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Can the Deezer App play files from my NAS or Smartphone *without* uploading them?

  • 15 April 2021
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I have far more than 2000 tracks in my personal library.  The whole library is on a server in my LAN, but I still have more than 2000 on my (Android) smartphone. I have also installed the Deezer app on my iPad.  Is the Deezer app capable of playing my own files, without requiring me to upload them first to Deezer?

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Best answer by Rudi 17 April 2021, 15:30

Hey @rsbrux 

There are two ways I see this.

  • Only if you upload them as your own MP3s, via a computer.
  • The content you download from the Deezer app itself is contained within the app and the device. So that wouldn't be accessible from another device.

Let me know a bit more about what you want to do and please forgive me if I misunderstood you.

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Hey @rsbrux 

There are two ways I see this.

  • Only if you upload them as your own MP3s, via a computer.
  • The content you download from the Deezer app itself is contained within the app and the device. So that wouldn't be accessible from another device.

Let me know a bit more about what you want to do and please forgive me if I misunderstood you.

Thanks for responding. I wanted to use the Deezer app on my smartphone to play music from my personal library, for the rare cases that Deezer wouldn‘t have it.  It’s not worth the time or trouble to go through my extensive collection and figure out which tracks DeeHer doens’t have and then upload them.  Furthermore, I might exceed Deezer‘s pitifully small limit of 2000 tracks. It‘‘s just annoying to have to use two different apps, not knowing in advance which one I will need.

P.S. I haven’t tried YouTube Music, but Google Play Music was able to play music that was stored on my smartphone (but *not* uploaded) as well as music from its own streaming service.

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Yes, @rsbrux I've heard about that feature of theirs but we don't have something similar at the moment, no.

I totally get you now, and it's an interesting usercase. Well, if you upload your MP3s, they can certainly be played on mobile, but you'll need to trigger their download manually if you'd like to listen offline.

Hey! We've increased our limit to 10,000 tracks now, don't be a bummer! :laughing:

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Well, GPM now is dead, and i don’t know if YT Music does that. Deezer doesn’t, only plays its own music and uploaded music up to 2k limit.

In your case, maybe your NAS has a native app to play music. Synology, if i’m not wrong, has its own app for music,video,files,etc.

And as Rudi says, favorite limite has been increased from 2k to 10k, but only for that. Uploaded songs still have 2k limit, as far as i know.

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