Best Methods to Sync Spotify Local Files to Android

Updated by Adam Gorden on Sep 22, 2021 15:35 PM.

Although Spotify has a hug music library, it never feeds everyone's taste. Therefore, there will always be some special tracks you won't be able to stream from Spotify. Apparently, Spotify has noticed that too. Uncovered by a developer, Spotify is now testing a new feature on Spotify for Android that enables you to import local music tracks to Spotify with the Desktop steps. You can find the details from Spotify now, but still some people cannot figure out how to.

At this moment, Spotify on Android only allows Premium users to sync local files from Spotify to Android devices. In case you are new to Spotify and unfamiliar with the process of syncing Spotify to Android, we've collected the whole steps to instruct you how to add local files to Spotify Android, as well as the alternative way to download Spotify music to Android for offline listening.

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Part 1. How to Sync Spotify Local Files to Android
Part 2. Alternative Way to Sync Spotify Music to Android

Part 1. How to Sync Local Files to Spotify Android

With the following guide, you can access local files in Spotify for Android with a few clicks only once you add local files to Spotify on a Window or Mac computer. Once it's done, you can listen to local files with Spotify for Android anytime. This solution only works for Premium users of Spotify. If you are using the free version of Spotify, you could skip to the other method which will help you download Spotify music to Android for free.

1.1 Add Local Files to Spotify for Desktop

Before adding your files to Spotify on a Windows or Mac computer, make sure that your files are supported by Spotify. Currently, the supported file types of Spotify include MP3, M4P, and MP3. Then start adding your files from computer to Spotify.

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1) Launch Spotify on your computer and log into your Spotify account.

2) Click the Username in the top-right and select Settings from the drop-down menu.

3) Scroll to Local Files and switch Show Local Files on then click Add a Source.

4) Start choosing files you want to add from computer and then add them to Spotify.

See More: How to Upload Local Files to Spotify

1.2 Sync Spotify Local Files to Android Devices

After importing your local files with the Desktop steps, you could create a new playlist and add the files to the playlist. Then proceed to sync Spotify local files to your Android devices. Leter you can use the app to play your local files on your device.

1) Open Spotify on your Android device and sign into your Spotify account.

2) Check whether your Android device is using the same Wi-Fi as your desktop.

3) Start downloading the playlist with your local files and then play them on your device.

1.3 Workarounds to Local Files Didn't Work

Didn't work? Here are some solutions to help you solve the problem that you cannot sync Spotify local files to Android device. Let's see how to.

1) Make sure your devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

2) Check the Spotify app is up-to-date on both devices.

3) Update your devices to the latest operating system or version.

4) Log in to your Spotify with the same account on both your desktop and Android device.

Part 2. Alternative Way to Download Spotify Music to Android

The above solution is highly recommended if you have a light Spotify library. But what if your music collection is too large to be transferred to Android, like this one:

"I got a new Android phone and would like to move my offline Spotify music tracks to the new device. I know I can easily install the Spotify for Android and re-download the playlists on the phone, but as my library is really a huge one, it would be time-consuming with re-downloading. So is there any easier solution to directly sync my Spotify local files to Android?"

If you are having the same problem, or you just want to listen to Spotify offline without Premium, you should simply follow the alternative solution here.

2.1 What You Need: ViWizard Spotify Music Downloader

As a subscription-based streaming service, all the music from Spotify is protected by DRM technology which prevents us from copying Spotify playlist from one device to other places. In order to break this limitation, you'll need the help of a professional Spotify DRM removal tool, just like ViWizard Spotify Music Downloader, to completely remove DRM from Spotify.

As a powerful Spotify DRM removal tool, ViWizard Spotify Music Converter can easily remove strip from Spotify without degrading audio quality. In addition, as a professional Spotify music downloader, it's able to directly download songs and playlists from Spotify's library and save them into six popular audio formats including MP3 and AAC no matter you are using Spotify Free or Premium.

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ViWizard Spotify Music Converter Key Features

  • Download Spotify contents, including songs, albums, artists and playlists
  • Convert Spotify contents to MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B and more plain formats
  • Preserve original audio quality and full ID3 information from Spotify music
  • Convert Spotify contents to common audio formats at up to 5× faster speed
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2.2 How to Sync Spotify Playlist to Android via ViWizard

Here's the complete guide on how to download Spotify playlist to MP3 by using ViWizard Spotify Music Converter and then transfer the downloads to your Android device for offline listening.

Step 1Add Spotify songs to the conversion list

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Launch ViWizard Spotify Music Converter and then Spotify will be opened automatically. Simply drag playlists or albums from your library in Spotify and drop them to the conversion interface of the converter.

Step 2Choose MP3 as the output format

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Click the menu button and choose Preferences. In the pop-up window, switch to the Convert tab and then choose MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, or M4B as the output format. Also, go to adjust othter parameters, including bit rate, sample rate, channel, conversion speed, and more.

Step 3Start downloading Spotify songs

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After completing the settings, click the Convert button and ViWizard Spotify Music Converter will start downloading and converting music from Spotify to your required format. The conversion will work up to 5× faster speed.

Step 4Transfer Spotify songs to Android

After conversion, simply click the history folder to locate the folder where the downloaded Spotify songs are saved. Then you can easily transfer those offline Spotify playlists to your Android device via USB cable.

Wrap Up

Now you have got all the methods to sync Spotify to Android. If you are subscribing to Premium Plan on Spotify, you can directly make Spotify sync local files to Android. If you are not, try to use ViWizard Spotify Music Converter to download music from Spotify and then transfer those DRM-locked music files to your Android device.


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