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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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AI Spotify Policy in Apps such as PlaylistAI and Playlistable

Hi all, I've been looking for an easy way to create new playlists and better organize my Spotify account when I stumbled upon apps like PlaylistAI (https://www.playlistai.app/) and Playlistable (https://playlistable.io/) and was hoping to develop a s...

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  • Hi all,  I've been looking for an easy way to create new playlists and better organize my Spotify account when I stumbled upon apps like PlaylistAI (https://www.playlistai.app/) and Playlistabl...
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Spotify is randomly timing out my API requests?

I have made an app in python that needs to update a UI with currently playing song info around every second (I have a progress bar for the songs duration) but my requests are randomly timed out with spotify returning a 401. I use spotipy to interact ...

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  • I have made an app in python that needs to update a UI with currently playing song info around every second (I have a progress bar for the songs duration) but my requests are randomly timed out with ...
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How do I find the top 500 artists?

I'm trying to make a personal project using the Spotify API to help refresh myself on how to code. I'm trying to randomly choose an artist from the top 500 artists on the platform, but I can't find a way in the documentation to get that list. Does an...

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  • I'm trying to make a personal project using the Spotify API to help refresh myself on how to code. I'm trying to randomly choose an artist from the top 500 artists on the platform, but I can't find a...
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Optimizing API Calls to Avoid Rate Limits for Playlist Recommendations

Hello everyone, I am Japanese, so my English may be unnatural. I've been working on a project where I generate playlist recommendations based on specific playlists using the Spotify API. Recently, I've encountered an issue where my calls to `sp.playl...

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  • Hello everyone,   I am Japanese, so my English may be unnatural. I've been working on a project where I generate playlist recommendations based on specific playlists using the Spotify API. Rec...
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Android SDK Auth Window Not Showing up

PlanPremiumCountryUnited StatesDevicePixel 4a, Android EmulatorOperating SystemAndroid My Question or IssueI've been trying to use the Getting Started with Android SDK article from Spotify to set up Remote Playback in my React Native Android App. I a...

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  • ...onnectionParams, new Connector.ConnectionListener() { @Override public void onConnected(SpotifyAppRemote spotifyAppRemote) { mSpotifyAppRemote = s...
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Server methods hidden from Express.js server

Hello, I am trying to build an app to experiment with the API but I have ran into some problems.When I try to call methods like SpotifyWebApi.authorizationCodeGrant() or SpotifyWebApi.refreshAccessToken() I get unresolved functions error. Apparently ...

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  • Hello, I am trying to build an app to experiment with the API but I have ran into some problems. When I try to call methods like SpotifyWebApi.authorizationCodeGrant() or SpotifyWebApi.refreshAccess...
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Idea for an AI powered search engine

Hey Spotify people, I noticed myself looking for the perfect synthy playlist for focussing that would match my taste and the vibe I'm looking for. And than I thought to myself, wouldn't it be awesome if there was this feature you can prompt the kinda...

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  • Hey Spotify people,   I noticed myself looking for the perfect synthy playlist for focussing that would match my taste and the vibe I'm looking for. And than I thought to myself, wouldn't it b...
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Authorisation code for Tracks

Unable to get the Authorisation token for Get tracks.Please help me with steps.PlanFree/PremiumCountryIndia

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  • Unable to get the Authorisation token for Get tracks. Please help me with steps. Plan Free/Premium Country India    
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Cannot download any new music no matter who I’m looking for says cannot load page

My Question or IssueI cannot download any new artists every time I try it says cannot load page doesn’t matter what artist I’m after it will not work. What is the problem? I know my account is up-to-date. My next payment is due in March.

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  •     My Question or Issue I cannot download any new artists every time I try it says cannot load page doesn’t matter what artist I’m after it will not work. What is the problem? I know my...
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Enhancing the Spotify track tags with my own tags

Hi everyone, I want to build an app which can recommend Spotify tracks based on the user's own library of music (could be a user's collection of .mp3). For this, I want to enhace the default tags for Spotify tracks with my own self-crafted tags (say,...

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  • Hi everyone,   I want to build an app which can recommend Spotify tracks based on the user's own library of music (could be a user's collection of .mp3). For this, I want to enhace the default...
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Spotify Integration with react native

Hello, I want to build a reels app like tiktok. The user can upload a video and choose a music from spotify api and the music will be played on the video when viewing the reel. I just want to know how to get started and I want an estimate cost for th...

  • Casual Listener
  • Hello, I want to build a reels app like tiktok. The user can upload a video and choose a music from spotify api and the music will be played on the video when viewing the reel. I just want to know ho...
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Time-Based Song Retrieval

This proposal suggests the implementation of a new feature in the Spotify API to retrieve liked songs based on a specified time range. The objective is to offer users a convenient way to access and manage their favorite songs from a particular period...

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  • This proposal suggests the implementation of a new feature in the Spotify API to retrieve liked songs based on a specified time range. The objective is to offer users a convenient way to access and m...
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Listening offline in a custom app

PlanFree/PremiumCountryUSAOperating SystemiOS/Android My Question or IssueI am trying to figure out how I can build an app that would allow me to integrate Spotify for offline playback in my app.

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  • Plan Free/Premium Country USA Operating System iOS/Android   My Question or Issue I am trying to figure out how I can build an app that would allow me to integrate Spotify for offline pl...
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Is Music playback on esp32 possible with free tier Spotify API?

Hi there!Actually I'm thinking about creating a custom online music streaming device out of esp32 microcontroller for PERSONAL USE ONLY...the idea is that the device will connect with Wi-Fi and then stream a selected top 50 chart from Spotify charts ...

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  • Hi there! Actually I'm thinking about creating a custom online music streaming device out of esp32 microcontroller for PERSONAL USE ONLY...the idea is that the device will connect with Wi-Fi and the...
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Get all recently played tracks for a given period

Plan: PremiumCountry: USDevice: Macbook Air 2015Operating System: MacOS My Question or IssueI'm using the get recently played endpoint to get my recently played tracks, I want to get tracks from December 31, 2022(not inclusive) up to today(February 2...

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  • Plan: Premium Country: US Device: Macbook Air 2015 Operating System: MacOS   My Question or Issue I'm using the get recently played endpoint to get my recently played tracks, I w...
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Server error for user-read-recently-played endpoint

I am working on a project using the Spotify API and the user-read-recently-played endpoint. I keep getting {'error': {'status': 500, 'message': 'Server error.'}}. I used the spotipy library with the same endpoint and it worked. When I use requests an...

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  • I am working on a project using the Spotify API and the user-read-recently-played endpoint. I keep getting {'error': {'status': 500, 'message': 'Server error.'}}. I used the spotipy library...
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EMBED PLAYLISTS

embed playlists skipping songs. when i play the first song the next songs are random and not In order.possibly bug

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  • embed playlists skipping songs. when i play the first song the next songs are random and not In order. possibly bug 
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How do I get the "objective" versions of the Spotify-generated playlists?

I'm talking about playlists like RapCaviar, mint, Rock This etc.Most of them are "made for me", but there obviously exists a more "objective" version, as I can open them in a private window and see a *very* different version of the same playlist.Is t...

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  • I'm talking about playlists like RapCaviar, mint, Rock This etc. Most of them are "made for me", but there obviously exists a more "objective" version, as I can open them in a private window and s...
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Spotify API verify artist

We are trying to use the Spotify API in order to verify if an artist owns his profile. After verifying this we would like them to create their own profile on our application. Currently we are using artists.spotify.com to check who manages the artist ...

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  • We are trying to use the Spotify API in order to verify if an artist owns his profile. After verifying this we would like them to create their own profile on our application. Currently we are using a...
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Spotify community needs

My Question or IssueWhy can't I message my friends or followers songs and talk about them. Even be able to make snippets of parts of the song. It would be much cooler to message friends directly on the app rather than sharing through another app.

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  • My Question or Issue Why can't I message my friends or followers songs and talk about them. Even be able to make snippets of parts of the song. It would be much cooler to message friends directly on...
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