Sorry if this question has been asked before, but I've been recently looking into getting a Spotify connect speaker such as the Samsung SHAPE M5.
My question is: If I use my Nexus 5 with a Spotify connect speaker, will my own tracks stored as local files and synced over from the Spotify client for Windows stream to the speaker and play via network, or will they be streamed via Bluetooth, etc?
I wouldn't need to leave my computer on to stream music as a result, would I?
Thanks for the help!
P.S. feel free to discuss spotify connect devices here, still can't decide what to get.
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I actually ended up contacting Spotify support, and a couple pointers to note:
1) Spotify connect uses WiFi/Internet as Peter said (thank you!) and can be controlled via the Spotify application, and in fact can be controlled over mobile data and will continue playing even when you are out of range.
2) Spotify local files will stream over from the desktop clients to the speakers when you select a local file track to be played. As usual, only the standard local file extensions (mp3, mp4, m4a and m4r) are supported (with the help of QuickTime).
Thank you all for participating :)
Well in that case why can't I listen to my local files on my philips sw700 or sw750?
It's because it can only stream files from the spotify library, not from my local storage device.
PS: the sw700 or sw750 are using spotify connect to stream files from spotify only... but my local files, even when added to my spotify library are not supported (they are mostly mp3's)
It's impossible to stream these files using Connect, as local files are not in Spotify cloud.