How to Add Songs to Spotify (Local Files)

How to Add Songs to Spotify (Local Files)

Spotify is an audio streaming platform that you can do many things such as discover music, make playlists, etc. One of the best things you can do is add songs to the Local Files. So we are going to touch upon how to add songs to Spotify.

Spotify offers a lot of services. It is an amazing program in terms of listening to music. It is possible to find your vibe easily through its suggestions. 

There are many custom playlists that are suggested to you. These suggestions are composed of songs that you might be into. You can find them on the Home page, Browse page, and even in your Library. Spotify also offers Radio playlists that are based on what you are listening to. 

As far as we have seen, Spotify really makes us feel special. Because it really cares about us by trying to find alternatives for our taste. Of course, it is all AI, though, yet it does a good job.

However, Spotify’s suggestions are not the only thing that makes us feel special. It is possible to listen to our music on our devices. 

Maybe you have thought that it would be amazing to add our own songs to Spotify and listen to them. Actually, it is possible. It is not like Apple Music or Google Play Music but you can do it. With a feature called ‘Local Files,’ you can listen to music on your device. So there is no need to say that you cannot find the music you want on Spotify.

Now let’s take a look at what are Local Files on Spotify.

What Are Local Files on Spotify?

Spotify allows its users to play their own music along with tracks over 50 million. As a Spotify user, you can play the music files stored on your device. This feature is called ‘Local Files.’ However, Spotify does not support files or downloads from illegal sources. And you can also buy Spotify monthly listeners for your songs if you want to gain something from your music.

When you install the Spotify program on your computer, it will access and sync the local music files on your hard drive. If you store your music files in several folders or external storage, Spotify will not find your music. In that case, you have to add your songs manually.

Now let’s take a look at how to import and upload songs to Spotify. Firstly, we will touch upon the steps for the desktop.

How to Upload Music to Spotify

Don’t forget that the only available format is for Spotify to mp3 and mp4 files. Following the steps will help you with Spotify desktop download on your device. These steps will explain how to add local files to Spotify. Also, you can check the Spotify Help page for your further questions.

Add Songs From Desktop

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  • Click on the arrow next to your profile image.
  • Then scroll down the page and find Local Files.
  • In the Local Files section, turn on the ‘Show Local Files’ switch.
  • Files in your computer’s My Music and Downloads are automatically selected. If you don’t want Spotify to reach some of your files, switch off those sources.
  • Click on ‘Add a Source’ to select another folder.
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  • Now you can find your own music in the Local Files Spotify folder in the menu on the left.

Keep in mind that Spotify only supports MP3, MP4, and M4P files. It does not support iTunes’ M4A format either. 

Add Songs From Mobile

Note: This feature can only be used by Premium users. 

  • Import music to Spotify local files by desktop following the steps above.
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  • Add your files to a new playlist on the desktop.
  • Log in on your mobile or tablet using the same Wi-Fi that you are using on your desktop.
  • Select your new playlist that contains your local files and turn on the Download switch.

If following these steps does not work, be sure that you are logged in to the same account as your desktop and mobile. Make sure that both of your devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi. You should have the latest version of Spotify and check your device’s firmware is up to date. 

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Conclusion

We have covered how to add songs to Spotify. It really is a magnificent program that offers many things. If you think that you cannot find your downloaded music on Spotify, you can add your songs and listen to them. Spotify really facilitates listening to and discovering music.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click on the three-dotted button next to the song. Select ‘Share.’ Once you do it, Spotify will ask you to choose a platform for you to share it. You can choose from Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Twitter, Telegram, Skype, Tumblr, Copy Song Ling, Copy Embed Code, and Copy Spotify URI. You can follow the same steps both on a desktop and a mobile device.

You can download music from Spotify whether you are a Premium member or not.

Yes, Spotify lets you use the local files feature to add your own music to the app. So you don’t have to worry about it.

Spotify has 3 different Premium options. Individual Premium is $9.99 a month; Family Premium is $15.99 a month, Student Premium is $4.99 a month.

If you make your playlists public, then anyone can listen to your music after searching your playlist name.

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  1. Val Gill
    Val Gill

    I regularly add songs to Spotify but never knew some of the details that take place in this article. Thanks a lot!