Oh I see. Yeah the way it used to be, all you had to do was plop it into your Spotify folder then sync it and that was it. Sucks they changed it.They changed how the local files thing worked on Spotify and it's rubbish now. All my downloaded music is on my PC and I had it added to Spotify as local files and it played on all my playlists, no matter which device I was using, as long as I'd synced the playlists.
Then they changed it so that the local files you were playing had to be on the device you were playing them on. So whenever I was out driving, my playlists would skip all the local files, as they were not on my iPhone.
That might have changed again and there might have been other ways around it, but I found it really irritating, when it worked perfectly for years.
I guess it was inevitable, but oh well, at least a 1€/month increase is minimal, could've been worse.
Now since prices are being upped everywhere, how about bringing all those features only available to people living in English-speaking countries to everyone else hmm @Spotify.
Honestly, I don't think it has anything to do with the AirPods conversion because you can still hear the lackluster sound quality in a car or speakers at home. I think they did something a couple of months ago that truly worsened the quality so I wish they just stop processing the sound and let us have the true masters like Apple Music.I mainly use Apple Music but use Spotify to discover music which is a bit of a waste of money but it helps me find so much I’d never find otherwise.
But if you’re using Spotify with AirPods the quality to convert from 320kbps .ogg to 256kbps .m4a (which is how the AirPods work) makes it sound so bad. Aside from not offering lossless this conversion is just poor quality in comparison to Apple Music which doesn’t need to do a conversion for AirPods.
If Spotify offer lossless eventually at least the conversion from lossless to 256kbps .m4a to play on AirPods might actually work out well and sound better even though AirPods can’t play lossless audio.