@jazzyisj thank you for taking your time to answer me, albeit not in the most educated way.
You should really stop assuming what other people do or don’t, it’s not nice.
First off I have read all the [short] documentation on Spotify integration documentation, and the answer is not there.
That’s the first thing to do when we install new integrations, but I had no luck.
Secondly I have found dozens of threads here on this subject alright, but they all end up recommending the same component you did, which I personally think is not the way to go, hence my FR.
I believe we should not need 3rd party components to mask integration or core shortcomings, they only add up complexity and unneeded layers of software we actually don’t need for anything else.
Finally I was not even aware of the way media player service accepted changes to its source, I had never used it, and I just noticed it 10 minutes ago. I was going to come here and let everyone know I tried it and it worked like a charm.
The media player service solved my problem and I was a bit too preemptive coming here asking for a feature that already exists and I did not know about it.
Now this would be CASE CLOSED, but it seems not… I just received a new email notification while writing this up, letting me know of Core 2021.7.3 exposing Spotify as a service… so… new toys to play.
Anyhow my problem is solved and this FR can be ignored, we already had a way to do this in 2021.7.2 and I didn’t know.
I’m going to install and play with 2021.7.3 now.
Have a nice weekend.