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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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Solved!!Superuser Contribution State conflict when integrate web-playback-sdk and Player API

I integrated playback SDK with Player API in my side project, mostly is functionalbut when i playing music on local initialized playback and click set repeat mode button.It would trigger error (technically, no error coz API response is 2xx).API i cal...

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  • I integrated playback SDK with Player API in my side project, mostly is functional but when i playing music on local initialized playback and click set repeat mode button. It would trigger error ...
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Elgato Stream Deck Plugin missing Repeat Toggle (MAC)

On Mac the stream deck plugin is missing the repeat toggle, despite the applescript already being contained in the plugin folder along with the images. Was this forgotten or any issue to make this work on mac?I tried adding support by editing the en....

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  • On Mac the stream deck plugin is missing the repeat toggle, despite the applescript already being contained in the plugin folder along with the images.   Was this forgotten or any issue to mak...
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Superuser Contribution Scopes listed at well-known oidc configuration aren't accepted

The openid configuration at https://accounts.spotify.com/.well-known/openid-configuration lists the following scopes: - email- openid- profile But when trying to use one of these 3 scopes the oauth2 "invalid_scopes" error is thrown Which is understan...

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  • The openid configuration at https://accounts.spotify.com/.well-known/openid-configuration lists the following scopes:  - email - openid - profile   But when trying to use one of t...
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Solved!! Get an artist genre on Android Studio

PlanFree/PremiumCountryFrance My Question or IssueHi everyone, I'm here to ask a question, I would like to get an artist genre on android studio with the spotify sdk but when I went on the documentation no field contained the genre of the artist. I k...

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  • Plan Free/Premium Country France   My Question or Issue Hi everyone, I'm here to ask a question, I would like to get an artist genre on android studio with the spotify sdk but when I went ...
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[iOS][Developer] Search and play flac audio files in own network from Nas with Spotify app.

I like the idea Spotify searching my hi quality flac audio files stored on my Qnap nas and streaming them to my hifi network audio player. Spotify already can synchronize local files but i like to keep my storage clean on my device and use a nas inst...

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  • I like the idea Spotify searching my hi quality flac audio files stored on my Qnap nas and streaming them to my hifi network audio player. Spotify already can synchronize local files but i like to ke...
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Superuser Contribution Spotify api error 403

PlanFreeCountryUSADeviceAcer Chromebook R13Operating SystemLinux crostini for ChromeOS, based off of debian 10 My Question or IssueOk, so i installed a program called spotify TUI, which puts spotify in your terminal, you just have to add the app in d...

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  • Plan Free Country USA Device Acer Chromebook R13 Operating System Linux crostini for ChromeOS, based off of debian 10   My Question or Issue Ok, so i installed a program called spotify...
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Superuser Contribution 401 Unauthorized Error after Quota Extension

We were recently approved for a quota extension on the Spotify Developer Platform and all Spotify APIs stopped working for our app after approval. The app worked perfectly fine in developer mode and works if we switch the client ID to another account...

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  • We were recently approved for a quota extension on the Spotify Developer Platform and all Spotify APIs stopped working for our app after approval. The app worked perfectly fine in developer mode...
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How to generate OAuth Token for user account from backend code

I am building a test application using the Spotify API that (super simplified) generates a playlist and adds it to my Spotify account. Currently, the playlist is created using a POST call to https://api.spotify.com/v1/users/user_id/playlists, which r...

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  • I am building a test application using the Spotify API that (super simplified) generates a playlist and adds it to my Spotify account. Currently, the playlist is created using a POST call to  ...
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Solved!! Get song sample without premium plan

PlanFreeCountryGermanyDevice-Operating Systemangular2+ application My Question or IssueHello,I am currently programming a music quiz game. My plans are to play a 10 second sample of a song. However I don't want the user to log into his spotify accoun...

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  • Plan Free Country Germany Device - Operating System angular2+ application   My Question or Issue Hello, I am currently programming a music quiz game. My plans are to play a 10 second ...
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GET https://api.spotify.com/v1/me 403 Error

PremiumSwitzerland DeviceHP NotebookOperating SystemWindows 10 Spotify-Web-Api-Node:Authorization Code Grant Hello, I'm currently working on a Project using React. Somehow, I keep getting the 403 Error on no matter what endpoint I'm asking for. Tryin...

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  • Premium Switzerland   Device HP Notebook Operating System Windows 10   Spotify-Web-Api-Node: Authorization Code Grant   Hello,   I'm currently working on a Project us...
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Solved!! Discrepancy song's id between playlist and other APIs

PlanFreeCountrySpainOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueSome of the Spotify ids for tracks in playlist are different from what I get from other APIs. I think it's kind of lacking update. For example some id has updated but not the ones alr...

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  • Plan Free Country Spain Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue Some of the Spotify ids for tracks in playlist are different from what I get from other APIs. I think it's kind...
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spotify embed code - follow widget is not working properly (follow-function)

PlanPremiumCountryGermanyDeviceMacbook Pro late 2013 and PC Operating SystemMac OS 10.14.6 and Windows 10Google Chrome 87.0.4280.141My Question or IssueI used https://developer.spotify.com/documentation/widgets/generate/follow-button/ to create code ...

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  • Plan Premium Country Germany Device Macbook Pro late 2013 and PC  Operating System Mac OS 10.14.6  and Windows 10 Google Chrome 87.0.4280.141 My Question or Issue I...
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Illegal scope listed in the developer console

When obtaining a token though the Developer Web Api Console, a ```playlist-read-public``` scope is listed (which is obviously redundant ;)) If this scope is selected the oauth flow of course returns an "Illegal scope" error Just a heads up :))

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  • When obtaining a token though the Developer Web Api Console, a ```playlist-read-public``` scope is listed (which is obviously redundant ;))   If this scope is selected the oauth flow of c...
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Search doesn't return results sometimes when using artist: field filter

https://community.spotify.com/t5/forums/postpage/board-id/Spotify_DeveloperWith some artists no result is returned when explicitly using the artist field filter "artist:". I do this with most queries for the track type in the Search API, to prevent t...

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  • https://community.spotify.com/t5/forums/postpage/board-id/Spotify_Developer With some artists no result is returned when explicitly using the artist field filter "artist:". I do this with most queri...
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Superuser Contribution Quota extension rejection reason

Hi, recently I applied for a quota extension and the application was rejected. I would like to know the rejection reason if it is possible. I didn't get any messages about the rejection reason and I noticed my email address was wrong. Is it possible ...

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  • Hi, recently I applied for a quota extension and the application was rejected. I would like to know the rejection reason if it is possible. I didn't get any messages about the rejection reason and I ...
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Stream track like Tinder does

I'm a Tinder user; on there I'm allowed to pick a track and play it from Spotify. How do I do that on my own iOS app? Thanks in advance!

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  • 👋   I'm a Tinder user; on there I'm allowed to pick a track and play it from Spotify.  How do I do that on my own iOS app?    Thanks in advance!
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Solved!! Eleven Table Tennis: Spotify Integration

Hello,I am the developer behind Eleven Table Tennis. It is a virtual reality table tennis simulator. Many of my users have requested spotify integration in our game. Is this possible, and if so, what are the next steps? -Roman

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  • Hello, I am the developer behind Eleven Table Tennis. It is a virtual reality table tennis simulator. Many of my users have requested spotify integration in our game. Is this possible, and if so, wh...
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[Android][Developer] Developer needed so spotify will not auto start

Okay I'm done waiting for Spotify to fix the issue that it starts automatically in your car every single time you get in. Even the settings they have do not currently stop it from Auto starting. There is a simple solution and I have tested it I just ...

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  • Okay I'm done waiting for Spotify to fix the issue that it starts automatically in your car every single time you get in. Even the settings they have do not currently stop it from Auto starting. &nb...
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Superuser Contribution Questions about App Ads

DearsI have question about all regulations. I saw Dndfy app which show me some tracks and some lists on their app. When I click the tracks my phone open spotify and track starts. But in the same app I'm seeing google ads. And they are offering adfree...

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  • Dears I have question about all regulations. I saw Dndfy app which show me some tracks and some lists on their app. When I click the tracks my phone open spotify and track starts. But in the same ap...
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Superuser Contribution Web SDK

Hey there,We are trying to use web sdk in order to play songs in our website , and following the docs we found that it is possible using only client id and secret without going through oauth screen where you open spoitfy login and grant access and th...

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  • Hey there, We are trying to use web sdk in order to play songs in our website , and following the docs we found that it is possible using only client id and secret without going through oauth screen...
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