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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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NULL release_date with GET v1/playlists/{ID}/tracks

Plan: PremiumCountry: USADevice: coding APIs in .NET on PCOperating System: Win 10 My Question or IssueFirst time poster here... I have a playlist for my podcasts. I like to keep them sorted by when they came out (release date). This is not fully pos...

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  • Plan: Premium Country: USA Device: coding APIs in .NET on PC Operating System: Win 10   My Question or Issue First time poster here... I have a playlist for my podcasts. I like t...
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Can't request Quota Extension

PlanPremiumCountryGermany My Question or Issue Hi! I have the following problem: I have programmed a Twitch Bot that allows the broadcaster to control the Spotify account or to request songs through the Twitch chat. It all works great, except that I ...

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  • Plan Premium Country Germany   My Question or Issue   Hi! I have the following problem: I have programmed a Twitch Bot that allows the broadcaster to control the Spotify account or t...
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Please document that the API doesn't support Sonos devices

I realize there are probably good and/or legal reasons why you can't control Sonos devices via the Spotify API, but it is super-annoying to learn about this only once you're ready to try your code on various devices. Can this be better documented in ...

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  • I realize there are probably good and/or legal reasons why you can't control Sonos devices via the Spotify API, but it is super-annoying to learn about this only once you're ready to try your code on...
  • Hubo
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Artists' Location / Where they're from

Does anyone know if Spotify has, or plans on implementing, an API reference point for where an artist is located (ie. city or country)?

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  • Does anyone know if Spotify has, or plans on implementing, an API reference point for where an artist is located (ie. city or country)?
  • Hubo
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Are Spotify URIs Permanent?

My Question or Issue Do URIs expire after a certain amount of time?Can we be confident that they are permanent?(Assuming an artist does not reupload a resource)

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  •   My Question or Issue   Do URIs expire after a certain amount of time? Can we be confident that they are permanent? (Assuming an artist does not reupload a resource)
  • Hubo
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Missing previewURL

Hey folks, we didn't get this answered so I'm posting it again. Is there a reason why so many tracks are missing previewURL? We are not getting previewURL for like 70% of the songs. For example, adding the "Happier than Ever" song by Billie Eillish a...

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  • Hey folks, we didn't get this answered so I'm posting it again. Is there a reason why so many tracks are missing previewURL? We are not getting previewURL for like 70% of the songs.   For exam...
  • Hubo
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How do I get sound from the API?

PlanFreeCountryUkraineDevicePCOperating SystemWindows 11 My Question or IssueHow do I get sound from the API? I can't find the path to the sound. I am using Node.js spotifyApi.getTrack("7dK87kjEyN7nMoxF57AT9R").then(function(data) { console.log(data....

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  • Plan Free Country Ukraine Device PC Operating System Windows 11   My Question or Issue How do I get sound from the API? I can't find the path to the sound. I am using Node.js   ...
  • Hubo
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API for commercial uses

Hi guys, does anyone know if I can use spotify API for commercial uses? I've got a website and an app where I want to use spotify for searching and displaying what song was currently played. Thank you for every response

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  • Hi guys, does anyone know if I can use spotify API for commercial uses? I've got a website and an app where I want to use spotify for searching and displaying what song was currently played.   ...
  • Hubo
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Spotify Web SDK - iOS Safari/Chrome Playback Issues (Setting Volume + Activate Element)

PlanPremiumCountryUnited StatesDeviceiPhone 12 Pro MaxOperating SystemiOS 15.1 My Question or IssueI've been developing a player using the Spotify Web SDK and testing it out on my iPhone using the Safari and Chrome apps for iOS. I've noticed the foll...

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  • Plan Premium Country United States Device iPhone 12 Pro Max Operating System iOS 15.1   My Question or Issue I've been developing a player using the Spotify Web SDK and tes...
  • nowy_cheung
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    volume
    Volume Levels
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Spotify Search API doesn't return results for certain songs

PlanPremiumCountryUnited KingdomDeviceAPIOperating SystemWindows 10My Question or IssueHi, I've seen similar issues reported, but with no follow up answers so I was wondering if anyone could help with my query. I am writing a little program that sear...

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  • Plan Premium Country United Kingdom Device API Operating System Windows 10 My Question or Issue Hi, I've seen similar issues reported, but with no follow up answers so I was wondering if a...
  • tomjaimz
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    Python
    Search API
    Search Track
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Looking for guidance on hosting my app

Hi there! For the past several months, I've been developing an app using Spotify Web API and Node. As it's nearing completion, I'm wondering how to host my app on a domain for others to use. So far, I've been running my authentication server on local...

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  • Hi there!   For the past several months, I've been developing an app using Spotify Web API and Node. As it's nearing completion, I'm wondering how to host my app on a domain for others to use....
  • Aidenowen2
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    Spotify Web API
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How to tell if a release is an EP?

The Spotify API groups both Singles and EPs in the same category (singles):(Source: https://developer.spotify.com/documentation/web-api/reference/#object-albumobject) However, it clearly has an internal flag to mark a single as an EP, as made apparen...

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  • The Spotify API groups both Singles and EPs in the same category (singles): (Source: https://developer.spotify.com/documentation/web-api/reference/#object-albumobject)   However, it clear...
  • gabrlh
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    EP
    single
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Synchronizing preview music with Users Photo

What exactly are the synchronizing rules set out when using preview (short clip) spotify music with a Users Photo. Example, allowing a USER who has a premium Spotify account to select a specific preview url ( with bold call to action for redirecting ...

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  • What exactly are the synchronizing rules set out when using preview (short clip) spotify music with a Users Photo. Example, allowing a USER who has a premium Spotify account to select a specific prev...
  • nullroot
  • Newbie
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    preview
    synchronizing
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When my podcast will be finish the process?

None of the below information is required. However, the more you provide the easier it will be for us to try and help.PlanFree/PremiumCountry Device(iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016)Operating System(iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,e...

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  • None of the below information is required. However, the more you provide the easier it will be for us to try and help. Plan Free/Premium Country   Device (iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbo...
  • Aidenowen2
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google login for third-party app

Hi, We have developed a third party app that uses the Spotify web API. When logging in, the options that work are manually entering the username and password, Facebook, and apple, but google login returns a disallowed_agent error. I guess this is bec...

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  • Hi,   We have developed a third party app that uses the Spotify web API. When logging in, the options that work are manually entering the username and password, Facebook, and apple, but google...
  • Aidenowen2
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Not Able to Authenticate When Spotify is Installed

PlanPremiumCountryUSA DevicePixel 3a Virtual Device (API 28)Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 Pie My Question or IssueI'm using the AuthenticationRequest and AuthenticationClient to connect a Spotify account to my app. I was testing with no issues:- Launch...

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  • Plan Premium Country USA   Device Pixel 3a Virtual Device (API 28) Operating System Android 9.0 Pie   My Question or Issue I'm using the AuthenticationRequest and AuthenticationC...
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Lack of Parental Controls/Delete Listening History Function

PlanFreeCountryUSDeviceiPadOperating System(iOS 15)My Question or IssueMy nephew has an iPad and I love letting him listen and connect with music. I had toggled the explicit settings to off, but it somehow got turned back on (I wouldn't be surprised ...

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  • Plan Free Country US Device iPad Operating System (iOS 15) My Question or Issue My nephew has an iPad and I love letting him listen and connect with music. I had toggled the explicit setting...
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Superuser Contribution Canvas API

Hi,Will canvas MP4s ever be accessible from the Spotify API? Some of these are brilliant pieces of art and would go well as a wallpaper.

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  • Hi, Will canvas MP4s ever be accessible from the Spotify API? Some of these are brilliant pieces of art and would go well as a wallpaper.
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Monetization options of iOS app that only does playback Directly Through Spotify App

If I were to create an iOS app using the iOS Spotify SDK, but didn't stream any music directly through the app and instead relied on creating and modifying playlists, playing certain playlists, and starting/stopping the music playing out of the actua...

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  • If I were to create an iOS app using the iOS Spotify SDK, but didn't stream any music directly through the app and instead relied on creating and modifying playlists, playing certain playlists, and s...
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Superuser Contribution Web API - ISRC connected to wrong tracks

I used the Web API to search for the following ISRC (Johnny Cash - Hurt): USDJ20200650 I've found 5 releases of the right track from 'Johnny Cash' (that's correct) and 1 track from 'Chris Mould'. I think this isn't right, while the ISRC is a unique n...

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  • I used the Web API to search for the following ISRC (Johnny Cash - Hurt): USDJ20200650   I've found 5 releases of the right track from 'Johnny Cash' (that's correct) and 1 track from...
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