Just a simple script that puts a user's currently playing track(on Spotify) to his account's status on vk.com. And printing info about the track in the console.

import requests
import os
import json

URL_TRACK = 'https://api.spotify.com/v1/me/player/currently-playing'
URL_STATUS = "https://api.vk.com/method/status.set"
VK_TOKEN = os.environ.get('VK_TOKEN')
SP_TOKEN = os.environ.get('SP_TOKEN')

def set_status():
    params = {
              'user_id': 8573490,
              'v': 5.92,
              'access_token': VK_TOKEN,
              'text': current_track()

    status = requests.get(url=URL_STATUS, params=params)

def track_data():
    headers = {
               'Accept': 'application/json',
               'Content-Type': 'application/json',
               'Authorization': f'Bearer {SP_TOKEN}',

    return requests.get(url=URL_TRACK, headers=headers)

def track_is_playing():
    return track_data().status_code == 200

def current_track():
    data = track_data().json()
    artist_path = data["item"]['artists'][0]['name']
    track_path = data["item"]['name']

    return(f'{artist_path} - {track_path}')

def run_script():
    if track_is_playing():
        print('Not playing')

if __name__ == "__main__":
  • \$\begingroup\$ I'm also wondering what are the options to make this thing used by many users so they don't have to deal with command-line, manual input of tokens etc. Now I could think only of web-app, written in Django for example. \$\endgroup\$ – edvard_munch Dec 11 '18 at 13:05

Rather than os.environ.get you can do getenv.

In track_data, don't pass Content-Type, because you aren't passing any body with your request.

Otherwise, it's quite reasonable. You may want to expand error checking and reporting, particularly for track_data, since you aren't currently checking the status. raise_for_status is often a good thing to do.


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