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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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  • Naianasha
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Queue tracklist limited to 20 tracks

My Question or IssueI'm interested in developing an app that creates a new playlist from a user's entire Spotify queue. It seems that this is the endpoint I need to hit to get the queue:https://developer.spotify.com/documentation/web-api/reference/ge...

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  • My Question or Issue I'm interested in developing an app that creates a new playlist from a user's entire Spotify queue. It seems that this is the endpoint I need to hit to get the queue: https://d...
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Name similar to Spotify for extension request

Regarding Spotify's design guidelines:It cannot begin with “Spot” or be similar to “Spotify” in sound or spelling. I want to learn to what extent a name can be similar to Spotify. My domain was rejected because it used the word "Spotify" but I also u...

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  • Regarding Spotify's design guidelines: It cannot begin with “Spot” or be similar to “Spotify” in sound or spelling.   I want to learn to what extent a name can be similar to Spotify. My dom...
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Apple Script returns incorrect playback position if crossfade is enabled

PlanFree/PremiumCountryIndia DeviceM1 MacBook AirOperating SystemmacOS Ventura. My Question or IssueThe reported playback position from the Apple Script API is delayed by however many seconds of crossfade you have set, only when the song autoplayed o...

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  • Plan Free/Premium Country India  Device M1 MacBook Air Operating System macOS Ventura.   My Question or Issue The reported playback position from the Apple Script API is delayed b...
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Some tracks cannot be found via search (bug?)

Hi!I am using 'https://api.spotify.com/v1/search' endpoint to lookup tracks.For majority of the tracks, this endpoint works like a charm. (I tested it on 2k tracks and 99.5% of them are fine). But there are some songs that the endpoint cannot find fo...

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  • Hi! I am using 'https://api.spotify.com/v1/search' endpoint to lookup tracks. For majority of the tracks, this endpoint works like a charm. (I tested it on 2k tracks and 99.5% of them are fine). Bu...
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Does it go against the TOS to stream a playlist on shool radio?

I have read you need a premium account to stream does it include streaming short term for a wide auidence? Or does this even comply to the TOS to stream a playlist from one account for a whole school for 20min/day?

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  • I have read you need a premium account to stream does it include streaming short term for a wide auidence? Or does this even comply to the TOS to stream a playlist from one account for a whole school...
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Stream Count for Songs

The public API doesn't have this feature. Is there a private paid version of Spotify API to gain this access? How do applications like Songstats (https://songstats.com/) are gaining access to it from Spotify?

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  • The public API doesn't have this feature. Is there a private paid version of Spotify API to gain this access?    How do applications like Songstats (https://songstats.com/) are g...
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3rd party cookies getting blocked in chrome

Chrome browser recently rolling out their decision to stop supporting 3rd party cookies. I know spotify embed player is using 3rd party cookies. How should i prepare my website/ change spotify to avoid potential breakage from this decision. Thanks in...

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  • Chrome browser  recently rolling out their decision to stop supporting 3rd party cookies. I know spotify embed player is using 3rd party cookies. How should i prepare my website/ change spotify ...
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Solved!! What is a streaming SDA?

My Question or IssueI am trying to understand what a streaming SDA is and therefore, what a non-streaming SDA is. Who can point me to somewhere that I can read more specifially where the difference is? Thank you.

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  • My Question or Issue I am trying to understand what a streaming SDA is and therefore, what a non-streaming SDA is.   Who can point me to somewhere that I can read more specifially where the d...
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About Monetizing app allowed cases question.

Reading this, https://developer.spotify.com/compliance-tipsI understand that if I employ a playback API and provide a streaming service (enabling users to stream music on my website), I am not allowed to include any advertisements for monetization pu...

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  • Reading this,  https://developer.spotify.com/compliance-tips I understand that if I employ a playback API and provide a streaming service (enabling users to stream music on my website), I...
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Superuser Contribution Found a typo in the docs

'Authorization': 'Basic ' + (new Buffer.fromn(client_id + ':' + client_secret).toString('base64'))Should be =>'Authorization': 'Basic ' + (new Buffer.from(client_id + ':' + client_secret).toString('base64'))fromn to from

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  • 'Authorization': 'Basic ' + (new Buffer.fromn(client_id + ':' + client_secret).toString('base64')) Should be => 'Authorization': 'Basic ' + (new Buffer.from(client_id + ':' + client_secret).toSt...
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Spotify Web API Request: GET Queue

The Spotify Web API is wonderful but it's lacking a very important route: Getting a user's queue. Are there any plans to add this feature in the near future?

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  • The Spotify Web API is wonderful but it's lacking a very important route: Getting a user's queue. Are there any plans to add this feature in the near future?
  • vishalnanavare
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    queue list
    queue management
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    Web Development
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Track credits

Is there any way to retrieve the credits of a track s found in the Spotify apps? I'm specifically talking about the credits as seen in the picture below: Stuff like the composer, publisher..https://imgur.com/a/9sQ9KNf If it's not possible in the free...

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  • Is there any way to retrieve the credits of a track s found in the Spotify apps? I'm specifically talking about the credits as seen in the picture below:   Stuff like the composer, publisher.....
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Solved!! 401 response when asking for user's profile but access token works for other request

PlanPremium My Question or IssueI am working on a web app and I need to access the user's profile information to learn if they have a premium account. The access token I have been using already has the scope needed for this request, but when I run th...

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  • Plan Premium   My Question or Issue I am working on a web app and I need to access the user's profile information to learn if they have a premium account. The access token I have been using ...
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Solved!! duration_ms suddenly returning float instead of int

Suddenly, the api.spotify.com/v1/tracks/{id} endpoint has started giving me track duration_ms as a float e.g."duration_ms": 2345.0,The endpoint always used to return an int, which matches the documentation. Weirdly the response from the "try it" resp...

  • Roadie
  • Suddenly, the api.spotify.com/v1/tracks/{id} endpoint has started giving me track duration_ms as a float e.g. "duration_ms": 2345.0, The endpoint always used to return an int, which matches the doc...
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Give us an endpoint to decode new shortened share links

On mobile share-links are now shortened.For example: https://spotify.link/hRkBrwub9xbAs a developer who relied on the URL containing the trackID this makes it impossible for me to find which track is being passed on. The website redirects to the corr...

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  • On mobile share-links are now shortened. For example: https://spotify.link/hRkBrwub9xb As a developer who relied on the URL containing the trackID this makes it impossible for me to find which tr...
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Keep getting rate limited while pulling saved tracks with spotipy

PlanPremiumCountryNetherlandsDevicePC / PycharmOperating SystemLinuxMy Question or Issuei have a python script that uses spotipy to pull my saved tracks so i can delete all duplicates.its 17k songs deep so it already takes a long time but for some re...

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  • Plan Premium Country Netherlands Device PC / Pycharm Operating System Linux My Question or Issue i have a python script that uses spotipy to pull my saved tracks so i can delete all duplicat...
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Can spotify be integrated inside another mobile application ?

PlanFree/PremiumCountryUS Device(iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016)Operating SystemiOS and Android My Question or IssueI am looking forward to integrate spotify api inside my mobile application . Does spotify offer that feature where ...

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  • Plan Free/Premium Country US   Device (iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016) Operating System iOS and Android   My Question or Issue I am looking forward to integr...
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429 error reponse only on the audio_features endpoint

PlanFree/PremiumCountryPolandDeviceLenovo Yoga C940-14IILOperating SystemWindows 11 My Question or IssueWhe trying to get audio features of a certain spotify track I always get the 429 error response, no matter how many tracks are accessed. The error...

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  • Plan Free/Premium Country Poland Device Lenovo Yoga C940-14IIL Operating System Windows 11   My Question or Issue Whe trying to get audio features of a certain spotify track I always g...
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Embed player remains stuck in preview mode after logging in to Spotify

Problems are with Safari 16.4.1 on Macbook Pro, OS Monterey 12.6.2 and also iPad Air 3rd gen. 16.3.1. The player works fine on Chrome, Edge, and Firefox.

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  • Problems are with Safari 16.4.1 on Macbook Pro, OS Monterey 12.6.2 and also iPad Air 3rd gen. 16.3.1. The player works fine on Chrome, Edge, and Firefox.
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