As a relatively fresh user of Spotify, I just wanted to push for the implementation of the ability to play local files via connect.
I have 3 Philips SW750 multiroom speakers wich work OK when playing files from Spotify.
But I got a bit annoyed when I found out that it is impossible to play my own local files on my own speakers in my own local network!!!
I can understand that playing files outside of my local network (say, to your phone) isn't allowed. (eg. licensing issues),
but why I shouldn't be able to play my own files placed on my own PCs harddrive to my own speaker in my own local network, that I can't understand!!
I'm in no way a computerwiz, BUT Isn't it just a question about restricting the streaming of local files via connect, to the local network you're in?
If outside your own network, it just won't be possible! (In the same way it's totally impossible today)
Within your own network, it's OK!
In that manner no legal boundries would be crossed (eg. not any I know of...)
I'm a bit puzzled that there are so few users actually missing this function!
Maybe that is because i'm of an older generation that is used to collect LPs and CDs looong before this streaming business even had began!
So I have a lot of music that simply isn't available anywhere with the main exception; on my own server!!!
So Please Spotify, implement this so I can enjoy my relics in my own home through an, otherwise, excellent musical service!!!
And to all other users of Spotify!
PLEASE Kudo this so we can get this excellent feature to become a reality!!!
Kenneth Olofsson - Sweden
Edit: This idea has been reposted here.
Updated on 2018-06-16
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