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How to scrobble to Last.fm with Spotify Connect

June 2018 Update

Last.fm now natively supports scrobbling from Spotify Connect. The Listenz service has now been discontinue.

To enable this, head to your Last.fm account settings and open the Applications tab. Connect to Spotify here (Spotify Scrobbling) and you’ll be good to Scrobble from Android Auto, Bose Soundtouch, PS4 and other Spotify connect applications.

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The rest of this post is left as an archive.

It’s pretty much impossible to scrobble songs you listen to via Spotify Connect via the standard spotify apps. However, recently Spotify released an updated API that allows the retrieval of the currently playing track. Some kind soul has therefore made the Spotify Scrobbler‘ Listenz (they had to change the name to avoid the spotify trademark, apparently.)

Spotify Scrobbler - Scrobbling for Spotify Connect

This means you can now track your plays from the PS4, and other devices that utilise Spotify Connect such as the Bose Soundtouch speaker range. Fantastic! It also means you can disable the unreliable scrobbling from each Spotify app you use as they break at least once a week for seemingly no reason. Super fantastic.

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Removing Duplicate Scrobbles on Last.fm

So, my last.fm account/spotify went mental last week and logged a single song 1000 times in a row. Since Last.fm is currently in the throes of dying and removing every last useful feature from their site, I was wondering how I could fix this.

Well, sk22 on Github has provided a handy piece of javascript that works perfectly. Simply navigate to the page and enter the script into your address bar (or add it to a bookmark on the bookmark bar) and enjoy your duplicate free library!

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Add to your bookmark bar for easy one click reduplication!