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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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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...
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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 ...

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  • 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 ...
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Spaces in pagination next url

Hi there,When loading a user library items (albums, playlists, songs), the url to the next page of items includes spaces that can break implementations where these spaces create a malformed url—for example, in Swift, URL(string: next) fails if the sp...

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  • Hi there, When loading a user library items (albums, playlists, songs), the url to the next page of items includes spaces that can break implementations where these spaces create a malformed url—f...
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Error with Web Playback SDK - MediaDRMBridge creation failed

Device(Pixel 4a, iPhone 13)Operating System(Android 11, iOS 15) I get an uncaught error when loading the SDK on mobile devices: EMEError: Failed to execute 'createMediaKeys' on 'MediaKeySystemAccess': MediaDrmBridge creation failed This looks to be a...

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  • Device (Pixel 4a, iPhone 13) Operating System (Android 11, iOS 15)   I get an uncaught error when loading the SDK on mobile devices:           EMEError: Faile...
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Set Private Session via Web API

It would be nice, to have an endpoint to toggle private session via Web API.

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  • It would be nice, to have an endpoint to toggle private session via Web API.
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Spotify do not broadcast com.spotify.music.metadatachanged on android 11 api level 30

I'm testing in a Poco X3 pro miui 12.0.2 android 11 the "Device Broadcast Status" is enabledThere is a Intent filter on android manifest filebut it does not work!However in android 8 the same code works fine!PlanFree/PremiumCountryBrazilDevicePoco X3...

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  • I'm testing in a Poco X3 pro miui 12.0.2 android 11 the "Device Broadcast Status" is enabled There is a Intent filter on android manifest file but it does not work! However in android 8 the same c...
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Survey

Hello,I hope this is the right place to ask, but I’m currently looking for participants for my survey that I’m doing for my master thesis. The research deals with the relationship between agile practices and open source software development. Therefor...

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  • Hello, I hope this is the right place to ask, but I’m currently looking for participants for my survey that I’m doing for my master thesis. The research deals with the relationship between agile pra...
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Superuser Contribution Create a playlist

Hi, I’m making a website that creates a recommendation based on selected songs. Now I want to create a playlist without an account. So it would create a link which user would click and play on Spotify. Is this possible or do I need to create a user a...

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  • ...lay on Spotify. Is this possible or do I need to create a user and make a public playlist on this user?
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Superuser Contribution API - Local Files

Hi Spotify, I'm trying to find out how the local files are stored. How can I move these files (that are in "Local files" within Spotify) to a playlist. In the API I can add songs to a playlist, but there's no description for local files. I'd love to ...

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  • Hi Spotify,   I'm trying to find out how the local files are stored. How can I move these files (that are in "Local files" within Spotify) to a playlist. In the API I can add songs to a playli...
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Can't get Access Token

Plan Free Country Russian Federation Operating System Ubuntu My Question or Issue I am getting "error":"invalid_client" when trying to get Access Tokencurl --location --request POST 'https://accounts.spotify.com/token' \--header 'Content-Type: applic...

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  •   Plan Free Country Russian Federation Operating System Ubuntu   My Question or Issue I am getting "error":"invalid_client" when trying to get Access Token curl --locatio...
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Spotify SDK issue

I m trying to user embed Spotify App Remote SDK in my app.When Spotify application was not in login in status, App Remote SDK was not able to redirect to Login in page of Spotify application. Does anyone know how to solve this? Thanks!

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  • I m trying to user embed Spotify App Remote SDK in my app. When Spotify application was not in login in status, App Remote SDK was not able to redirect to Login in page of Spotify application. ...
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Authorization Code Flow - don't want to cache tokens

I am building an app utilizing spotipy and getting a user's top tracks and artists. It is caching the tokens and making it so that my data (or the cached token user's data) is displayed regardless of who logs in. How can I fix this without deleting t...

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  •     I am building an app utilizing spotipy and getting a user's top tracks and artists. It is caching the tokens and making it so that my data (or the cached token user's data) is display...
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Solved!! Unable to get current user's saved tracks with free account (via API)

I try to get the user's saved tracks (See API: https://developer.spotify.com/console/get-current-user-saved-tracks/)When doing so with a premium account, everything works as planned.But when I try it with a free account, i get "HTTP Error 403: Forbid...

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  • I try to get the user's saved tracks (See API: https://developer.spotify.com/console/get-current-user-saved-tracks/) When doing so with a premium account, everything works as planned. But when...
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Solved!! Create Playlist endpoint returning a 403 error

I am using the oauth flow with refresh_token and access_token, with the following scopes: 'user-read-private user-library-read playlist-read-private playlist-modify-private playlist-modify-public playlist-read-collaborative' I was able to successfull...

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  • I am using the oauth flow with refresh_token and access_token, with the following scopes:  'user-read-private user-library-read playlist-read-private playlist-modify-private playlist-modify-public...
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Superuser Contribution Question about developer policy

Question about the recently updated developer policy. Are there any examples of the below, or more specifically what this means?III. Some prohibited applications Do not create any product or service which is integrated with streams or content from an...

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  • Question about the recently updated developer policy.   Are there any examples of the below, or more specifically what this means? III. Some prohibited applications   Do not create an...
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Creating an application made for self-hosting

PlanPremiumCountryGermanyDeviceBackendOperating SystemLinux/Windows My Question or IssueHi,I'd like to create an application, which users of the application have to host themself to use it. I plan to develop a kind-of jukebox application. As a party ...

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  • ...o add songs to the playlist, they have to sit down in front of your laptop and add them to the queue or you as a host could create a public playlist, where other spotify users could add songs to. W...
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API or SDK or dodumentation for Car Thing?

Is there any technical documentation available for the Car Thing? I'd love to help enable the use of this device with bluetooth enabled computers / Spotify Connect hardware.Use case: Enable seamless multiuser experience without pairing to phones.Feat...

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  • Is there any technical documentation available for the Car Thing? I'd love to help enable the use of this device with bluetooth enabled computers / Spotify Connect hardware. Use case: Enable seaml...
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Possible bug/inconsistency found in the "get album by id" operation

Hello, I am writing this post because I have found a possible bug/inconsistency in the API implementation. By using the endpoint “/v1/markets”, a list of all the available markets is returned. However, when testing the operation “get album by Id”, th...

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  • Hello, I am writing this post because I have found a possible bug/inconsistency in the API implementation. By using the endpoint “/v1/markets”, a list of all the available markets is returned. Howeve...
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Solved!! Can a backend fully control one Spotify account even though many users use it

PlanPremiumCountryDenmarkDevicePCOperating SystemWindows 11My Question or IssueWhat I need is only one Spotify account connected to my app and users of my app should be able to request songs to be added to the queue and then my backend would be the o...

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  • Plan Premium Country Denmark Device PC Operating System Windows 11 My Question or Issue What I need is only one Spotify account connected to my app and users of my app should be able to requ...
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