In Tasker, there is a Media Control action which allows me to move to the next song however it only seems to work for the default Android player.

Is it there a way to hook Spotify up to do this?


Yes it is possible, but using Tasker's built in Media Control Next will not work.

For the action you need to use Script --> Run Shell, and as the command enter "input keyevent 87" without quotes. This is the Android API:


  • thanks, this works. although it only seems to work sometimes for me. I think it only works if Spotify is already booted up
    – Diskdrive
    May 25 '13 at 13:26
  • Couldn't you insert an action to open spotify before issuing the command to guarantee that spotify is open? I suppose if you're actively using some other app then this would be annoying but just an idea not an answer. Jun 25 '13 at 17:29
  • I made it open the app, wait 10 seconds, run the shell command (I had to run as root to work). It's working fine for me.
    – euDennis
    May 28 '14 at 18:20

The link says how to get tasker to make spotify play:

Getting Spotify to play.

  • Click the “+” icon at the bottom.
  • Select the “System” category.
  • Select “Sent Intent”
  • Set these fields:
    • Action: com.spotify.mobile.android.ui.widget.PLAY
    • Cat: None
    • Package: com.spotify.music
    • Target: Broadcast Reciever

From spotify's Manifest.xml I can see that there is also a com.spotify.mobile.android.ui.widget.NEXT action so I would guess that if you used that instead of com.spotify.mobile.android.ui.widget.PLAY then it would play the next track.

  • This worked perfectly for me, how did you explore that manifest? I need to do the same for Audible :)
    – mjsr
    Aug 23 '15 at 14:04

Don't ask me how, but this worked for me:

  1. Installed Spotify, iHeart and Poweramp. Disabled BT control for Poweramp.
  2. Disabled Google Play Music. Google Now still works normally.
  3. Using the Action Box extension, I stop all music by playing a 1 second MP3 of silence in Poweramp.
  4. Tasker's Play and Next actions work fine with Spotify or iHeart. I haven't figured how the phone decides which one to start. But I don't care :-) HTH

Maybe... WaveControl says it can control Spotify and has Tasker integration. I'm not a Spotify user, though, and it's much too late to check it out right now.


Mybe this can help you :



  • 1
    An answer with no useful information except a link to somewhere else is not a good answer. It's hardly an answer at all.
    – ale
    Apr 6 '14 at 17:32

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