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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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AUTHENTICATION_SERVICE_UNKNOWN_ERROR when login

Hi all! I have been developing an Android app with the Spotify SDK for a few weeks. Everything was working fine (used the log-in and the web api afterwards). Then i decided to implement the PKCE flow. I got it working but when i had to send the code ...

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  • Hi all! I have been developing an Android app with the Spotify SDK for a few weeks. Everything was working fine (used the log-in and the web api afterwards). Then i decided to implement the PKCE flow...
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Problems with Getting Started guide

Hey all! Noob here... I have 3 questions:1. Is the 'Getting Started with Android SDK' supposed to work on Android 14? I can't seem to get it to work on my system. 2. Would it still work even if instead of an AppCompatActivity you used a ComponentActi...

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  • Hey all!  Noob here... I have 3 questions: 1. Is the 'Getting Started with Android SDK' supposed to work on Android 14? I can't seem to get it to work on my system.  2. Would it still wo...
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Compliance Question

Hosting personal events such as a wedding or a party, would this fall under commercial use? i.e NOT the wedding venue, but their client throwing a wedding and using the app I'm creating.

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  • Hosting personal events such as a wedding or a party, would this fall under commercial use? i.e NOT the  wedding venue, but their client throwing a wedding and using the app I'm creating.
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Seeking to 0 doesn't work in the iFrame API

PlanPremiumCountrySweden DeviceDesktop/Browser Operating SystemLinux Mint 21.2 My Question or IssueI was playing around with the iFrame API and wanted to go back to the beginning of a song.Neither grabbing the progress bar and putting it to 0, or `Em...

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  • Plan Premium Country Sweden   Device Desktop/Browser   Operating System Linux Mint 21.2   My Question or Issue I was playing around with the iFrame API and wanted to go bac...
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Is there any way to sort artist's genres by popularity

I've been developing an app that involves artist's genres. When I take make the request to get the genres from a specific artist, i got in return an alphabetically sorted array of the genres. My main problem is that, in most of the cases, there's one...

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  • I've been developing an app that involves artist's genres. When I take make the request to get the genres from a specific artist, i got in return an alphabetically sorted array of the genres. My main...
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Autoplay ios

PlanFree/PremiumCountryUKOperating SystemiOS My Question or IssueI am developing a new iOS app, similar to TikTok and seeking to use the spotify API to allow users to connect their spotify account to their account and have an anthem autoplaying over ...

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  •   Plan Free/Premium Country UK Operating System iOS   My Question or Issue I am developing a new iOS app, similar to TikTok and seeking to use the spotify API to allow users to con...
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Different Artists mixed into one

Hey guys/ team , not sure if this is already raised but for quite some time now , to be honest probably since i have Spotify acc. noticing that Artists with same names are getting combined into one “Artist Profile” (example: search for artist Heaven ...

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  • Hey guys/ team , not sure if this is already raised but for quite some time now , to be honest probably since i have Spotify acc. noticing that Artists with same names are getting combined into one “...
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Solved!! Web Playback SDK incompatibility with React 18

The Web Playback SDK appears incompatible with React 18 as discussed here: link. Can this be documented for developer awareness? It's not fun to spend hours getting a player set up to realize you can't use it. Additionally, is there any roadmap for R...

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  • The Web Playback SDK appears incompatible with React 18 as discussed here: link. Can this be documented for developer awareness? It's not fun to spend hours getting a player set up to realize you can...
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Solved!! How delete one or more elements from playlist?

If you use the API https://api.spotify.com/v1/playlists/{playlist_id}/tracks it removes ALL TRACKS from the playlist that match the given URI.But how can I delete one track? Or a certain number of tracks with such a URI?

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  • If you use the API https://api.spotify.com/v1/playlists/{playlist_id}/tracks it removes ALL TRACKS from the playlist that match the given URI. But how can I delete one track? Or a certain number of ...
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Embedded web player keeps having upstream request timeout

So have the embedded player on our newly released podcasts beacon.ai and it fails to load about half the time, ending up with just a blank box with the error "upstream request timeout". Have also had reports of a couple folks not being able to play o...

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  • So have the embedded player on our newly released podcasts beacon.ai and it fails to load about half the time, ending up with just a blank box with the error "upstream request timeout". Have also had...
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Genre search is broken

Using the web developer console, the search endpoint is no longer returning results for genres that include spaces or hyphens. This worked before, and has been broken for about a week:

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  • Using the web developer console, the search endpoint is no longer returning results for genres that include spaces or hyphens. This worked before, and has been broken for about a week:   ...
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Privacy Policy

We've created a app, where we get user data from Spotify and Store that user data. For this case do we need to show a privacy policy to the end user stating that we get that user data from Spotify and store it in our application. Do we need to show a...

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  • We've created a app, where we get user data from Spotify and Store that user data.  For this case do we need to show a privacy policy to the end user stating that we get that user data from Spo...
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set_volume in node red

PlanFree/PremiumCountry Device(iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016)Operating System(iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.) My Question or IssueI use a node red dashboard for controlling my spotify mucic. Everything works fine except the...

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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 I use a...
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API question: incorrect popularity ratings

Hello everyone, we use the Spotify API for an internal project that allows us to build playlists - the values for the popularity of the artist and the track come from Spotify. What we noticed very quickly: the same artist often receives different pop...

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  • Hello everyone,   we use the Spotify API for an internal project that allows us to build playlists - the values for the popularity of the artist and the track come from Spotify. What we notice...
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Where can I get a users registration date?

For my application I need to validate the user's registration date in Spotify but it seems like that information is not present in get user endpoint in the web API. Can I get the registration date from somewhere else?

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  • For my application I need to validate the user's registration date in Spotify but it seems like that information is not present in get user endpoint in the web API. Can I get the registration date fr...
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Missing documentation on Get Currently Playing Track response codes

I'm the maintainer of spotify-web-api-php and recently got a bug regarding the Get Currently Playing Track endpoint returning an empty body when nothing is playing at all and no device is active. However, the docs doesn't reflect this. While digging ...

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  • I'm the maintainer of spotify-web-api-php and recently got a bug regarding the Get Currently Playing Track endpoint returning an empty body when nothing is playing ...
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Solved!! Data Freshness Requirement

In the "Moving Through It: Getting An Application Reviewed" document, there is the line: Implementing an intelligent caching mechanism within your extension can significantly reduce the reliance on frequent API calls. By storing and retrieving freque...

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  • In the "Moving Through It: Getting An Application Reviewed" document, there is the line:   Implementing an intelligent caching mechanism within your extension can significantly reduce the rel...
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We have problems with our playlists at dn.se

Is there a problem at spotify servers?upstream reguest timeout 

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  • Is there a problem at spotify servers? upstream reguest timeout  
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I would like to speak to the developers to help them add a feature.

PlanFree/PremiumCountry US Device mobile devices that run android (iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016)Operating System(iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.) My Question or IssueI have figured out a way to use the Spotify web player on...

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