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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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Follow button

I'm using the Spotify follow button (it's an iFrame element) in a simple website. When a user clicks the link, their default browser opens and they're prompted to login. However if I you go directly to the url specified in as an attribute in the iFra...

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  • I'm using the Spotify follow button (it's an iFrame element)  in a simple website.  When a user clicks the link, their default browser opens and they're prompted to login.  However if ...
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Superuser Contribution Web Playback SDK should work on iOS 13.4+ but it does not

I'm aware that when it was released, the Web Playback SDK did not support Safari on the desktop or mobile devices due to the lack of support for Encrypted Media Extensions and/or Widevine for DRM. However, as you can see on the Mozilla developer page...

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  • ...ome apps like Noon Pacific have figured it out but I can't find anything publicly documenting how to do this.
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Superuser Contribution Response code Forbidden

PlanPremiumCountryBelgiumDeviceWindows desktopOperating SystemWindows 10 We integrated the Spotify Web API into our system. For approx 2 months everything was working fine until last week.I see a lot of errors on the calls we do. E.g Get user's avail...

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  • Plan Premium Country Belgium Device Windows desktop Operating System Windows 10   We integrated the Spotify Web API into our system. For approx 2 months everything was working fine unti...
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An API for the next track / queued tracks

My Question or IssueWhilst you can fetch user's playback history, you can't fetch the user's playback queue, from what I've been able to find.It would be super helpful to be able to query what the upcoming track is, or even the next few tracks. Spoti...

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  • My Question or Issue Whilst you can fetch user's playback history, you can't fetch the user's playback queue, from what I've been able to find. It would be super helpful to be able to query what th...
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Idea validation

Hi, I am working on creating an internal only (for the people of the company I work for) app. The idea is to have everyone who wants to participate auth once (via oauth). Then I will have a daily job that runs to tabulate the most popular steams by e...

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  • Hi, I am working on creating an internal only (for the people of the company I work for) app. The idea is to have everyone who wants to participate auth once (via oauth). Then I will have a daily job...
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Error 429, how can I avoid rate limiting?

I have built a script that polls the user's current song around 1-3 times per minute (totaling ~4 times per song), since I am using this information elsewhere. I have reduced this as much as I can in order to avoid rate limiting, however, this is the...

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  • I have built a script that polls the user's current song around 1-3 times per minute (totaling ~4 times per song), since I am using this information elsewhere. I have reduced this as much as I can in...
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Superuser Contribution Getting 403 Error while Calling Web SDK APIs (Devices,Play,Pause etc) without information

Plan PremiumCountry IndiaDevice Macbook 16 inch + ChromeOperating System 11.3.1 (20E241) I have created an app in my account when I am login from the same account through Spotify logic is working fine. But when I trying from another "PREMIUM" account...

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  • Plan Premium Country India Device Macbook 16 inch + Chrome Operating System 11.3.1 (20E241)   I have created an app in my account when I am login from the same account t...
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Number of streams endpoint

My Question or Issue Hi thereI have been trying to integrate the number of streams of multiple songs( with country as a filter) into a system that generates a comparative list in the form of a chart that integrates a number of other variables too. Ho...

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  • My Question or Issue   Hi there I have been trying to integrate the number of streams of multiple songs( with country as a filter) into a system that generates a comparative list in the form ...
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Spotify recently played web api

I'm trying to get my most recent songs to display on my website and can't wrap my head around it. Has anyone figured this out? From what I've found it requires a user to login with tokens expiring after 1 hour. I'm using Vue (or specifically Nuxt) if...

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  • I'm trying to get my most recent songs to display on my website and can't wrap my head around it. Has anyone figured this out?   From what I've found it requires a user to login with tokens ex...
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Software architecture of Spotify

My Question or IssueI am doing a research project for university with the topic "software architecture of Spotify", since I am not developer myself I have big issues with describing the architecture (Microservices). Is there any picture or something ...

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  • My Question or Issue I am doing a research project for university with the topic "software architecture of Spotify", since I am not developer myself I have big issues with describing the architectur...
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URIs Array seems to have an undocumented limit

When I try to play tracks using the "/v1/me/player/play" endpoint I get results where:- Player shows an emtpy Queue (this is always the case)- after one of the first few songs one song seems to continue playing - progressbar is full, played time and ...

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  • When I try to play tracks using the "/v1/me/player/play" endpoint I get results where: - Player shows an emtpy Queue (this is always the case) - after one of the first few songs one song seems to c...
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Authorization Code Flow Refresh Tokens

I am building an application which requires the refreshing of user Spotify stats (followers, playlists, etc) on a weekly basis. About two months after a user gives my web application access to their Spotify, I begin to get errors regarding the token ...

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  • I am building an application which requires the refreshing of user Spotify stats (followers, playlists, etc) on a weekly basis. About two months after a user gives my web application access to their ...
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API return favicon URLs with trailing space

My Question or IssueCurrently the Spotify API incorrectly returns HTML icon meta tags with trailing spaces, eg. I have tried a few different ones so far and it seems to apply to both tracks and playlists:https://open.spotify.com/playlist/636JPjFfxIu...

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  • My Question or Issue Currently the Spotify API incorrectly returns HTML icon meta tags with trailing spaces, eg. <link rel="icon" href="https://open.scdn.co/cdn/images/favicon.0c211e2e.png "> ...
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KeyError ['total']

I am creating a user dashboard using plotly and flask to display the top tracks and top artists preferred by a user. My code has been working fine but suddenly I got this error. Also, in the same application, I was able to create a new playlist on sp...

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  • I am creating a user dashboard using plotly and flask to display the top tracks and top artists preferred by a user. My code has been working fine but suddenly I got this error. Also, in the same app...
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Superuser Contribution "User not approved for app" for another member in the premium family plan in development mode

PlanFamily PremiumCountryUSDeviceWindowsOperating SystemWindows My Question or IssueMy app in development can allow myself to run but the app returned "User not approved for app" even after I have added the member's email in the dev dashboard for 24 ...

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  • Plan Family Premium Country US Device Windows Operating System Windows   My Question or Issue My app in development can allow myself to run but the app returned "User not approved for ...
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Superuser Contribution Use of "Spotify" word inside app and content

Hi, i've developed an Android app that's called "Spotify Top Stats".It connects to the user's Spotify account via official OAuth procedure and shows some statistics about Spotify usage.My question is: can i use the word "Spotify" inside my app name a...

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  • Hi,  i've developed an Android app that's called "Spotify Top Stats". It connects to the user's Spotify account via official OAuth procedure and shows some statistics about Spotify usage. My ...
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Spotify Authorization Problems

PlanFreeCountryUnited StatesDevice(Desktop)Operating System(Windows 10) My Question or IssueHello, I'm currently making an app on Desktop (no backend) with React where a user can see their top songs and artists. I'm using the Implicit Grant Flow Auth...

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  • Plan Free Country United States Device (Desktop) Operating System (Windows 10)   My Question or Issue Hello, I'm currently making an app on Desktop (no backend) with React where a user...
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How to exclude fields from the results of a Web API call

I want to pull just the artist name and track name using the "https://api.spotify.com/v1/playlists/{playlist_id}/tracks" call. The documentation says "Fields can be excluded by prefixing them with an exclamation mark", so I've tried to narrow down th...

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  • I want to pull just the artist name and track name using the "https://api.spotify.com/v1/playlists/{playlist_id}/tracks" call. The documentation says "Fields can be excluded by prefixing them wi...
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Example of "Upload a Custom Playlist Cover Image" request

Hi all, I try to upload an image as cover of my playlist through an application. However, no example request is provided. Can someone help me out? Regarding the call "Upload a Custom Playlist Cover Image" see https://developer.spotify.com/console/put...

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  • Hi all,   I try to upload an image as cover of my playlist through an application. However, no example request is provided. Can someone help me out? Regarding the call "Upload a Custom Playlis...
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Podcast Show (RSS) Publishing API

Does Spotify have or plan to have a podcast show publishing API? Interested in automating the process of submitting a show RSS, similarly to how Captivate allows this from within their user dashboard.

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  • Does Spotify have or plan to have a podcast show publishing API? Interested in automating the process of submitting a show RSS, similarly to how Captivate allows this from within their user dashboard.
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