Possible to open Spotify links in local Spotify app?

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Possible to open Spotify links in local Spotify app?

Unread post by gi_jimbo » 2022-01-18, 13:42

As the subject indicates, is there a way for me to make Spotify song links open in the Spotify app on my computer?

Thanks in advance.

edit: here's an example link
https://open.spotify.com/track/4DUbHhpI ... 87c18c4d2a
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Re: Possible to open Spotify links in local Spotify app?

Unread post by Disil07 » 2022-01-18, 23:31

I dont think this is possible, because the spotify app is PWA, which is "chrome wrapper". Try it with other 'big browser' first, if it opens in the spotify app then PM will work too.

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Re: Possible to open Spotify links in local Spotify app?

Unread post by moonbat » 2022-01-19, 00:34

Disil07 wrote:
2022-01-18, 23:31
the spotify app is PWA, which is "chrome wrapper".
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Most desktop 'apps' these days are exactly that - a lazy wrapper around the mobile website with zero support for normal desktop UI conventions. I mean why even bother, you could just make a shortcut to the URL on the desktop to be opened with Chrome, the result is the same. :x
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Re: Possible to open Spotify links in local Spotify app?

Unread post by gi_jimbo » 2022-01-20, 13:27

While Spotify does have an "app" (browser interface), they also have a desktop client. That is what I'm using. I may be misunderstanding your statement about chrome wrapper though. Here's the link:
https://www.spotify.com/us/download/windows/

When I tried my link in Chrome, this is what came up.
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If I click "Open Spotify" then it goes to that song in my Spotify client as I'd expect it to. It would be nice if I could direct Pale Moon to open "https://open.spotify.com" links with the Spotify app this way.

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Re: Possible to open Spotify links in local Spotify app?

Unread post by gi_jimbo » 2022-01-20, 13:41

I tried to set it here:
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I browsed to where the app is installed and selected that but the results are still the same. It just opens the song link in a new browser window. So what I'm thinking is that the "spotify" content type isn't recognized properly maybe? I'm just grasping at straws so I may be way off base.

I also checked out the page information for the tab that opens. Here's what I got for it:
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Re: Possible to open Spotify links in local Spotify app?

Unread post by gi_jimbo » 2022-03-22, 20:27

It's been awhile since my last post on this. I'm still getting the same behavior. Any new thoughts?

On the webpage that opens, it even shows an "Open App" button in the top right and when I click it, another browser window opens again with the same thing.
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