How To Add Your Local Music On Spotify
Do you want to add your local music on Spotify? While Spotify offers a different variety of songs, it doesn’t provide you everything. You should have the ability to play the artist’s music or band that is unavailable on the platform like Tool or Garth Brooks, for instance. Or, maybe on Spotify, there is a band’s music. Maybe you like to listen to a local band’s CD that you ripped to your PC. Whatever the situation, you can also make Spotify find your locally saved music collection.
How To Add Music To Spotify:
Add Songs to Spotify on Desktop
Just launch the Spotify desktop app and move to Menu > Edit > Preferences.
Then move down the settings page and enable the “Show Local Files” switch.
After enabling it, you will then view a few other options like showing songs from your “Downloads” and “Music Library” folder. Another essential option is a “Add a Source” button.
The option to add other sources is quite essential for those who save media on secondary drives or network locations.
If you want to add a location, all you need is to tap the “Add a Source” button and browse to the location of your music collection.
Once you add your source or sources, they will display up in the list and you can then enable or disable them depending on your requirement.
Now you can easily play your local music files using the app.
Move to the “Your Library” section located on the left and then open “Local Files” from the content list.
There you can use the search field to filter for a particular song or sort your music by song artist or title. And provided your music files have the accurate metadata or tags, you should then view the album cover and song and artist details.
How To Use Local Music On Android
Also, you can use your local music on your mobile or tablet, too. If you like to do this, Spotify wants to be executing on your PC and your phone wants to be attached to the same Wi-Fi network.
Head over to the Spotify app on your mobile and move to Your Library > Playlists.
Then choose the playlist of local music you have just created. Here I just name it “Local from PC” for ease.
You can then flip on the “Downloads” button. That’s all. The local files in Spotify will be successfully available offline through Spotify on your android device.
There are lots of things to mention here. Initially, Spotify only supports MP4 and MP3 files. I tried many formats such as WMA, FLAC, WAV, and OGG to no avail. According to its support page, Spotify can compatible with M4A (iTunes Lossless) however, I can only play some. Also, it is fussy while playing some file types converted to MP3. At last, your results are going to vary.
How To Copy Spotify Playlist:
After understanding how to add local files to Spotify, you will come to know how to copy a playlist on Spotify. Before that, let’s take a look at the article on how to make a playlist on Spotify.
Create a Playlist on Spotify
Head over to Spotify on your devices.
Tap the +New Playlist button located on the desktop,
Input the name of the playlist, and tap the Create.
Just Spotify and choose Your Library.
Tap the Playlist button > Create Playlist.
Input the playlist’s name and press the Create.
Copy Playlist That You Create Earlier On Spotify
Head over to Spotify, now choose the New Playlist tab and rename it.
Now open the playlist you like to copy.
Choose and tap the first song title.
Hit Ctrl + A or Cmd + A to choose all songs in the playlist.
Now copy or paste all songs to the new playlist.
If you like to share the playlist, the simplest way is to use Copy Playlist Link to receive a URL. And you can then open a playlist, press the three-dot button, then tap the Share, and select one required social media platform.
When we talk about playing local music, Spotify isn’t the perfect option. It would be good if it added OneDrive or other cloud storage support. And extra file type support would be welcome. Still, if you want to get some of your favorites not added to the Spotify streaming catalog, you can easily do this. So, what are your thoughts about it? Share it with us!