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Import Spotify Data to Google Sheets

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In this guide, we’ll walk through how to pull Spotify music data directly into Google Sheets, using the API Connector add-on for Sheets.

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Before You Begin

Click here to install the API Connector add-on from the Google Marketplace.

Part 1: Connect to the Spotify API

The easiest way to get started with the Spotify API is through API Connector’s built-in integration.

  1. Select Spotify from the drop-down list of applications
    spotify-application
  2. Under Authorization, click Connect to Spotify
    spotify-authorization
  3. You will be directed to spotify.com and asked to authorize the connection. Click Agree.spotify-img2
  4. You'll then be returned to your Google Sheet, and can verify that your Spotify connection is active.
    spotify-authorization-connected

Part 2: Pull Data from Spotify to Sheets

Now that we’re connected, let’s pull some data into Sheets.

  1. Under Endpoint, choose /search to search Spotify's catalog of music.
    spotify-endpoints
  2. Fill out the required q and type parameters to indicate your search query and the type of resource to search.
  3. Select a destination sheet, name your request, and click Run.
    spotify-response

Part 3: Create a Custom API Request

Alternatively, you can create a custom request instead of using API Connector’s built-in integration, using any of the endpoints and parameters shown in the API documentation.

To create a custom request, add the complete URL into the request URL field, and choose Spotify from the OAuth menu.
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To easily convert from a preset request to a custom API URL, tick the Add request URL box before running your preset request (under Output options). This will print out your complete API URL, which you can then copy/paste into the request URL field.

Part 4: API Documentation

To see more API endpoints and example responses, check out the Spotify Web API reference located at https://developer.spotify.com/documentation/web-api/reference

To view/disconnect API Connector on Spotify's side, navigate to https://www.spotify.com/us/account/apps/.

9 thoughts on “Import Spotify Data to Google Sheets”

  1. Can I get the entire music library this way? I want to compare which songs I have offline the same as ones present in Spotify and delete only them and probably add the rest as a separate playlist.

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    • As far as I know, Spotify's API doesn't provide stream count numbers. There's quite a few comments/complaints about it on their forum, e.g. here. Based on that thread, it seems some third party tools have found a way to offer this, maybe by scraping Spotify's interface (where it seems like this data is provided). So maybe you can try using an unofficial API for Spotify instead.

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