Spotify PC can't find my Android Phone

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Spotify PC can't find my Android Phone

Deathmic
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Spotify can't find my Android Phone, it doesn't show up in the Devices list and I can't sync my local MP3 playlists to it.

 

Both the PC and Spotify are on the same network. Both Spotifys are logged in to the same account and can access the internet and play music. Online-Playlists are synced to the phone immediately and I can download online music no problem. I just can't sync my local MP3 playlists to the phone because it doesn't show up in the list of devices.

 

I have this issue both at my home computer and my office computer on another network. It's never worked on my home computer, but it worked on the office computer until a few weeks ago. I had a few weeks of sick leave and when I came back that computer couldn't find the phone anymore either.

 

I tried reinstalling the app on the phone and on both computers. Firewalls are not blocking traffic and antivir is not interfering. My Spotify account is premium of course.

 

I'd really like for this to work again!

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Bella-Puella
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I dont know what fixed it. I tried a lot of different solutions and suttently it worked again 

 

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Dommedagsprofet
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I know this thread is closed, but I found a possible solution when it comes to Windows 7 and 8 PCs. You need to make sure your network is "Private" and not "Public" and that network discovery is turned on. Otherwise, Spotify won't find your unit.

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Jamb09
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I have also carried out the below steps on my mobile:

 

Once you have imported your own music files into Spotify on your desktop computer, you can use Spotify to listen to all your own music files on your mobile. First, add your tracks to a playlist. Then set that playlist as “Available offline” in your mobile app.

Jamb09
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It seems to have fixed itself after tinkering around a bit. Not sure if any of the below actually helped but it's worth trying if anyone else comes across the same issue:

 

  • Connect the mobile device to your PC/Laptop where the local files stored via USB.
  • Within Spotify select a playlist which includes local files, right click a playlist and select 'available offline' on the PC/Laptop.

After carrying out one of the above steps or just through sheer luck I've managed to get Spotify on my PC to recognise my Samsung again, this now appears within my device list and asks which playslists I want to sync with the device.

 

 

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