes 2 endpoints: both are called "Create report", both are POST requests, and both return reporting data based on selected parameters. Which parameters can be selected?

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  • Hi everyone, Reporting Ads API describes 2 endpoints: both are called "Create report", both are POST requests, and both return reporting data based on selected parameters. Which parameters can be se...
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Rate limit search and mp3 preview

PlanPremiumCountryFrance My Question or IssueHello everyone, We want to integrate the Spotify API into our app. For this reason, we have 2 questions concerning Web API rate limit: - Is there a rate limit concerning preview mp3 URLs?- What is the rate...

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  • Plan Premium Country France   My Question or Issue Hello everyone,  We want to integrate the Spotify API into our app. For this reason, we have 2 questions concerning Web API rate li...
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Integration of Spotify inside my own fitness app

PlanPremiumCountryIndiaDevice(iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016)Operating System(iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.) My Question or IssueHey Spotify,Hope you and your team are doing well. I wanted to integrate spotify in my fitness...

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  • Plan Premium Country India Device (iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016) Operating System (iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.)   My Question or Issue Hey Spotify, ...
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AUTHETICATION_SERVICE_UNKNOWN_ERROR

PlanFree/PremiumCountry Device(iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016)Operating System(iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.) My Question or IssueI completed the tutorial exactly and I got this exception: USERNOTAUTHORIZEDEXCEPTION.Please ...

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  • Plan Free/Premium Country   Device (iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016) Operating System (iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.)   My Question or Issue I compl...
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