Event loop

class spotify.EventLoop(session)[source]

Event loop for automatically processing events from libspotify.

The event loop is a Thread that listens to NOTIFY_MAIN_THREAD events and calls process_events() when needed.

To use it, pass it your Session instance and call start():

>>> session = spotify.Session()
>>> event_loop = spotify.EventLoop(session)
>>> event_loop.start()

The event loop thread is a daemon thread, so it will not stop your application from exiting. If you wish to stop the event loop without stopping your entire application, call stop(). You may call join() to block until the event loop thread has finished, just like for any other thread.


If you use EventLoop to process the libspotify events, any event listeners you’ve registered will be called from the event loop thread. pyspotify itself is thread safe, but you’ll need to ensure that you have proper synchronization in your own application code, as always when working with threads.