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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...

  • Spotify
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Why are the iOS and Android SDK implementations of player context unnecessarily different?

With the Android SDK, there is no method to get the player context. There is, however, a subscribeToPlayerContext method for receiving changes to it with an event handler. This returns a PlayerContext object containing the title, subtitle, type, and ...

  • Casual Listener
  • With the Android SDK, there is no method to get the player context. There is, however, a subscribeToPlayerContext method for receiving changes to it with an event handler. This returns a PlayerContex...
  • tobikabla
  • Music Fan
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Solved!! Sonos speakers not showing in GET /player/devices

Plan: Premium planCountry: USADevice: Sonos One, Macbook Pro, Galaxy S9 My Question or IssueI'm not able to see my Sonos speakers in the /player/devices list, despite actively playing to a device via Spotify Desktop on my Mac: √ ~ ⮕ curl -H "Authoriz...

  • Newbie
  • Plan: Premium plan Country: USA Device: Sonos One, Macbook Pro, Galaxy S9   My Question or Issue I'm not able to see my Sonos speakers in the /player/devices list, despite activel...
  • Hubo
  • Spotify Star
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  • question
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Superuser Contribution Amazon Echo name changed to some serial number

PlanPremiumCountryHungaryDeviceAmazon Echo Dot 3genOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueSince yesterday when I request the available devices via API Reference, I receive this: "id": "d0e0c8da-1a4b-4b72-b7ff-4f089fd41d92","is_active": true,"...

  • Casual Listener
  • Plan Premium Country Hungary Device Amazon Echo Dot 3gen Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue Since yesterday w hen I request the available devices via API Reference, I r...
  • ohej
  • Spotify
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SpotifyCares/XJ asked me to write about my problem here

PlanPremiumCountryDenmarkMy Question or IssueI have applied for the commercialization of my app. I did it first time December 2019 and since I didn't hear anything, Hubo suggested I re-applied. I did that February 12th, 2021. Still no response.Have I...

  • Gig Goer
  • Plan Premium Country Denmark My Question or Issue I have applied for the commercialization of my app. I did it first time December 2019 and since I didn't hear anything, Hubo suggested I re...
  • alexantenna
  • Music Fan
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  • question
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get-users-available-devices return empty even if I am opening the desktop app

Hi, My problem is: I am opening the Spotify desktop app but when I call this API https://developer.spotify.com/console/get-users-available-devices/it returns empty.

  • Regular
  • Hi,    My problem is: I am opening the Spotify desktop app but when I call this API https://developer.spotify.com/console/get-users-available-devices/ it returns empty.
  • swimwheat
  • Casual Listener
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snapshot_id not updated for https://api.spotify.com/v1/users/{user_id}/playlists

Discovered an issue where the snapshot_id is not updated for the endpoint https://api.spotify.com/v1/users/{user_id}/playlists When fetching my Discovered Weekly playlist and comparing it to the cached one, they have the same snapshot_id, but when lo...

  • Newbie
  • Discovered an issue where the snapshot_id is not updated for the endpoint https://api.spotify.com/v1/users/{user_id}/playlists   When fetching my Discovered Weekly playlist and comparing it to...
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  • Possible Bug
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wrong scope specified in web API documentation

on https://developer.spotify.com/documentation/web-api/reference/#category-follow the scope for "Get User's Followed Artists" that is called for is "user-follow-modify".that is strange as "get followed artists" should only require read privileges.and...

  • Newbie
  • on   https://developer.spotify.com/documentation/web-api/reference/#category-follow   the scope for "Get User's Followed Artists" that is called for is "user-follow-modify". that is st...
  • Hubo
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Get Recommendations That Are Not Specific to My Personal Tastes

PlanPremiumCountryUSA DevicePCOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueWhen I'm using Spotify's API to get recommendations (I'm using endpoint: https://api.spotify.com/v1/recommendations), it appears that the outputs are highly based on my own ...

  • Newbie
  • Plan Premium Country USA    Device PC Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue When I'm using Spotify's API to get recommendations (I'm using endpoint:  https...
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    personal
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    recommendations
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Spotify map - Musical cities doesn't work anymore

Hello, I can't access the Spotify maps "Musical Cities", the Github link leads to a blank page: https://community.spotify.com/t5/forums/postpage/board-id/Spotify_Developer Is there a workaround to this issue? Thanks and have a nice day, Rémi

  • Casual Listener
  • Hello,   I can't access the Spotify maps "Musical Cities", the Github link leads to a blank page: https://community.spotify.com/t5/forums/postpage/board-id/Spotify_Developer Is there a workaro...
  • Hubo
  • Spotify Star
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Unable to play track using Webplayback SDK

PlanPremiumCountryVietnam DeviceMacbook Pro Mid 2018Operating SystemMacOS Big Sur My Question or IssueUnable to play any track using Webplayback SDK, it shows error: {"error" : {"status" : 500,"message" : "Server error."}}I attached an image of the c...

  • Casual Listener
  • Plan Premium Country Vietnam   Device Macbook Pro Mid 2018 Operating System MacOS Big Sur   My Question or Issue Unable to play any track using Webplayback SDK, it shows error:&n...
  • Hubo
  • Spotify Star
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  • Possible Bug
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Why are so many Preview URL's missing from the API

Working with the Spotify Web API I have realized so many songs are missing their preview URL's when requested with the API. But if you were to share this song via text message through the Spotify App all songs have a preview URL. It's not just random...

  • Regular
  • Working with the Spotify Web API I have realized so many songs are missing their preview URL's when requested with the API. But if you were to share this song via text message through the Spotify App...
  • Jermophobe
  • Roadie
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  • API Bug
    API request
    API search
    Spotify Web API
    Web API
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Solved!! Podcast and Episodes field filters

Hello, in the API documentation it is written that there is the possibility to do the search using field filters. However, it is not exactly described what these filters are, just a few examples. And for podcasts and episodes searches, apparently, th...

  • Regular
  • Hello, in the API documentation it is written that there is the possibility to do the search using field filters. However, it is not exactly described what these filters are, just a few examples. And...
  • Hubo
  • Spotify Star
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  • Possible Bug
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I Need Help - Does this violate Spotify's developer terms and service?

Hello, I would like to create a non-commercial web application using the Spotify api. However I don't know if what I would like to do violates the Spotify developer terms of service. I would like to make an application where users can login via Spoti...

  • Casual Listener
  • Hello, I would like to create a non-commercial web application using the Spotify api. However I don't know if what I would like to do violates the Spotify developer terms of service.   I wou...
  • Jeremymolette
  • Casual Listener
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  • api
    Developer
    Developer Terms of Service
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Get Spotify Stream Volume | Android (Kotlin)

PlanPremiumCountry DeviceGalaxy A71Operating SystemAndroid 10 My Question or Issue I'm trying to get the volume value of the Spotify Music Stream.I am able to get it throw STREAM_MUSIC when Spotify is playing music from the Android device or while th...

  • Casual Listener
  • Plan Premium Country   Device Galaxy A71 Operating System Android 10   My Question or Issue   I'm trying to get the volume value of the Spotify Music Stream. I am able to g...
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    volume
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Superuser Contribution Token provider returned the same token twice

PlanPremiumCountryTurkeyDevice(Desktop Pc)Operating System(Windows 10) My Question or Issueembedded playlists on my website stop playing after first song is finished, and in the console, this error is logged:Uncaught (in promise) TransportError: Toke...

  • Regular
  • Plan Premium Country Turkey Device (Desktop Pc) Operating System (Windows 10)   My Question or Issue embedded playlists on my website stop playing after first song is finished, and in ...
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  • Possible Bug
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Managing queue from webapi

Hello, i'm trying to build an app that will work like a webplayer but to be "polyvalent" I'm also trying to use the player api from Spotify's WebApi.My app would need to access current user's queue :- read it- add many items to it- clear it- update i...

  • Newbie
  • Hello, i'm trying to build an app that will work like a webplayer but to be "polyvalent" I'm also trying to use the player api from Spotify's WebApi. My app would need to access current user's queue...
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How to let a user log in to spotify

Hello, I have created an API in ASP.NET Framework 4.5, and an html page using ajax communicating with the API. My problem is that I don't know how to communicate with Spotify to get the login page and display it to the user, knowing that the html pag...

  • Regular
  • Hello, I have created an API in ASP.NET Framework 4.5, and an html page using ajax communicating with the API. My problem is that I don't know how to communicate with Spotify to get the login page an...
  • tobikabla
  • Music Fan
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  • question
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Suggestions

Set the feature to adjust the sound and watch the video as per your choice. Please I requested you earlier too, add now, link check https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=1-1Jb1IrxpaJtRhaNYPnuvzS0Vli2d7tX

  • Casual Listener
  • Set the feature to adjust the sound and watch the video as per your choice. Please I requested you earlier too, add now, link check https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=1-1Jb1IrxpaJtRhaNYPnuvzS0Vli...
  • Hubo
  • Spotify Star
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  • suggestions
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403 Error Accessing Top Endpoint

Hi - I'm having issues accessing the top endpoint (https://api.spotify.com/v1/me/top/[type]). Returning 403 Forbidden error. i've checked that I've included user-top-read in my scopes and I'm able to access other endpoints like me/player/recently-pla...

  • Casual Listener
  • Hi - I'm having issues accessing the top endpoint (https://api.spotify.com/v1/me/top/[type]). Returning 403 Forbidden error.   i've checked that I've included user-top-read in my scopes a...
  • zblender
  • Casual Listener
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Superuser Contribution preview_url is 404

I'm calling Get a Track API using the following track_id to get preview url. Sample 1 GET https://api.spotify.com/v1/tracks/6nnyNtQlMYz0hAbElgGYVm Response: "preview_url": "https://p.scdn.co/mp3-preview/390a59df2a79986224bf6efa45de8e6974666f46?cid=77...

  • Regular
  • I'm calling Get a Track API using the following track_id to get preview url.   Sample 1     GET https://api.spotify.com/v1/tracks/6nnyNtQlMYz0hAbElgGYVm Response: "preview_url": ...
  • serahrono
  • Spotify
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