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Hi all, this is my first post. I've a big peoblem; I can't listen my mp3 on my android device with Spotify Free. I followed these steps to sync my local files:

 

1) I connected smartphone and computer to the same wireless network

2) Created a new playlist and added my mp3 to it(on computer)

3) Right click on playlist and selected "available offline"  ---->  "need Premium account" message appears

4) Playlist appeared on the smartphone however and downloaded it

 

Now I disconnect phone from wireless network and try to play my music offline but it isn't possible. Continuously appears message about Premium account.

 

I've read on Spotify website that with Spotify Free I can download and always listen my own music not in shuffle mode, like a normal music player!

 

As you can see from attachment, I downloaded 2 songs but can't listen to them!

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Hey guys, bad news! I just received an e-mail(in italian :D) from Spotify Support in which they say that to syncronize local files on mobile devices need to have a Premium Account. I don't know what is the logical sense but this is the situation! In the attachment the e-mail.

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Hi. The procedure for synching local files is described here, under the android tab. Could you try again but maybe with a playlist containing a few more tracks. 

 

I'm still a bit confused as to what the revamped spotify free allows as regards local files but I'm hoping @Peter__ will pop in and tell us both.

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I'm actually not sure! It does appear to work on iOS from reports last week.

It does look like those tracks have been downloaded though, what error do you get when you try and play them?

Peter
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It appears a message that says I need to upgrade to a Premium account!

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Hey guys, bad news! I just received an e-mail(in italian :D) from Spotify Support in which they say that to syncronize local files on mobile devices need to have a Premium Account. I don't know what is the logical sense but this is the situation! In the attachment the e-mail.

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Ugh this is going to cause some discontent. Thank you for posting this.

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Just got this in my emails - really!?!?
Delightful...

Peter
Spotify Community Mentor and Troubleshooter

Spotify Last.FM Twitter LinkedIn Meet Peter Rock Star Jam 2014


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Nothing. I infer that Spotify can not even be used as a normal music player placing mp3 physically on the smartphone memory! Isn't it?

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Hey there, I'm keen to get this completely clarified for you so we can set out what's possible and what's not.

 

Can we get a screenshot of the 'Premium required' message you get when trying to sync your local files? It's possible that the app thinks you're trying to sync songs from the Spotify catalogue (which would require Premium, of course).

 

Thanks!

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