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This isn't a new idea, in fact many other users have previously voiced their interest in having the ability to play their whole music collection (including local files) on their favourite platforms.
You see; Spotify isn't just a collection of tracks, it's many people's preferred service for not only finding great music, but also getting the most out of the listening experience.
Spotify's Connect technology already allows us to listen on a vast array of devices, and encourages developers to build functionality into their products.
I love that such technology exists, it makes listening to my favourite music through my TV/AV receiver possible, but I feel that this could be improved by allowing local file streaming in addition.
Updated on 2019-10-27
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For this idea to work Spotify would have to create a cloud where they store all the local data. I doubt they would want to invest this much money to create an additional cloud service without being payed extra. But anyway, would be a great feature to add.+1
this would be an amazing feature to have on Spotify, I am quite shocked it doesn't already exist.
this needs to be made into a feature, it could be done easily.
This is so frustrating, not being able to play my local files on my Sonos speakers is on the tipping point of a deal-breaker for me. I think Spotify should look into this if they don't want to lose customers.
This is definitely an idea I can get behind! While having a lot of songs ready to listen to on Spotify, there are a few which you cannot find, which is where this idea comes into play. But it’s how the idea will actually be made which is my concern. As mentioned before, a cloud service would have to be created specifically for this, having to sync data from the desktop app and a user’s account to another device. Still, this is clearly an idea a lot of users want, so it’s worth a shot pitching it again.
This is a feature I would love to have but obviously it will only be considered dependent on the degree of difficulty, cost and how many it benefits.
I had considered that as the local file is on my iPhone then it could be streamed, obviously too simple an explanantion!