Local files

Make Spotify your all-in-one music player.

Note: Files or downloads from illegal sources are not permitted.

  1. Click  in the top-right corner of the app and select Settings
  2. Scroll down to Local Files
  3. Any files in My Music and Downloads are automatically selected. Switch off any sources you don't want Spotify to access. 
  4. Click ADD A SOURCE to select another folder. 

Supported file types:

  • .mp3
  • .m4p (unless it contains video)
  • .mp4 (if QuickTime is installed on your computer)

Note: The iTunes lossless format (M4A) is not supported.

Need help?

Note: Files or downloads from illegal sources are not permitted.

Some of your tracks may be protected in restricted formats. You can install QuickTime on your desktop to allow most of these tracks to be played on Spotify.

If Spotify can’t import a file, we’ll do our best to match it with songs from the Spotify catalog. The version we match with might differ from the original. 

Last updated: 15 October, 2018