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Listen to local files

Make Spotify your all-in-one player by importing your personal music stored on your computer and syncing it to your mobile devices. 

Mac

Windows

iPhone

iPad

Android

Any music files in your Music and iTunes folders are imported automatically.

To add more local files:
  1. Click on Spotify then select Preferences in the menu bar.
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  2. Scroll down to Local Files. Click Add Source… to point Spotify to other music files on your computer.User-added image
  3. Uncheck folders you no longer want Spotify to check for local music files.
Spotify supports .mp3, .mp4, and .m4p files. If QuickTime is installed on your computer then .m4a files are also supported. We’ll do our best to match any unsupported local files with songs from the Spotify catalogue.
Any music files in your Music and iTunes folders are imported automatically.

To add more local files:
  1. Click on Edit then select Preferences in the menu bar.
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  2. Scroll down to Local Files. Click Add Source… to point Spotify to other music files on your computer.User-added image
  3. Uncheck folders you no longer want Spotify to check for local music files.
Spotify supports .mp3, .mp4, and .m4p files. If QuickTime is installed on your computer then .m4a files are also supported. We’ll do our best to match any unsupported local files with songs from the Spotify catalogue.
If you haven’t done this before, make sure your device is authorised to your computer. On your computer, open Spotify, click Devices, and select its name, then ‘Sync this device with Spotify’.
  1. Using the desktop app, add local music files you want to sync to a playlist.
  2. Log into Spotify on your iPhone using the same wifi network as your desktop.
  3. Tap the Menu button button.
  4. Tap Your Music.
    Your Music button
  5. Tap Playlists.
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  6. Tap Local Files, or the playlist containing local files from your computer.
  7. Select the playlist containing the local music files and press the Available Offline switch at the top.
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  8. A green arrow will appear next to the tracks when syncing is complete.
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For problems syncing local files to iPhone, click here.

If you haven’t done this before, make sure your device is authorised to your computer. On your computer, open Spotify, click Devices, and select its name, then Sync this device with Spotify.

1. Using the desktop app, add local music files you want to sync to a playlist.
2. Log into Spotify on your iPad using the same wifi network as your desktop.
3. Select Playlists.
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4. Tap the playlist containing the local music files.
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6. Move the Download Playlist button to ON.
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7. A green arrow will appear next to the playlist when syncing is complete.
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For problems syncing local files to iPad, click here.

  1. Using the desktop app, add Local Files you want to sync to a playlist.
  2. Log into Spotify on your Android using the same wifi network as your desktop. Tap the Menu button button.
  3. Tap Your Music.
    Your Music button
  4. Tap Playlists.
    Playlists button
  5. Tap Local Files, or the playlist containing local files from your computer.
  6. Select the playlist containing the local music files and press the Available Offline switch at the top.
    Available offline slider
  7. A green arrow will appear next to the tracks when syncing is complete.
    Offline sync green icon

For problems syncing local files to Android, click here.