Last.fm Web Services

user.getFriends

Get a list of the user's friends on Last.fm.

Example URLs

JSON: /2.0/?method=user.getfriends&user=rj&api_key=YOUR_API_KEY&format=json
XML: /2.0/?method=user.getfriends&user=rj&api_key=YOUR_API_KEY

Params

user (Required) : The last.fm username to fetch the friends of.
recenttracks (Optional) : Whether or not to include information about friends' recent listening in the response.
limit (Optional) : The number of results to fetch per page. Defaults to 50.
page (Optional) : The page number to fetch. Defaults to first page.
api_key (Required) : A Last.fm API key.

Auth

This service does not require authentication.

Sample Response

<lfm status="ok" total="109" page="1" perPage="50" totalPages="3">
    <friends user="joanofarctan">
        <user>
            <name>eartle</name>
            <realname>Michael Coffey</realname>
            <image size="small">http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/34/45718509.jpg</image>
            <image size="medium">http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/64/45718509.jpg</image>
            <image size="large">http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/126/45718509.jpg</image>
            <image size="extralarge">http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/252/45718509.jpg</image>
            <url>http://www.last.fm/user/eartle</url>
            <id>7737850</id>
            <country>UK</country>
            <age>29</age>
            <gender>m</gender>
            <subscriber>1</subscriber>
            <playcount>45366</playcount>
            <playlists>4</playlists>
            <bootstrap>0</bootstrap>
            <registered unixtime="1189696970">2007-09-13 15:22</registered>
            <type>subscriber</type>
        </user>
        ...
    </friends>
</lfm>

Errors

  • 2 : Invalid service - This service does not exist
  • 3 : Invalid Method - No method with that name in this package
  • 4 : Authentication Failed - You do not have permissions to access the service
  • 5 : Invalid format - This service doesn't exist in that format
  • 6 : Invalid parameters - Your request is missing a required parameter
  • 7 : Invalid resource specified
  • 8 : Operation failed - Something else went wrong
  • 9 : Invalid session key - Please re-authenticate
  • 10 : Invalid API key - You must be granted a valid key by last.fm
  • 11 : Service Offline - This service is temporarily offline. Try again later.
  • 13 : Invalid method signature supplied
  • 16 : There was a temporary error processing your request. Please try again
  • 26 : Suspended API key - Access for your account has been suspended, please contact Last.fm
  • 29 : Rate limit exceeded - Your IP has made too many requests in a short period