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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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Use personalized SPOTIFY playlists as a therapeutic means for cognitive disorders

PlanFree/PremiumCountryFranceDevice(iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016)Operating System(iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.) My Question or IssueA LIFE IN SONGS is an interactive musical game, based on French variety music from 1940 ...

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  • Plan Free/Premium Country France Device (iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016) Operating System (iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.)   My Question or Issue A LIFE ...
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Create a playlist based on semantic tags

Hi. I want to build an app, initially on iOS, and I would like to implement a music player that uses the Spotify api. And as far as I have seen, I haven't come across this functionality. I think it would be a great feature to be able to create a play...

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  • Hi. I want to build an app, initially on iOS, and I would like to implement a music player that uses the Spotify api. And as far as I have seen, I haven't come across this functionality. I think it w...
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"Recently Played" endpoint delayed/outdated

I operate a service where we repeatedly fetch for our ~2000 users' recently played tracks. Occasionally (such as right now), the endpoint will still return data with 200 status code, but the data will be outdated (showing listens from 1-4 hours prior...

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  • I operate a service where we repeatedly fetch for our ~2000 users' recently played tracks. Occasionally  (such as right now), the endpoint will still return data with 200 status code, but the da...
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Amount of API uses

PlanPremiumCountryNetherlandsDevice(iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016)Operating System(iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.) My Question or IssueHow many times can i use the spotify API every day? I want to make an application that s...

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  • Plan Premium Country Netherlands Device (iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016) Operating System (iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.)   My Question or Issue How man...
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New Spotify app playlist links

Hey guys,With a recent update, the Spotify app provides dynamic links for playlists such as https://link.tospotify.com/l272mCvFRbb and https://link.tospotify.com/bDUuTMCFRbb where, both lead to the same playlist. I cannot use the code at the end of t...

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  • Hey guys, With a recent update, the Spotify app provides dynamic links for playlists such as https://link.tospotify.com/l272mCvFRbb and https://link.tospotify.com/bDUuTMCFRbb where, b...
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Authentication stopped working

PremiumUSA Deviceiphone 12, iOS 14.2.1 My Question or IssueI am able to work with the API for long sessions where I can control the playback of songs and access the playlist info from my iOS app. Then, inexplicably, I lose the ability to authenticate...

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  •   Premium USA   Device iphone 12, iOS 14.2.1   My Question or Issue I am able to work with the API for long sessions where I can control the playback of songs and access the pl...
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How to avoid getting Error 429

I'm writing a app to provide auto-scrolling lyrics for Spotify. For the best experience, I have to use https://api.spotify.com/v1/me/player/currently-playing to get progress_ms to know the precision position every 2 seconds (if the user made any chan...

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  • I'm writing a app to provide auto-scrolling lyrics for Spotify. For the best experience, I have to use https://api.spotify.com/v1/me/player/currently-playing to get progress_ms to know the ...
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[Urgent!] - Request for Commercial API - Thanks

Hello, My app is going to soft launch in 2 weeks, but I'm still waiting for the approval of commercial API. Please help. Thank you!

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  • Hello,   My app is going to soft launch in 2 weeks, but I'm still waiting for the approval of commercial API.    Please help.   Thank you!
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PS5 in rest mode / no available devices / api

PlanPremium CountryGermany DevicePocophone F1 Operating SystemWindows 10Synology My Question or IssueProblem, when i put my PS5 in Rest Mode, and have enabled "Spotify Turns my PS5 on and Play Music", it will do through the App of my spotify app from...

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  • Plan Premium   Country Germany   Device Pocophone F1   Operating System Windows 10 Synology   My Question or Issue Problem, when i put my PS5 in Rest Mode, and have ...
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Research at Spotify and datasets for academic/non-commercial use

Hey developer/student/coder/data scientist! 六‍ Hope you are doing well (and your code's running smoothly!). Are you looking for datasets or more information about research at Spotify? Then check out this website: https://research.atspotify.com. Spoti...

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  • ...heck out the blog/publications for the latest music research news from your favourite teams at Spotify. Be sure to sign up for the newsletter as well, if you'd like to be kept in loop!   Happy c...
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Album playback

PlanFree/PremiumCountry Device(iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016)Operating System(iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.) My Question or IssueRemake of the ALBUM section of the LIBRARY.As it stands ot is no more than a variation of the...

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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 Remake...
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Superuser Contribution Different songs in the same playlist (if you look in the app and getting the tracks through the API)

Hello, I'm making an app which is getting tracks from the playlists and searching for the particular artist or song title (the request:https://api.spotify.com/v1/playlists/playlist_link). So, I've noticed that there's at least one playlist (called "Y...

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  • Hello,   I'm making an app which is getting tracks from the playlists and searching for the particular artist or song title (the request: https://api.spotify.com/v1/playlists/playlist_link)....
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Downloading Music Through Android SDK

Hello, I've been taking a look at the Android SDK web page and here it says "Works offline and online". Does that mean I'm able to download music through the SDK? If so, can someone send the documentation link to it? Because I can't find anything rel...

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  • Hello, I've been taking a look at the Android SDK web page and here it says "Works offline and online". Does that mean I'm able to download music through the SDK? If so, can someone send the document...
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Submitting App to Apple and Google Play Store

Hello, Im using Spotify's web api to essentially search for tracks, artists, albums and give the user more details about the song. For each song I include the Spotify logo as well as a direct link and have the 30 second preview url which a user can p...

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  • Hello,   Im using Spotify's web api to essentially search for tracks, artists, albums and give the user more details about the song. For each song I include the Spotify logo as well as a direc...
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Get Playlist data without logging in

Hi,I want to create a backend API that takes in a link to a public Spotify playlist (https://open.spotify.com/playlist...) and returns the data for the songs ( title, artist, picture, etc.)I want to make it so that the user doesn't have to log in to ...

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  •   Hi, I want to create a backend API that takes in a link to a public Spotify playlist (https://open.spotify.com/playlist...) and returns the data for the songs ( title, artist, p...
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Google Cast devices in device list queries

Any chance to have the Google Cast devices as well in the response of the https://developer.spotify.com/documentation/web-api/guides/using-connect-web-api/#viewing-device-list API queries?Currently only Spotify Connect devices enumerated it seems TIA...

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  • Any chance to have the Google Cast devices as well in the response of the   https://developer.spotify.com/documentation/web-api/guides/using-connect-web-api/#viewing-device-list   API q...
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player_state_changed event with wrong duration

I have a problem with the player_state_changed event and I need help. My React application makes use of Spotify Web Playback SDK to play songs, but when I skip a song the player_state_changed event is triggered multiple times with some inconsistencie...

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  • I have a problem with the player_state_changed event and I need help. My React application makes use of Spotify Web Playback SDK to play songs, but when I skip a song the player_state_changed ev...
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Superuser Contribution [API] Get playlist id with the new "Copy Link" in Android/iOS

Hi! Some time ago the link obtained through the option "copy link" in the button "share" (Album, Artist, Playlist) on mobile devices was something like:https:// open .spotify.com/playlist/1ifYNpMYGlOd3p7lcftdcS?si=hlr2fHNhThWCzmRYQTeiEw But now that ...

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  • Hi!   Some time ago the link obtained through the option "copy link" in the button "share" (Album, Artist, Playlist) on mobile devices was something like: https:// open .spotify.com/playlist/...
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Superuser Contribution Provider API Returns 403

We are able to get an access token using our client id and client secret from https://accounts.spotify.com/api/token We then try to use the access token as follows curl -v -H "Authorization: Bearer {TOKEN}" https://provider-api.spotify.com/v1/analyti...

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  • We are able to get an access token using our client id and client secret from https://accounts.spotify.com/api/token   We then try to use the access token as follows   curl -v -H "...
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Superuser Contribution API for controlling the local client

PlanPremiumCountry DeviceDesktopOperating SystemLinux/Windows My Question or IssueI want to control the running spotify instance from another program (steamVR), and on Linux, I can use D-Bus, on Mac, there's applescript support, but how do I do this ...

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  • Plan Premium Country   Device Desktop Operating System Linux/Windows   My Question or Issue I want to control the running spotify instance from another program (steamVR), and on L...
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