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Is it possible to sync tracks from the Spotify desktop application directly to your mobile device...WITHOUT having to connect to the same network, or plug the device in directly?

 

As a former Rdio subscriber turned Spotify...this seems like a feature that must exist somewhere but I just don't know where to find it?

 

To further explain - If I'm looking at an album in the Spotify desktop, is there a button to "sync to mobile" or "sync for offline" ?

 

I've tried numerous ways to get my iPhone to show up in the devices tab with NO LUCK. Frusturation is setting in, and this would be a great way to ease that.

 

Please...give me somethin here...

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Hey! Welcome to the community 🙂 

 

If you are looking at an album that is in the Spotify online catalogue on your desktop client, can you not add that album to a playlist? Then if you log in using the same details on your iPhone, the playlist should be there and you should be able to play it and sync it for offline use if you like. 

 

The album you are looking at in the desktop client is stored locally on your computer, and not in the Spotify catalogue then you need to do the WiFi sync to move those tracks over but they too would need to be in a playlist (not possible to just sync an album). 

 

Peter

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Hey! Welcome to the community 🙂 

 

If you are looking at an album that is in the Spotify online catalogue on your desktop client, can you not add that album to a playlist? Then if you log in using the same details on your iPhone, the playlist should be there and you should be able to play it and sync it for offline use if you like. 

 

The album you are looking at in the desktop client is stored locally on your computer, and not in the Spotify catalogue then you need to do the WiFi sync to move those tracks over but they too would need to be in a playlist (not possible to just sync an album). 

 

Peter

Peter
Spotify Community Mentor and Troubleshooter

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Hey hammeh! Thanks for the welcome.

 

So, yeah...you're right I found out the solution - and it does involve playlists - but it's pretty bizzarre for such a basic task. 

 

On the Deskop app, you have to create a playlist out of the album.  Then when you choose the playlist, there is a toggle in the top right of the desktop client that says "Available Offline".  

 

That's a little strange...I'm not used to this whole Playlists over a proper Library yet... 😛

Glad someone else also had the same question as me.  I find this bizarre as well.  It's really sort of a deal breaker for me.  I just logged in to my Rdio account that I haven't used in years and found they still have tens of thousands of songs from my iTunes library that I can listen to at any time and any place from a web browser.  Spotify evidently does not offer the ability to listen to your iTunes library from their app unless you're on the same computer that the music library exists.

 

I've been testing some music servers for work and Spotify is one of the sources.  We deploy dozens of these each year and were really hoping to utilize Spotify with all our clients' systems.  Does't look like that will be the case.

This should really be a Spotify Feature, Rdio has a super nice 'sync to mobile' feature - shame Spotify doesn't have that, it makes me consider switching.

 

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