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Play "local files" on my mobile device

Play "local files" on my mobile device

My Question or Issue

What's the easiest way to be able to play "local files" that reside on my desktop device on my mobile? After bringing them in to the desktop Spotify client as a playlist I'm able to play them there, and the playlist appears on my mobile client, but the songs are grayed out with "Song Not Downloaded" error msg. I have tried many of the "solutions" found here or elsewhere online, but none of them are working.







iPhone 8+

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Hello @traha9,


Thanks for getting in touch!


Before you can play the songs on your mobile device, you'll need to download the songs first. You can do this when connected to the same network as Spotify on your computer. You can find detailed instructions on how to do this here.


If it doesn't work, try reinstalling the app on both your computer and mobile device and reboot your router. How to reinstall the app you can see here.


Hope that works. Let us know how it goes!


Have a nice day.

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