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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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Typo in Web API documentation

The documentation for AlbumObject says that its artists porperty is an array of ArtistObject which doesn't match with the object returned by the API. The artists property of the AlbumObject returned by the API is actually a SimplifiedArtistObject.Lin...

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  • The documentation for AlbumObject says that its artists porperty is an array of ArtistObject which doesn't match with the object returned by the API. The artists property of the AlbumObject returned ...
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Is there a way to get an AccessToken wihout using an Userinterface?

PlanPremiumCountryGermanyDevicePcOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueI am trying to write a program that automatically updates me when there is an update at certain artists. My problem now is I can't seem to find a way to get an access tok...

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  • Plan Premium Country Germany Device Pc Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue I am trying to write a program that automatically updates me when there is an update at certai...
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Spotify API preview url returns null

PlanFreeGermany DeviceAPI Hello there, We are using & testing Spotify API to integrate with our application. While we are accessing the API, almost 50% of the songs/tracks have preview_url null. We tested with the market as well. For example, if I te...

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  • Plan Free Germany   Device API   Hello there,   We are using & testing Spotify API to integrate with our application. While we are accessing the API, almost 50% of the son...
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Solved!! Spotify Play a specific song

My Question or IssueHey, so I'm building a smart Voice Assistant for myself (like Alexa or Google Home) and those assistants have the possibility to play and pause a playing song and to play a specific song with just the name of it (something like pl...

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  • My Question or Issue Hey, so I'm building a smart Voice Assistant for myself (like Alexa or Google Home) and those assistants have the possibility to play and pause a playing song and to play a spec...
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Superuser Contribution Developer Day at Spotify, March 25th

We’re thrilled to invite you all to our virtual event: Developer Day at Spotify on March 25th. Developer Day at Spotify is a three-hour online event for all developers interested in Spotify’s open developer platform. You will meet the Spotify develop...

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  • We’re thrilled to invite you all to our virtual event: Developer Day at Spotify on March 25th.   Developer Day at Spotify is a three-hour online event for all developers interested in Spoti...
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[Bug] web api : Image returned is not really a square image

My Question or IssueIssue found on Apr 24th 2020.Endpoint(s):GET /v1/artists/7heucQ89tyr0QHnwB4QO4jScope(s):None (application is not using authentication)Steps to reproduce:Open terminalrun command :curl -X "GET" "https://api.spotify.com/v1/artists/7...

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  • My Question or Issue Issue found on Apr 24th 2020. Endpoint(s): GET /v1/artists/7heucQ89tyr0QHnwB4QO4j Scope(s): None (application is not using authentication) Steps to reproduce: Open te...
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Issue with Redirect URL when using react app + node on Heroku

I'm developing an app using the Spotify API with a React from end running on localhost:3000 and a node back end running on localhost:8888. The back end takes care of the authentication, where my redirect url is localhost:8888/callback. This is fine i...

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  • I'm developing an app using the Spotify API with a React from end running on localhost:3000 and a node back end running on localhost:8888.  The back end takes care of the authentication, where m...
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Get Information About The User's Current Playback returns song from another inactive devices

I have 2 laptops, here is the situation:At laptop 1, I open "Song 1", then I turn my laptop to sleep modeAt laptop 2, I open "Song 2" or "Song 3"Then I tested the https://developer.spotify.com/console/get-user-player/ it's doing fineAt some points, I...

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  • I have 2 laptops, here is the situation: At laptop 1, I open "Song 1", then I turn my laptop to sleep mode At laptop 2, I open "Song 2" or "Song 3" Then I tested the https://developer.spotif...
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Spotify PKCE Auth Invalid Client Secret

PlanPremiumCountryCanada DeviceChrome. Macbook Pro 2013Operating SystemMac OS X Catalina My Question or Issue I am trying to set up my web application to use the Proof Key for Code Exchange. However, when I try try to get the access_token by doing a ...

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  • Plan Premium Country Canada   Device Chrome. Macbook Pro 2013 Operating System Mac OS X Catalina   My Question or Issue   I am trying to set up my web application to use th...
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I Need Help - Does this violate Spotify's developer terms and service?

Hello, I would like to create a non-commercial web application using the Spotify api. However I don't know if what I would like to do violates the Spotify developer terms of service. I would like to make an application where users can login via Spoti...

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  • Hello, I would like to create a non-commercial web application using the Spotify api. However I don't know if what I would like to do violates the Spotify developer terms of service.   I would...
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Chrome extension page update listener html5

Code:window.addEventListener('yt-page-data-updated' || *spotify page data updated*, function () { console.log("url changed") setTimeout(function(){ if(!document.getElementById("play-extension-ytbtn") || !document.getElementById("play-extension-btn"))...

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  • Code: window.addEventListener('yt-page-data-updated' || *spotify page data updated*, function () { console.log("url changed") setTimeout(function(){ if(!document.getElementById("p...
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Embedding Spotify players in iOS app

PlanFree/PremiumCountry 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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  • 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  
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Echoes: Music Stats & New Discovery App

Hi folks, We’ve been developing a non-commercial web app using Web API and Web Playback SDK. Echoes is launched today and live (https://echoesapp.io) Wondering how we can submit it to Developer Showcase. Any guidance would be great. Of course, if you...

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  • Hi folks,   We’ve been developing a non-commercial web app using Web API and Web Playback SDK. Echoes is launched today and live (https://echoesapp.io)   Wondering how we can submit it ...
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I made a simple organizing tool for playlists

Hey, I made an open-source organizing tool for Spotify. It allows you to sort existing playlists or create new ones. When creating, you have an option to merge or split the playlists. It also removes any track duplicates.The app is available at https...

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  • Hey, I made an open-source organizing tool for Spotify. It allows you to sort existing playlists or create new ones. When creating, you have an option to merge or split the playlists. It also removes...
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dividers?

when making playlists for friends or for myself i get into the issues of adding to many different types of music genres that's why the ability to add divider in between tracks could help organizes my playlists and could also improve the listening exp...

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  • when making playlists for friends or for myself i get into the issues of adding to many different types of music genres that's why the ability to add divider in between tracks could help organizes my...
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Playing unplayable track (grayed out) with Android SDK not handled (no error thrown)

PlanPremiumCountryFranceDeviceSony Xperia Compact XZ1Operating SystemAndroid My Question or IssueWhen I play a unplayable song (no rights/licence in my country) via the Android SDK with skipToIndex() nothing happens. I would expect an error to be thr...

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  • Plan Premium Country France Device Sony Xperia Compact XZ1 Operating System Android   My Question or Issue When I play a unplayable song (no rights/licence in my country) via the Andro...
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How to let a user log in to spotify

Hello, I have created an API in ASP.NET Framework 4.5, and an html page using ajax communicating with the API. My problem is that I don't know how to communicate with Spotify to get the login page and display it to the user, knowing that the html pag...

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  • Hello, I have created an API in ASP.NET Framework 4.5, and an html page using ajax communicating with the API. My problem is that I don't know how to communicate with Spotify to get the login page an...
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Why are the iOS and Android SDK implementations of player context unnecessarily different?

With the Android SDK, there is no method to get the player context. There is, however, a subscribeToPlayerContext method for receiving changes to it with an event handler. This returns a PlayerContext object containing the title, subtitle, type, and ...

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  • With the Android SDK, there is no method to get the player context. There is, however, a subscribeToPlayerContext method for receiving changes to it with an event handler. This returns a PlayerContex...
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Solved!! Sonos speakers not showing in GET /player/devices

Plan: Premium planCountry: USADevice: Sonos One, Macbook Pro, Galaxy S9 My Question or IssueI'm not able to see my Sonos speakers in the /player/devices list, despite actively playing to a device via Spotify Desktop on my Mac: √ ~ ⮕ curl -H "Authoriz...

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  • Plan: Premium plan Country: USA Device: Sonos One, Macbook Pro, Galaxy S9   My Question or Issue I'm not able to see my Sonos speakers in the /player/devices list, despite activel...
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get-users-available-devices return empty even if I am opening the desktop app

Hi, My problem is: I am opening the Spotify desktop app but when I call this API https://developer.spotify.com/console/get-users-available-devices/it returns empty.

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  • Hi,    My problem is: I am opening the Spotify desktop app but when I call this API https://developer.spotify.com/console/get-users-available-devices/ it returns empty.
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