Spotify Web Now Playing

Spotify Web Now Playing

Export Spotify Web “now playing” song to a local file

Spotify Web Now Playing
What is Spotify Web Now Playing?
Spotify Web Now Playing is a Chrome extension that synchronizes a JSON file with the currently playing song on Spotify Web. It provides the artist, title and cover art URL of the playing song, enabling local usage of this information. This could be used for displaying the data on task bars or other applications.
Users: 1,000+
Version: 0.1.2 (Last updated: 2021-11-26)
Creation date: 2021-01-18
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Size: 17.53K
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This extension keeps a JSON file in sync with the currently playing song on Spotify Web ( This is useful to make use of that information locally, for instance displaying the title and artist in the task bar, or whatever else you fancy.

The JSON file includes: the artist, the title and the cover art URL.

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  • v0.1.2: fixes a bug that prevented the extension from working
  • v0.1.1: the startup routine is now more robust to slow page loads.
Risk impact

Spotify Web Now Playing may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

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