Can't play local files through Spotify Connect - FEATURE REQUEST!

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Can't play local files through Spotify Connect - FEATURE REQUEST!

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Plan

Premium

Country

UK

Device

(Mate 20 Pro)

Operating System

(Windows 10)

 

My Question or Issue

Dear Spotify techies - please please please can you get Spotify Connect working with local music files. Apple do it with AirPlay, so why can't you? I really don't want to buy an iPhone as a way of fixing this - I like Android too much.

 

Why I want this:

 

As a DJ, I have a lot of local MP3 files that I've purchased from music download sites or ripped from CDs.

 

On my Windows desktop, I add these local files to Spotify, create playlists, sync them up with my Android phone, and happily listen to them using the Spotify app.

 

The problem comes when I want to use the app on my phone with my home hi-fi - I have a Marantz network streamer that has Spotify Connect.

 

The Spotify app will not play any local files via my Marantz network streamer. It only works with songs that are available in the Spotify Cloud.

 

Yes I could use Bluetooth but I don't want to. It's annoying. I wan to do this over the internet - it's more reliable.

 

If anyone has a workaround for this I'm all ears 🙂 Thanks.

 

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Re: Can't play local files through Spotify Connect - FEATURE REQUEST!

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Please Please Please can we have this feature!!! I have chrome casts all over the house and  Yamaha Amp that does connect but I cant play any tunes I recorded years ago

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Re: Can't play local files through Spotify Connect - FEATURE REQUEST!

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Hey folks,

 

Thanks for getting in touch with us 🙂

 

Currently there is no option to play local files through Connect. We appreciate your feedback and we'll make sure to pass it on to the right team.

 

You can also have a look in our Idea Exchange to see if someone else has already made a similar suggestion.

 

If there isn't one, you can give these steps a go and submit your idea. You can also check this article how ideas work and how your feedback reaches the right teams.

 

Hope this was helpful. If you have questions, don't hesitate to reach out to us.

 

 

 

 

 

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