To use this plugin, add
spotify_sdk as a dependency in your pubspec.yaml file.
This package is using both the spotify-app-remote sdk and spotify-auth library. The auth library is needed to get the authentication token to work with the web api.
From the Spotify Android SDK Quick Start. You need two things:
- Register your app in the spotify developer portal. You also need to create a sha-1 fingerprint and add this and your package name to the app settings on the dashboard as well as a redirect url.
- download the current Spotify Android SDK. Here you need the spotify-app-remote-.aar and spotify-auth-.aar.
After you are all setup you need to add the *.aar files to your Android Project as Modules. See the Spotify Android SDK Quick Start for detailed information.
Important here is the naming so that the package can find the modules.
- Remote: spotify-app-remote
- Auth: spotify-auth
Register your app in the spotify developer portal. You also need to register your Bundle ID as well as a Redirect URI.
Follow the instructions in the section
Setup the iOS SDK of Spotify iOS SDK Quick Start.
Register your app in the spotify developer portal. You need to provide a redirect URL which points to a dedicated page on a website you own.
Paste the following onto the webpage, which you linked to in your redirect URL.
To start using this package you first have to connect to Spotify. To only connect you can do this with connectToSpotifyRemote(...) or getAuthenticationToken(...) in both of these methods you need the client id, given in the spotify dashboard and the redirect url you set in the settings on the dashboard.
await SpotifySdk.connectToSpotifyRemote(clientId: "", redirectUrl: "")
If you want to use the web api as well you have to use this method to get the authentication token. You can specify multiple scopes by separating them with a comma "," as shown below. For more information on scopes you can refer to Spotify Authorization Scopes Guide
var authenticationToken = await SpotifySdk.getAuthenticationToken(clientId: "", redirectUrl: "", scope: "app-remote-control,user-modify-playback-state,playlist-read-private");
On iOS you can store the token that you get from
getAuthenticationToken(...) and then pass it to
connectToSpotifyRemote(...) during the next session. This will avoid having to switch to the Spotify app for establishing the connection. This library does not handle storing the token. It is up to you to persist it wherever you see fit. Keep in mind that this feature is currently quite buggy in the native iOS SDK and has many side effects like random disconnections. Proceed with caution.
On iOS Spotify starts playing music when attempting connection. This is a default behavior and there is no official way to prevent this with the currently supported authentication flows. You have the option to pass a Spotify URI upon connection or set it to a blank string to play the last played song. There is an undocumented workaround if you don't want music to start playing which is to pass an invalid Spotify URI instead. This is not officially supported by the Spotify SDK or this library and it can fail or stop working at any time!
Have a look in the example for detailed insights on how you can use this package.
|connectToSpotifyRemote||Connects the App to Spotify||✔||✔||✔|
|getAuthenticationToken||Gets the Authentication Token that you can use to work with the Web Api||✔||✔||✔|
|disconnect||disconnects the app connection||✔||✔||✔|
|getPlayerState||Gets the current player state||✔||✔||✔|
|pause||Pauses the current track||✔||✔||✔|
|play||Plays the given spotifyUri||✔||✔||✔|
|queue||Queues given spotifyUri||✔||✔||✔|
|resume||Resumes the current track||✔||✔||✔|
|skipNext||Skips to next track||✔||✔||✔|
|skipPrevious||Skips to previous track||✔||✔||✔|
|seekTo||Seeks the current track to the given position in milliseconds||✔||✔||🚧|
|seekToRelativePosition||Adds to the current position of the track the given milliseconds||✔||❌||🚧|
|subscribeToPlayerContext||Subscribes to the current player context||✔||✔||✔|
|subscribeToPlayerState||Subscribes to the current player state||✔||✔||✔|
|getCrossfadeState||Gets the current crossfade state||✔||✔||❌|
|toggleShuffle||Cycles through the shuffle modes||✔||❌||❌|
|setShuffle||Set the shuffle mode||✔||✔||✔|
|toggleRepeat||Cycles through the repeat modes||✔||✔||❌|
|setRepeatMode||Set the repeat mode||✔||✔||✔|
|getImage||Get the image from the given spotifyUri||✔||✔||🚧|
|addToLibrary||Adds the given spotifyUri to the users library||✔||✔||🚧|
|getCapabilities||Gets the current users capabilities||✔||🚧||🚧|
|getLibraryState||Gets the current library state||✔||🚧||🚧|
|removeFromLibrary||Removes the given spotifyUri to the users library||✔||✔||🚧|
|subscribeToCapabilities||Subscribes to the current users capabilities||✔||🚧||🚧|
|subscribeToUserStatus||Subscrives to the current users status||✔||🚧||🚧|
|connectSwitchToLocalDevice||Switch to play music on this (local) device||🚧||🚧||🚧|