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Spotify sample

Using the Spotify sample bundle

The spotify-current-song example bundle in samples/spotify-current-song demonstrates the ability to get the current playing song of a user. Here is a guide to how to get it working.


You will need a working nodecg-io installation. If you have non yet take a look at installation guide. You may need to install this bundle, so take a look at the “Try an included sample”-Guide. It will also tell you how to log in and how to use the GUI.

You also need:

  • A Spotify account and a registered Spotify application and the associated client id/client secret.


If you don't have a registered application, yet you can follow this guide. As a redirect URL use http://localhost:9090/nodecg-io-spotify/spotifycallback.

Configure the Spotify sample bundle

  1. In NodeCG, create a new Spotify service instance.

  2. Enter your client ID and secret for Spotify:

        "scopes": ["user-read-playback-state"],
        "clientId": "0123456789abcdef0123456789abcdef",
        "clientSecret": "0123456789abcdef0123456789abcdef"

    After entering it, click save.


    This sample requires the user-read-playback-state scope, but you can require other scopes if you want to use functions that require them. A list of all scopes can be found here.

  3. Set the sample's (spotify-current-song) dependency to be the newly created service instance (of type spotify).

  4. Check the NodeCG logs:

    You should see an error or a success message and the current playing song with names and artists.