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Use the app to play music files stored on your device, which we call local files.
Spotify can play any audio files that your device supports.
Note: Files or downloads from illegal sources are not permitted.
- Import your local files with the "Desktop" steps.
- Add the files to a playlist.
- Log in on your mobile or tablet using the same WiFi as your desktop.
- Go to Settings > Local Files and switch on Local audio files.
Note: You need to allow Spotify to find devices in the prompt that shows.
- Download the playlist with your local files.
Local Files sync supports:
- You're logged in to the same account on both your desktop and mobile
- Your devices are discoverable and connected to the same WiFi network
- The Spotify app has access to your local network. Check in your iPhone/iPad settings under Spotify.
- The app is up-to-date on both devices
- Your device is up-to-date
- Tap Home .
- Tap Settings .
- Switch Show local audio files on .
Your stored music is now in Local Files in Your Library .
Make sure the app and your device OS are up-to-date.
- Click in the top-right and select Settings.
- Scroll to Local Files and switch Show Local Files on.
- Switch off any sources you don't want.
- Click ADD A SOURCE to select another folder.
Music from that folder is now in Local Files in Your Library .
When the crossfade setting is enabled, Spotify will crossfade between local files that use the same sample rate and channel count (mono/stereo).
Last updated: 15 November, 2021
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