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Ethan_G
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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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jonasherdegen
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Hi there @Ethan_G and @alecx(welcome to thread;D),

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)

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> 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: Sys..PNG)

> And make sure that path is in the upper bar: (hope you understand it because it's not English)

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> 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)

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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!

 

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jonasherdegen
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Hi @Ethan_G,

Right here you can have a look about a detailed construction how to do that.

Please ask if you have ongoing issues or any questions at all.

 

Stay Awesome!

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Ethan_G
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Yeah I got the local files on my computer, but it won't let me listen to the song on my phone, even though I have the identical file on my phone. That was just telling me how to get it on my computer.

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jonasherdegen
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There are different sections you can click on in the Link I sent you. Go to the device you are using and follow it step by step.

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Ethan_G
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Okay I see now. But there is no local playlist thing on my phone, but that shouldn't matter - the song is on my main playlist. And that playlist is available offline, but it doesn't try downloading the song, if doesn't even give the gray download arror. It's just a grayyed out title.

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jonasherdegen
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Let Spotify on your Pc and Spotify on your Android open at the same time and make sure both of them are on the same network!

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Ethan_G
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Okay just tried that, nothing happened. What was supposed to happen? And thanks for all this by the way

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jonasherdegen
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No problem @Ethan_G, I've experienced that also a year ago or sth and tried all day to fix that -> I made it and there's also a way so that you can finally listen to your Local Files through Spotify on your Android.

 

To your question "What was supposed to happen?":

Actually it should start syncing because Spotify needs to be open on the two devices to do Local Sync. But obviously it is another problem...

 

Which operating system do you use on your Pc?

 

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Ethan_G
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I'm running windows 10. The playlist I had the song on was collaborative, so I turned that off. But still no luck. What was it you did to fix the issue? Run spotify on both devices at the same time, so they'd sync?

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Ethan_G
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Do you think adding my phone to sources for local files would work? I'm not sure I can, I don't see the option when I plug in my phone, but i'm working on that.

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