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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 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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  • Gig Goer
  • 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...

  • Casual Listener
  • 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...
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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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Include Playlist metadata in api response / new endpoint

Hello, I would like to propose the idea of including all/more relevant metadata about a playlist in the endpoint available to us developers. I think a lot of apps/creators would benefit from more extensive data, that is already there but not availabl...

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  • Hello, I would like to propose the idea of including all/more relevant metadata about a playlist in the endpoint available to us developers. I think a lot of apps/creators would benefit from more e...
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Solved!! Spotify API Not Returning All Public Playlists Owned by Spotify

PlanPremium CountryUSA Operating SystemWindows 11 My Question or Issue For a small project I was working on, I wanted to look through Spotify's provided playlists. Using the user playlists API call, I was able to retrieve about 1400 playlists. Howeve...

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  • ...vailable in the web and desktop app (which I presume means they are available in the US market). I also verified that I was using 'spotify' as the user id. Both playlists seem to have the tag `public...
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Cloning Spotify and Cloning in General

Hey, I just graduated and I am trying to get some experience by cloning things I use. I emailed the company telling them I loved the product and that I wanted to clone it. Since they only have a mobile App, I wanted to make a web version of it so I a...

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  •     Hey, I just graduated and I am trying to get some experience by cloning things I use. I emailed the company telling them I loved the product and that I wanted to clone it.   Si...
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403 Forbidden on API Calls

HiWe created an app using Laravel and our server is a cloud Linode in Frankfurt, It doesn't matter what api do we call, everything returns 403, even the AUTH api returns 403 forbidden without any other information.Is it possible that our server is ba...

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  • Hi We created an app using Laravel and our server is a cloud Linode in Frankfurt, It doesn't matter what api do we call, everything returns 403, even the AUTH api returns 403 forbidden without any o...
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Embed podcast is not working

PlanPremiumCountry Device( Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2019)Operating System(iOS 10, Android Oreo.) Hello dear spotify team,Today I came across with an issue. The embed podcast is not working.For example in the Michelle Obama Podcast if I try ...

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  •   Plan Premium Country   Device ( Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2019) Operating System (iOS 10, Android Oreo.)   Hello dear spotify team, Today I came across with ...
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its been 2 weeks since submitting extension quota

I've submitted my 3rd extension quota submission on December 22nd and haven't received an update since. Typically Spotify gets back to me within a few days. I understand there is a delay because of the holiday times. When should I expect them to revi...

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  • I've submitted my 3rd extension quota submission on December 22nd and haven't received an update since. Typically Spotify gets back to me within a few days.    I understand there is a del...
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Music Visualization with the "new" iOS SDK - Or can I use the old SDK still?

PlanBoth Free/PremiumDeviceAny iOSOperating SystemiOS 11+My Question or IssueI am the developer of a popular music visualizer. Unlike Android, iOS does not have OS level support for music visualization, but I've noticed there are several apps now tha...

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  • Plan Both Free/Premium Device Any iOS Operating System iOS 11+ My Question or Issue I am the developer of a popular music visualizer.  Unlike Android, iOS does not have OS level support f...
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Solved!! API Error 403 with premium account

PlanPremium CountryUS Operating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueWhen I try to use the /me/player/pause api endpoint it returns error 403 "Player command failed: Premium required" but the token I used to authenticate the request belongs to a prem...

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  • Plan Premium   Country US   Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue When I try to use the /me/player/pause api endpoint it returns error 403 "Player command failed...
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spotify desktop click and drag re-order queue wont scroll

Hello, on Spotify desktop if I try to reorder multilpe items in my queue by dragging them up, when my cursor hits the top of the screen it does not scroll upwards. This is very unintuitive, as sometimes with shorter queue it does work.I wish this was...

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  • Hello, on Spotify desktop if I try to reorder multilpe items in my queue by dragging them up, when my cursor hits the top of the screen it does not scroll upwards. This is very unintuitive, as someti...
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Solved!! Cannot authenticate with iOS SDK

I am using the Spotify iOS SDK and the Spotify app on my iPhone. iOS 15, Xcode 13.2, iPhone 13 Pro. when calling sessionManager.initiateSession(with: scope, options: .clientOnly) I get redirected to the Spotify app where my authorization fails (I see...

  • Casual Listener
  • I am using the Spotify iOS SDK and the Spotify app on my iPhone. iOS 15, Xcode 13.2, iPhone 13 Pro.   when calling   sessionManager.initiateSession(with: scope, options: .clientOnly) &...
  • ir_fuel
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Three weeks since scope extension request

It's been three weeks since a scope extension request was made. In the past these requests were responded to pretty quickly so I'm thinking something has gone wrong? It was for playlist-read-collaborative. I also need to submit a new one for playlist...

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  • It's been three weeks since a scope extension request was made.  In the past these requests were responded to pretty quickly so I'm thinking something has gone wrong?  It was for playl...
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