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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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What legally counts as synchronization of music?

As the Developer Terms of Service state, an app utilizing Spotify Services / Content may not synchronize music to "visual media", such as videos and slideshows. So obviously, things like adding a soundtrack to a movie are out of the question. What I ...

  • Casual Listener
  • As the Developer Terms of Service state, an app utilizing Spotify Services / Content may not synchronize music to "visual media", such as videos and slideshows. So obviously, things like adding a sou...
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Superuser Contribution [Web API] recommendations not returned for genre seeds

As of the last couple of hours the recommendations endpoint isn't returning tracks related to genre seeds.example request: https://api.spotify.com/v1/recommendations?seed_artists=&seed_genres=rock&seed_tracks=&limit=20&market=GBexample response: {"tr...

  • Gig Goer
  • As of the last couple of hours the recommendations endpoint isn't returning tracks related to genre seeds. example request:  https://api.spotify.com/v1/recommendations?seed_artists=&seed_ge...
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[Web API] Creating a new app to avoid rate limits

Situation:I have created a (desktop) app that actively utilizes Web API.First versions of the app didn't have 429 response code handling implemented (I thought that it won't be needed, since most of the data was being cached).Eventually one of the us...

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  • Situation: I have created a (desktop) app that actively utilizes Web API. First versions of the app didn't have 429 response code handling implemented (I thought that it won't be needed, since most...
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Superuser Contribution preview_url doesn't give an url anymore

Hello, I'm writing an app (at the moment is just sperimental) which uses the preview_url given by this API endpoint https://api.spotify.com/v1/tracks/This is my workflow, summed up in a few line: 1. Creating my client creds using Client_Id and Client...

  • Casual Listener
  • Hello, I'm writing an app (at the moment is just sperimental) which uses the preview_url given by this API endpoint   https://api.spotify.com/v1/tracks/ This is my workflow, summed up in ...
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Unexpected "restriction" key for new "podcast with music" episodes

Expected behavior:Return a full episode object as documented for every episode. Current behavior:Returns a additional "restriction" key for podcasts containing music. This might had some internal usage to exclude this episode before the feature was p...

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  • Expected behavior: Return a full episode object as documented for every episode.   Current behavior: Returns a additional "restriction" key for podcasts containing music. This might had some...
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Retrieve recently played podcasts

Is there a way to get a user's recently played podcasts? I know there is for music (https://developer.spotify.com/documentation/web-api/reference/player/get-recently-played/), but I was surprised that this doesn't seem possible with podcasts. I feel ...

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  • Is there a way to get a user's recently played podcasts?    I know there is for music (https://developer.spotify.com/documentation/web-api/reference/player/get-recently-played/), but I wa...
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Music Distributor monitoring

PlanMusic Distributor : BelieveCountryFrance My Question or IssueAs a music Distributor, Believe Society, we try to monitor our ingestion process. Therefore we would like to know the status of our release by Spotify system : in progress, in error, in...

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  • Plan Music Distributor : Believe Country France   My Question or Issue As a music Distributor, Believe Society, we try to monitor our ingestion process. Therefore we would like to know th...
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Recommendation API using more than 5 seeds

Hello! The Recommendation API suits exactly my needs for my app but I'm stuck with the number of seeds limitation (5 max). Do you have some ideas about how to find a similar alternative with more seeds?

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  • Hello!   The Recommendation API suits exactly my needs for my app but I'm stuck with the number of seeds limitation (5 max).     Do you have some ideas about how to find a si...
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Remove playlist's description

Hi, I'm trying to remove the playlist's description by using the web API but every time I get { "error": { "status": 400, "message": "Attribute description is empty" } }

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  • Hi, I'm trying to remove the playlist's description by using the web API but every time I get    { "error": { "status": 400, "message": "Attribute description is empty" } } &...
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    Playlist
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How do i differentiate enabled and disabled tracks with Spotify Web Api?

I'm working with the Spotify Web Api in C# and I want to find out which tracks of my playlists are disabled. I know how to get all the FullTrack-Objects from my playlists, but I don't know which property tells me whether the track is disabled or enab...

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  • I'm working with the Spotify Web Api in C# and I want to find out which tracks of my playlists are disabled. I know how to get all the FullTrack-Objects from my playlists, but I don't know which prop...
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/v1/me/player timestamp field unexpected value

My Question or IssueWhen using the /v1/me/player endpoint, there is a field called timestamp. According to the documentation, it should return the "Unix Millisecond Timestamp when data was fetched". It'd appear to me that it should be a variable that...

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  • My Question or Issue When using the /v1/me/player endpoint, there is a field called timestamp. According to the documentation, it should return the "Unix Millisecond Timestamp when data was fetched"...
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Web playback API and casting

Hi allI understand that we would require written permission from Spotify for a commercial use for the playback API but I was just wondering what the impact could potentially be if we also will be baking cast functionality into the page too? Will ther...

  • Casual Listener
  • Hi all I understand that we would require written permission from Spotify for a commercial use for the playback API but I was just wondering what the impact could potentially be if we also will be b...
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Terms: When I integrate Spotify into my app, does Spotify basically get all rights on it?

From Spotify Developer Terms of Service, III 4. License to Spotify: For the duration of this Agreement, you grant to us a paid-up, royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide, transferable, sublicensable, irrevocable right and license, under all of your i...

  • Casual Listener
  • From Spotify Developer Terms of Service, III 4. License to Spotify:   For the duration of this Agreement, you grant to us a paid-up, royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide, transferable, subl...
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Terms: Definition of "Integration with Third Party Services"

From Spotify Developer Terms of Service, IV 3. f. Integration with Third Party Services: You will not create any product or service by integrating the Spotify Platform, Spotify Service, or Spotify Content with (i) any non-interactive internet webcast...

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  • From Spotify Developer Terms of Service, IV 3. f. Integration with Third Party Services :   You will not create any product or service by integrating the Spotify Platform, Spotify Service, or...
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Set the Same Sound Level for All Tracks in Web Playback SDK

Hi allI have problems with the WebPlayback SDK and the different volumes on different tracks. Is there also a function like "Set the Same Sound Level for All Tracks" for the WebPlayback SDK as with the Spotify player e.g. on Windows or Android? Or ca...

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  • Hi all I have problems with the WebPlayback SDK and the different volumes on different tracks. Is there also a function like "Set the Same Sound Level for All Tracks" for the WebPlayback SDK as with...
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Authorization Code Flow for Artists and Managers

Hello everyone, I have got one question when implementing the Authorization Code Flow. Once the user authorize access to an Application and the app use the request token to web api to get user data like in the example bellow: { "display_name":"JMWizz...

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  •    Hello everyone,    I have got one question when implementing the Authorization Code Flow.    Once the user authorize access to an Application and the app use the...
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[ALL PLATFORMS][SHOWS] How could i get from app or api property: followers for selected show ID

My Question or Issue Like in topic, i want to check how many people follows selected show, i can get that information for selected artist, but getShow endpoint doesn't receive any followers information.

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  •   My Question or Issue   Like in topic, i want to check how many people follows selected show, i can get that information for selected artist, but getShow endpoint doesn't receive any fo...
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Unable to connect appRemote on app after a while if Spotify is in background

I'm currently implementing the Spotify app remote into my application but after a while if the Spotify app is in the background and I try to connect the Spotify app by waking it up from my app, I get this error. Error Domain=com.spotify.app-remote Co...

  • Casual Listener
  • I'm currently implementing the Spotify app remote into my application but after a while if the Spotify app is in the background and I try to connect the Spotify app by waking it up from my app, I get...
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Spotify for R-Studio

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 I am trying to get a data set of musicians into R-studio and look to retrieve to the total n...

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  • Plan Free/Premium Country   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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Questions about the API TOS

So I just want to preface this by saying that this might be a longer post. I'm planning on making an application thst relys heavily on the Spotify api. I have three questions in total that follow. Okay so the first one is about your caching rules. I ...

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  • So I just want to preface this by saying that this might be a longer post. I'm planning on making an application thst relys heavily on the Spotify api. I have three questions in total that follow.&nb...
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