I have a bunch of local files on my mac and those songs are playing just fine on my playlist there, but when I try to use it on my phone only four of the songs show up. I've tried everything but nothing seems to fix this. Help!
If that doesn't fix it, it may be that these files are of an unsupported file format. Spotify can only play .mp3, .mp4, .m4p (as long as it's not in the M4A format). It is also possible that those songs are protected by some kind of digital rights management that is preventing it from being played. There's a little more information about that here!
I'm having the same issue. I have a playlist of local files on my mac with 135 songs.
I followed all the steps to make the playlist/songs availble on my iphone, but only 4/135 songs have downloaded. It will say "Downloading 0 of 135" for a minute or so until a box pops up that says "If you own this song try to save it offline" or something like that.
No idea why only 4 songs are downloading and the rest are stuck. This service is very frustrating.
it's honestly ridiculous that spotify local has this many issues. I've never had a smooth experience with this service. album art almost never syncs for me but I've learned to accept it. recently got the iPhone 11 and when re-syncing the local files a select few files download, the rest have the green download arrow but are greyed out? The album art and artist name also just don't show up anymore. this whole service is honestly frustrating there are so many other services with this feature who have implemented it much better.
Thanks for searching for the answer you need here!
As @landonharris88 mentioned, a clean reinstall is recommended instead of the regular reinstall. We suggest this step as it'll remove the old drivers first and then install the new ones. It'll also get you the latest version of Spotify. Then you can try syncing the local files again.
Always make sure the two devices are connected to the same network when working with local files.
I managed to get the ONE track I have locally - I own the album it came from - to play on my iPhone 11 while they're connected to each other but I still can't download that track. There's no green arrow beside that song :C
Super frustrating because it's my favourite sprinting track AND it used to work until a year or so ago.
I have the same problem.Is being on the same version on both the device a must because my phone is old and the latest version of spotify requires a updated version of ios so i have a older version of spotify on phone but latest on pc.