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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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scope parameter should not be optional

Hi, I am trying to use the Oauth2 / OIDC authentication provided by spotify. According to OpenID Connect documentation, the parameter scope is not optional, but required. I am using a quarkus extension who passes "oidc" as value to this parameter (as...

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  • Hi,        I am trying to use the Oauth2 / OIDC authentication provided by spotify. According to OpenID Connect documentation, the parameter scope is not optional, but required....
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URI Isn't Working For My App

Plan : FreeDevice: Macbook ProOperating SystemLatest IOS Issue/Question:I am trying to create an app that takes a text file with song and artist names on different lines and creates a playlist with each song in it. I am coding this in python and the ...

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  • Plan : Free Device: Macbook Pro Operating System Latest IOS   Issue/Question: I am trying to create an app that takes a text file with song and artist names on different lines and cre...
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how to obtain a spotify_appkey.key

HiI want to use multi room audio player softwarewith spotify playlists.https://multiroomaudioplayer.com/en/It requires a file "spotify_appkey.key" to be authorized.How can i obtain this file ? Thanks.

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  • Hi I want to use multi room audio player software with spotify playlists. https://multiroomaudioplayer.com/en/ It requires a file "spotify_appkey.key" to be authorized. How can i obtain this fil...
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App authorization

Does anyone know how to apply to get app authorization and then how to use it to authenticate? My app needs to be able to download the names of songs when a user gives me a shared playlist url/link. Since the shared playlist link is public, I really ...

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  • ...rl/link.  Since the shared playlist link is public, I really want to avoid asking the user to oauth login using their spotify credentials.  
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Search API for unreleased albums

Hey there, I was seeing a website which shows the title of the track and artists just by the upc/isrc codes and it works with unreleased songs. I was wondering if that was made using the Spotify API as wenn I'm trying to use the Search API all I get ...

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  • Hey there,   I was seeing a website which shows the title of the track and artists just by the upc/isrc codes and it works with unreleased songs. I was wondering if that was made using the Spo...
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Spotify API doesn't update Follower Count

Hi I checked my artist on the Spotify Console and with the Desktop it doesn't update the follower count when I follow it. I checked the popularity index it's currently at 16. I made a test and followed a local band, that doesn't get many followers pe...

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  • Hi I checked my artist on the Spotify Console and with the Desktop it doesn't update the follower count when I follow it. I checked the popularity index it's currently at 16. I made a test and follow...
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Possible security bug in the web api auth example from gitbub

I've cloned the code from: https://github.com/spotify/web-api-auth-examples and possibly found some security bug - but please correct me and explain why I'm wrong if that is the case. State is set in /login route to var state = generateRandomString(1...

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  • I've cloned the code from: https://github.com/spotify/web-api-auth-examples and possibly found some security bug - but please correct me and explain why I'm wrong if that is the case.   St...
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Permission to release app to Google Play store

PlanPremiumCountryAnyDeviceAndroid devicesOperating SystemAndroid My Question or IssueHello Spotify team, I have created a hobby-project android app that I like to use with friends etc. but that I would like to make easier available on the Google Pla...

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  • Plan Premium Country Any Device Android devices Operating System Android   My Question or Issue Hello Spotify team, I have created a hobby-project android app that I like to use with f...
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cURL transport error: 7 Failed to connect to api.spotify.com port 443: Timed out in

PlanPremiumCountryBelgiumDevicedesktop pcOperating Systemwindows 10 My Question or IssueSince about a month ago my scripts stop in the middle of my script with the curl transport error (see subject) ... I use php and https://github.com/jwilsson/spoti...

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  • Plan Premium Country Belgium Device desktop pc Operating System windows 10   My Question or Issue Since about a month ago my scripts stop in the middle of my script with the curl trans...
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[Android] Disable spotify media controls in notification bar

Hey! I am developing an android app using the spotify SDK. Because I have no way of getting the queue or the list of what is playing I decided to keep my own play order. Threfore I control the next/previous/play/pause and such. My issue is when I pla...

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  • Hey!   I am developing an android app using the spotify SDK. Because I have no way of getting the queue or the list of what is playing I decided to keep my own play order. Threfore...
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Omitting user authentication by creating a playlist

PlanPremiumCountryGermanyMy Question or IssueDear Spotify!I'm working on SDA that will recommend tracks based on values given to the input fields (something similar like Dubolt). I would like to than play the results in the embed widget. I understand...

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  • Plan Premium Country Germany My Question or Issue Dear Spotify! I'm working on SDA that will recommend tracks based on values given to the input fields (something similar like Dubolt). I woul...
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Issue getting user's top listened tracks and artists

Building a web app that will display a spotify-logged in user's top artists and tracks and am having issues doing so. I have proper authorization through a spotify login process but cannot get the api to echo any user track information, here's a coup...

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  • Building a web app that will display a spotify-logged in user's top artists and tracks and am having issues doing so. I have proper authorization through a spotify login process but cannot get the ap...
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Pausing a song

We are using the latest Spotify SDK. We've created a very basic UI, which operates in the same way that the SLEEP BY MAX RICHTER app operates: https://www.maxrichtermusic.com/albums/sleep/ e.g. The user taps on an option in the app, the app jumps to ...

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  • We are using the latest Spotify SDK. We've created a very basic UI, which operates in the same way that the SLEEP BY MAX RICHTER app operates: https://www.maxrichtermusic.com/albums/sleep/ &nbs...
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In the spotify embedded player on the website, some songs are unavailable from yesterday.

PlanFree/PremiumCountryPolandDeviceSamsung Galaxy S9Operating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueIn the spotify embedded player on the website, some songs are unavailable from yesterday. The message "song not available in your country" is displayed...

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  • Plan Free/Premium Country Poland Device Samsung Galaxy S9 Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue In the spotify embedded player on the website, some songs are unavailable f...
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Solved!! /me/top/{type} endpoint returning 403

I've authenticated with oauth implicit and have user-top-read in my scopes for my flow. The access token that I get will let me read my profile, but not read from the /me/top/{type} endpoint. This is true for fetch or the web console. Any insight wou...

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  • I've authenticated with oauth implicit and have user-top-read in my scopes for my flow.   The access token that I get will let me read my profile, but not read from the /me/top/{type} endpoint...
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Wrong songs are playing from premium account using Spotify SDK

Hello Team, We have some technical problems with Premium accounts. We are pulling all songs of a particular playlist into our database and in the mobile app, we are showing a list of songs to play. When we play a song in the free account then correct...

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  • Hello Team,   We have some technical problems with Premium accounts. We are pulling all songs of a particular playlist into our database and in the mobile app, we are showing a list of songs t...
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Solved!! Chaning tracks using Python

HiI am writing a program and I want to be able to change the playback to the next or previous track in the playlist or queue. Is there a way to do so? I am using spotipy but I am not sure if it will allow me to change the current track. So i just wan...

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  • Hi I am writing a program and I want to be able to change the playback to the next or previous track in the playlist or queue. Is there a way to do so? I am using spotipy but I am not sure if it wil...
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Clearer Documentation on Playlist Track Object with Null Track Field

So, I ran into a nasty bug that took me several hours to fix until I finally realized that the track field of playlist tracks can be null when the track cannot be played. Is there any plans for clearer documentation on this? I know it is said in the ...

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  • So, I ran into a nasty bug that took me several hours to fix until I finally realized that the track field of playlist tracks can be null when the track cannot be played. Is there any plans for clear...
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Spotify PKCE Auth Invalid Client Secret

Check StackOverflow for full code I need to complete Authorization Code Flow with Proof Key for Code Exchange. In step 4, I get an error 400 - bad request. I can't understand what problem is. {"error":"invalid_request","error_description":"Invalid cl...

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  • Check StackOverflow for full code   I need to complete Authorization Code Flow with Proof Key for Code Exchange. In step 4, I get an error 400 - bad request. I can't understand ...
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