Local files on Android added to Spotify playlist

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Local files on Android added to Spotify playlist

beepdebeep
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The answer is probably buried somewhere in the forums, but I've yet to come across it definitively:

 

I have music files already on my Android phone. Is there a way to add those to my Spotify library/playlist without jumping through Desktop Client hoops?

 

Thank you!

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Daniel
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Afraid not. The Spotify player is designed only to play songs steamed or synced. This is because of the encryption required and also just because it is designed for this purpose alone. Local media files are handled a lot better with power amp or other media players.

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Daniel
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Afraid not. The Spotify player is designed only to play songs steamed or synced. This is because of the encryption required and also just because it is designed for this purpose alone. Local media files are handled a lot better with power amp or other media players.

Please use the search feature before posting a problem/bug/idea.
What's a Spotify Rock Star, and how do I become one?
     Using Spotify Since March 10th 2009
     Twitter: @mechanimal82

Android Troubleshooting:
[COMPLETE GUIDE] How to fix most Android issues
Spotify Android Version History

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beepdebeep
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Mmmrrraaaagghhh....  Okay, well thank you very much for a solid answer!

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