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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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Embedded Player is not playing on iOS

Hi,Im working on an app with Ionic where I add the Spotify embedded Podcast Player to play Podcast episodes. On Browser and Android App everything is working very well but within the iPhone App I see the player and can press "Play" but after that the...

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  • Hi, Im working on an app with Ionic where I add the Spotify embedded Podcast Player to play Podcast episodes.   On Browser and Android App everything is working very well but within the iPhon...
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Streams made in group sessions aren't included in the recently played data

When a user streams some tracks while being part of a group session/listening party, those streams are not included in the /me/player/recently-played endpoint.Is there any way to include those streams in the response? Or are there any plans to includ...

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  • When a user streams some tracks while being part of a group session/listening party, those streams are not included in the /me/player/recently-played endpoint. Is there any way to include tho...
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Spotify Web Playback SDK: Blocked frame from accessing cross-origin frame

Hi,I'm using the web playback SDK with the code example provided (https://developer.spotify.com/documentation/web-playback-sdk/quick-start/) and I'm getting this error on Google Chrome:Unable to check top-level optout: Blocked a frame with origin "ht...

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  • Hi, I'm using the web playback SDK with the code example provided (https://developer.spotify.com/documentation/web-playback-sdk/quick-start/) and I'm getting this error on Google Chrome: Unable...
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Solved!! Spotify Web Playback SDK - seek with '0' input does not always trigger player_state_changed event

Operating System, browserUbuntu 20.04, Chrome My Question or IssueHi, when using the Web Playback SDK 'seek' seems to be working fine for all values including '0', as in the player actually jumps to the desired position in the song. However, a 'playe...

  • Gig Goer
  • Operating System, browser Ubuntu 20.04, Chrome   My Question or Issue Hi, when using the Web Playback SDK 'seek' seems to be working fine for all values including '0', as in the player actua...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution No "Users and Access" button in the Developer Dashboard

I've been struggling with this issue for a few days now and I'm not sure what else I can do. I've tried clearing my cache in google chrome, turning off my ad blocker, clearing cookies, signing in and out, but I just can't get the button to appear for...

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  • I've been struggling with this issue for a few days now and I'm not sure what else I can do. I've tried clearing my cache in google chrome, turning off my ad blocker, clearing cookies, signing in and...
  • bphogat
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Superuser Contribution 403 User not approved for app [Granted quota extension]

PlanAllCountryAll DeviceAllOperating SystemAll My Question or Issue- I created an app recently and it seemed to work fine within my test users added via the dashboard.- I requested a quota extension to allow non-test accounts to login, it was approve...

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  • Plan All Country All   Device All Operating System All   My Question or Issue - I created an app recently and it seemed to work fine within my test users added via the dashboard....
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Superuser Contribution Developer Dashboard missing features for my account

This is what mine looks like:Specifically, I need to be able to add test users so I can test out my app! But it looks like it's missing the ability to do so. I am using an older account where I'm logging in with my Spotify Username and I'm assuming t...

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  • This is what mine looks like: Specifically, I need to be able to add test users so I can test out my app! But it looks like it's missing the ability to do so.   I am using an older accoun...
  • ohej
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[Web API] Recent pagination problem with 'Get User's Followed Artists'.

Plan[Premium]Country[US]Device[Macbook Pro late 2016]Operating System(MACOS 10.3) My Question or IssueRecent pagination problem with The Web API 'Get User's Followed Artists'.I paginate through pages of thehttps://api.spotify.com/v1/me/following?type...

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  • Plan [Premium] Country [US] Device [Macbook Pro late 2016] Operating System (MACOS 10.3)   My Question or Issue Recent pagination problem with The Web API 'Get User's Followed Artists'...
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Personalization endpoint returns no results when offset is greater than 49

This can be evidenced via the Web Console or elsewhere. As the title suggests, when the personalization endpoint is sent a request for either artists or tracks with an offset set to 50 or greater:Expected: the items starting at the offset index would...

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  • This can be evidenced via the Web Console or elsewhere.   As the title suggests, when the personalization endpoint is sent a request for either artists or tracks with an offset set to 50 or gr...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution 403: User not approved

Hello! I am using the api on an iOS application running the web api and I am running into something rather strange. I have 2 premium accounts, one being mine and one being a "smurf", if you will, for testing. I have added the "smurf" to the applicati...

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  • Hello! I am using the api on an iOS application running the web api and I am running into something rather strange. I have 2 premium accounts, one being mine and one being a "smurf", if you will, for...
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Source code

Hi, I tried to contact the Spotify support about this question and got redirected by them to the developer forum so here I go. I saw you are using a dependency called MobileMediaKitClient inside the iOS Spotify app, which is licensed under Mozilla Pu...

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  • ...obileMediaKitClient inside the iOS Spotify app, which is licensed under Mozilla Public License 2.0.   Which, to my understanding, requires you to disclose the source code of it.   I would like to k...
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PKCE Auth Flow does not honor the show_dialog=false option?

I am in the process of switching my app over to use PKCE Auth Flow and ever since I did, each time I try to get an authorization code to use to obtain a token, I am being sent to the Spotify authorization page, whereas with the Basic Auth Flow, I was...

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  • I am in the process of switching my app over to use PKCE Auth Flow and ever since I did, each time I try to get an authorization code to use to obtain a token, I am being sent to the Spotify authoriz...
  • Peter_Schorn
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Superuser Contribution Web Playback SDK Support for additional browsers

PlanFree/PremiumCountry Device(iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016)Operating System(iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.) My Question or IssueWhen can we expect the Web Playback SDK to move out of Beta and be available for Safari for M...

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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 When ca...
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Document 204 on "Get Information About The User's Current Playback"

When calling GET https://api.spotify.com/v1/me/player and the account doesn't have any device active/open, the endpoint returns a 204. However, this isn't documented here. It only lists a 200 status code. It would be nice to have this possible status...

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  • When calling GET https://api.spotify.com/v1/me/player and the account doesn't have any device active/open, the endpoint returns a 204. However, this isn't documented here. It only lists a 200 status ...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Incorrect link for "READ THE DOCS" for Search API

My Question or Possible BugThe link for "READ THE DOCS" for the Search feature is incorrect on this Features page. It shows an error - "404 Page not Found".There is an extra 'search' word at the end of the given link reference.Working Link is 'https:...

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  • My Question or Possible Bug The link for "READ THE DOCS" for the Search feature is incorrect on this Features page. It shows an error - "404 Page not Found". There is an extra 'search' word at th...
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/v1/me/player/currently-playing returning 401

Country: Canada DeviceMacbook Pro 15 inch 2019Operating SystemmacOS Big Sur 11.4 My Question or IssueWhen I call the spotify /v1/me/player/currently-playing api I receive a 401 response with message "Permissions missing". When I attempt to use the we...

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  • Country: Canada   Device Macbook Pro 15 inch 2019 Operating System macOS Big Sur 11.4   My Question or Issue When I call the spotify /v1/me/player/currently-playing api I receive a ...
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Using Spotify Web Api for Discord Bot

PlanFree/PremiumCountryTurkeyDevice(iPhone 6, Windows PC, etc)Operating System(Ubuntu 20.04, Windows 10) My Question or IssueHi, I am writing a bot for Discord with music capabilities. I create a play command to play music. I want to get track or pla...

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  • Plan Free/Premium Country Turkey Device (iPhone 6, Windows PC, etc) Operating System (Ubuntu 20.04, Windows 10)   My Question or Issue Hi, I am writing a bot for Discord with music cap...
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me/episodes is buggy! -> "total": 339 -> "items": []

Hi!who can explain this to me? + check the attachment picture....https://api.spotify.com/v1/me/episodes {"href": "https://api.spotify.com/v1/me/episodes?offset=0&limit=20","items": [],"limit": 20,"next": "https://api.spotify.com/v1/me/episodes?offset...

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  • Hi! who can explain this to me? + check the attachment picture.... https://api.spotify.com/v1/me/episodes   { "href": "https://api.spotify.com/v1/me/episodes?offset=0&limit=20", "items...
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Use of spotify platform to build an app that offer apple shareplay experience

Planpremium CountryallDeviceiPhone iPad and macOSOperating SystemIos15 My Question or IssueCan we use the Spotify SDK to build an application letting the user sharing music in a FaceTime call with the new feature of apple shareplay. Regarding the use...

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  • Plan premium   Country all Device iPhone iPad and macOS Operating System Ios15   My Question or Issue Can we use the Spotify SDK to build an application letting the user sharing ...
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iOS SDK enqueueTrackUri Incorrect call back results for adding a track to queue

When I add a track to the queue using following method:- (void) enqueueTrackUri: (NSString *) trackUri callback: (nullable SPTAppRemoteCallback) callback;The call back contains incorrect results, because in either case (song was added or not), the re...

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  • When I add a track to the queue using following method: - (void) enqueueTrackUri: (NSString *) trackUri callback: (nullable SPTAppRemoteCallback) callback; The call back contains incorrect resu...
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