Does local files use data?


I use spotify a ton, but im in my holiday house and there is no wifi, so im using my data hotspot so i can use my pc, but i dont know if playing local files while online will use up a costly price of data, or if its just offline! pls help quick!

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Hi there, I often jump into my local file library while online with Wifi and it will continue to play even if I turn off or lose my connection. Most of my local files are not even available on Spotify so it is playing from my hard drive and not from the streaming catalog.

If you are really concerned about this possibly overlapping just tell Spotify to go offline. If you are using the app on your desktop just click the Spotify tab at the top left and then "Go Offline." This should still allow local play.

Hope this helps!