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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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Getting Other Users' Top Artists/Top Tracks

It is possible to access the top tracks/artists of another user? I know authorization is required but how would that work for a separate user? For example, if I wanted to create a web app that compared my top tracks to my friends top tracks, is there...

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  • It is possible to access the top tracks/artists of another user? I know authorization is required but how would that work for a separate user? For example, if I wanted to create a web app that compar...
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Charts for podcasts by regions

There is currently spotifycharts.com to show top music for each country.Is there similar API/CSV download for podcasts? I cannot find any API endpoint for this.

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  • There is currently spotifycharts.com to show top music for each country. Is there similar API/CSV download for podcasts? I cannot find any API endpoint for this.
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Remove a track from a playlist using API

I'm trying to delete a track from a playlist with python. But it gives an error by the authentication. First I thought it was the scopes but it is added to my apps if i look at my apps. So now i don't now what the problem is. This is my code:access_t...

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  • I'm trying to delete a track from a playlist with python. But it gives an error by the authentication. First I thought it was the scopes but it is added to my apps if i look at my apps. So now i don'...
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Recently-played endpoint behaving weird

Hello everyone, I am working on this endpoint: https://api.spotify.com/v1/me/player/recently-played. I was wondering how much delay there is between the actual track listening (via UI) and the presence of the data in the API response. To check this i...

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  • Hello everyone, I am working on this endpoint: https://api.spotify.com/v1/me/player/recently-played.   I was wondering how much delay there is between the actual track listening (via UI) ...
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Play button restrictions

I want to use the play button widget inside of a webview in a react native app. This app is going to be free but it will have advertisements. These are two of your restrictions: 1) Please note that the Spotify Play Button may not be used for commerci...

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  • I want to use the play button widget inside of a webview in a react native app. This app is going to be free but it will have advertisements.   These are two of your restrictions:   1) ...
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Music reactive LED's using the Spotify API

I am using the Spotify API to make some music reactive LED's. At the moment i am making them blink on the bpm of the curently playing track and I noticed that they are a bit boring to look at and the beat is not allways what you want the LED's to rea...

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  • I am using the Spotify API to make some music reactive LED's. At the moment i am making them blink on the bpm of the curently playing track and I noticed that they are a bit boring to look at and the...
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Is there a version-specific URL that can be used for Spotify binaries for package managers?

The winget team from Microsoft has an issue where, when a new binary is uploaded to your servers, the SHA256 is invalidated.The original issue can be seen here:https://github.com/microsoft/winget-pkgs/issues/1293The URL to the installer can be found ...

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  • The winget team from Microsoft has an issue where, when a new binary is uploaded to your servers, the SHA256 is invalidated. The original issue can be seen here: https://github.com/microsoft/wing...
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Unity AudioSource Playback Commercial Integration

Hello, Is there a way to stream songs on Spotify directly to Unity's AudioSource? It is for a commercial application.I'm making a visualiser application and to get the spectrum data from the song, it has to be playing on the AudioSource. It would be ...

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  • Hello,   Is there a way to stream songs on Spotify directly to Unity's AudioSource? It is for a commercial application. I'm making a visualiser application and to get the spectrum data from t...
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BBC commercial app request

Hi,I've sent a commercial app request a month ago from this account in order to integrate the BBC Music Memories app with the Spotify API. I've searched the forum and I've found out that it's not possible to check the status of the application on the...

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  • Hi, I've sent a commercial app request a month ago from this account in order to integrate the BBC Music Memories app with the Spotify API. I've searched the forum and I've found out that it's n...
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Superuser Contribution Authentication API failing in production right now

Hey Spotify, I'm using your authentication api to register all my users and everything worked fine since yesterday. I just launced a big ad campaign and suddenly no new users or current ones can sign in and all the api returns are: 400 - 'invalid_req...

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  • Hey Spotify,   I'm using your authentication api to register all my users and everything worked fine since yesterday. I just launced a big ad campaign and suddenly no new users or current ones...
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Superuser Contribution retrieving spotify relief artist option in artists endpoint api

hi all, is this possible yet? or in the making? https://artists.spotify.com/blog/introducing-artist-fundraising-pick Thanks

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  • hi all,   is this possible yet? or in the making?   https://artists.spotify.com/blog/introducing-artist-fundraising-pick   Thanks
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Queue function returning 503 error

None of the below information is required. However, the more you provide the easier it will be for us to try and help.PlanPremiumCountryFranceDevice(Raspberry Pi)os debian My Question or IssueI’m trying to use the API in order to call Spotify from a ...

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  • None of the below information is required. However, the more you provide the easier it will be for us to try and help. Plan Premium Country France Device (Raspberry Pi) os debian   My...
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Superuser Contribution Apple OSA script not returning playback information for new songs

PlanPremiumCountrySwedenDeviceMacbook Pro 2019Operating SystemOSX Catalina 10.15.3 (19D76) My Question or IssueI have an applet in my console that automatically adds the current playing track as well as music controls to my tmux-powerline like this: ...

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  • Plan Premium Country Sweden Device Macbook Pro 2019 Operating System OSX Catalina 10.15.3 (19D76)   My Question or Issue I have an applet in my console that automatically adds the curr...
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Calculation of popularity algorithm from a track

My Question or Issue Hello,I would like to know how is the calculation of popularity algorithm from a track. Particularly, I need to know how is the calculation based on the time. In the documentation of tracks, i see that "the popularity is calculat...

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  • My Question or Issue   Hello, I would like to know how is the calculation of popularity algorithm from a track.  Particularly, I need to know how is the calculation based on the time.&n...
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Superuser Contribution What is going on with the ios-sdk repo?

There have not been any releases to the SDK since February. Issues are piling up and not being replied to. It appears that there are only one or two developers maintaining the repository, dropping in once every few weeks, and they are very picky abou...

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  • There have not been any releases to the SDK since February. Issues are piling up and not being replied to.   It appears that there are only one or two developers maintaining the repository, dr...
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iOS SDK - SPTAppRemote often cannot connect despite Spotify playing music.

When attempting to connect the iOS SDK SPTAppRemote after authenticating with SPTSessionManager and starting playback, every once in awhile the SPTAppRemote cannot connect no matter how many attempts to retry are made. The only remedy is to ask a use...

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  • When attempting to connect the iOS SDK SPTAppRemote after authenticating with  SPTSessionManager and starting playback, every once in awhile the SPTAppRemote cannot connect no matter how m...
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WebPlaybackSDK Refresh Token

When first initializing the WebPlaybackSDK, we are provided with a getOAuthToken property that returns a callback that accepts the access token as the only argument. Would we use the same callback function to provide a refreshed access_token? Doesn't...

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  • When first initializing the WebPlaybackSDK, we are provided with a getOAuthToken property that returns a callback that accepts the access token as the only argument.   Would we use the same ca...
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Order of related artists

When calling the Get an Artist's Related Artists endpoint of the Web API, you get a list of up to 20 artists that are similar to the artist specified in the call. Does the order of this list matter? Are the artists sorted by similarity to the origina...

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  • When calling the Get an Artist's Related Artists endpoint of the Web API, you get a list of up to 20 artists that are similar to the artist specified in the call. Does the order of this list mat...
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Spotify Play Button Refreshes on a page while typing

Hi,Hope anyone reading this is safe and well.I'm currently developing using angular and embedding the play button in a modal. The modal has text fields and the play button in the iframe resets everytime I type in the fields on the page. So if the pla...

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  • Hi, Hope anyone reading this is safe and well. I'm currently developing using angular and embedding the play button in a modal. The modal has text fields and the play button in the iframe resets ev...
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Superuser Contribution Track object is not same in documentation as what is returned

If you look in the references for the documentation there are discrepancies in the track objects that are returned vs what is outlined with descriptions. The most notable is the difference of there being no "is_local" in the references.

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  • If you look in the references for the documentation there are discrepancies in the track objects that are returned vs what is outlined with descriptions. The most notable is the difference of there b...
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