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Welcome to the Spotify for Developers board!

Welcome to the Spotify for Developers board! This forum is the place for conversations about Spotify's Web API, Web Playback SDK, Widgets, and other developer tools. Here you can ask questions about the Spotify platform, chat with other developers, a...

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Spotify errors

PlanPremiumCountryAustraliaDeviceiPhone XROperating SystemSoftware 15.4.1 (latest update) My Question or IssueWhen I switch back to Spotify from any other app, it either stops playing or starts my podcast from the start again.

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  • Plan Premium Country Australia Device iPhone XR Operating System Software 15.4.1 (latest update)   My Question or Issue When I switch back to Spotify from any other app, it either stop...
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Determining if Spotify Playback SDK is streaming regardless of User's toggling

When the network connection is poor, the playback pauses. With Spotify Webplayback SDK's 'player_state_changed' event, you can't determine if this happened. In this event, it only fires and returns state.paused = false when user intentionally paused ...

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  • When the network connection is poor, the playback pauses. With Spotify Webplayback SDK's 'player_state_changed' event, you can't determine if this happened. In this event, it only fires and returns s...
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Spotipy: current_user_top_songs() function returns 403

PlanFreeCountryUnited KingdomDeviceMacbook Pro (2019)Operating System MacOS Monterey (12.4) My Question or IssueHi, Unfortunately I am running in to an issue with the top tracks endpoint on the Spotify API. I am using the Spotify library to build a w...

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  • Plan Free Country United Kingdom Device Macbook Pro (2019) Operating System  MacOS Monterey (12.4)   My Question or Issue Hi,   Unfortunately I am running in to an issue wi...
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currently-playing returning incorrect progress_ms

HI there. I've built a web app using the web api, and I've turned my device on for the first time in months (now that the weather is warmer), and I've noticed I get incorrect results for the progress_ms value from currently-playing. Specifically, it ...

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  • HI there. I've built a web app using the web api, and I've turned my device on for the first time in months (now that the weather is warmer), and I've noticed I get incorrect results for the pro...
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Bring libspotify back.

The only way I used Spotify was with a Foobar2000 component: https://github.com/TheQwertiest/foo_spotifyThis no longer works: https://developer.spotify.com/community/news/2022/04/12/libspotify-sunset/I don't have a reason to keep using/ paying for Sp...

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  • The only way I used Spotify was with a Foobar2000 component: https://github.com/TheQwertiest/foo_spotify This no longer works: https://developer.spotify.com/community/news/2022/04/12/libspotify-suns...
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SpotifyAppRemote media notification on lockscreen

Hi! Is there anyway to customize the Spotify media notification on lockscreen to return to my Android native app when the user clicks on it as opposed to opening Spotify? My app uses SpotifyAppRemote playerApi to play full Spotify songs. If not, is t...

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  • Hi!   Is there anyway to customize the Spotify media notification on lockscreen to return to my Android native app when the user clicks on it as opposed to opening Spotify? My app uses Spotify...
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    Developer question integrating spotify in mobile app
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Can these song be added

Can someone add all the songs from Azusa Nakano and Ritsu Tainaka to their character album.Songs like Jajauma way to go and Girly storm Shissou Stick are songs that I really like

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  •     Can someone add all the songs from Azusa Nakano and Ritsu Tainaka to their character album. Songs like Jajauma way to go and Girly storm Shissou Stick are songs that I really l...
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Discord

I have a discord bot, and I whole like to put music on the bot, but discord says that I can play music if the station's ToS says that is ilegal, Can I get a licence to play spotify's music on my verified bot?

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  • I have a discord bot, and I whole like to put music on the bot, but discord says that I can play music if the station's ToS says that is ilegal, Can I get a licence to play spotify's music on my veri...
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Solved!! Possible to play local file through API?

Plan: PremiumCountry: DKDevice: Spotify on Linux Ubuntu (PC) My Question or IssueHi, I'm playing songs using the Web API like this without issues: PUT /v1/me/player/play HTTP/1.1Content-Type: application/jsonAuthorization: xxxxxHost: api.spotify.comC...

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  • Plan: Premium Country: DK Device: Spotify on Linux Ubuntu (PC)   My Question or Issue Hi, I'm playing songs using the Web API like this without issues:   PUT /v1/me/player/play H...
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Error " Your client does not have permission to get URL"

Hello There , I'm a web developer and I use Spotify APIs . Yesterday , I bought 3 new VPS servers from Germany location but I haven't been able to establish a connection between these servers and the Spotify API and using a browser to access spotify....

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  • Hello There ,   I'm a web developer and I use Spotify APIs . Yesterday , I bought 3 new VPS servers from Germany location but I haven't been able to establish a connection between these server...
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Control spotify windows app from web

Hi, i'm developing and integration from and web app with spotify, so to music does not stop when page reloading or changing to another page, i wanna connect my web app with windows desktop app. So you can see with song is playing now on my web app, a...

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  • Hi, i'm developing and integration from and web app with spotify, so to music does not stop when page reloading or changing to another page, i wanna connect my web app with windows desktop app. &nbs...
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API Response not including Local and Unplayable Tracks

PlanPremiumCountryUKDeviceWindows PCOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueI am trying to retrieve all tracks in my Liked Songs through the Spotify API. I have some local songs in my Liked Songs, and some songs that are no longer available on...

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  • Plan Premium Country UK Device Windows PC Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue I am trying to retrieve all tracks in my Liked Songs through the Spotify API. I have some l...
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I'd like to create a quiz game with the Spotify API

My Question or IssueI've created a quiz game using Spotify web API, the problem is that I only users with access can login using oauth. If I want anyone to use it I have to request an quota extension but it gets rejected because building a quiz game ...

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  • My Question or Issue I've created a quiz game using Spotify web API, the problem is that I only users with access can login using oauth.   If I want anyone to use it I have to request an&nbs...
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Spotify Connect in HK not stable

Plan PremiumCountry HK Our user for Silent Angel M1 (Client ID 836c8dce7f4a46699a805d9587d2dda6) in HK has problem when using Spotify Connect feature. It will disconnect itself after playing 3 to 5 songs. Please help to advise what we should do.Thank...

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  • Plan Premium Country HK   Our user for Silent Angel M1 ( Client ID   836c8dce7f4a46699a805d9587d2dda6) in HK has problem when using Spotify Connect feature. It will disconnect itse...
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Error in Spotify Developer Dashboard when adding bundle ID or Android package

Dear Spotify team, We have several mobile applications linked to one Spotify app. It's the same codebase, features, only with a slightly different look. That means that we have multiple redirect URIs, bundle IDs and Android packages configured for ou...

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  • Dear Spotify team,   We have several mobile applications linked to one Spotify app. It's the same codebase, features, only with a slightly different look. That means that we have multiple redi...
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Bug with an API Recently Played Tracks

According description, the method "Get Current User's Recently Played Tracks" must return the most recent 50 tracks that played more than 30 seconds. In practice, play history isn't updated with any tracks 35-40-50... seconds. Only tracks that are al...

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  • According description, the method "Get Current User's Recently Played Tracks" must return the most recent 50 tracks that played more than 30 seconds.   In practice, play history isn't updated ...
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Trouble setting Custom Playlist Cover Image

Hello there, I'm having trouble setting a custom cover image for my playlist. I don't understand what needs to go in the body of the request as it isn't listed anywhere in the documentation. Any help would be much appreciated as I am new to this. (ht...

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  • Hello there, I'm having trouble setting a custom cover image for my playlist. I don't understand what needs to go in the body of the request as it isn't listed anywhere in the documentation. Any help...
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Asking for some information

PlanFree/PremiumCountryIndiaDevice(iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016)Operating System(iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.) My Question or IssueI'm eager to know the type of Data structures or Algorithms that Spotify uses other than ...

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  • Plan Free/Premium Country India Device (iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016) Operating System (iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.)   My Question or Issue I'm eage...
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How can I enable crossfade option for the web player?

PlanPremiumCountryKoreaDeviceChrome, DesktopOperating SystemWindow 10, Mac My Question or IssueHi Team, I bought a license and have been making an application for my own bar. But, I can't find related api for enabling the crossfade function for web p...

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  • Plan Premium Country Korea Device Chrome, Desktop Operating System Window 10, Mac   My Question or Issue Hi Team, I bought a license and have been making an application for my own bar....
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Updating playlist cover image with base64 data

PlanPremiumDevice(iPhone 12)Operating System(iOS 15) My Question or IssueHi. I'm using iOS Shortcuts app as a low code environment for some simple Spotify API activities. Authentication is working and I'm able to GET and POST with other Spotify APIs ...

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  • Plan Premium Device (iPhone 12) Operating System (iOS 15)   My Question or Issue Hi. I'm using iOS Shortcuts app as a low code environment for some simple Spotify API activities. Authent...
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