Spotify Will Soon Be Able to Play MP3 Files on the Android App

Spotify will finally let you play locally stored MP3 files on Android devices.

Spotify, a media streaming app, is reportedly working on a new feature. In case you’re someone who wished to have the support to play locally stored music files via the Spotify app, it’s time for you to rejoice. Though the streaming service offers the ability to play locally stored files, it is available only on the desktop version so far. Finally, the company has decided to bring the functionality to Android users as well. Jane Manchun Wong, a famous app reverse engineer, spotted the upcoming feature. Jane took it to Twitter to share that the company is working on the above-mentioned feature, and also shared the screenshot for the same.

As of now, on Android devices, it is really a cumbersome process to play locally stored files via Spotify. Users need to log in to their Spotify account on Android as well as the Desktop app and import the local music files in the desktop app. After this, they get an option to download the music on their Android smartphone.

Users will be able to turn on the feature simply by hitting a toggle button under Import settings. Post which, the locally stored audio files will appear under Your Library. So far, Spotify has positioned itself as a media streaming service. Though, with the new feature, we could this of Spotify as a media player cum streaming service. Some apps such as JioSaavn, Wynk, and Gaana already have the functionality to play locally stored audio files. You can head over to this post to check out our feature comparison between the streaming services available in India.

The feature is reportedly under testing as of now, and we don’t really know when the feature will be available for end-users. But whenever it starts rolling-out, we will update our readers. Which music streaming service do you use? Do let us know in the comments below.

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Arpit grew his liking for gadgets almost a decade back in 2011 while researching for his first smartphone. He started reporting on consumer tech in 2018 and has also worked with FoneArena in the past.