Not working: Downloading local music files from my pc to play on mobile Spotify.

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Not working: Downloading local music files from my pc to play on mobile Spotify.

ShaiEzra
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Plan

Premium

Device

PC and Xiaomi MiA1

Operating System

Windows 7

 

My Question or Issue

 Hi

I have some songs I have on my pc I want to be able to play inside the Spotify app on my mobile phone. These are songs that are not available on Spotify.

I have read the manual about how to add local files and read other posts about the process as well but I'm still having issues. 

This is what I did:

I added a new Playlist on my PC Spotify.

I added local songs from my computer to this Playlist. 

I have both the PC Spotify and the mobile app on my phone on the same wifi network. 

I have enabled network discovery on my PC. 

I have allowed Spotify through windows firewall (tried turning it off as well).

I opened the Playlist on my mobile app and the songs were listed in gray. 

I turned on download but the app state its "waiting to download" and stays that way.

When I disconnect Spotify mobile from my PC I can't listen to the songs. 

 

What am I missing? And why is this so hard? 

 

Please help! 

Thank you! 

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Re: Not working: Downloading local music files from my pc to play on mobile Spotify.

Rising Star 17 AeroZ
Rising Star 17

Hello @ShaiEzra!

 

What usually works is creating a hotspot connection with you mobile, connecting your computer to that network and turning on the Download switch in the mobile app for the playlist that you want to sync.

 

Hope this helps. 

AeroZRising Star 17
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