Apple Music Scrobbling

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Now that Apple Music has opened its API, is it possible to develop an option similar to Spotify Scrobbling? All existing applications begin to fail sooner or later.
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Igor

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He's dead, Jim!

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Looks like https://developer.apple.com/documentation/applemusicapi/get_recently_played_resources could be used. The question is if it's worth the trouble to implement (number of users wanting it and how difficult it is).

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Jon, Community & Customer Services

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It's definitely worth looking into, as far as scrobbling is concerned.  However, that method's sample response looks like it gives us everything except the timestamp, which is a concern.  Still it's a promising start.
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Maybe it's also possible to use it as a playback source like Spotify, i.e. enabled with a Premium subscription? Apple Music is the 2nd largest streaming service behind Spotify (not counting YouTube of course) in terms of users and almost as prominent as Deezer in available countries (even in China, India, Japan and Russia), so Last.fm could benefit from that fact as well.
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Drew VanKrevelen

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I've been using Spotify since before Apple Music was available and want to use Apple but I must have my scrobbles. 
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Jon, Community & Customer Services

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Official Response
Thanks for the heads up, Igor; I've passed this on to our product and development teams to investigate further.
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Igor

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Thanks Jon, if they can develop it will be of great use to many people.
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Drew VanKrevelen

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I've been waiting for Apple Music support (fingers crossed).
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Guilherme Ukyo

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I think it's about time to give us an update about this mega promising new feature 
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mapu1970

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What I would especially look forward to is to scrobble tracks that are not in my library (like other services can do this. Spotify, Deezer, Tidal,...). If Last.fm's solution would be to still scrobble only tracks in my library then there are already a lot of other alternatives.
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K Midnitee

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so, where are we now?