Local File help on Android

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Local File help on Android

MattyG11
Newbie

I have some local files on my desktop that can be played through spotify on the desktop, i have added some to a playlist that I want to be able to listen to on my phone (I am a premium user). 

 

However when I follow the procedure of going onto that playlist and tap the available offline button the local files won't download and the message "Waiting to download." appears.

 

I followed the guide on the Local Files page but as shown it did not work, any suggestions?

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Re: Local File help on Android

Joe
Community Legend
  • Your PC and mobile must be connected to the same Network/SSID and spotify should be running on your PC.
  • In your router settings, check that UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) is enabled.
  • Make sure that Windows shows your network as private and not public.
  • Set exceptions for spotify in any firewall or internet security programme. If you are unsure how to do this, temporarily disable them.
  • Check that you haven't already hit the limit of 3,333 downloads per device or 9,999 downloads across all devices.
  • If you are using a wifi network outside of your home, there is every chance that the protocols used by spotify for downloading are blocked.

If you still can't make it work, you can create a mobile hotspot on your mobile and connect your PC to this hotspot via wifi. Syncing the local files should then work.

Re: Local File help on Android

TheLastDogMiner
Music Fan

It still refuses to work even when on mobile hotspot. 

Re: Local File help on Android

Joe
Community Legend

Are you sure you haven't exceeded the song limit? You have plenty of free space on your device?

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