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    jvromans@squirrel.nl
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    Spotty requires a player

    Hi,

    I wanted to use Spotty to look up one of the albums on my Spotify
    favorites. To my suprise I got the message "cannot use spotify
    services without a player". My players were offline, but why can't I just
    look up my library?

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    Babelfish's Best Boy mherger's Avatar
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    Spotty requires a player

    > I wanted to use Spotty to look up one of the albums on my Spotify
    > favorites. To my suprise I got the message "cannot use spotify
    > services without a player". My players were offline, but why can't I just
    > look up my library?


    As you can have multiple accounts with Spotty, each account setting is
    tied to a player. No player, no account.

    Could it be implemented differently? Sure. But who'd run LMS without a
    player? :-) Fire up a Squeezeplay and you're good.

    --

    Michael

  3. #3
    jvromans@squirrel.nl
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    Spotty requires a player

    Please note that this question is out of curiosity and not a complaint or
    issue.

    On Fri, 18 Dec 2020 23:23:00 +0100, Michael Herger <slim (AT) herger (DOT) net> wrote:

    > As you can have multiple accounts with Spotty, each account setting is
    > tied to a player. No player, no account.


    Interesting... My account is registered with the Spotty plugin and
    since I'm not using Spotify Connect there is no connection between the
    plugin and a player.

    > But who'd run LMS without a player? :-)


    I have the habit of switching off devices that are note in use. So
    my players are usually off .

    > Fire up a Squeezeplay and you're good.


    Indeed. Starting a squeezelite solves it. But since this is an arbitrary
    player, this merely ephasises that the account - player connection is
    unused.

    -- Johan

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    Babelfish's Best Boy mherger's Avatar
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    Spotty requires a player

    > Please note that this question is out of curiosity and not a complaint or
    > issue.


    No worries!

    >> As you can have multiple accounts with Spotty, each account setting is
    >> tied to a player. No player, no account.

    >
    > Interesting... My account is registered with the Spotty plugin and
    > since I'm not using Spotify Connect there is no connection between the
    > plugin and a player.


    My explanation probably was a bit technical. It described the way how
    it's implemented. It could certainly be changed to allow browsing
    without a player. But it would complicate things for a rather exotic use
    case.

    --

    Michael

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