- after you install the Spotify app go to the settings in the app and enable to local files options (pointing to whatever directory you want for example I did the Music folder in my home directory)
- close the app and run
gpg --keyserver pool.sks-keyservers.net --recv-keys B4322F04D67658D8and let that import
yay -S ffmpeg-compat-57and let that build and install (Note: this builds from source so be prepared to wait a few minutes)
- reopen Spotify and enjoy your local files.
Q: Why did I have to import the gpg separately doesn’t yay ask me about importing it when I install the package?
A: Yes but for some reason it doesn’t work I believe it’s something the package maintainer needs to fix in their script but I don’t know if they’ll ever do that. I wish it worked though because if it did I would’ve just made a comment to the package maintainer of Spotify to add that dependency instead of making this tutorial.
Side note: This issue has always been the case but it didn’t bug me until today because I wanted to see if my Amazon Alexa could play local files through Spotify not realizing until after fixing this that she can’t. It looks Spotify needs to add that feature because people have asked for it on the Spotify community forum.