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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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Questions about Access to All Tracks and API Rate Limits

PlanPremium My Question or Issue Access to All Tracks: I am wondering if there is a way to access information about all tracks available on Spotify. Is there an endpoint or a method that allows me to retrieve data for all tracks at once or in batches...

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  • Plan Premium   My Question or Issue   Access to All Tracks: I am wondering if there is a way to access information about all tracks available on Spotify. Is there an endpoint or a me...
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Availability of Audio Features and Audio Analysis on Tracks in Spotify API

Hello everyone, I've been working with the Spotify API and I've encountered an issue where I'm consistently receiving `None` for all audio features and audio analysis for tracks. I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced this issue? Is the availab...

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  • Hello everyone, I've been working with the Spotify API and I've encountered an issue where I'm consistently receiving `None` for all audio features and audio analysis for tracks. I'm wondering if an...
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Wrong access token return

PlanPremium CountryUSA and India DeviceiPhonePlatformMobile (iOS)Issue : We have a app which uses Spotify service to play songs. I've logged in to my app (eg. as user-1 this is currently logged in to Spotify) and then I close my app then go to Spotif...

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  • Plan Premium   Country USA and India  Device iPhone Platform Mobile (iOS) Issue :  We have a app which uses Spotify service to play songs. I've logged in to my app (eg....
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Album listed on Artist page is not from the artist

The album Curved Backbone listed for the artist The Mahones is not from the artist linked with the album. Maybe there's another band names The Mahones, but this isn't one of their albums.

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  • The album Curved Backbone listed for the artist The Mahones is not from the artist linked with the album.   Maybe there's another band names The Mahones, but this isn't one of their albums.&nb...
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Get Album endpoint returns response with empty list of genres

PlanPremiumCountryPoland My Question or IssueHi all, I'm trying to use the Spotify API to get information about some albums and I've found that the response of Get Album endpoint contains empty list of Genres (`genres` field), so no genres for any al...

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  • Plan Premium Country Poland   My Question or Issue Hi all, I'm trying to use the Spotify API to get information about some albums and I've found that the response of Get Album endpoi...
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Something went wrong, we were not able to get your app. Try again later.

PlanFreeCountry:India Device Macbook ProOperating System(iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.) My Question or IssueI am trying to use developer.spotify.com and seeing the below issue while creating an app :Something went wrong, we were not able to g...

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  •   Plan Free Country: India   Device  Macbook Pro Operating System (iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.)   My Question or Issue I am trying to use developer.spot...
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Is it okay to deploy my app without an extension request (so friends can test it)?

PlanPremium My Question or IssueI have a small toy project that's essentially this (https://pudding.cool/2021/10/judge-my-music/) but with ChatGPT. I don't intend on getting an extension request (until the site is polished, if ever), but I'd like to ...

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  • Plan Premium   My Question or Issue I have a small toy project that's essentially this (https://pudding.cool/2021/10/judge-my-music/) but with ChatGPT. I don't intend on getting an extension...
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Can't edit the settings of a Spotify app

PlanFree/PremiumCountryCanada I can't edit the settings of my Spotify app after selecting it from the Dashboard. I can see the dashboard for the app with the DAU, MAU, and requests by endpoint, but I can't access the settings. I'm getting an error me...

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  • Plan Free/Premium Country Canada   I can't edit the settings of my Spotify app after selecting it from the Dashboard. I can see the dashboard for the app with the DAU, MAU, and requests by ...
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Can't create an app

PlanPremiumCountryUSADeviceHome PCOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueI cannot create an app. I get an error message "Something went wrong, we were not able to create your app. Please try again later." I've tried multiple times over the co...

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  • Plan Premium Country USA Device Home PC Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue I cannot create an app. I get an error message "Something went wrong, we were not able to cre...
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Developing a game around Spotify?

Hi all, I was under the impression that using Spotify music content in games was prohibited as per the Spotify Dev policy III.2 'Do not create a game, including trivia quizzes.'Any idea how this game might have gotten around the rules? https://songtr...

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  • Hi all, I was under the impression that using Spotify music content in games was prohibited as per the Spotify Dev policy III.2 'Do not create a game, including trivia quizzes.' Any idea how this ...
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How can I play tracks while phone is locked without queuing?

i am trying to make a ‘skin’ atop Spotify, where users can play a song through my app, and itll play through Spotify. Due to how Spotify handles activity, I can’t keep my phone locked to play tracks in the background, and the queuing system doesn’t w...

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  • i am trying to make a ‘skin’ atop Spotify, where users can play a song through my app, and itll play through Spotify.   Due to how Spotify handles activity, I can’t keep my phone locked to pla...
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Commercial use for some of Spotify's API

Greetings,We are a couple of software developers, willing to create software for both hobby and commercial use. The software includes gathering track data with a given ID and using the recommendation API. We cannot be sure if it is legal to use these...

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  • Greetings, We are a couple of software developers, willing to create software for both hobby and commercial use. The software includes gathering track data with a given ID and using t...
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Recommendations endpoint doesn't respond

Hello, I've been working on this webapp for months now with these lines without issue : $recommendationsOptions = [ 'limit' => 20, 'seed_artists' => $seedArtists, 'seed_tracks' => $seedTracks, 'seed_genres' => $seedGenres, 'market' => $api->me()->cou...

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  • Hello,  I've been working on this webapp for months now with these lines without issue :        $recommendationsOptions = [ 'limit' => 20, ...
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My daughter's information on the API is wrong and does not match what is on her Spotify for artsits

My daughter is an indie rock/indir pop/indie folk artist. We recently learned that a 3rd party site that generates its data from Spotify's API had her listed as rap/hip hop and the top countries did not match what we know to be true and what is on he...

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  • My daughter is an indie rock/indir pop/indie folk artist. We recently learned that a 3rd party site that generates its data from Spotify's API had her listed as rap/hip hop and the top countries did ...
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Play a track without clearing queue?

PlanPremiumCountrySEOperating SystemiOS 17.2, Windows 11, MacOS Sonoma 14.2 My Question or IssueI am working on a website and it is incredibly frustrating that the https://api.spotify.com/v1/me/player/play endpoint clears the users autoplay/currently...

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  • Plan Premium Country SE Operating System iOS 17.2, Windows 11, MacOS Sonoma 14.2   My Question or Issue I am working on a website and it is incredibly frustrating that the https://a...
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Get Artist reference bug - receiving Float instead of Int

PlanFree/PremiumCountryPolandDevice(iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016)Operating System(iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.) My Question or IssueHi,I'm currently creating an app that uses Spotify Web API. While using the "Get Artist"...

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  • Plan Free/Premium Country Poland Device (iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016) Operating System (iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.)   My Question or Issue Hi, I...
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API: Searching albums using 'label' filter is limited to 100 results

Hi, album seaches with a 'label' filter, that used to return up to 1000 results, now appear to have a hard limit of 100 results e.g. `q=label:"Capitol"` curl --request GET \ --url 'https://api.spotify.com/v1/search?q=label%3A%22Capitol%22&type=album'...

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  • Hi, album seaches with a 'label' filter, that used to return up to 1000 results, now appear to have a hard limit of 100 results e.g. `q=label:"Capitol"`     curl --request GET \ --url ...
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Playlist Description Update via API Fails Intermittently

In my application, I make updates to playlist descriptions using Spotify's API. Despite receiving 200 OK responses from the https://api.spotify.com/v1/playlists/{playlsitId} endpoint, I've found that the playlist description does not always update. I...

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  • In my application, I make updates to playlist descriptions using Spotify's API. Despite receiving 200 OK responses from the https://api.spotify.com/v1/playlists/{playlsitId} endpoint, I've found...
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Spotify API not returning correct album info using my App Client ID & Secret

PlanPremium CountryUnited States DeviceAny — but especially when coding on my MacBook Air w/ M2 Apple Siclicon Chip, 24 GB of RAM, and Mac OS Sonoma v14.2.1 Operating SystemAny — but seen when coding on my My Question or IssueHello — I'm trying to co...

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  •   Plan Premium   Country United States   Device Any — but especially when coding on my MacBook Air w/ M2 Apple Siclicon Chip, 24 GB of RAM, and Mac OS Sonoma v14.2.1   O...
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Embed code not showing up

I am trying to get an embed code for my Spotify podcast, but there isn't an option for one. It will allow me to download it or copy a link, but not an embed code. I have tried on the app and on the website.

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  • I am trying to get an embed code for my Spotify podcast, but there isn't an option for one. It will allow me to download it or copy a link, but not an embed code. I have tried on the app and on the w...
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