Spotify Web Player Chrome


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This SDK must not be used in commercial projects without Spotify's prior written approval

Important: The Web Playback SDK is currently in Beta. The content and functionality may change without warning in future versions.

By using Spotify developer tools, you accept our Developer Terms of Use.They contain important information about what you can and can’t do with our developer tools.Please read them carefully.

About the SDK

The Web Playback SDK is a client-side JavaScript library which allows you to create a new player in Spotify Connect and play any audio track from Spotify in the browser via Encrypted Media Extensions. It’s the same technology we use to power our Web Player experience.

Some things you can do with the Web Playback SDK:

  • Create a new player in Spotify Connect
  • Stream an audio track in supported browsers
  • Get metadata for the current track
  • Get metadata about the user’s listening session
  • Control local playback (pause, resume, volume, etc)

Some things you cannot do with the Web Playback SDK:

  • Download audio / video
  • Manipulate audio / video
  • Authenticate the user with Spotify (Check out Web API using OAuth.)
  • Control playback of other devices (Check out the Connect Web API.)
  • Play a track from a Spotify URI (You can do this through the Web API. Pause/resume can be done inside the SDK.)
  • Access the Web API (You can integrate this separately from our Web API Console.)

Please refer to the Developer Terms of Use for more information about what you can and cannot do with our developer tools.


  • A Client ID and Client Secret, which can be obtained from our Dashboard
  • Authenticated users must have a valid Spotify Premium subscription
  • A supported web browser running on the user’s device

Supported Browsers

Operating SystemBrowsersStatus
Mac/Windows/LinuxChrome, Firefox, IE*✓ Supported
Microsoft Edge✓ Supported
Safari✕ Not Supported
AndroidChrome, Firefox✕ Not Supported
iOSSafari, Chrome✕ Not Supported

* IE 11 or above. Must be on Windows 8.1 or above.

Spotify Web Player Chrome

Spotify Web Player Chrome Extension

Tutorial and Examples

We provide a beginner’s tutorial to help you get started with the Web Playback SDK.It leads you through the creation of a simple web app that makes a Spotify Player instance that can be controlled through Spotify Connect.

API Documentation


The API documentation is available online.


Please report problems with this SDK through the [public issue tracker][github-issue-tracker] on GitHub.

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It may no longer have the back catalog of Taylor Swift, but Spotify remains one of the world’s most popular music streaming services.

Using Spotify on a Chromebook is easy thanks to the official, slick, and feature-packed Web Player. While it’s not as grand sounding as a native desktop app, the Spotify web player can be set to run in its own window to lend it the illusion of “app-iness”.

But maybe you want a bit more than the illusion of integration? Maybe you want to control playback using some keyboard hotkeys, even when Spotify itself is minimised in the background.

Well, you’re in luck.

Spotify Web Player Chromebook

Spotify Web Player Hotkey Extension

Spotify Web Player Hotkey is a nifty Chrome extension that lets you set up regular keyboard shortcuts to pause, play next and previous tracks in Spotify’s online app.

It defaults to the following key combos, all set to work when Chrome is in focus (i.e., you’re in a different tab):

  • Alt + Shift + P — Play/Pause
  • Alt + Shift + Period — Next Track
  • Alt + Shift + Comma — Previous Track

These may not be quite to your tastes (or finger flexing abilities). The extension allows you to change them to a preferred combination of keys (so long as they don’t conflict with existing system functions, e.g., Ctrl + C).

To do this head to Extensions > Keyboard Shortcuts > Spotify Web Player Hotkeys and click in the box, press some keys and away you go.

If you’d like the keyboard shortcuts to work globally — meaning you can control playback while working in Microsoft Word or browsing photos in Pixsta, you can. But, again, pay attention to conflicts.

The extension is a free add-on and works exclusively with the Spotify Web Player available at