Can't get mp3 urls with free account anymore #32

redondo-se opened this Issue Mar 8, 2013 · 5 comments


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Just started playing with this API a couple days ago. At first, I was able to fetch mp3 urls with my Spotify free account. But, now I can't. I even created a new account and a new facebook account, linked them together, and tried with that account, but that doesn't work either. Did Spotify do something on their side to disable it?

And with a paid account?


Hexxeh commented Mar 8, 2013

They officially launched today, and as part of that they appear have to blocked out access for non-Premium users via this API. I expected this to happen and whilst I can see how they've done it, I don't intend to attempt to circumvent this restriction.

If you like Spotify, buy a Premium account to support them: show the industry this is a great model for legally listening to music.


@Hexxeh Hexxeh closed this Mar 8, 2013

There's going to be better quality options? I'm thinking about paying but I'm not convinced if it's only for 160kbps mp3

lupocos commented Mar 9, 2013

I know the thread has been closed, but I'll ask it anyway:

Could anybody confirm whether this API works with "Unlimited" accounts (4.99 £/month, no mobile) as well as with Premium ones?
I already have Premium -- I can confirm it's still working after the changes -- but I was wondering if the websocket-api would still work if I decided to switch to Unlimited.

And I think it should be fixed to give an error message stating that you are not Premium

@toldjuuso toldjuuso referenced this issue in TooTallNate/node-spotify-web Mar 10, 2013


New account type limitations #9

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