- Spotify now supports local music playback through its desktop app.
- The new feature will be available as ‘Import’ under the settings menu.
- This is restricted only to Spotify Premium users.
Spotify currently supports local music playback through its desktop app. It is now testing the same for its Android app so users will now have an easier way to back up local files to their Spotify account.
This feature was spotted by Jane Manchun Wong who shared a screenshot of the new test on Spotify’s Android app. The new feature will be available as ‘Import’ under the settings menu.
Spotify users will have an option to “show device files” which will make all audio files on the device visible in Library. Users can toggle this option if they want their local files on their Spotify library.
What Is Spotify?
Spotify is a Swedish audio streaming and media services provider, launched in October 2008.
Spotify offers digital copyright restricted recorded music and podcasts, including more than 60 million songs, from record labels and media companies.
As a freemium service, basic features are free with advertisements and limited control, while additional features, such as offline listening and commercial-free listening, are offered via paid subscriptions. Users can search for music based on artist, album, or genre, and can create, edit, and share playlists.
Why is Spotify testing music backup on Android?
Spotify is testing support for Android users to back up local music files from their devices. Spotify’s Android app to get local files support soon. Users can toggle this option if they want their local files on their Spotify library.
Spotify import downloaded songs but only from its desktop app. It isn’t confirmed yet but the local files support on Android could be available only to Premium users. Spotify supports mp3, m4p, and mp4 files for local file backup. It doesn’t support the iTunes lossless format (M4A).