NFC + Spotify Albums + Chromecast Audio

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mariowarner
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NFC + Spotify Albums + Chromecast Audio

Post by mariowarner » 13 Feb 2020 16:05

Hey guys,

I thought it would be a good idea to learn how to use Automagic in transposing the following Automate flowchart to Automagic. But after a few hours I have to come to the conclusion that I don't understand the app well enough... I was wondering if anyone of you could make a tutorial on how to get this working with Automagic?

https://www.instructables.com/id/Albums ... y-Spotify/

The thing is the flowchart doesn't work anymore as when I try to use it, it stops at the Spotify search field without opening and playing the album...

Any help would be appreciated :)

Thanks and have a great day!

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Yam
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Re: NFC + Spotify Albums + Chromecast Audio

Post by Yam » 14 Feb 2020 05:40

I haven't really worked much with nfc tags, but if you are already able to recieve nfc data. You can use an activity to pass that data to spotify


Let's say value = "Blue orchid white stripes"

Start activity:

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Action:
android.intent.action.SEARCH

✅ Explicit content
Package name:
com.spotify.music

Extras:
putString("query", value);

Control UI:

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sleep(1200);
clickById("android:id/text1");

Output:
Open spotify, search with value, click first option (which usually plays the song.


Hope this helps!
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mariowarner
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Re: NFC + Spotify Albums + Chromecast Audio

Post by mariowarner » 18 Feb 2020 03:47

Thanks! I've found an (I think) easier way to at least open the right album (using a Spotify URL and the "Open URL in browser" action).

Now I'd need the following information to make it work :

1. How could I specify to search the browser with the URI written on the NFC tag? (right now I have written the search query in the action, but I'd like the tag to dictate the search query)
2. How can I click on the first song of the album to make it play?
3. How could I select a specific chromecast audio device and enable it?

Again, thanks for your time,

Mario

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Yam
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Re: NFC + Spotify Albums + Chromecast Audio

Post by Yam » 18 Feb 2020 09:51

1.) Im not sure if you can program the tag ID, and use a "script" or "expression" to read the {nfc_tag_ids} variable.

2.) See my original reply "control UI". That's the only way i can see it.

3.) I'm uncertain as the application would need to control it.
Once again you can use control UI tags to initiate it automatically. Maybe a condition which checks the audio playback channel? I'm unsure if that'll work
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