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How did you do that I mean turn off antivirus? I am having the same issue. I downloaded the songs on my computer, they appeared in my local files, I added them to a playlist but couldn't play them so I tried to make them available offline but its just waiting to download.. Oh and I'm using the same wifi. Plz help
Hello MDOGBD, try to access your anti-virus settings. There should be an option to disable it permanently or temporarily. Most anti-virus softwares have a small icon in your Windows tray and you should be able to right click for options to disable it (that is if you are running Windows). Your question was not very clear. You should be able to play local files straight away on your computer. For ease of understanding, the computer with your local songs shall be called computer A. If you are looking to sync those songs to another computer (computer B) then unfortunately that doesn't work. You would have to have a copy of those songs on computer A transferred to computer B and listed under the local files section to play them. If the problem is to do with syncing the local songs on computer A to your phone, try the solutions listed by the other posters on this page. If that doesn't help try restarting your router and your phone. Hope this helps.
This solution works for me - thanks. However I don't want to turn my firewall on and off to add files so has anyone come up with the firewall rule that would allow the spotify connection through? Thanks
Hi ema1596, have you tried the other solutions posted in this thread including mine? If so, can you please describe the results after trying out the solutions? It will help the community diagnose your issue.
Ha um yeah.... I restarted the desktop client for Spotify a second time and it recognized my device and synced. However, the only reason I wanted to to sync them was to play the over Chromecast, but to my extreme chagrin, that's not possible -.-
There's only a semi-good way around it. Rather than cast Spotify to the Chromecast (which denies the streaming of local files), you can cast the entire screen through the phone's settings. It's a bit slower and sometimes the connection fails, but it gets the job done if you really want to cast local files.
I can't sync my local files with my mobile. I've added them to a playlist on my computer and they appear on my phone in grey but won't download. This used to work on my iPhone and then I tried to add new local files and now my local files just say 'Downloading... Waiting to download'.
Can anyone help?
I've reinstalled Spotify on both machines (which means I don't even have my old local files downloaded anymore) and still nothing.