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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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  • PhilTunix
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Solved!! Get Playlists not returning the correct status in "public" field

PlanNot relevant, happens in both free/premium DeviceNot relevant; not device related. Operating SystemNot relevant; not OS related. My Question or IssueCurrently the Get Playlists and Get Current User's Playlists endpoints are not working properly w...

  • Newbie
  • ...he Get Playlists and Get Current User's Playlists endpoints are not working properly when it comes to sending the correct information in the "public" field. Regardless of the playlists current s...
  • Ximzend
  • Roadie
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Different results between web app and API

When I search "Pour les hommes" which is the french name of "You're welcome" of Moana, I get different results depending of the scenaria.If I search when logged in the application, I get different results than if I do the request anonymously of with ...

  • Casual Listener
  • When I search "Pour les hommes" which is the french name of "You're welcome" of Moana, I get different results depending of the scenaria. If I search when logged in the application, I get different ...
  • RedHeadEmile
  • Casual Listener
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Solved!! Listening Activity question

If I turn off “show listening activity” for myself, can I still see others’ listening activities? Thanks

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  • If I turn off “show listening activity” for myself, can I still see others’ listening activities?   Thanks
  • eduwud
  • Casual Listener
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Spotify Taking Down Public View of Playlists. Customer Service No Help

My patience has officially run out. I share a lot of my playlists so a lot of people use them and follow them but the thing is every SINGLE day 1-4 of my playlists are deleted to the point no one can access them anymore except me.I contacted Spotify ...

  • Newbie
  • ...ncountered a similar situation with public playlists disappearing and resolved their own complication?  And to add, the playlists are made “Public” and “Add to Profile
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  • Playlists
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legal right to use music

Hey, does usage of the API also inlcude the legal rights to use the music or is it merely the technical solution of providing the music?

  • Casual Listener
  • Hey,  does usage of the API also inlcude the legal rights to use the music or is it merely the technical solution of providing the music?   
  • Ximzend
  • Roadie
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Solved!! How can I get full song from Spotify using Web API or iOS SDK?

Hi all, I am developing a custom player mobile app, it will play songs from Spotify, but I can only get preview_url which provide 30s of the song.Is it possible to get full song of Spotify using Web API or iOS SDK? Thank you so much.

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  • Hi all, I am developing a custom player mobile app, it will play songs from Spotify, but I can only get preview_url which provide 30s of the song. Is it possible to get full song of Spotify using We...
  • rozzermartin
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    iOS SDK
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Bad Gateway error but not constantly

Hi there, We are using the Spotify API for publishing & updating playlists and we noticed sometimes we get the "Bad Gateway" error. What is weird is it doesn't happen constantly. Even for the same request sent multiple times, sometimes works just fin...

  • Visitor
  • Hi there,   We are using the Spotify API for publishing & updating playlists and we noticed sometimes we get the "Bad Gateway" error.  What is weird is it doesn't happen constantly. ...
  • ReubenF
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Quota extension request rejection and further communication

I received a notification that my quota extension request was not approved for my website using data received from Spotify API. The message contains general reasons why, of course. But the website has a lot of features, and I don't know which ones I ...

  • Casual Listener
  • I received a notification that my quota extension request was not approved for my website using data received from Spotify API. The message contains general reasons why, of course. But the websi...
  • cavechilde
  • Casual Listener
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Extension Quota: Modifies any Spotify visual content

Hello, I am having trouble getting approval for an extension quota as I have been rejected twice. I have received the following feedback: - Modifies any Spotify visual content, e.g. cropping album artwork, overlaying images on album artwork, placing ...

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  • Casual Listener
  • Hello,   I am having trouble getting approval for an extension quota as I have been rejected twice. I have received the following feedback:   - Modifies any Spotify visual content,...
  • cavechilde
  • Casual Listener
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Solved!! Search API returns 400 (Bad Request) - undocumented max length of query

I get a 400 (Bad Request) response when I query the search API for this particular query. The error is likely to be because the query is too long as it works when I shorten it, no matter whether I delete some at the beginning or some at the end or so...

  • Visitor
  • I get a 400 (Bad Request) response when I query the search API for this particular query. The error is likely to be because the query is too long as it works when I shorten it, no matter whether I de...
  • Pilberson
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Search API returns wrong total amount of results

PlanFreeCountryGermany My Question or IssueI'm calling the following URL to search Spotify for artists: https://api.spotify.com/v1/search?q=Nirvana&type=artist&offset=0&limit=20 The result contains 20 items with a total value of 87. The "next" url ha...

  • Casual Listener
  • Plan Free Country Germany   My Question or Issue I'm calling the following URL to search Spotify for artists:   https://api.spotify.com/v1/search?q=Nirvana&type=artist&offse...
  • Naianasha
  • Music Fan
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Api Key Extension Request has not been reviewed

I submitted an api key extension request on October 28 (nearly a month ago) and it still shows as being unreviewed and undecided. At this point, the extension request is a blocker to launching the application.I have searched for any contact or suppor...

  • Newbie
  • I submitted an api key extension request on October 28 (nearly a month ago) and it still shows as being unreviewed and undecided. At this point, the extension request is a blocker to launching the ap...
  • cavechilde
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405 Error when trying to getToken with code

I am using the Autorization Code with PKCE Flow method of logging in with spotify using react native. I get a successful response from spotify containing the code after the user logs in; however, when I try to get the access and refresh tokens using ...

  • Newbie
  • I am using the Autorization Code with PKCE Flow method of logging in with spotify using react native. I get a successful response from spotify containing the code after the user logs in; however, whe...
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History API For Users

Dear Spotify Developers Team,I hope this message finds you well. I am reaching out as a developer interested in enhancing the user experience within our application by integrating with Spotify's API. Specifically, we aim to provide users with the abi...

  • Newbie
  • Dear Spotify Developers Team, I hope this message finds you well. I am reaching out as a developer interested in enhancing the user experience within our application by integrating with Spotify's ...
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Invalidate OAuth refresh token

I have done the oauth flow with an app and get a refresh token. I implement some api calls using this refresh token to get a propper token and everything is working fine. I want to invalidate my token so no more requests will work using this oauth to...

  • Newbie
  • I have done the oauth flow with an app and get a refresh token. I implement some api calls using this refresh token to get a propper token and everything is working fine.   I want to invalidat...
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  • OAuth
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Can I build an app based on spotify?

excuse me,I want to ask,I am a developer from China,Can I build an app based on spotify so that users in China can access it.expecting a reply...

  • Newbie
  • excuse me,I want to ask,I am a developer from China,Can I build an app based on spotify so that users in China can access it. expecting a reply...
  • Ximzend
  • Roadie
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  • Question
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I want to make the Spotify gift card available in our app

How can I make the spotify gift card as redeemable one in our application? Do you have an API for that? Please send me more information. PlanFree/PremiumCountry Device(iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016)Operating System(iOS 10, Android...

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  • How can I make the spotify gift card as redeemable one in our application? Do you have an API for that? Please send me more information.   Plan Free/Premium Country   Device (iPh...
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Is it legally permissible to incorporate your music into videos, similar to how Instagram allows use

PlanFree/PremiumCountry Device(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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  • 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  
  • Orion119
  • Roadie
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  • legal
    Privacy
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Having trouble logging in to my app through Spotify auth

PlanPremiumCountryUS DeviceiPhone 13 pro My Question or IssueI'm having trouble logging in. I am not seeing any errors in my XCode console. I was able to log in before. I am just seeing Oops! Something went wrong, please try again or check out our he...

  • Casual Listener
  • Plan Premium Country US   Device iPhone 13 pro   My Question or Issue I'm having trouble logging in. I am not seeing any errors in my XCode console. I was able to log in before. I ...
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No response from SpotifyAppRemote.connect call

PlanFree/Premium - FreeCountry - US DevicePixel 6Operating SystemAndroid 14 My Question or IssueI am integrating the Android API to an app and seeing confusing behavior in the case where the user has not approved Spotify to work with my app. I have t...

  • Visitor
  • Plan Free/Premium - Free Country - US   Device Pixel 6 Operating System Android 14   My Question or Issue I am integrating the Android API to an app and seeing confusing behavior ...
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