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Get Several Audiobooks

Get Spotify catalog information for several audiobooks identified by their Spotify IDs. Audiobooks are only available within the US, UK, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia markets.

Important policy notes

Request

  • ids
    string
    Required

    A comma-separated list of the Spotify IDs. For example: ids=18yVqkdbdRvS24c0Ilj2ci,1HGw3J3NxZO1TP1BTtVhpZ. Maximum: 50 IDs.

    Example: ids=18yVqkdbdRvS24c0Ilj2ci,1HGw3J3NxZO1TP1BTtVhpZ,7iHfbu1YPACw6oZPAFJtqe
  • market
    string

    An ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code. If a country code is specified, only content that is available in that market will be returned.
    If a valid user access token is specified in the request header, the country associated with the user account will take priority over this parameter.
    Note: If neither market or user country are provided, the content is considered unavailable for the client.
    Users can view the country that is associated with their account in the account settings.

    Example: market=ES

Response

A set of audiobooks. If one of the requested audiobooks is unavailable then you'll find a null item in the audiobooks array where the audiobook object would otherwise be.

  • Required
    • Required

      The author(s) for the audiobook.

      • name
        string

        The name of the author.

    • available_markets
      array of strings
      Required

      A list of the countries in which the audiobook can be played, identified by their ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code.

    • Required

      The copyright statements of the audiobook.

      • text
        string

        The copyright text for this content.

      • type
        string

        The type of copyright: C = the copyright, P = the sound recording (performance) copyright.

    • description
      string
      Required

      A description of the audiobook. HTML tags are stripped away from this field, use html_description field in case HTML tags are needed.

    • html_description
      string
      Required

      A description of the audiobook. This field may contain HTML tags.

    • edition
      string

      The edition of the audiobook.

      Example: "Unabridged"
    • explicit
      boolean
      Required

      Whether or not the audiobook has explicit content (true = yes it does; false = no it does not OR unknown).

    • Required

      External URLs for this audiobook.

    • href
      string
      Required

      A link to the Web API endpoint providing full details of the audiobook.

    • id
      string
      Required

      The Spotify ID for the audiobook.

    • Required

      The cover art for the audiobook in various sizes, widest first.

      • url
        string
        Required

        The source URL of the image.

        Example: "https://i.scdn.co/image/ab67616d00001e02ff9ca10b55ce82ae553c8228"
      • height
        integer
        Required
        Nullable

        The image height in pixels.

        Example: 300
      • width
        integer
        Required
        Nullable

        The image width in pixels.

        Example: 300
    • languages
      array of strings
      Required

      A list of the languages used in the audiobook, identified by their ISO 639 code.

    • media_type
      string
      Required

      The media type of the audiobook.

    • name
      string
      Required

      The name of the audiobook.

    • Required

      The narrator(s) for the audiobook.

      • name
        string

        The name of the Narrator.

    • publisher
      string
      Required

      The publisher of the audiobook.

    • type
      string
      Required

      The object type.

      Allowed values: "audiobook"
    • uri
      string
      Required

      The Spotify URI for the audiobook.

    • total_chapters
      integer
      Required

      The number of chapters in this audiobook.

    • Required

      The chapters of the audiobook.

      • href
        string
        Required

        A link to the Web API endpoint returning the full result of the request

        Example: "https://api.spotify.com/v1/me/shows?offset=0&limit=20"
      • limit
        integer
        Required

        The maximum number of items in the response (as set in the query or by default).

        Example: 20
      • next
        string
        Required
        Nullable

        URL to the next page of items. ( null if none)

        Example: "https://api.spotify.com/v1/me/shows?offset=1&limit=1"
      • offset
        integer
        Required

        The offset of the items returned (as set in the query or by default)

        Example: 0
      • previous
        string
        Required
        Nullable

        URL to the previous page of items. ( null if none)

        Example: "https://api.spotify.com/v1/me/shows?offset=1&limit=1"
      • total
        integer
        Required

        The total number of items available to return.

        Example: 4
      • Required
        • audio_preview_url
          string
          Required
          Nullable

          A URL to a 30 second preview (MP3 format) of the chapter. null if not available.

          Important policy note
          Example: "https://p.scdn.co/mp3-preview/2f37da1d4221f40b9d1a98cd191f4d6f1646ad17"
        • available_markets
          array of strings

          A list of the countries in which the chapter can be played, identified by their ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code.

        • chapter_number
          integer
          Required

          The number of the chapter

          Example: 1
        • description
          string
          Required

          A description of the chapter. HTML tags are stripped away from this field, use html_description field in case HTML tags are needed.

          Example: "We kept on ascending, with occasional periods of quick descent, but in the main always ascending. Suddenly, I became conscious of the fact that the driver was in the act of pulling up the horses in the courtyard of a vast ruined castle, from whose tall black windows came no ray of light, and whose broken battlements showed a jagged line against the moonlit sky."
        • html_description
          string
          Required

          A description of the chapter. This field may contain HTML tags.

          Example: "<p>We kept on ascending, with occasional periods of quick descent, but in the main always ascending. Suddenly, I became conscious of the fact that the driver was in the act of pulling up the horses in the courtyard of a vast ruined castle, from whose tall black windows came no ray of light, and whose broken battlements showed a jagged line against the moonlit sky.</p>"
        • duration_ms
          integer
          Required

          The chapter length in milliseconds.

          Example: 1686230
        • explicit
          boolean
          Required

          Whether or not the chapter has explicit content (true = yes it does; false = no it does not OR unknown).

        • Required

          External URLs for this chapter.

        • href
          string
          Required

          A link to the Web API endpoint providing full details of the chapter.

          Example: "https://api.spotify.com/v1/episodes/5Xt5DXGzch68nYYamXrNxZ"
        • id
          string
          Required

          The Spotify ID for the chapter.

          Example: "5Xt5DXGzch68nYYamXrNxZ"
        • Required

          The cover art for the chapter in various sizes, widest first.

          • url
            string
            Required

            The source URL of the image.

            Example: "https://i.scdn.co/image/ab67616d00001e02ff9ca10b55ce82ae553c8228"
          • height
            integer
            Required
            Nullable

            The image height in pixels.

            Example: 300
          • width
            integer
            Required
            Nullable

            The image width in pixels.

            Example: 300
        • is_playable
          boolean
          Required

          True if the chapter is playable in the given market. Otherwise false.

        • languages
          array of strings
          Required

          A list of the languages used in the chapter, identified by their ISO 639-1 code.

          Example: ["fr","en"]
        • name
          string
          Required

          The name of the chapter.

          Example: "Starting Your Own Podcast: Tips, Tricks, and Advice From Anchor Creators"
        • release_date
          string
          Required

          The date the chapter was first released, for example "1981-12-15". Depending on the precision, it might be shown as "1981" or "1981-12".

          Example: "1981-12-15"
        • release_date_precision
          string
          Required

          The precision with which release_date value is known.

          Allowed values: "year", "month", "day"Example: "day"
        • Required

          The user's most recent position in the chapter. Set if the supplied access token is a user token and has the scope 'user-read-playback-position'.

          • fully_played
            boolean

            Whether or not the episode has been fully played by the user.

          • resume_position_ms
            integer

            The user's most recent position in the episode in milliseconds.

        • type
          string
          Required

          The object type.

          Allowed values: "episode"
        • uri
          string
          Required

          The Spotify URI for the chapter.

          Example: "spotify:episode:0zLhl3WsOCQHbe1BPTiHgr"
        • Included in the response when a content restriction is applied.

          • reason
            string

            The reason for the restriction. Supported values:

            • market - The content item is not available in the given market.
            • product - The content item is not available for the user's subscription type.
            • explicit - The content item is explicit and the user's account is set to not play explicit content.
            • payment_required - Payment is required to play the content item.

            Additional reasons may be added in the future. Note: If you use this field, make sure that your application safely handles unknown values.