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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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API Search not returning correct results for Short Names

Hi I'm writing a python script to generate playlists based on (amongst other things) a text file containing a list of artists. For each artist/line in the file, I submit the name to the Spotify API using a basic spotipy search object (spObject.search...

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  • Hi   I'm writing a python script to generate playlists based on (amongst other things) a text file containing a list of artists.   For each artist/line in the file, I submit the name to...
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Missing followers count in the response from related users API

Hi!I use related artists API and I've noticed that sometimes it doesn't return followers count. It only returns null. I've attached a response. I've removed ids.

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  • Hi! I use related artists API and I've noticed that sometimes it doesn't return followers count. It only returns null. I've attached a response. I've removed ids.  
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Unable to make Authorization Code with PKCE work (C#)

I am trying to implement the authorization code with PKCE flow for authenticating with the spotify API. I know there are libraries out there for this, but I really want to implement it myself. The flow I am talking about is this: https://developer.sp...

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  • I am trying to implement the authorization code with PKCE flow for authenticating with the spotify API. I know there are libraries out there for this, but I really want to implement it myself. The fl...
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/v1/me/player/devices returns weird name for Amazon Echo Dot

PlanPremiumCountryUSADeviceAmazon Echo Dot 3rd GenerationOperating SystemWindows Server 2012 R2, Google Chrome Version 83.0.4103.116 (Official Build) (64-bit) My Question or Issue/v1/me/player/devices (GET) endpoint, for Amazon Echo Dot speaker, used...

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  • Plan Premium Country USA Device Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Generation Operating System Windows Server 2012 R2, Google Chrome Version 83.0.4103.116 (Official Build) (64-bit)   My Question ...
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Deep link to resume song

My Question or Issue Hello I was trying to do an apple shortcut which would just resume the song that is already present in the context, first thing that came to mind was using a simple deep link (thinking it is already available) and then just openi...

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  • My Question or Issue   Hello I was trying to do an apple shortcut which would just resume the song that is already present in the context, first thing that came to mind was using a simple deep...
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Spotify Connect API returning different device names from Alexa APi

Plan - PremiumCountry- USAWeb APIsOperating System(Mac OS) I am getting a different set of device names back from the Spotify endpoint https://api.spotify.com/v1/me/player/devices than I am for the Alexa API https://alexa.amazon.com/api/devices-v2/de...

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  •   Plan - Premium Country- USA Web APIs Operating System (Mac OS)   I am getting a different set of device names back from the Spotify endpoint https://api.spotify.com/v1/me...
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Spotify API Library

Hi. I've developed an open source library/wrapper for the Spotify Web API in Java. It covers all authorization flows and available api endpoints. Could it be included in the list of Web API wrappers on the spotify developers website? The library can ...

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  • Hi. I've developed an open source library/wrapper for the Spotify Web API in Java. It covers all authorization flows and available api endpoints. Could it be included in the list of Web API wrappers ...
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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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