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As a musician myself and a supporter of local music, I collect quite a few cds from shows I attend. However, my car doesn't have a CD player. I connect my phone via auxiliary for music, so I have uploaded these files into my phone. I primarily stream Spotify, though, and would like to include some of these songs in my playlists.
According to the Support article, I should be able to access my local music files through the app, but my app doesn't give me that option. Anyone have any suggestion on this?
I'm using Premium on a Samsung Galaxy S5 Active.
Thank you!
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Hi there, you need to sync local files to your phone via  a desktop computer. The mobile app will not access tracks stored locally on your phone. 


Please read the support topic here for assistance setting up local file sync: Listen to local files

Make sure that you are on the same WiFi network and Windows & third party firewalls are configured to allow the Spotify connection through.

Another point to note is that sometimes if a track is stored locally & is also available to stream then when you sync to your device it will automatically use the Spotify streaming version but the data from your playlist. If for some reason the metadata such as track length differs this can cause conflict and break the track. In this instance you are best off removing the local file from your playlist on the desktop and adding the track from the Spotify server then re-sync. This should fix this issue.

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