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Welcome to the Spotify for Developers board!

Welcome to the Spotify for Developers board! This forum is the place for conversations about Spotify's Web API, Web Playback SDK, Widgets, and other developer tools. Here you can ask questions about the Spotify platform, chat with other developers, a...

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[API] Playlist Folder Variable

We really need a variable to tell you if a playlist is in a folder or not / what the folder's name as well with the ability to add playlists into the folder. Spotify is too radio/ track focused and has neglected a lot of basic functionality with thei...

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  • We really need a variable to tell you if a playlist is in a folder or not / what the folder's name as well with the ability to add playlists into the folder. Spotify is too radio/ track focused and h...
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API Specify Playlist Location in Folder

I've created a Python program that stores my Discover Weekly automatically, but I'd like to specify the location for these newly-created Spotify playlists. I'm not sure if this is possible since it's not explicitly mentioned in the documentation, and...

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  • I've created a Python program that stores my Discover Weekly automatically, but I'd like to specify the location for these newly-created Spotify playlists. I'm not sure if this is possible since it's...
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[Developer] Expose endpoints to create or query folders

There are a couple of questions floating around folder info not being available via the API. As of today there are no endpoints associated to get folder information (link to docs). It'd be nice to have this feature exposed via the api to allow more c...

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  • There are a couple of questions floating around folder info not being available via the API. As of today there are no endpoints associated to get folder information (link to docs). It'd be nice to ha...
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Get list of all genres/top genres?

Trying to understand how to get a list of all the available Spotify genres while using the "Get Available Genre Seeds" endpoint. Any suggestions? Furthermore, is there a way to get the top 50 Spotify genres?

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  • Trying to understand how to get a list of all the available Spotify genres while using the "Get Available Genre Seeds" endpoint. Any suggestions?   Furthermore, is there a way to get the top 5...
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Suddenly NO AUDIO - Embedded Webplayer SDK inside WebView (UWP/Xaml)

PlanPremiumCountryFRDeviceDesktop APP => UWP application on Windows 11.Operating SystemWindows 11 My Question or IssueEverything was working, and suddenly, the Webplayer SDK provide no SOUND at all. It seems working well, because music is running, bu...

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  • Plan Premium Country FR Device Desktop APP => UWP application on Windows 11. Operating System Windows 11   My Question or Issue Everything was working, and suddenly, the Webplayer S...
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Searching for podcasts not returning results

Hi, thanks again for these new podcast api endpoints! I'm having an issue using the web api to search for podcasts. When I use an access_token from the client_credentials flow, I'm not getting any results. However, when using the tool on spotify deve...

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  • Hi, thanks again for these new podcast api endpoints!   I'm having an issue using the web api to search for podcasts. When I use an access_token from the client_credentials flow, I'm not getti...
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Prohibited Apps

Hello, one of the developer guidelines for prohibited apps says you can't put content from another streaming service next to Spotify content. It's kind of vague and I was hoping to get a more definitive answer about what I want to do. Am i allowed to...

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  • Hello, one of the developer guidelines for prohibited apps says you can't put content from another streaming service next to Spotify content. It's kind of vague and I was hoping to get a more definit...
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Refresh token replying with ETIMEDOUT

When getting an access_token using a refresh_token i get a ETIMEDOUT error. I have used your code from this page: https://developer.spotify.com/documentation/general/guides/authorization/code-flow/ under the section Request a refreshed Access Token H...

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  • When getting an access_token using a refresh_token i get a ETIMEDOUT error. I have used your code from this page: https://developer.spotify.com/documentation/general/guides/authorization/code-flow/ u...
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Quota Extension Rejected

Hi, My quota extension was recently rejected and no reason was provided and I didn't violate any of the terms of the app development.

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  • Hi,   My quota extension was recently rejected and no reason was provided and I didn't violate any of the terms of the app development.  
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Spotify Web API: Queue endpoint needs polish

I'm working on building a queue view using the newish Queue endpoint, but there are a few bugs/missing features:Firstly, it returns 20 results, including currently playing. But it always returns 20 results - even when the queue is 12 items long. You ...

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  • I'm working on building  a queue view using the newish Queue endpoint, but there are a few bugs/missing features: Firstly, it returns 20 results, including currently playing. But it always ret...
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In what format is the offline_timestamp key in your personal data?

In the extended personal data, there is a key called "offline_timestamp". In the ReadMeFirst it has the following description: "This field is a timestamp of when offline mode was used, ifused.". When looking at these values, there seems to be no corr...

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  • In the extended personal data, there is a key called "offline_timestamp". In the ReadMeFirst it has the following description: "This field is a timestamp of when offline mode was used, if used.". Wh...
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Use api to search for specific songs that are mixed into longer sets/recordings

Hi there, I was wondering if it's possible to use the Spotify api to search for specific songs that are mixed into longer sets/recordings? Hope you can help with this. Kind regards, Olaf

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  • Hi there,   I was wondering if it's possible to use the Spotify api to search for specific songs that are mixed into longer sets/recordings?   Hope you can help with this.   Kind...
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Cannot delete tracks from a playlist using the API. Receiving 401 error.

PlanFree/PremiumCountryCanada My Question or IssueI've been trying and failing to delete tracks from a playlist using the API. Every method I attempt results in a 401 error from spotify. This is a JavaScript Web App and I'm performing both Oauth and ...

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  • Plan Free/Premium Country Canada   My Question or Issue I've been trying and failing to delete tracks from a playlist using the API. Every method I attempt results in a 401 error from spot...
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Web Playback SDK - 404 not found after computer sleep

Hi all.I have created a web player to play my saved songs.If i close my laptop lid and reopen (Mac), calls to`https://api.spotify.com/v1/me/player/play?device_id=58c0a166ebaa633d9d6e47cf4226830ba1704062` return a 404 device not found (device being th...

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  • Hi all. I have created a web player to play my saved songs. If i close my laptop lid and reopen (Mac), calls to `https://api.spotify.com/v1/me/player/play?device_id=58c0a166ebaa633d9d6e47cf42268...
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[Developer] Concrete rate limits

Hi! There are not concrete numbers regarding rate limits for the Spotify API. This documentation https://developer.spotify.com/documentation/web-api/guides/rate-limits/ tells us there is a 30 second window in which the number of requests are monitore...

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  • Hi! There are not concrete numbers regarding rate limits for the Spotify API. This documentation https://developer.spotify.com/documentation/web-api/guides/rate-limits/ tells us there is a ...
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My quota extension request has been denied 3 times, with an identical message.

Hello, I'm here wondering if anyone on the Spotify team or a community member can help provide me clarification on why my app keeps getting denied. Basically, I made a discord bot that allows server members to follow artists through Spotify, and will...

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  • Hello, I'm here wondering if anyone on the Spotify team or a community member can help provide me clarification on why my app keeps getting denied. Basically, I made a discord bot that allows server ...
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Inability to Getting Track Genre Information

(Windows 10 desktop) My Question or IssueIs there any way to get track genre information with Spotify API (python)?

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  •   (Windows 10 desktop)   My Question or Issue Is there any way to get track genre information with Spotify API (python)?
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Embedded Player Color

Country USA DeviceOn any device or OS My Question or IssueHi - my question is after copying and embedding the player code onto my website, all works fine (album pic shows, tracks all show and play, etc). However, the background color at the top is br...

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  • Country USA   Device On any device or OS   My Question or Issue Hi - my question is after copying and embedding the player code onto my website, all works fine (album pic shows, track...
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Canvas API

An API or additional endpoint on the existing Spotify API that provides a URL to a tracks given canvas in an mp4 format.

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  • An API or additional endpoint on the existing Spotify API that provides a URL to a tracks given canvas in an mp4 format. 
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