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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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PlanPremiumCountryAustralia Device My Question or IssueWhy is Spotify putting loads of ads in when I am listening to podcasts? I am Premium member & though that ads should be removed?

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  •   Plan Premium Country Australia  Device   My Question or Issue Why is Spotify putting loads of ads in when I am listening to podcasts?  I am Premium member & though t...
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Embedded playlist to website not working

I've built-in several embedded playlists to different websites with different Spotify-accounts, but they're all not working at the moment. "Sorry, that's not currently available. This content is not available in your country." is the error-message po...

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  • I've built-in several embedded playlists to different websites with different Spotify-accounts, but they're all not working at the moment. "Sorry, that's not currently available. This content is not ...
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401 Permissions missing. When Attempting to Play Track.

I am trying to play a track on my app using spotify-web-api-node: https://github.com/caseysiebel/spotify-clone/blob/main/components/Song.tsx#L19 When I fire off this call to spotifyApi.play(), I am getting this error back WebapiRegularError: An error...

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  • I am trying to play a track on my app using spotify-web-api-node:  https://github.com/caseysiebel/spotify-clone/blob/main/components/Song.tsx#L19   When I fire off this call to&nbsp...
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How to identify the real name of a track

PlanPremiumMy Question or IssueDear all, I am experiencing difficulty figuring out information about a track, such as the name and corresponding artist.The track_id in my dataset is lost, but I do have other audio features through Spotify API such as...

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  • Plan Premium My Question or Issue Dear all,  I am experiencing difficulty figuring out information about a track, such as the name and corresponding artist. The track_id in my dataset is los...
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Multiple Web Playback SDK instances

When developing my app I initially had no cleanup function to remove my listeners and to disconnect the player. Due to this I have 4 instances of the Web Playback Sdk that are available when selecting a playback device. Is there a way of cleaning tho...

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  • When developing my app I initially had no cleanup function to remove my listeners and to disconnect the player. Due to this I have 4 instances of the Web Playback Sdk that are available when selectin...
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Error 400 while trying to get token using PKCE OAuth2

I have tried getting the access token with PKCE using the official github repository for that extension and I am always getting the 400 error.The code can be found on https://github.com/spotify/web-api-examples/blob/master/authorization/authorization...

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Invalid album_type in track recommendation response

PlanPremiumCountryGermany My Question or IssueThe track recommendation endpoint (/v1/recommendations ) returns invalid values for the album_type of the album of the returned tracks. According to the docs, the album_type value should be in lower case,...

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  • Plan Premium Country Germany   My Question or Issue The track recommendation endpoint (/v1/recommendations ) returns invalid values for the album_type of the album of the returned tra...
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Create generic plugin to play songs within code IDE

Operating system: genericPlatform: JavaI am new here. After reading developer documentation on Web API, I see that if a user needs to use the Web API, then they need to create their own client Id to access the API services. However, I am in the proce...

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  • Operating system: generic Platform: Java I am new here. After reading developer documentation on Web API, I see that if a user needs to use the Web API, then they need to create their own client Id...
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Green Day Saviors Crashes on phone

Hi! When you play Green Days new album and play songs like 1981, strange days are here to stay etc. The app force closes and glitches outPlanFree/PremiumCountryNorthern Ireland DeviceIPhone 12Operating System(iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.) My...

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  • Hi! When you play Green Days new album and play songs like 1981, strange days are here to stay etc. The app force closes and glitches out Plan Free/Premium Country Northern Ireland  Device ...
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How to get Album List

PlanFree/PremiumCountry Device(iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016)Operating System(iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.) My Question or IssueHow to get album list using web API.I see in your documentation seperate album details using ...

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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 How to ...
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/api/token 403 error on VPS, but works locally.

I'm developing a web application that uses the Authorization code OAuth flow. While testing it locally it works correctly. However, when I deploy it to a VPS hosted at OVH, I get a 403 error.

Error: Forbidden

Your client does not have permission to ge

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  • I'm developing a web application that uses the Authorization code OAuth flow. While testing it locally it works correctly. However, when I deploy it to a VPS hosted at OVH, I get a 403 error.  ...
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Authorization Code is invalid when calling URL from -Tag

I am trying to make a web application with Angular and Spotify API.However when I click on the HTML -Tag with the URL to get an authorization code I get an invalid code, which returns "Invalid redirect URI" when trying to get an access token. When I ...

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  • I am trying to make a web application with Angular and Spotify API. However when I click on the HTML <a>-Tag with the URL to get an authorization code I get an invalid code, which returns "Inv...
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Why are the majority of song lyrics not available anymore?

I could read the lyrics and sing along to the songs, but now the lyrics are not available anymore but they existed before. What went wrong? Can you please bring it back? This is a big inconvenience for me

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  • I could read the lyrics and sing along to the songs, but now the lyrics are not available anymore but they existed before. What went wrong? Can you please bring it back? This is a big inconvenience f...
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Getting album data, error 429

Hi! I'm trying to get album data and initially, my API calls were successful. However, after running about 50 calls to get album tracks, and then getting features for each track, I ran into a 429 error. Since then, I've waited for several hours to re...

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  • Hi! I'm trying to get album data and initially, my API calls were successful. However, after running about 50 calls to get album tracks, and then getting features for each track, I ran into a 429 err...
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Spotify Label Search is no longer returning proper results (Jan 2024)

It looks like the Spotify search-by-label has gotten less specific and uses partial strings, and as a result is returning bad results. This seems to have started around the start of the new year. For example, if you search for:label:"lump records"The...

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  • It looks like the Spotify search-by-label has gotten less specific and uses partial strings, and as a result is returning bad results.   This seems to have started around the start of the new ...
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Authorization Endpoint return CORS error

PlanPremiumCountryUSADevice(iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016)Operating SystemMacOS 10 My Question or Issue Hi Spotify team, I am trying to call the User Authorization endpoint as specified here: https://developer.spotify.com/document...

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  • Plan Premium Country USA Device (iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016) Operating System MacOS 10   My Question or Issue   Hi Spotify team, I am trying to call the Us...
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Monetizing audio books on a cross-platform app for commercial use

Hi,I am looking to create an app that would take a genre such as "ghost stories" and have them available for purchase or stream on my app. I am a startup so I dont know how many users will use the app but it will scale over time. thanks,Rob

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  • Hi, I am looking to create an app that would take a genre such as "ghost stories"  and have them available for purchase or stream on my app.     I am a startup so I dont know h...
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PKCE refresh token storage

I'm currently building a SPA that communicates with the Spofity API using the Authorization Code with PKCE Flow.How do I safely store the refresh token so the user won't need to grant authorization everytime it uses the application? My worriy is that...

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  • I'm currently building a SPA that communicates with the Spofity API using the Authorization Code with PKCE Flow. How do I safely store the refresh token so the user won't need to grant authoriza...
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Spotify CDN

Hello, I am creating a app for my website showing what I am currently playing on Spotify using Spotify's Web API. In Next.js I am required to clarify the link's root to display images via a external link. Is i.scdn.co the correct link for CDN?

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  • Hello, I am creating a app for my website showing what I am currently playing on Spotify using Spotify's Web API. In Next.js I am required to clarify the link's root to display images via a external ...
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Simple Question - How long does it take to get your scope extension reviewed?

Hi, How long does it take to get your scope extension reviewed? I have already gone through the process of obtaining a quota extension and need a few scopes added. Thanks for reading!

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  • Hi,   How long does it take to get your scope extension reviewed? I have already gone through the process of obtaining a quota extension and need a few scopes added.   Thanks for readin...
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