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Homey and Spotify (workarround?)

RoephoedRoephoed Member
edited July 10 in Questions & Help

Hi all!

As many of you know homey is rather limited to control spotify. However, I do find many occasions that I would like to automate my music settings -> think of playing certain playlists/songs, setting the volume, selecting a device (with spotify connect) etc.

I know that in March there was a blog about this (see here), but I also noticed last year(s) that updates are taking forever and are rather uncertain (not complaining, just an observation, which implies I do not want to wait for years for this functionality). So I would like to create my own solution and know if someone has made any progress here?

What I found out myself is that with Tasker (see here) on a android device you can automate (part of) spotify, connecting it to homey, so it can react in flows or when certain conditions are met (E.g. arriving home, going to sleep etc), see here for an awesome tuturial made by Phuturist for connecting tasker to homey:

What is working stable:

1) Play/pause spotify (also with spotify connect, e.g. Amazon alexa starts playing music)

2) Setting volume of a local spotify device (if tasker is on the same device as spotify, thus both tasker and spotify my phone)

What is working, but a little unstable:

1) Switch devices in spotify connect

2) Play a certain playlist/song (also with spotify connect)

What is not working

1) Setting or adjust volume of spotify connect devices (thus tasker is installed on my phone, but the Amazon alexa is playing music with spotify connect)

Did someone manage to achieve more, a stable(r) solution or to solve this completely?  I am very interested to hear your thoughts!


EDIT: Typo

Comments

  • BramBram Member, Athom
    @Roephoed we are currently testing a new version of the Spotify Connect app, I can add you to the alpha testing program so you can test out the new version and see if it's up to par?
  • RoephoedRoephoed Member
    Bram said:
    @Roephoed we are currently testing a new version of the Spotify Connect app, I can add you to the alpha testing program so you can test out the new version and see if it's up to par?

    Would love that!
  • BramBram Member, Athom
    Could you pm me the e-mail address you are using for your Homey account?
  • MarkVMarkV Member
    @Bramcan you throw me in to the Alpha pool as well?
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