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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: problem using Spotify Connect device as source after it was used by other account

Hi,I've integrated a Denon AVR with Spotify Connect into my smarthome. I have some problems when this device was last used by another account. To fix that I have to select it as a source from any native app with my account and after that I can use it...

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  • Hi, I've integrated a Denon AVR with Spotify Connect into my smarthome. I have some problems when this device was last used by another account. To fix that I have to select it as a source from any n...
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API key download

PlanPremium My Question or Issuei'm trying to set this up, https://github.com/Fornoth/spotify-connect-web/blob/master/README.md , on a raspberry pi. It says i need to download an API key but the dasbord for developers only shows a API key to coppy an...

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  • Plan Premium   My Question or Issue i'm trying to set this up, https://github.com/Fornoth/spotify-connect-web/blob/master/README.md , on a raspberry pi. It says i need to download ...
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Search for users

PlanPremiumMy Question or IssueHi, im a developer and i would like to know if i can search users via Web API in my app. I've looked for docs but couldn't find it. There is /me/following endpoint to follow a user. And /users/{user_id} for fetching use...

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  • Plan Premium My Question or Issue Hi, im a developer and i would like to know if i can search users via Web API in my app. I've looked for docs but couldn't find it. There is /me/following endpoin...
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Remote control desktop app with Play Button

Hi everyone, Previously it was possible to remote control the desktop app with the Play Button on a webpage, but as I've read here this is unfortunately removed.: https://developer.spotify.com/community/news/2018/07/19/new-updates-to-spotify-play-but...

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  • Hi everyone,   Previously it was possible to remote control the desktop app with the Play Button on a webpage, but as I've read here this is unfortunately removed.:   https://devel...
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Tag local audio files with Spotify infromations

Hi,I'm looking for a way to tag local audio files with spotify id3 tags and audio features ?Here's an explanation about the Audio Features on Spotify website and how to retrieve these data : https://developer.spotify.com/documentation/web-api/referen...

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  • Hi, I'm looking for a way to tag local audio files with spotify id3 tags and audio features ? Here's an explanation about the Audio Features on Spotify website and how to retrieve these data : http...
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logging a single user via Spotify app with required scope at backend

Hello! I have a Spotify app and want to get user's(same account from which the app is created) access token at back end and use that token for web api access. Is it possible? Or can I fix access token(of the user) at back end, once generated and refr...

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  • Hello!           I have a Spotify app and want to get user's(same account from which the app is created) access token at back end and use that token for web api access. Is i...
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Can I use Spotify APIs in my tutorial?

Hi, I'm a data analyst and lately I have been working on a data analysis tutorial which I look forward to monetize. I just wanted to understand if I could teach using the Spotify APIs?

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  • Hi, I'm a data analyst and lately I have been working on a data analysis tutorial which I look forward to monetize. I just wanted to understand if I could teach using the Spotify APIs?
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Query search work on spotify app, but not when i use API

Hello, I'm trying to use the Spotify API to get some informations about a specific sound.I have the track title and artist, so I'm using the search item endpoint.My example is to find the title "Balayer" by "13 Block". When I go on https://developer....

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  • Hello,   I'm trying to use the Spotify API to get some informations about a specific sound. I have the track title and artist, so I'm using the search item endpoint. My example is to find th...
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Using API With Ads

Can I make a simple app using Spotify APIs and show some ads ?? When I make a new app in the dashboard there is the option to set as an commercial app but I Don’t work in a company and I don’t know how to fill some of the other fields.

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  • Can I make a simple app using Spotify APIs and show some ads ?? When I make a new app in the dashboard there is the option to set as an commercial app but I Don’t work in a company and I don’t know h...
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Solved!! Tracking Spotify Usage Statistics

I'm planning to develop a Chrome extension with the Spotify API that requires usage statistics pertaining to how long a user listens to music every day. This is possible?

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  • I'm planning to develop a Chrome extension with the Spotify API that requires usage statistics pertaining to how long a user listens to music every day. This is possible?
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Paging object - "total" Key not matching items.length()

Attempting a search request.I receive a proper response. However, the "total" attribute does not match the length of the "items" attribute (array). What does the "total" attribute represent, if not the total size of the "items" array?Docs [https://de...

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  • Attempting a search request. I receive a proper response. However, the "total" attribute does not match the length of the "items" attribute (array).   What does the "total" attribute represen...
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Add widget to my website

Dear developers, I tried to add the widget to my blog but wouldn't be able to create it as my link is invalid. It would be great to get your help here. My show link is https://open.spotify.com/show/0rFtSdsqWs3iZughaP0tbd

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  • Dear developers,   I tried to add the widget to my blog but wouldn't be able to create it as my link is invalid. It would be great to get your help here. My show link is https://open.spot...
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How to link a track without automatically playing it?

When a user taps a link to a standard track, using a web link or a deeplink, the track automatically starts to play in their Spotify App. Is there a way to link to the tracks without automatically playing them?

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  • When a user taps a link to a standard track, using a web link or a deeplink, the track automatically starts to play in their Spotify App. Is there a way to link to the tracks without automatically pl...
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Web API 500 Internal Error when calling v1/me/player/play (inconsistently)

Premium account: This endpoint works fine 75% of the time. The other 25% of the time an internal error is returned and the request fails. Are developers working to solve this issue? On the repository there are similar issues regarding this. The earli...

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  • Premium account: This endpoint works fine 75% of the time.   The other 25% of the time an internal error is returned and the request fails. Are developers working to solve this issue?   ...
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Could someone help me setting up the spotify API within an android app?

PlanPremium Operating SystemWindows 10My Question or Issue Hello, I've tried to setup the example/tutorial files here: https://developer.spotify.com/documentation/android/ but it seems like some of the information is unclear/deprecated. I've tried mu...

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  • Plan Premium   Operating System Windows 10 My Question or Issue   Hello, I've tried to setup the example/tutorial files here: https://developer.spotify.com/documentation/android...
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allow play back from a particular timestamp in the Android Remote SDK

Hey guys, was wondering if the Android SDK can allow this like the Web API already does. It would be great to allow playing a track from a starting position.This feature would improve experience in the following use case:The current hack involves cal...

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  • Hey guys, was wondering if the Android SDK can allow this like the Web API already does. It would be great to allow playing a track from a starting position. This feature would improve experience in...
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Is there anything I can use like Spotify WebPlayback on Android?

Since Android uses remote sdk, it is used by connecting to Spotify app. Is there any way to use it like web playback sdk?

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  • Since Android uses remote sdk, it is used by connecting to Spotify app. Is there any way to use it like web playback sdk?
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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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