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Controls for Spotify music player

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Constants

state_paused
Signature hs.spotify.state_paused
Type Constant
Description

Returned by hs.spotify.getPlaybackState() to indicates Spotify is paused

state_playing
Signature hs.spotify.state_playing
Type Constant
Description

Returned by hs.spotify.getPlaybackState() to indicates Spotify is playing

state_stopped
Signature hs.spotify.state_stopped
Type Constant
Description

Returned by hs.spotify.getPlaybackState() to indicates Spotify is stopped

Functions

displayCurrentTrack
Signature hs.spotify.displayCurrentTrack()
Type Function
Description

Displays information for current track on screen

Parameters:

  • None

Returns:

  • None
ff
Signature hs.spotify.ff()
Type Function
Description

Skips the playback position forwards by 5 seconds

Parameters:

  • None

Returns:

  • None
getCurrentAlbum
Signature hs.spotify.getCurrentAlbum()
Type Function
Description

Gets the name of the album of the current track

Parameters:

  • None

Returns:

  • A string containing the Album of the current track, or nil if an error occurred
getCurrentArtist
Signature hs.spotify.getCurrentArtist()
Type Function
Description

Gets the name of the artist of the current track

Parameters:

  • None

Returns:

  • A string containing the Artist of the current track, or nil if an error occurred
getCurrentTrack
Signature hs.spotify.getCurrentTrack()
Type Function
Description

Gets the name of the current track

Parameters:

  • None

Returns:

  • A string containing the name of the current track, or nil if an error occurred
getDuration
Signature hs.spotify.getDuration()
Type Function
Description

Gets the duration (in seconds) of the current song

Parameters:

  • None

Returns:

  • The number of seconds long the current song is, 0 if no song is playing
getPlaybackState
Signature hs.spotify.getPlaybackState()
Type Function
Description

Gets the current playback state of Spotify

Parameters:

  • None

Returns:

  • A string containing one of the following constants:
    • hs.spotify.state_stopped
    • hs.spotify.state_paused
    • hs.spotify.state_playing
getPosition
Signature hs.spotify.getPosition()
Type Function
Description

Gets the playback position (in seconds) in the current song

Parameters:

  • None

Returns:

  • A number indicating the current position in the song
getVolume
Signature hs.spotify.getVolume()
Type Function
Description

Gets the Spotify volume setting

Parameters:

  • None

Returns:

  • A number containing the volume Spotify is set to between 1 and 100
isPlaying
Signature hs.spotify.isPlaying()
Type Function
Description

Returns whether Spotify is currently playing

Parameters:

  • None

Returns:

  • A boolean value indicating whether Spotify is currently playing a track, or nil if an error occurred (unknown player state). Also returns false if the application is not running
isRunning
Signature hs.spotify.isRunning()
Type Function
Description

Returns whether Spotify is currently open. Most other functions in hs.spotify will automatically start the application, so this function can be used to guard against that.

Parameters:

  • None

Returns:

  • A boolean value indicating whether the Spotify application is running.
next
Signature hs.spotify.next()
Type Function
Description

Skips to the next Spotify track

Parameters:

  • None

Returns:

  • None
pause
Signature hs.spotify.pause()
Type Function
Description

Pauses the current Spotify track

Parameters:

  • None

Returns:

  • None
play
Signature hs.spotify.play()
Type Function
Description

Plays the current Spotify track

Parameters:

  • None

Returns:

  • None
playpause
Signature hs.spotify.playpause()
Type Function
Description

Toggles play/pause of current Spotify track

Parameters:

  • None

Returns:

  • None
previous
Signature hs.spotify.previous()
Type Function
Description

Skips to previous Spotify track

Parameters:

  • None

Returns:

  • None
rw
Signature hs.spotify.rw
Type Function
Description

Skips the playback position backwards by 5 seconds

Parameters:

  • None

Returns:

  • None
setPosition
Signature hs.spotify.setPosition(pos)
Type Function
Description

Sets the playback position in the current song

Parameters:

  • pos - A number containing the position (in seconds) to jump to in the current song

Returns:

  • None
setVolume
Signature hs.spotify.setVolume(vol)
Type Function
Description

Sets the Spotify volume setting

Parameters:

  • vol - A number between 1 and 100

Returns:

  • None
volumeDown
Signature hs.spotify.volumeDown()
Type Function
Description

Reduces the volume by 5

Parameters:

  • None

Returns:

  • None
volumeUp
Signature hs.spotify.volumeUp()
Type Function
Description

Increases the volume by 5

Parameters:

  • None

Returns:

  • None