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2015-07-03 04:07:17 GMT

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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

WebPlayer

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.
  3. Click ADD A SOURCE to point Spotify to other music files on your computer.
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  4. Switch off sources 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 Spotify then select Preferences in the menu bar.
    User-added image
  2. Scroll down to Local Files.
  3. Click ADD A SOURCE to point Spotify to other music files on your computer.
    User-added image
  4. Switch off sources 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.

In order to get started you'll need to download our desktop application.

  1. Download Spotify here.
  2. Double-click the Spotify icon.
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  3. Click LOGIN WITH FACEBOOK. Or enter your Spotify Username and Password, and click LOGIN.
Once you've logged in, visit our FAQ page here for our guide to importing your music. 

Importing local files is also available within the Spotify mobile apps.

Note: This feature is for Premium users only.
  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 (User-added image).
  4. Tap Your Music.
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  5. Tap Playlists.
    Playlists button
  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.
    Offline sync green icon

For problems syncing local files to iPhone, click here.

Note: This feature is for Premium users only.
  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. Tap Your Music
  4. Tap the playlist containing the local music files.
  5. Tap the Available Offline switch at the top.
    Available Offline ipad
  6. A green arrow will appear next to the playlist when syncing is complete.
    Synced playlist ipad
For problems syncing local files to iPad, click here.
 
Note: This feature is for Premium users only.
  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.
  3. Tap the menu button (User-added image).
  4. Tap Your Music.
    Your Music button
  5. Tap Playlists.
    Android - Playlists
  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.
    Available Offline ipad
  8. A green arrow will appear next to the tracks when syncing is complete.
    Synced playlist ipad
For problems syncing local files to Android, click here.
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