These reference guides provide a detailed overview of the calls available within the Spotify Apps frameworks.

Spotify Apps API Frameworks

There are two frameworks available to Spotify Apps developers:

  • API 1.X framework — provides and interface to the Spotify Desktop Player. Use it to retrieve metadata and control playback.
  • Views framework — provides an interface to renderable UI components.

Legacy API Framework (Deprecated)

We continue to support the old Spotify Apps API (0.X). The documentation for the old framework can be found here.

We encourage all developers to update their apps to the latest frameworks. You’ll have access to new features and be sure of compatibility with future versions of the Desktop Player. Check our Upgrade Guide for tips on how to upgrade.