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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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Solved!!Superuser Contribution 403: User not approved

Hello! I am using the api on an iOS application running the web api and I am running into something rather strange. I have 2 premium accounts, one being mine and one being a "smurf", if you will, for testing. I have added the "smurf" to the applicati...

  • Casual Listener
  • Hello! I am using the api on an iOS application running the web api and I am running into something rather strange. I have 2 premium accounts, one being mine and one being a "smurf", if you will, for...
  • Smithimitron
  • Casual Listener
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Android Device as "ANDROID" in player list

Suddenly a few weeks ago my mobile started to appear as "ANDROID" in my player list instead of the devicename. Anyone else having this issue? Running Android11 on OnePlus 8 Pro

  • Gig Goer
  • Suddenly a few weeks ago my mobile started to appear as "ANDROID" in my player list instead of the devicename. Anyone else having this issue? Running Android11 on OnePlus 8 Pro
  • Hubo
  • Spotify Star
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution 403 User not approved for app

PlanPremiumDeviceDesktop/AndroidOperating SystemWindows10/Android10 My Question or IssueWhen I'm using Spotify Web API (Get the User's Currently Playing Track) to get response, it always returns "User not approved for app". I have already added the a...

  • Visitor
  • Plan Premium Device Desktop/Android Operating System Windows10/Android10   My Question or Issue When I'm using Spotify Web API (Get the User's Currently Playing Track) to get response, i...
  • ohej
  • Spotify
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Superuser Contribution Token API CORS error

Hi. I am building a web application consuming Spotify API.The feature is simply searching for a song which had worked fine until yesterday. However, all of a sudden I was not able to get a access token from the API server any more - which lead the se...

  • Not applicable
  • Hi.   I am building a web application consuming Spotify API. The feature is simply searching for a song which had worked fine until yesterday.   However, all of a sudden I was not able...
  • jasuke75
  • Newbie
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  • API Bug
    API request
    CORS
    token
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Audio Features Endpoint not working in app

PlanPremiumCountryUnited StatesDeviceASUS LaptopOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueI am trying to hit the audio features endpoint for several tracks, however I am not getting anything back when I hit the endpoint from my app. I was gettin...

  • Newbie
  • Plan Premium Country United States Device ASUS Laptop Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue I am trying to hit the audio features endpoint for several tracks, however I am...
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Returns wrong track ID when the same track exists in duplicate(GET v1/me/player/recently-played)

PlanPremium CountryJapan IssueThe following tracks look exactly the same, but have different IDs.A: https://open.spotify.com/track/7MuOSVDTgILDaWQmR4iLWo?si=c6b7bae2220c4a8aB: https://open.spotify.com/track/6sbugnLYosR8vG77QvmKZ5?si=f1ed7a238f56434a ...

  • Casual Listener
  • Plan Premium   Country Japan   Issue The following tracks look exactly the same, but have different IDs. A: https://open.spotify.com/track/7MuOSVDTgILDaWQmR4iLWo?si=c6b7bae2220c4a8a...
  • oyu
  • Casual Listener
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    question
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Refresh Token API returning CORS errors

Hello,I am a developer consuming the Web API and suddenly today all my requests to Refresh Access Tokens are not working on the browser. Postman works fine, but the browser is throwing CORS errors. No change to code on my end, and if I get an access ...

  • Music Fan
  • Hello, I am a developer consuming the Web API and suddenly today all my requests to Refresh Access Tokens are not working on the browser. Postman works fine, but the browser is throwing CORS errors....
  • etsai20
  • Casual Listener
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    CORS
    developers
    tokens
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Solved!! [Developers] Player API: No mention about the Spotify Premium condition

My Question or Issue Is there anywhere in the Web API documentationa mentioning about needing to use a Premium accountin order to send (some of the) Player API requests ? I have looked in the below sections:the entire Player API documentationthe guid...

  • Regular
  • My Question or Issue   Is there anywhere in the Web API documentation a mentioning about needing to use a Premium account in order to send (some of the) Player API requests ?    ...
  • Solid_Tester
  • Regular
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  • question
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution 403 Forbidden (User not approved)

PlanMyself: Premium StudentGroup members: Premium Family (Also tried premium trial, 3 months)CountryBelgiumDeviceDesktopOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueI use the "react-spotify-web-playback" library to generate a spotify webplayer for ...

  • Casual Listener
  • Plan Myself: Premium Student Group members: Premium Family (Also tried premium trial, 3 months) Country Belgium Device Desktop Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue I use...
  • Dayornight
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Superuser Contribution Quota extension for a pre-existing app

Hey guys,looks like spotify has a new system in place to apply for a commercial usage of their APIs. I see the quota extension option when I create a new app on the developer dashboard. How do I, get this option for a pre-existing app that I already ...

  • Gig Goer
  • Hey guys, looks like spotify has a new system in place to apply for a commercial usage of their APIs. I see the quota extension option when I create a new app on the developer dashboard. How do I,...
  • rohitganapathy
  • Gig Goer
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Standardizing Completion of API calls to player/play

Dear Spotify: I’m developing an app that creates a series of asynchronous calls to Spotify’s player/play endpoint. The code I wrote is working correctly in that it sends PUT requests to the endpoint near simultaneously. However, each PUT request take...

  • Visitor
  • Dear Spotify:   I’m developing an app that creates a series of asynchronous calls to Spotify’s player/play endpoint. The code I wrote is working correctly in that it sends PUT requests to the ...
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    javascript
    player
    PUT
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Superuser Contribution Apply for commercial approval

Dear reader,i would like to ask if you know a way how i can get a written commercial approval for my app. I know that in the past you could fill out a form and hope, that Spotify would accept your idea, but I think that there is a new system now. If ...

  • Casual Listener
  • Dear reader, i would like to ask if you know a way how i can get a written commercial approval for my app. I know that in the past you could fill out a form and hope, that Spotify would accept your ...
  • ohej
  • Spotify
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  • question
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Electron, Widevine, and the Spotify SDK: Do they work?

I've gone as far as connecting to the Spotify SDK in Electron, but I get a playback error with this status 500 POST error when trying to play:https://api.spotify.com/v1/widevine-license/v1/audio/license?exp=1622751382&cp=&tok=xxxxxxxloading the link ...

  • Regular
  • I've gone as far as connecting to the Spotify SDK in Electron, but I get a playback error with this status 500 POST error when trying to play: https://api.spotify.com/v1/widevine-license/v1/audio/...
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    Spotify SDK
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Can't Play Embed Spotify Players

Hey! the problem has been around for as long as I can remember:If i want to play an embedded Spotify Player on a Browser (Chrome) it makes this Fail: - First try, the if i click the Playbutton it changes to "Pause" symbol but no sound is coming, also...

  • Casual Listener
  • Hey!  the problem has been around for as long as I can remember: If i want to play an embedded Spotify Player on a Browser (Chrome) it makes this Fail:   - First try, the if i click the...
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Add features and plugins

Hi, In my daily use, I feel like the functionality really doesn't match the way I hear and approach music. I have some features that I really would want to have in Spotify. When I search for them in the community, I always meet a bunch of people who ...

  • Casual Listener
  • Hi,   In my daily use, I feel like the functionality really doesn't match the way I hear and approach music. I have some features that I really would want to have in Spotify. When I searc...
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Superuser Contribution Lost access to Spotify account that owns our app

PlanPremium CountryUSA We have lost access to the account that owns our developer app (client ID 9d6fd5c2bb744b3f875a480c16fabda4). The account was originally named "toneden", but we get a 429 error when we try to reset the password on the account an...

  • Newbie
  • Plan Premium   Country USA   We have lost access to the account that owns our developer app (client ID 9d6fd5c2bb744b3f875a480c16fabda4). The account was originally named "tonede...
  • ohej
  • Spotify
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution 403 User not approved for app,

PlanPremiumCountry DeviceDesktopOperating SystemWindows 10 and Mac OS My Question or IssueWhen I'm using the Web Playback SDK I'm getting a 403 User not approved for app error everytime i try to call the API, And yes I did add the user into the Users...

  • Casual Listener
  • Plan Premium Country   Device Desktop Operating System Windows 10 and Mac OS   My Question or Issue When I'm using the Web Playback SDK I'm getting a 403 User not approved for app...
  • brenmoon
  • Casual Listener
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    question
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Superuser Contribution Scopes

PlanFreeCountryGermanyDevice(iPhone 6s Plus, HP Laptop)Operating System(iOS 14, Windows 10) My Question or IssueHello,I've been working on a simple web application where you can view your profile information and library/playlists/artists and also mod...

  • Casual Listener
  • Plan Free Country Germany Device (iPhone 6s Plus, HP Laptop) Operating System (iOS 14, Windows 10)   My Question or Issue Hello, I've been working on a simple web application where yo...
  • ohej
  • Spotify
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  • question
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution 403 User not approved for app

PlanPremiumCountryGermanyDeviceDesktop / Firefox / ChromeOperating SystemWindows My Question or IssueI am currently considering to develop a Spotify-enabled webapp using the Web API in conjunction with the Web Playback SDK.I established the basic fun...

  • Regular
  • Plan Premium Country Germany Device Desktop / Firefox / Chrome Operating System Windows   My Question or Issue I am currently considering to develop a Spotify-enabled webapp using the ...
  • jaydip_sapariya
  • Casual Listener
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    Web API
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Incorrect link for "READ THE DOCS" for Search API

My Question or Possible BugThe link for "READ THE DOCS" for the Search feature is incorrect on this Features page. It shows an error - "404 Page not Found".There is an extra 'search' word at the end of the given link reference.Working Link is 'https:...

  • Visitor
  • My Question or Possible Bug The link for "READ THE DOCS" for the Search feature is incorrect on this Features page. It shows an error - "404 Page not Found". There is an extra 'search' word at th...
  • alvaron
  • Spotify
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    question
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