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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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How to add new authorization scopes to an existing app

Plan: PremiumCountry: JapanDevice: N/AOperating System: N/AI developed an app with Spotify web API a while ago and it only had the user-follow-read scope. Now I need the playlist-modify-public scope to implement a new feature. Below is the HTTP reque...

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  • Plan: Premium Country: Japan Device: N/A Operating System: N/A I developed an app with Spotify web API a while ago and it only had the user-follow-read scope. Now I need the playlist-modify-public...
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30 sec preview url returning null

PlanFree/Premium CountryUS My Question or Issue Hi I'm currently working on an Android app and I am utilizing Spotify's API. In my app I'm trying to fetch the 30 second preview urls for tracks. I recently noticed that not every track returns a 30 sec...

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  • Plan Free/Premium   Country US   My Question or Issue   Hi I'm currently working on an Android app and I am utilizing Spotify's API. In my app I'm trying to fetch the 30 second...
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IPv6 seems to be broken from Linode Sydney

Seeing quite a weird issue on multiple Linodes in their Sydney DC which essentially boils down to IPv6 being seemingly misconfigured on the Spotify end. I have tried but cannot replicate the issue on any other network I have access to. Running curl -...

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  • Seeing quite a weird issue on multiple Linodes in their Sydney DC which essentially boils down to IPv6 being seemingly misconfigured on the Spotify end. I have tried but cannot replicate the issue on...
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INVALID APP_ID From Spotify SDK

Hi, We have integrate spotify remote sdk with my app. Follow the playlist and get tracks and play audio/songs in my app with remote player. It will work every thing run from my system and get signed apk and installed in device. But uploaded spotify r...

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  • Hi,  We have integrate spotify remote sdk with my app. Follow the playlist and get tracks and play audio/songs in my app with remote player. It will work every thing run from my system and get s...
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Append track artwork images to Spotify API Album response

PlanFree/PremiumCountryUS & CanadaDevice(iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016)Operating System(iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.) My Question or IssueThere are two Spotify API endpoints that retrieve all the track & song information ...

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  • Plan Free/Premium Country US & Canada Device (iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016) Operating System (iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.)   My Question or Issue...
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Solved!! Web API devices list returns 500

PlanPremiumDeviceWeb API My Question or Issue Hello. Trying to call https://developer.spotify.com/console/get-users-available-devices/ returns 500. I've tried different oAuth tokens (with all permissions or only required ones).

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  • Plan Premium Device Web API   My Question or Issue   Hello. Trying to call https://developer.spotify.com/console/get-users-available-devices/ returns 500. I've tried differ...
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Get recommendation

PlanFreeCountryVietNamDevice Operating System My Question or IssueI am creating a searching similar songs app. I use the get recommendation api of spotify but i got some questions:for example: i want to get songs that similar to "Astronaut in the oce...

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  • Plan Free Country VietNam Device   Operating System     My Question or Issue I am creating a searching similar songs app. I use the get recommendation api of spotify but i go...
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Add track to queue incorrect call back result

PlanPremiumDevice(iPhone 6s)Operating System(iOS 14.2) My Question or IssueWhen I add track to queue using method ( - (void)enqueueTrackUriNSString*)trackUri callbacknullable SPTAppRemoteCallback)callback;). There is call back with incorrect results,...

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  • Plan Premium Device (iPhone 6s) Operating System (iOS 14.2)   My Question or Issue When I add track to queue using method (  - (void)enqueueTrackUri😞NSString*)trackUri callback😞n...
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Commercial use of the spotify web api

I am developing an app using the spotify web api which sadly doesn't go with the terms of service of spotify, because it uses for example the logged in user's currently playing track. I am not that familiar with what is legal and what not in this con...

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  • I am developing an app using the spotify web api which sadly doesn't go with the terms of service of spotify, because it uses for example the logged in user's currently playing track. I am not that f...
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Submission for Commercial Partnership

Hey there Firstly, sincerely hope you and yours are safe and well. We submitted for Commercial a good while ago now, but we haven't heard anything back yet. Could you be super stars and let us know if (a) you received the submittal safe and well + (b...

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  • Hey there   Firstly, sincerely hope you and yours are safe and well.   We submitted for Commercial a good while ago now, but we haven't heard anything back yet.   Could you be su...
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Podcast Embed Url Format

Hi I would like to clarify about the difference between the Url format for embed podcast https://open.spotify.com/embed/episode/51ViKYsRjo05WqvA8fLL1Uvshttps://open.spotify.com/embed-podcast/episode/51ViKYsRjo05WqvA8fLL1U I find out you only get the ...

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  • Hi   I would like to clarify about the difference between the Url format for embed podcast     https://open.spotify.com/embed/episode/51ViKYsRjo05WqvA8fLL1U vs https://open.spot...
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Find out the Developer Account I registered an app on, knowing the app's client id, secret, etc.

The subject essentially explains my issue. I have released an app approximately one year ago that uses the Spotify Web API and iOS SDK, but now I am trying to find out which account (email) I used to register the account, the password I know. I have ...

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  • The subject essentially explains my issue. I have released an app approximately one year ago that uses the Spotify Web API and iOS SDK, but now I am trying to find out which account (email) I used to...
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Token endpoint via PowerShell

Hey all. Anyone have success using Powershell to interact with the Spotify API? I’ve been able to capture to auth code but I’m getting a “something went wrong” back when trying to use Invoke-Restmethod to the /token endpoint. I’ve got the base64 clie...

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  • Hey all. Anyone have success using Powershell to interact with the Spotify API? I’ve been able to capture to auth code but I’m getting a “something went wrong” back when trying to use Invoke-Restmeth...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Critical bug in search API since today or yesterday?

Hello!Looks like combining year and any other query parameter in search API (https://api.spotify.com/v1/search) while asking for "tracks" stopped working today or yesterday. Any known problems or is it planned (but sudden for us poor devs) change?Exa...

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  • Hello! Looks like combining year and any other query parameter in search API (https://api.spotify.com/v1/search) while asking for "tracks" stopped working today or yesterday. Any known p...
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SpotifyCares/XJ asked me to write about my problem here

PlanPremiumCountryDenmarkMy Question or IssueI have applied for the commercialization of my app. I did it first time December 2019 and since I didn't hear anything, Hubo suggested I re-applied. I did that February 12th, 2021. Still no response.Have I...

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  • Plan Premium Country Denmark My Question or Issue I have applied for the commercialization of my app. I did it first time December 2019 and since I didn't hear anything, Hubo suggested I re-...
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Superuser Contribution 4/23 update -- iOS app extensions broken

Plan- Premium Country- US Device- iPhone X Operating System- 14.4.2 Spotify iOS App Version- 8.6.20.1146 My Question or IssueI am developing an app that uses an action extension to use the share action on Spotify. My friends all received an update to...

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  • Plan - Premium   Country - US   Device - iPhone X   Operating System - 14.4.2   Spotify iOS App Version - 8.6.20.1146   My Question or Issue I am develop...
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[Desktop][Developer] Command Line Parameters in Windows

So I have IFTTT set up.I want to be able to set parameters so that when I run Spotify I can pass commands from the command line, like- /P - to start spotify and play specified playlist- /A - to start spotify and play specified album (only first of ...

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  • So I have IFTTT set up. I want to be able to set parameters so that when I run Spotify I can pass commands from the command line, like - /P <playlist> - to start spotify and play specified pl...
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Playlist tracks API returns 304 Not Modified with Content-Length 0

Device: custom Android tablet; Squid My Question or IssueBackground: In our environment, we're required to filter web traffic, so the clients (the tablets) are configured to allow a proxy to intercept HTTPS traffic; we use Squid for this. The playlis...

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  • ...hich tells Squid the result is cacheable, and that the cached result can be shared between clients, but that it needs to be revalidated each time (cache-control: public, max-age=0).   The next t...
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Question: Rate Limits

Hi there, I have a query about how Rate Limits are applied to better understand best practice for sending requests to the Web API.Are rate limits calculated using strictly Client ID or are there other factors? A couple of scenarios:If one access toke...

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  • Hi there,   I have a query about how Rate Limits are applied to better understand best practice for sending requests to the Web API. Are rate limits calculated using strictly Client ID&n...
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Access to currently playing song on desktop app

Operating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueI'm trying to make an extension for the windows spotify app that needs to access the song currently playing on the app. It's supposed to work even when the app is in offline mode, so I can't use the web ...

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  • Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue I'm trying to make an extension for the windows spotify app that needs to access the song currently playing on the app. It's supposed to wo...
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