Playback/streaming does not work for any version of mopidy-spotify #110
As promised last month, Spotify disabled access to libspotify on May 16 2022. As of today, seven years after libspotify was deprecated, there is still no official replacement library available.
Mopidy-Spotify is dependent on
pyspotify, a wrapper for Spotify's
libspotify C library.
libspotify was deprecated in 2015 with no replacement. It
is unmaintained, functionally limited, and also now unavailable from the
Spotify developer site. Where
possible we are moving to use Spotify's Web API instead. However, native
playback is still only possible using
libspotify and there is no official
way for us to provide some Spotify features.
Limitations and/or bugs in
libspotify currently result in missing/broken
Mopidy-Spotify support for the following:
- Playback - unavailable as of 16/05/2022
- Saving items to My Music (#108) - possible via web API
- Podcasts (#201) - unavailable
- Radio (#9) - unavailable
- Spotify Connect (#14) - unavailable
Working support for the following features is currently available:
- Playlists (read-only)
- Top lists and Your Music (read-only)
- Lookup by URI
Mopidy-Spotify is currently kept on life support by the Mopidy core developers. It is in need of a more dedicated maintainer.
If you want to be the maintainer of Mopidy-Spotify, please:
Make 2-3 good pull requests improving any part of the project.
Read and get familiar with all of the project's open issues.
Send a pull request removing this section and adding yourself as the "Current maintainer" in the "Credits" section below. In the pull request description, please refer to the previous pull requests and state that you've familiarized yourself with the open issues.
As a maintainer, you'll be given push access to the repo and the authority to make releases to PyPI when you see fit.
- A Spotify Premium subscription. Mopidy-Spotify will not work with Spotify Free, just Spotify Premium.
- A non-Facebook Spotify username and password. If you created your account through Facebook you'll need to create a "device password" to be able to use Mopidy-Spotify. Go to http://www.spotify.com/account/set-device-password/, login with your Facebook account, and follow the instructions. However, sometimes that process can fail for users with Facebook logins, in which case you can create an app-specific password on Facebook by going to facebook.com > Settings > Security > App passwords > Generate app passwords, and generate one to use with Mopidy-Spotify.
libspotify12. The official C library from our Unofficial libspotify archive. The package is available as
pyspotify>= 2.0.5. The
libspotifyPython wrapper. The package is available as
python3-spotifyfrom apt.mopidy.com or
pyspotifyon PyPI. See https://pyspotify.readthedocs.io/en/latest/installation/ for how to install it and its dependencies on most platforms.
Mopidy>= 3.0. The music server that Mopidy-Spotify extends.
If you install Mopidy-Spotify from apt.mopidy.com, AUR, or Homebrew, these dependencies are installed automatically.
Install by running:
sudo python3 -m pip install Mopidy-Spotify
See https://mopidy.com/ext/spotify/ for alternative installation methods.
Before starting Mopidy, you must add your Spotify Premium username and password to your Mopidy configuration file and also visit https://mopidy.com/ext/spotify/#authentication to authorize this extension against your Spotify account:
[spotify] username = alice password = secret client_id = ... client_id value you got from mopidy.com ... client_secret = ... client_secret value you got from mopidy.com ...
The following configuration values are available:
spotify/enabled: If the Spotify extension should be enabled or not. Defaults to
spotify/username: Your Spotify Premium username. You must provide this.
spotify/password: Your Spotify Premium password. You must provide this.
spotify/client_id: Your Spotify application client id. You must provide this.
spotify/client_secret: Your Spotify application secret key. You must provide this.
spotify/bitrate: Audio bitrate in kbps.
320. Defaults to
spotify/volume_normalization: Whether volume normalization is active or not. Defaults to
spotify/timeout: Seconds before giving up waiting for search results, etc. Defaults to
spotify/allow_cache: Whether to allow caching. The cache is stored in a "spotify" directory within Mopidy's
core/cache_dir. Defaults to
spotify/allow_network: Whether to allow network access or not. Defaults to
spotify/allow_playlists: Whether or not playlists should be exposed. Defaults to
spotify/search_album_count: Maximum number of albums returned in search results. Number between 0 and 50. Defaults to 20.
spotify/search_artist_count: Maximum number of artists returned in search results. Number between 0 and 50. Defaults to 10.
spotify/search_track_count: Maximum number of tracks returned in search results. Number between 0 and 50. Defaults to 50.
spotify/toplist_countries: Comma separated list of two letter ISO country codes to get toplists for. Defaults to blank, which is interpreted as all countries that Spotify is available in.
spotify/private_session: Whether to use a private Spotify session. Turn on private session to disable sharing of played tracks with friends through the Spotify activity feed, Last.fm scrobbling, and Facebook. This only affects social sharing done by Spotify, not by other Mopidy extensions. Defaults to