I have a heap of local files on my mac that I want to put into a spotify playlist. I think most of them would be in the spotify catalogue but some may not be. I know that sometimes spotify will use a spotify catalogue track instead of the local file if it thinks there is a match, but I don't understand the specifics of this behaviour. Can someone please explain when this will and wont happen?
Is there an attempt made to match all local files to a spotify track? Or is it only under specific circumstances?
If I then use another device, will it play the local file or the spotify track? What about downloading for offline?
Does the behaviour differ for free/premium?
Can I delete the local file and keep the spotify track in my playlists?
How can I tell which local tracks have been replaced by spotify tracks, and which havent?
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No problem, and sorry for the delayed response on my part to your follow up post. Unfortunately, it looks like my information was out of date, as upon further research, I came across this post. It turns out the local file matching feature is no longer being supported, which means you'll have to manually replace any local tracks that you want to play from Spotify's catalog. In answer to your other question, the tracks will only be playable to other users if you have added the Spotify version rather than your local track.