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- Global Spotify playlist search and other improvements in Tizonia 0.19.0
- Fixed 'Google Play Music tracks cut short' in Tizonia 0.18.0
- Spotify login issues fixed in Tizonia 0.17.0
- More ways to discover music on Spotify with Tizonia 0.16.0
- Totally revamped Spotify support in Tizonia 0.15.0
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More ways to discover music on Spotify with Tizonia 0.16.0
Dec 3, 2018 • juanrubio
This release primarily fixes a number of breakages in Google Play Music playlist and station search (#507, #515, #519, #522) that appeared a couple of months ago. These issues came around due to changes in some of Google’s internal APIs. The guys over at gmusicapi reacted very quickly and changed things at their end so that we can continue to enjoy playing the playlists and stations from this service.
In addition to these fixes, 0.16.0 also brings some new functionality for Spotify and an update for Google Play Music. These are the highlights:
Spotify recommendations by track, artist, and genre [NEW!]
tizonia --spotify-recommendations-by-track-id <track ID, URI or URL>
tizonia --spotify-recommendations-by-artist-id <artist ID, URI or URL>
tizonia --spotify-recommendations-by-genre <genre-name>
With these commands Tizonia returns instant playlists of around 100 tracks. To seed Spotify recommendations engine, you can either input a track ID, an artist ID or a genre name (e.g. ‘alt-metal’). These commands are a fantastic way to discover new music.
id can have one of these three forms:
- ID: 1dfeR4HaWDbWqFHLkxsg1d
- URI: spotify:artist:1dfeR4HaWDbWqFHLkxsg1d
- URL: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1dfeR4HaWDbWqFHLkxsg1d
Spotify related artist search [NEW!]
tizonia --spotify-related-artists <artist>
This command searches Spotify for the specified artist and enqueues the top
tracks (usually 10) from that artist and from 20 related artists. So with this
command you should end up with an instant playlist of around 210 tracks of a
similar music style. This command is great in combination with the
Spotify featured playlist search [NEW!]
tizonia --spotify-featured-playlist <search-term>
With this command Spotify returns a small list of around 12 playlists. The
playlists in the list change depending on the day of the week or even the time
of the day. Try this once with some random search term (e.g. a single space,
'_') to see what Spotify has in store at the moment, and then try once more
with a refined search term.
Spotify new releases search [NEW!]
tizonia --spotify-featured-playlist <search-term>
With this command Spotify returns a small list of around 20 albums. Try this
once with some random search term (e.g. a single space,
'_') to see what new
releases Spotify has on offer, and then try once more with a refined search
Search by Spotify track ID, artist ID, album ID, and playlist ID [NEW!]
These three new Spotify commands are available:
tizonia --spotify-tracks-id <Spotify track ID, URI or URL>
tizonia --spotify-artist-id <Spotify artist ID, URI or URL>
tizonia --spotify-album-id <Spotify album ID, URI or URL>
tizonia --spotify-playlist-id <Spotify playlist ID, URI or URL>
These are useful when the normal text-based search does not always return the track, artist, album, or playlist that you want. So at least an option is to find its id in the Spotify web service: https://open.spotify.com.
Remember that with
tizonia --spotify-playlist-id you will need to specify
--spotify-owner '<spotify-user>' if the playlist you are trying to listen to
is owned by another user (i.e. it’s not one of your plublic playlists).
Recovering from spurious play token losses [NEW!]
Sometimes Spotify reports that the play token has been lost and the playback stops. There are a couple of new options to allow Tizonia to recover the play token and keep playing.
--spotify-recover-lost-token(a flag that can be added on the command line)
spotify.recover_lost_token = true | false(for a more permanent behaviour, add this to your tizonia.conf)
Google Play Music ‘activity’ search with ‘additional keywords’ [NEW!]
Until now it has been really difficult to locate an ‘activity’ station out of
the stations returned by the Google Play ‘activity’ search option. This is now
easier by filtering with an additional search term and the option
tizonia --gmusic-unlimited-activity "concentration" --gmusic-additional-keywords "piano"
Binaries and distribution
As usual CHANGELOG.md contains all the details.
Tizonia v0.16.0 is starting to hit the usual distribution channels:
Thanks to those who have provided feedback via the project’s bug tracker on GitHub.
Pandora support is currently work-in-progress:
- Pandora (#340)
Airsonic/Subsonic support has been requested:
- Airsonic/Subsonic (#496)