Create your own Spotify App and run it in the Spotify Desktop Player. Submit your app for wider distribution.
The Spotify Desktop player features dozens of apps from our development partners. You can find them on the player’s App Finder tab.
But did you know you can develop your own apps too, using exactly the same APIs? You can develop a Spotify App using both Free and Premium accounts.
How Do I Start?
To be able to create a Spotify Desktop App, you will first need to register with us as a developer. Simply log in with your Spotify username and password and request an account.
Once you have registered, you can start building an app that you will be able to run locally in your Desktop Player.
Here are some links to help you get started:
Can I Distribute My App Through Spotify?
Each month we release in the Spotify Desktop Player a small selection of high-quality apps from the dozens we receive from the community. If you would like to submit your app for consideration, you will need to provide us with a detailed description of your app. Read more here: Spotify Apps Approval Process.
Tools and APIs
Accessing the tools and APIs that you need to develop your app is as easy as downloading the Spotify Desktop Client. Once you have registered as a developer, you will see a new Develop tab in the player, which will give you the ability to manage your app.
Having trouble with getting started with your Spotify Apps project? Have a look at our example application on GitHub.
We provide a set of design resources (.zip) to help you make your Spotify App look great.