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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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Superuser Contribution how to request new scopes?

I have developer "apps" that already have the quota extension that need additional OAuth scopes. I cannot find any way to request these. do I need to create an entirely new "app"?

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  • I have developer "apps" that already have the quota extension that need additional OAuth scopes.   I cannot find any way to request these.  do I need to create an entirely new "app"?
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Superuser Contribution Getting invalid_scope when we authenticate with Spotify App

PlanFree DeviceAllOperating SystemAll My Question or IssueWhen we authenticate from Spotify App in my app. I am getting error in callback from Spotify Apprlrc-spotify://spotify-music-callback-spotify/?spotify_version=8.7.32.1667#error=invalid_scope P...

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  • Plan Free   Device All Operating System All   My Question or Issue When we authenticate from Spotify App in my app. I am getting error in callback from Spotify App rlrc-spotify://...
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Superuser Contribution Does Client Credential flow allow access to user tracks & playlists?

PremiumUnited StatesPython 3.8MacOS My Question or Issue: Trying to pull my current tracks and playlists via Web API. Running locally using Python 3.8 requests but this will eventually become an AWS Lambda function. Tried to use the Authorization Cod...

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  • Premium United States Python 3.8 MacOS   My Question or Issue:   Trying to pull my current tracks and playlists via Web API. Running locally using Python 3.8 requests but this will e...
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Superuser Contribution 4xx Errors while fetching data

Country - Israel Device - Macbook Pro late 2016Operating System - iOS 10 Hi,I'm receiving 4xx errors when trying to fetch my client's data such as top 50 tracks and Spotify recommendations, although the authorization process is valid, the user accept...

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  • Country - Israel   Device - Macbook Pro late 2016 Operating System - iOS 10   Hi, I'm receiving 4xx errors when trying to fetch my client's data such as top 50 tracks and Sp...
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Superuser Contribution Intermittent 404 when using the `/v1/search` endpoint.

PlanCommercialCountryUKDevice AWS EC2 instanceOperating SystemCentos 7 My Question or Issue Hi team We are the BBC Sounds team and we provide Spotify links to Tracks which are played in our content. E.g: Go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m00176...

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  • Plan Commercial Country UK Device  AWS EC2 instance Operating System Centos 7   My Question or Issue   Hi team 👋   We are the BBC Sounds team and we provide Spotif...
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Superuser Contribution Spotify iOS SDK

We have a significant issue with my dev team related to in app playback of music from user's connecting their Spotify account to our app. We are using the most recent Spotify iOS SDK (and Web API for some things too) and the devs say that this only a...

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  • We have a significant issue with my dev team related to in app playback of music from user's connecting their Spotify account to our app.  We are using the most recent Spotify iOS SDK (and Web A...
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[Web API] Return record label value for album search results

Album objects in search results don't return "label" value while directly querying a particular album it is returned. Would it be possible to return the record label in search results?Example search query: https://api.spotify.com/v1/search?query=Muse...

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  • Album objects in search results don't return "label" value while directly querying a particular album it is returned. Would it be possible to return the record label in search results? Example sea...
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Using the Spotify Web API without the user logging in

PlanFree/PremiumCountry Device(iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016)Operating System(iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.)=My Question or IssueNot sure if this was already asked, but is it possible to get metadata from tracks or albums ...

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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 Not sure if ...
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Integration for music distributor

Hey everyone, I want to build a new distribution service but I could not find anything in the API documentation on that topic. Can someone point me to where I can find out more about conditions, requirements, and technical details?

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  • Hey everyone, I want to build a new distribution service but I could not find anything in the API documentation on that topic. Can someone point me to where I can find out more about conditions, requ...
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API: Receiving random 404 response.

Receiving random 404 response of the searchapi.https://developer.spotify.com/documentation/web-api/reference/#/operations/search When calling the same request a valid 200 response is returned.404 is not specified as a possible response. DeviceAPI

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  • Receiving random 404 response of the search api. https://developer.spotify.com/documentation/web-api/reference/#/operations/search   When calling the same request a valid 200 response is ret...
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Superuser Contribution I have a problem with the login page

I'm trying to program a clon of Spotify to practice (I'm studying React) and I have a problem, when I'm in login page i can't see my username? I have to declare it on some place?Thanks!

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  • I'm trying to program a clon of Spotify to practice (I'm studying React) and I have a problem, when I'm in login page i can't see my username? I have to declare it on some place? Thanks!  
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Superuser Contribution Help with Request failed with status code 403 on read-recently-played

PlanPremiumCountryBrazil DeviceSmartphone and Desktop Operating System(iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10) My Question or Issue I created an application to gather the recently played songs between my colleagues in University but Im having trouble with ...

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  • Plan Premium Country Brazil   Device Smartphone and Desktop   Operating System (iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10)   My Question or Issue   I created an applicati...
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Track's stream count which excludes loop/repeat per day

Is it possible to retrieve a track's stream count per day which excludes loop/repeat plays? For example each user who streamed a track in a specific day played the track multiple times but Im only interested in the count of all first play by each use...

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  • Is it possible to retrieve a track's stream count per day which excludes loop/repeat plays? For example each user who streamed a track in a specific day played the track multiple times but Im only in...
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How do I play Spotify in my own iOS app?

I've integrated the iOS SDK into our iOS App, now how can I play music in my App instead of opening Spotify App, sometimes users don't have Spotify installed.

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  • I've integrated the iOS SDK into our iOS App, now how can I play music in my App instead of opening Spotify App, sometimes users don't have Spotify installed.
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Superuser Contribution Where in track is the 30 seconds preview?

PlanPremiumCountryUnited StatesOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueIs it possible to find where the track preview is in the track. I've looked at the API documentation but I can't find anything. I am trying to sync the audio analysis respo...

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  • Plan Premium Country United States Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue Is it possible to find where the track preview is in the track. I've looked at the API documentation...
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Please help me! How to get multiple tracks using multiple isrc?

PlanFree/PremiumCountryUSADevice(iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016)Operating System(iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.) My Question or Issue

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Superuser Contribution Progress not updating correctly when playing from the Web Playback SDK

When playing a song using the Web Playback SDK (initializing a new device and then sending a play command through the Web API), the playback progress (ie. position) is not reflected on other apps or in the /v1/me/player/ endpoint. The value is stuck ...

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  • When playing a song using the Web Playback SDK (initializing a new device and then sending a play command through the Web API), the playback progress (ie. position) is not reflected on other apps or ...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Having problems with Redirect URL in production

I previously had an issue around redirect_uri that was quickly clarified and solved (thank you! ). My app runs perfectly locally, but now that I've deployed it on Heroku, I'm running into a related and confusing issue. To confirm, the 'redirect_uri' ...

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  • I previously had an issue around redirect_uri that was quickly clarified and solved (thank you! 😁 ). My app runs perfectly locally, but now that I've deployed it on Heroku, I'm running into a relat...
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Advice on finding audience for project?

I released MixMoose at the end of 2021 and haven't been able to get too many users. I realize now that most people aren't so obsessed with perfect playlists like I am, and thar what I've created doesn't have mass appeal. I'm fine with that. Is there ...

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  • I released MixMoose at the end of 2021 and haven't been able to get too many users.  I realize now that most people aren't so obsessed with perfect playlists like I am, and thar what I...
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[Developer] Official alternative to libspotify

libspotify has been deprecated a few years ago, but Spotify hasn't provided viable alternatives in the meantime to programmatically stream content through an external application using a premium account. LibreSpot seems a viable alternative for some ...

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  • libspotify has been deprecated a few years ago, but Spotify hasn't provided viable alternatives in the meantime to programmatically stream content through an external application using a premium acco...
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