How Can You Listen to Non streaming Artists on Spotify with your Mobile

How can you Listen to Non-streaming Artists on Spotify with your Mobile
How can you Listen to Non-streaming Artists on Spotify with your Mobile?

If you are a music freak then Spotify is your best choice to find the right music for every moment on your phone. There are millions of tracks on Spotify. So whether you’re working out, partying or relaxing, the right music is always at your fingertips.

Listen to Non streaming Artists on Spotify

Choose what you want to listen to, or let Spotify surprise you. You can also browse through the music collections of friends, artists and celebrities, or create a radio station and just sit back. You can subscribe or listen for free that is your choice. With Spotify you can import local files to both your desktop and phone applications, allowing you to use a single program to cover your entire music library.

Spotify App

Spotify App

If you own an iOS mobile you can download the Spotify app from the iTunes store and if you have an Android then go to Google Play to download the app on your mobile. Then just search for any track, artist or album and listen for free. You can make and share playlists. Build your biggest, best-ever music collection. Also, get inspired with personal recommendations and ready-made playlists for just about everything. If you want to have it free from ads and nonstop music then you can get Spotify Premium with in-app purchases available for you.

  • On mobile, you can play any artist, album, or playlist in shuffle mode.
  • With the tablet play any song, any time.
  • Premium features include playing any song, at any time on any device: mobile, tablet or computer. Enjoy ad-free music also listen offline and get better sound quality.

Transferring Audio Files

Spotify App
Transferring Audio Files

For non-stop streaming music, you can transfer audio files on your mobile. Before any transferring begins, you’ll need to get all of your audio files into one neat folder on your desktop or laptop. If you have spare storage, it is recommended to copy the files into a fresh folder so it is still manageable down the line.

Spotify only accepts mp3, mp4 or m4p files, and you’ll need to ensure the MP4 files don’t contain any video. With your pretty folder full of files, you’re ready to add them to the desktop application. In the top right-hand corner of Spotify, click the little down arrow and go to ‘Settings’.

Scroll down to the ‘Local Files’ section of the settings menu, hit ‘Add Source’ and navigate to your folder. Now any compatible files within the folder will be added to the ‘Local Files’ menu item on the left side of the app. You can just as easily remove a folder as a source by repeating the process.

This will allow you to play local files via the desktop Spotify app, and the next steps will deal with adding these to your mobile device.

On your desktop device, create a playlist with any local music that you want to be able to carry around in your pocket. Connect your smartphone to the same WiFi connection as your desktop, ensuring that Spotify is ‘allowed’ through your firewall, and navigate to the same playlist on your phone.

Spotify App

Spotify app
Spotify app

From here, you can simply hit ‘download’ and wait until the little grey symbol turns green (which could take a while depending on the size of the playlist), and then you’re good to go. This procedure should be near identical across devices, whether it’s for iPhone, iPad, Android, and Windows Phones.

This process isn’t without its quirks, however, with some users reporting that Spotify will ‘intelligently’ replace any of your song files with tracks that share the same title as songs already appearing on the service’s streaming library.

This could leave you with live versions, extended cuts, or even covers of the song you’re really after. It is good to rename your song files at the start of transferring files to dodge this intelligent feature.


If you need any help or support Spotify has wonderful customer support. You can contact them via email at or visit Spotify Australia PTY. Ltd. Level 1 / 120 Chalmers Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010, Australia ABN 70 154 200 941. Also, you can contact the online Spotify community.

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Kamal Kaur