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

Any music files in your Music and iTunes folders are imported automatically. Click here for steps to import iTunes playlists manually.

To add more local files:

  1. Click on Spotify then select Preferences in the menu bar.
  2. Scroll down to Local Files.
  3. Click ADD A SOURCE to point Spotify to other music files on your computer.
  4. Switch off sources you no longer want Spotify to check for local music files.

Spotify supports .mp3, .mp4, and .m4p files. It doesn’t support .mp4 files that contain video. 

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 catalog.

Windows

Any music files in your Music and iTunes folders are imported automatically. Click here for steps to import iTunes playlists manually.

To add more local files:

  1. Click on Spotify then select Preferences in the menu bar.
  2. Scroll down to Local Files.
  3. Click ADD A SOURCE to point Spotify to other music files on your computer.
  4. Switch off sources you no longer want Spotify to check for local music files.

Spotify supports .mp3, .mp4, and .m4p files. It doesn’t support .mp4 files that contain video. 

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 catalog.

iPhone

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 ().
  4. Tap Your Music.
  5. Tap 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.
  8. A green arrow will appear next to the tracks when syncing is complete.

For problems syncing local files to iPhone, click here.

iPad

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.
  6. A green arrow will appear next to the playlist when syncing is complete.

For problems syncing local files to iPad, click here.
 

Android

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 ().
  4. Tap Your Music.
  5. Tap 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.
  8. A green arrow will appear next to the tracks when syncing is complete.

For problems syncing local files to Android, click here.


 

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