A light weight Python library for the Spotify Web API

Tests Documentation Status


Spotipy’s full documentation is online at Spotipy Documentation.


pip install spotipy

or upgrade

pip install spotipy --upgrade

Quick Start

A full set of examples can be found in the online documentation and in the Spotipy examples directory.

To get started, install spotipy and create an app on Add your new ID and SECRET to your environment:

Without user authentication

import spotipy
from spotipy.oauth2 import SpotifyClientCredentials

sp = spotipy.Spotify(auth_manager=SpotifyClientCredentials(client_id="YOUR_APP_CLIENT_ID",

results ='weezer', limit=20)
for idx, track in enumerate(results['tracks']['items']):
    print(idx, track['name'])

With user authentication

import spotipy
from spotipy.oauth2 import SpotifyOAuth

sp = spotipy.Spotify(auth_manager=SpotifyOAuth(client_id="YOUR_APP_CLIENT_ID",

results = sp.current_user_saved_tracks()
for idx, item in enumerate(results['items']):
    track = item['track']
    print(idx, track['artists'][0]['name'], " – ", track['name'])

Reporting Issues

For common questions please check our FAQ.

You can ask questions about Spotipy on Stack Overflow. Don’t forget to add the Spotipy tag, and any other relevant tags as well, before posting.

If you have suggestions, bugs or other issues specific to this library, file them here. Or just send a pull request.