Announcing the new Spotify Android SDK Beta
Posted June 25th, 2014
Android developers, rejoice! Today we’re announcing the availability of a completely new Android SDK for Spotify. It makes it easy to add Spotify functionality to your Android app.
Currently the SDK includes user authentication and playback, and for metadata lookup and playlist management you will need to use the recently released Web API, which you can communicate with after receiving an OAuth token from the SDK. In future this functionality will be added to the SDK.
As a result of this release, the old LibSpotify beta for Android is being deprecated and will be removed from the Spotify Developer Site. Given the complexity and instability of this library, we felt it best to start from the ground up and write a new SDK which would be more developer-friendly. We think the new SDK achieves this.
It’s important to note that the new SDK is currently in beta as we stabilize the project and that functionality may change frequently. We’re hoping that your feedback can help us shape the SDK for a final release build in the coming weeks.
Try it now!
The project’s GitHub page can be found here and we also have the following pages on the Spotify Developer Site:
We’re looking forward to seeing what you come up with and please report issues in the project’s issue tracker!
Update (Nov 2017): We’ve since added playback in the browser through the Web Playback SDK. Check it out!