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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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Consistent 429 error after infinite loop bug

I had an infinite loop show up in my app that called spotify a ton of times. I fixed it quickly, but not my app is broken and my call (to get 'https://api.spotify.com/v1/me/playlists') is always returning a 429. What happened? How can I resolve this?

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  • I had an infinite loop show up in my app that called spotify a ton of times. I fixed it quickly, but not my app is broken and my call (to get 'https://api.spotify.com/v1/me/playlists') is a...
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Spotify stops on pc

PlanFree/PremiumCountryUSADeviceSamsung PCOperating SystemWindows 11, version 22H2 My Question or IssueSpotify (pc only) recently fails to respond or fails to find playlists. I have to reboot computer to get it going. Reinstalled app, no joy

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  • Plan Free/Premium Country USA Device Samsung PC Operating System Windows 11, version 22H2   My Question or Issue Spotify (pc only) recently fails to respond or fails to find playlists....
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Solved!! Global authetication for all web app users

I'm trying to implement the the spotify api in a way where the client doesn't need to have a spotify account to use my app. My apps scope would be limited to browsing data and listening to track previews which are features that are available to every...

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  • I'm trying to implement the the spotify api in a way where the client doesn't need to have a spotify account to use my app.   My apps scope would be limited to browsing data and listening to t...
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Please fix the iframe embed

The current embedded player of Spotify comes with a set of issues. 1. No Volume ControlThe embedded player is able to play music, but it is in no way possible to control the volume of the player. I have seen this create a very uncomfortable experienc...

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  • ...rustrating experience. 3. Mandatory presence of album covers The embedded player is used in a variety of contexts, including public livestreams, for example through usage of websites such as s...
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Weird size of Embed

Hi there, I was just following the documentation guide for creating a Embed (iFrame API) in my web app. All works as expected. The only issue comes with the box size of the iFrame, that looks like is bigger than the actual size of it's content. scree...

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  • Hi there,   I was just following the documentation guide for creating a Embed (iFrame API) in my web app. All works as expected. The only issue comes with the box size of the iFrame, that look...
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Search endpoint return null owner

Today the search endpoint return playlist items with owner equal to null (screenshot).Yesterday, the owner was correct, not null.And Spotify playground on page gives correct owner right now.

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  • Today the search endpoint return playlist items with owner equal to null (screenshot). Yesterday, the owner was correct, not null. And Spotify playground on page gives correct owner right...
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How accurate is valence?

I'm currently working on an app that uses the API, and I'm using the get get audio features endpoint to get the valence of songs. This song: https://open.spotify.com/track/2TLIGSbQK27nod2mLbVp1d?si=09611e8fa2944595has a valence of 0, which doesn't re...

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  • I'm currently working on an app that uses the API, and I'm using the get get audio features endpoint to get the valence of songs.   This song: https://open.spotify.com/track/2TLIGSbQK27nod2mLb...
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How do i get an access token in javascript?

I've been trying to develop a web app using the spotify api, but the documentation uses curl for api curls and I'm having a bit of trouble trying to figure out how to get an access token using javascript's fetch api. Any help will be appreciated.

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  • I've been trying to develop a web app using the spotify api, but the documentation uses curl for api curls and I'm having a bit of trouble trying to figure out how to get an access token using javasc...
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PKCE Token Refresh leads to 400 Invalid Request

I'm implementing PKCE auth flow. If the token expires, I try to refresh the token.I send a POST-request to the "https://accounts.spotify.com/api/token" Endpoint with:Payload:{"refresh_token": "[my refresh token]","grant_type": "refresh_token","client...

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  • I'm implementing PKCE auth flow. If the token expires, I try to refresh the token. I send a POST-request to the "https://accounts.spotify.com/api/token" Endpoint with: Payload: { "refresh_token...
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Not able to retrieve all user playlists from Spotipy API

PlanPremiumCountryCanadaDeviceHP LaptopOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueI am trying to scrap my playlist data using Pythons's Spotipy library but I am getting one incorrect playlist in the response. Please let me know how can I scrap my...

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  • Plan Premium Country Canada Device HP Laptop Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue I am trying to scrap my playlist data using Pythons's Spotipy library but I am getting o...
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Add "Added By" Variable to "Update Playlist Items"

Hey Spotify,Is it possible to add a variable, "Added By" to the body of the "Update Playlist Items" api endpoint ont he web-api?I'm trying to create a collaborative playlist so you can add specific users into that endpoint. It might be that its anoth...

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  • Hey Spotify, Is it possible to add a variable, "Added By" to the body of the "Update Playlist Items" api endpoint ont he web-api? I'm trying to create a collaborative playlist so you can add specif...
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I want to analyse Spotify historical listening data

Is there any way to access anonymised global Spotify stats? There is a large upcoming public festival in France (fete de la musique) and I thought it would be interesting to look at music genre trends over the last 10 years.

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  • Is there any way to access anonymised global Spotify stats? There is a large upcoming public festival in France (fete de la musique) and I thought it would be interesting to look at music genre t...
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Solved!! Can't get users recently played after following the authorization process user-read-recently-played

Hi All, After following the authorization process 'user-read-recently-played' and checking in my personal account if it worked, I still can't retrieve my recently played tracks. It seems to be an authorization problem, as I can retrieve the user prof...

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  • Hi All,    After following the authorization process 'user-read-recently-played' and checking in my personal account if it worked, I still can't retrieve my recently played tracks. It see...
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Need to search a specific track

Hello, I am looking for a way to look up a track with a specific name. For example, If I use the web console to look up for a track.Link : https://developer.spotify.com/documentation/web-api/reference/searchAnd I search "Higher" then the API returns ...

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  • Hello, I am looking for a way to look up a track with a specific name.  For example, If I use the web console to look up for a track. Link : https://developer.spotify.com/documentation/we...
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Feature Request: Get user’s playlists that contain a given track

I’m currently developing an app where it would be very useful if an endpoint was available which allowed you to get a user’s playlists that contain a given track. Currently the only way to do this is to get every track for every playlist which quickl...

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  • I’m currently developing an app where it would be very useful if an endpoint was available which allowed you to get a user’s playlists that contain a given track. Currently the only way to do this is...
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Music Game Startup - Partnership

I represent a budding startup that is in the process of creating a mobile and TV game, which shares similarities with SongPop, but with a distinct user-friendly approach.Our mission is to deliver joy to users without the encumbrance of excessive micr...

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  • I represent a budding startup that is in the process of creating a mobile and TV game, which shares similarities with SongPop, but with a distinct user-friendly approach. Our mission is to deliver j...
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Android SDK Auth window not popping up

Android Studio 2022.2.1 Patch 2United StatesPixel 4 API 33 Emulator Kotlin I've been working off of this and this to try to get Spotify playback SDK on my Android app (for authentication going with the first option, using the Spotify client as oppose...

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  • Android Studio 2022.2.1 Patch 2 United States Pixel 4 API 33 Emulator  Kotlin    I've been working off of this and this to try to get Spotify playback SDK on my Android app (...
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Settings error

PlanPremiumCountryAustriaDevicePcOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueI tried to connect Spotify and stream deck, but after a few steps and creating the app, when I click on the settings button, I get an error, please help.

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  • Plan Premium Country Austria Device Pc Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue I tried to connect Spotify and  stream deck, but after a few steps and creating the app, ...
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I am getting this error :User not registered in the Developer Dashboard, reason: None

PlanFree/PremiumCountry Device(iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016)Operating System(iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.) My Question or IssueSorry, if sound frustrated. But have been receiving this error for two days now. I am writing...

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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 Sorry, ...
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