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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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How to see through shortened https://spotify.link/ links

Recently Spotify changed share links from the classic "https://open.spotify.com/track..album..user..etc/id" to a shortened URL "https://spotify.link/randomString".There's no way to see through this link, and you can't use fetch on the URL to see wher...

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  • Recently Spotify changed share links from the classic "https://open.spotify.com/track..album..user..etc/id" to a shortened URL "https://spotify.link/randomString". There's no way to see through th...
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Problems with Android App Bundle release

Plan: PremiumCountry: Device: And AndroidOperating System: Android My Question or IssueHello. I'm trying to create an Android App using SpotifyAppRemote API following the instructions in the quick start guide. But there is a problem when I run the re...

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  • Plan: Premium Country:  Device: And Android Operating System: Android   My Question or Issue Hello.   I'm trying to create an Android App using SpotifyAppRemote API f...
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Having issues with accessing Client ID and Client secret

This is the first time I've worked with Spotify's API so bare with me on this one. I've already created my application on Spotify and when I try to access my Client ID and Client secret under my applications settings im prompted with "Something went ...

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  • This is the first time I've worked with Spotify's API so bare with me on this one. I've already created my application on Spotify and when I try to access my Client ID and Client secret under my appl...
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401 No token provided

I want to get as a JSON file the contents of my Spotify library, mainly liked songs and playlists. Spotify's web API provides that, but I am not experienced with web applications.However I am experienced with Python, and I try to implement what the S...

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  • I want to get as a JSON file the contents of my Spotify library, mainly liked songs and playlists. Spotify's web API provides that, but I am not experienced with web applications. However I am exper...
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Solved!! "Insufficient client scope" error with almost all the requests

Hiii. I'm trying to test the app's endpoints in Postman but I get 403 forbidden with the "Insufficient client scope" message in the body. I got my OAuth Token from the spotify console and all the permissions are set to yes. I'm really not sure what t...

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  • Hiii. I'm trying to test the app's endpoints in Postman but I get 403 forbidden with the "Insufficient client scope" message in the body. I got my OAuth Token from the spotify console and all th...
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Forever pre-save

Hi there, I've seen companies provide a forever pre-save functionality as a feature. I was wondering if someone could guide me (& my developer) to build a similar feature. So, I'm an artist and have my own website and would like my audience to presav...

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  • Hi there,   I've seen companies provide a forever pre-save functionality as a feature. I was wondering if someone could guide me (& my developer) to build a similar feature.   So, I...
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react native open spotify app for authentication

PlanPremiumDeviceIOS / Android Hello, I would like to authorize my app on the spotify application and not on the web app, except that https://account.spotify.com does not open with the spotify application, what should I do. It already work with webap...

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  • Plan Premium Device IOS / Android   Hello,   I would like to authorize my app on the spotify application and not on the web app, except that https://account.spotify.com does not op...
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504 "Service didn't reply before timeout" in recommendation flow

I am getting the following error: {"error": {"status": 504,"message": "Service didn't reply before timeout"}} for "/recommendations" and "/recommendations/available-genre-seeds". Client ID: 1e419b2959804564872d55dcc4770965. It worked yesterday though...

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  • I am getting the following error:  { "error": { "status": 504, "message": "Service didn't reply before timeout" } }   for "/recommendations" and "/recommendations/available-genre-se...
  • jinuo
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Spotify developer dashboard not allowing me to log in

PlanPremiumCountryUnited StatesDeviceDesktop pcOperating SystemWindows 11 My Question or IssueI am unable to log into the developer dashboard on my desktop. I am able to on my laptop however on my desktop any time I try to it just refreshes the page....

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  • Plan Premium Country United States Device Desktop pc Operating System Windows 11   My Question or Issue I am unable to log into the developer dashboard on my desktop. I am able to on m...
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Autoplay when clicking on a shared link

PlanPremiumCountryGermanyDeviceMacbook ProOperating SystemmacOS14 My Question or IssueWhen I copy a link to a song I want the the player to start playing the song without having to do a second click on the play button.I was hoping appending a "?play"...

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  • Plan Premium Country Germany Device Macbook Pro Operating System macOS14   My Question or Issue When I copy a link to a song I want the the player to start playing the song wit...
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Where can i find shows to test this https://api.spotify.com/v1/shows/{id}?

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Solved!! Where can I find audiobooks on spotify to test this API https://api.spotify.com/v1/audiobooks/{id}?

PlanFree/PremiumCountry Device(iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016)Operating System(iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.) My Question or Issue

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403 Errors: player/queue GET and POST

PlanFreeCountryUnited States Whenever I try using the player/queue endpoints on spotify, I get 403 errors on my free account, but they work correctly when using them on my premium account. I don't see the documentation where it would list that these ...

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  • Plan Free Country United States   Whenever I try using the player/queue endpoints on spotify, I get 403 errors on my free account, but they work correctly when using them on my premium acco...
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Web API - mixed results setting volume on web player and phone

After having two testers look into it I've found the Set Playback Volume call in the Web API to be less reliable than expected, at least when used with the Web Player at open.spotify.com and the phone app. For one tester it only worked some of the ti...

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  • After having two testers look into it I've found the Set Playback Volume call in the Web API to be less reliable than expected, at least when used with the Web Player at open.spotify.com and the phon...
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Here there is every where premium

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Total play count of songs over time (monthly)

I am attempting to conduct a research project which requires accessing the stream data/play count of any specific song over time. So far, I've found third-party APIs which offer this data (sites such as soundcharts.com) but only for very recent dates...

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  • I am attempting to conduct a research project which requires accessing the stream data/play count of any specific song over time. So far, I've found third-party APIs which offer this data (sites such...
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Looking for clarity on the no ML/AI developer policy for a personal project

I am a rising Junior majoring in data science in the U.S. For a personal project this summer, I thought it would be interesting to develop a recommendation system for the student radio at my university that tries to cater to an indie/alt crowd. Ideal...

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  • I am a rising Junior majoring in data science in the U.S. For a personal project this summer, I thought it would be interesting to develop a recommendation system for the student radio at my universi...
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Application authorization

PlanFreeCountryFranceDeviceDell Inspiron 15 7000Operating SystemWindows 11 My Question or IssueHi, I recently created a Spotify application for developers. I coded it on VSCode but ran into an authorization problem. I couldn't access my private playl...

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  • Plan Free Country France Device Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Operating System Windows 11   My Question or Issue Hi, I recently created a Spotify application for developers. I coded it on VSCo...
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Tryed to upload a video on my account, spotify created a new account for me

I have an account on Podbean to distribute podcasts only in audio files on Spotify. I decided to publish videos, and the guidance on websites is for me to use Anchor, which is the podcasters' Spotify. I claimed the account with the RSS, and the site ...

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  • I have an account on Podbean to distribute podcasts only in audio files on Spotify. I decided to publish videos, and the guidance on websites is for me to use Anchor, which is the podcasters' Spotify...
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Web API • References / Artists / Get Artist's Albums - The albums are not displayed

Here is the response: { "external_urls": { "spotify": "https://open.spotify.com/artist/6wWVKhxIU2cEi0K81v7HvP" }, "followers": { "href": null, "total": 8740405 }, "genres": [ "german metal", "industrial", "industrial metal", "industrial rock", "neue ...

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  • Here is the response:   {     "external_urls": {         "spotify": "https://open.spotify.com/artist/6wWVKhxIU2cEi0K81v...
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