GET https://api.spotify.com/v1/browse/categories/{category_id}

Request Parameters

Path Parameters

Path Parameter Value
category_id The Spotify category ID for the category.

Header Parameters

Header Field Value
Authorization Required. A valid access token from the Spotify Accounts service: see the Web API Authorization Guide for details.

Query Parameters

Query Parameter Value
country Optional. A country: an ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code. Provide this parameter to ensure that the category exists for a particular country.
locale Optional. The desired language, consisting of an ISO 639-1 language code and an ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code, joined by an underscore. For example: es_MX, meaning "Spanish (Mexico)". Provide this parameter if you want the category strings returned in a particular language. Note that, if locale is not supplied, or if the specified language is not available, the category strings returned will be in the Spotify default language (American English).

Response Format

On success, the HTTP status code in the response header is 200 OK and the response body contains a category object in JSON format. On error, the header status code is an error code and the response body contains an error object.

Once you have retrieved the category, you can use Get a Category’s Playlists to drill down further.


curl -i -X GET "https://api.spotify.com/v1/browse/categories/party" -H "Authorization: Bearer {your access token}"
  "href" : "https://api.spotify.com/v1/browse/categories/party",
  "icons" : [ {
    "height" : 274,
    "url" : "https://datsnxq1rwndn.cloudfront.net/media/derived/party-274x274_73d1907a7371c3bb96a288390a96ee27_0_0_274_274.jpg",
    "width" : 274
  } ],
  "id" : "party",
  "name" : "Party"

Try it

category object (full)

Key Value Type Value Description
href string A link to the Web API endpoint returning full details of the category.
icons an array of image objects The category icon, in various sizes.
id string The Spotify category ID of the category.
name string The name of the category.