Last.fm for Spotify

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Created on: 22 Nov 2011
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The support group for Last.fm's free Spotify app, available here.

With the new Spotify desktop software 1.0.1. being rolled out now, the Last.fm for Spotify app will no longer work in this version. See this pinned thread for more information and possible workarounds.
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This is the official support group for Last.fm's Spotify app which you can either directly install for free from here or search in the Spotify desktop client with their App Finder. See also the Last.fm developer blog and the Spotify news blog as well as the video below describing this app. For general questions about Spotify you can also check their community forums which are open for all users.

Some preliminary remarks:
You do not need this app for scrobbling from Spotify, as the Spotify desktop client has a native scrobbler (check "Edit" -> "Preferences") which also caches the scrobbles in case the Last.fm submissions server is not available.

So you do not need the Last.fm scrobbler either if you want to scrobble from Spotify, as the two clients are not directly connected and work independently from each other. But it can show you the wiki infos of the playing track like this app in the "Now Playing" tab when using both clients at the same time. The permanent info "Enable scrobbling by getting the Last.fm for Spotify app" on top of the new Last.fm scrobbler GUI includes an internal Spotify link. This is a shortcut to the login screen of the app where you can fill in your Last.fm details which automatically copies them to the Preferences of the Spotify desktop software as well, but it does not mean that the app is doing the scrobbling now.

The Spotify apps for iOS, Android and Windows Phone as well as the web player for your browser can also scrobble to Last.fm, but do not feature a cache, so you lose your scrobbles if the connection to the Last.fm server is not available. Furthermore they cannot use this or other external apps.



How do you choose what to play next when you could listen to anything? Use Last.fm for Spotify and find out in seconds. Get recommendations and playlists based on the music you listen to. Whether you're new to Last.fm or a long-time scrobbler with dozens of loved tracks, you’ll get great recommendations straight away. Listen on demand to music we think you’ll love based on the music you play. What’s more, you can build playlists with just one click and effortlessly share them with friends on Spotify, Facebook or Twitter.

Features:
* Recommended albums based on the music you listen to, either individually or in one large playlist of 12 albums per page (5 recommendation pages max.).
* Dismiss recommendations by hovering the album cover and clicking on the Delete icon in the upper right corner, see picture above.
* Instant access to your favourite albums from the last three months, either individually or in an overall playlist.
* Your 50 recently loved tracks (if available on Spotify) instantly or saved as a playlist, see the "Overview" tab.
* Your recently listened tracks instantly or saved as a playlist, see the "Overview" tab.
* Rich artist information and images from Last.fm wikis while listening in the "Now Playing" tab.
* Seamless integration with new and existing Last.fm profiles, e.g. love new tracks from the app in the "Now Playing" tab.
* Similar Tracks playlists created from the current track in the "Now Playing" tab or from any other track in a Spotify list by drag&drop onto the Last.fm app icon.

So if you’re wondering what to listen to next, get the Last.fm app for Spotify now.

Spotify is available in Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay (see Wikipedia for an updated list).

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  • hjbardenhagen

    Hell yeah! http://www.theverge.com/2015/6/29/8865187/ac-dc-streaming-spotify-rdio-apple-music \\m/

    30 Jun 7:41am Reply
  • hjbardenhagen

    You should already have the desktop client loaded in the background and check if your browser knows what to do with open.spotify.com links, e.g. in Firefox it would be mentioned on this settings page: about:preferences#applications

    20 May 9:05am Reply
  • Negative47

    When I click the play button, the songs keep opening in the web player, not on the desktop app, even though I have the web player setting "open links in desktop app" enabled :(

    19 May 12:33pm Reply
  • renaejoe

    Well, well...well. Itz a monday. And I'm trying to keep my mind off...what I gotta go do thiz afternoon. So I freakin jam to music, so I won't stress so much!

    13 Apr 6:45pm Reply
  • Diana19963

    qw

    5 Apr 11:39am Reply
  • hjbardenhagen

    See the pinned thread about the future of Last.fm for Spotify which has ended with their new desktop version 1.0.x. Scrobbling is still possible with it though, check its Preferences.

    1 Apr 12:48am Reply
  • DoItForVine

    I cannot find the Last.fm app on Spotify desktop anymore. I just registered here after I deleted my old account and when they asked how I wanted to scrobble, I clicked Spotify but Spotify app only seemed to find a page that doesn't exist.

    31 Mar 9:20pm Reply
  • hjbardenhagen

    That feature in the Last.fm scrobbler was realised through their now deprecated API, see this thread for more info and a workaround.

    30 Mar 9:10am Reply
  • introvertia

    Ok, the new Spotify update is screwing up my scrobbling. Sometimes the songs show up in the Scrobbles section on last.fm, but nothing EVER shows up in the Now Playing part. I deleted Spotify and reinstalled it. The old version of Spotify works fine with last.fm, but when I implemented the update again, it started showing nothing in the Now Playing section and again, the scrobbling is erratic. Is this a Spotify thing or a last.fm thing and how does it get fixed??

    29 Mar 3:07pm Reply
  • hjbardenhagen

    If you are asking about scrobbling with the Spotify iOS app, then the answer is yes, but it cannot cache scrobbles in offline mode, so you have to be online all the time to scrobble your Spotify tracks to Last.fm.

    11 Mar 9:15am Reply
  • So-Defected

    Last.fm + Spotify on iPhone, it's ok?

    10 Mar 9:30am Reply
  • hjbardenhagen

    Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti (Deluxe Edition) arrived on Spotify yesterday, as usual with additional unreleased mixes.

    25 Feb 8:48am Reply
  • hjbardenhagen

    Does it scrobble? Don't know, but interesting nevertheless, as Spotify is not present on Xbox One yet: http://blog.us.playstation.com/2015/01/28/playstation-meet-spotify/

    29 Jan 9:20am Reply
  • hjbardenhagen

    No, Spotify tags for artists, albums and tracks are not editable anywhere directly, you can only tell them about wrong names in their support forums. You could also suggest corrections on each Last.fm track page, but this would be a huge task.

    14 Jan 7:17am Reply
  • Emptygoodman

    The play button disappeared from Lastfm ... ?

    13 Jan 11:27am Reply
  • theloadedgun

    Can I change the music name (ID3)? I hate when I scrobble any song and there's "[2002 Remix blablabla]"

    12 Jan 12:35pm Reply
  • hjbardenhagen

    See the pinned Known Issues thread with a workaround. Using the direct export of all your loved tracks to a TSV file and converting it with Ivy usually is the better way anyhow.

    6 Dec 2014 Reply
  • the_red_shoes

    The 'add loved tracks as playlist' button in the Last fm Spotify app isn't working.

    5 Dec 2014 Reply
  • hjbardenhagen

    Taylor Swift out, Rammstein in... ;-) https://play.spotify.com/artist/6wWVKhxIU2cEi0K81v7HvP

    26 Nov 2014 Reply
  • hjbardenhagen

    Bad news for all external apps in the Spotify desktop software: please see the new pinned thread about the future of Last.fm for Spotify and vote for the idea to keep the old app API in the desktop software for existing apps on their Community forum.

    4 Nov 2014 Reply
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