Yes, I know this question seems to have been asked a thousand times, but the advice that always seems to be offered -- "make sure both devices are connected to the same network and the playlist is set to download on the phone" -- doesn't work.
I have playlists containing both songs that are available directly from Spotify and songs that are only available as local files. If I set one of the playlists on my phone to download, it proceeds to download all the songs that *aren't* local files, pointlessly wasting my phone's storage space, but does *not* download any of the local files to the phone, which are the songs that I actually *want* copied to my phone.
To be clear: what I want is to copy my playlists' local files from my computer to my phone, *without* also downloading files that are otherwise available through Spotify.
I know this is possible, as a month and a half or so back, when I first started playing with Spotify, I managed to do it. But I don't recall *how*, and can't now find any way to do it again.
And yes, I'm a Premium member.
Any help would be appreciated.
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It seemed unlikely that there was a problem with the connection, given that both versions of Spotify could in fact "see" each other, as evidenced by the fact that each displayed the other on its "devices" list. But for lack of a better idea, I tried your "hotspot" suggestion, and it actually worked. So the immediate problem is solved. I'll have to dig through the connection settings later when I'm inclined to waste a bit more time, and see if I can track down what the problem was, so I don't have to bother with the same workaround next time.
Thanks for the help.