So I just bought a song on my computer, and placed it on my playlist through "local files". I then took this exact file and copied it from my computer onto my phone. But I still can't listen to it on spotify mobile, what gives? How can this be fixed?
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I can tell you guys that the sense of Spotify's Local File Sync is, that songs which are not in the Spotify Catalog, can also be played through Spotify.
That means (How to):
> You have a track stored on your Pc and you want to listen to it through Spotify because you have all your music and playlists there.
> The idea is now that you can go into the settings of the Desktop App and set sources from where Spotify can have access to this track (have a look at the screenshot)
> The track will now show up in the "Local Files" Section at the sidebar on the Desktop App. If not reopen the App your make a restart of your Pc. Also mp3 files are recommended.
> If you have that track now on the Desktop App and you can listen to it, add the track to a playlist on Spotify you've created.
> Now you want to listen to it on your phone ( Android or Ios). A Premium Account is requierd and the Playlist has to availble offline.
> Let the Desktop App and the Phone App from Spotify open at the same time and make sure both devices are on the same network!
-> Now it should begin to sync and you can listen to the Local Files on your Smartphone, too (If there is still nothing then it could be, that the Firewall of your Windows blocks the access which Spotify needs to have)
How to fix: (Windows)
> Go into the System Settings of your Windows (Icon: )
> And make sure that path is in the upper bar: (hope you understand it because it's not English)
> Now search for Spotify (there called: "spotify.exe") and make sure "public" and "private" have a hook. (If there two "spotify.exe" - picture right below)
Restart your Pc to be on the safe side!
That was a step by step construction of mine.
If there are still issues keep writing here in this thread!