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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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iFrame API for Tracks (not podcasts)

Hi Spotify Team! My Question or IssueWith the release of the iFrame API for podcasts, I was wondering if there's anything similar for non-podcasts, such as individual music tracks, or if there's anything planned down the line. Thanks!

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  • Hi Spotify Team!    My Question or Issue With the release of the iFrame API for podcasts, I was wondering if there's anything similar for non-podcasts, such as individual music trac...
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Prohibited Applications Questions

I had some questions about the Spotify prohibited applications, specifically:Do not create a game, including trivia quizzes.Do not create any product or service which is integrated with streams or content from another service.Do not synchronize any s...

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  • I had some questions about the Spotify prohibited applications, specifically: Do not create a game, including trivia quizzes. Do not create any product or service which is integrated with streams ...
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Invalid client/Bad request for url: https://accounts.spotify.com/api/token

PlanPremium My Question or IssueI am creating a discord bot using the spotify API, I'm quite new to python and development, so I will try and explain myself as clear as possible. I created the bot, which sucesfully entered a voice channel, even tho i...

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  • Plan Premium   My Question or Issue I am creating a discord bot using the spotify API, I'm quite new to python and development, so I will try and explain myself as clear as possible. I creat...
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How can I add Spotify to our app?

Dear ladies and gentlemen, I am contacting you to enquire how to integrate Spotify into our EMS fitness app Pepper. If you could explain to me if and how this is possible that would be amazing. We saw this done for example on the Nike Running App as ...

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  • Dear ladies and gentlemen, I am contacting you to enquire how to integrate Spotify into our EMS fitness app Pepper. If you could explain to me if and how this is possible that would be amazing. W...
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Quota Extension Denial?

My Question or Issue Hello! We had an application with an approved quota extension but it was on an individual's account who is no longer with the company. We moved to a service account address (social@) but upon applying were denied our quota extens...

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  • My Question or Issue   Hello!  We had an application with an approved quota extension but it was on an individual's account who is no longer with the company.  We moved to a service ...
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How do i link to a specific song, without playing it when it opens?

As the title suggests, i'm having issues when linking to a specific song from a mobile app. When opening either the URI (spotify:track:XXXXX) or URL (http://open.spotify.com/track/XXXXX) the song starts playing which is very annoying and disturbing. ...

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  • As the title suggests, i'm having issues when linking to a specific song from a mobile app. When opening either the URI (spotify:track:XXXXX) or URL (http://open.spotify.com/track/XXXXX) the song sta...
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How do I suggest changes for typos / incorrect listings?

I recently found an album on Spotify that was incorrectly listed, and has a typo in the title. How do I suggest changes?

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  • I recently found an album on Spotify that was incorrectly listed, and has a typo in the title. How do I suggest changes?
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Search algorithm

How can i get the top result for a given search query using the search endpoint?I’m trying to implement a top result based on my search but the algorithm I have for it doesn’t give accurate results like the search in the native app.I’d love a top res...

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  • How can i get the top result for a given search query using the search endpoint? I’m trying to implement a top result based on my search but the algorithm I have for it doesn’t give accurate results...
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Solved!! Is the API failing?

I am a recent new developer, but I had my application working great just a couple of weeks ago. Through the API, I had my application doing just about everything I wanted (adjust volume, start a playlist, do previous and next track, pause, resume). I...

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  • I am a recent new developer, but I had my application working great just a couple of weeks ago.    Through the API, I had my application doing just about everything I wanted  (adjust v...
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Why was my app disabled and blocked?

My app stopped working with the last couple of hours. I checked the developer dashboard to find out it's disabled and blocked, with no explanation and no warning. How can I get more information and hopefully reverse this?

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  • My app stopped working with the last couple of hours. I checked the developer dashboard to find out it's disabled and blocked, with no explanation and no warning.    How can I get more in...
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Adding vanilla JS examples

Hi, I tried using the Spotify Web API and it was a great experience.On the main page I started with, I saw that some of examples(https://github.com/spotify/web-api-examples) use the express framework to trigger the authorization request.I think this ...

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  • Hi, I tried using the Spotify Web API and it was a great experience. On the main page I started with, I saw that some of examples(https://github.com/spotify/web-api-examples) use the express framewo...
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where can I find 3rd party spotify apps?

I remember there used to be an option to discover apps / web apps that use Spotify's api. Where can I find that page? Thanks.

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  • I remember there used to be an option to discover apps / web apps that use Spotify's api. Where can I find that page? Thanks.
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curl from the Windows command line

on Windows 10...Just last month (and for years prior) I was able to add items to my playlists using successive curl commands from the command line as follows (sans carriage returns). It was cool because I could add any number of tracks to a playlist ...

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  • ...mp;client_id=my-id &client_secret=my-secret &scopes=playlist-modify-private%20playlist-modify-public"   However, when I use that token in the first command above I get: "This r...
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No le aparece la playlist a mis amigos de otros paises

Holaa, tengo un problema con mi Playlist y es que no aparece a mis amigos de otro pais (colombia), aun si les mando el link, no le aparece...Yo soy de chile

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  • Holaa, tengo un problema con mi Playlist y es que no aparece a mis amigos de otro pais (colombia), aun si les mando el link, no le aparece... Yo soy de chile
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Spotify didn't accept DNS over TLS Traffic from Cloudflare DNS Servers

Spotify didn't accept DNS over TLS Traffic from Cloudflare DNS Servers Device(any Devices)Operating System(iOS 16.4.1, Android, Windows 10,etc.) My Question or IssueSpotify didn't accept DNS over TLS Traffic from Cloudflare DNS Servers. Date 2023/04/...

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  • ...onfiguration Public DNS Resolver at Fritz Box 7590 are Public DNS - set Cloudflare DNS 1.1.1.1/1.0.0.1  DNS over TLS (DoT) Enabled - Encrypted name resolution on the Internet (DNS over TLS) Enabled - E...
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Quota extension denied but explanation email not received

On the developer dashboard, I can see that my quota extension request was denied. However, I have not received an explanation email along with the denial. Request type: "Quota Extension"Date sent: March 23, 2023 at 13:17Client ID: 8132486e92e0460389c...

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  • On the developer dashboard, I can see that my quota extension request was denied. However, I have not received an explanation email along with the denial.    Request type: "Quota Extensio...
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API Request Limit for Enriching Million Playlist Dataset

Hi there Developer CommunityIn my thesis I am researching recommender systems and would like to enrich the Million Playlist Dataset with audio features. The Developer App does however limit my requests and since it is only used for research it does n...

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  • Hi there Developer Community In my thesis I am researching recommender systems and would like to enrich the Million Playlist Dataset with audio features. The Developer App does however limit my requ...
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List of songs to exclude in Get Recommendations

I am experimenting with using Spotify API and have stumbled upon the Get Recommendations call:https://developer.spotify.com/documentation/web-api/reference/get-recommendationsI was wondering is there a way to add a parameter for songs to exclude, or ...

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  • I am experimenting with using Spotify API and have stumbled upon the Get Recommendations call: https://developer.spotify.com/documentation/web-api/reference/get-recommendations I was wondering is...
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Getting 429 with huge `Retry-After` numbers

Over the past week I've been getting 429 rejections (exceeded rate limit) with `Retry-After` values up to around 12 hours. I continue to get 429s for that entire interval with the `Retry-After` declining steadily, but it takes the original amount of ...

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  • Over the past week I've been getting 429 rejections (exceeded rate limit) with `Retry-After` values up to around 12 hours. I continue to get 429s for that entire interval with the `Retry-After` decli...
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Web Playback SDK doesn't work in Safari

I am developing an app that integrates the Web Playback SDK, but I am having severe issues with Safari, all other browsers work well but when I test it in Safari, I can't hear anything.Looks like player.activateElement() is not accomplishing well the...

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  • I am developing an app that integrates the Web Playback SDK, but I am having severe issues with Safari, all other browsers work well but when I test it in Safari, I can't hear anything. Looks like...
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