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How to embed a Spotify podcast player into your website

August 29, 2018 · By James Cridland

Want to embed a Spotify player into your website? It's totally doable - but you don't want to do it.

Here's how:

Remember that Spotify cache your audio (yay, no bandwidth bills; boo, no dynamic insertion; hmm, stats come separately to your host).

But, a big gotcha that makes it almost unusable: without logging in to a Spotify account, you get a preview of the first thirty seconds of the podcast.

Here's our weekly Spotify-exclusive Podnews weekly podcast, on Spotify, thanks to Omny Studio:

Developers

You might like to know that the URL is: https://open.spotify.com/embed/show/6p1jX1AC0O7yiZ5JdyOmfp, and it uses the Spotify showID. You can discover the showID from any Spotify client's share option.

The default suggested size is 300w, 380h, but it seems nicely resizable.

Unfortunately, Spotify don't have any APIs that allow you to search for podcasts or discover their showID. This player also kicks up a dialog box about encrypted audio.

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