Developer News

New Endpoint Recently Played Tracks

Hugh Rawlinson

Today we’re proud to launch a new Web API endpoint: Get a User’s Recently Played Tracks. With the user’s permission, you can now retrieve up to 50 of their most recently played tracks (excluding tracks played during a private session) as well as whether it was part of an album, playlist or artist listening context. Full documentation including restrictions, which scopes are necessary, and how to authenticate can be found here.

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Removing Unauthenticated calls to the Web API

Hugh Rawlinson

On 29th May 2017 the /search /tracks /albums /artists and /users (and related) endpoints will start requiring an access token, bringing them in-line with all other Web API endpoints. A detailed overview of the changes [can be found here.](https://developer.spotify.com/migration-guide-for-unauthenticated-web-api-calls/)

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Statistics and Insights for your Web API apps

José M. Pérez

Part of maintaining a large scale API is ensuring we are able to properly monitor how our product is consumed both globally, and on a per-app basis. Over time this information has proven invaluable when working with partners to optimise their experiences, and we’ve spent some time creating internal tooling to visualise that data for fast and easy insights.

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