How to use cached files in Spotify application under Android ? The mentioned file extensions are ".file" , which are not normally playable, but it is clear from the size and type of archiving that they can be used offline by the application. The threshold storage address

is as follows: /internal storage/android/data/com.spotofy.music/files/spotifycash/storage

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    There's always a possibility for streaming platforms to encrypt the cache/offline files (i.e. DRM) so that only their app can play it exclusively.
    – Andrew T.
    May 30, 2021 at 9:24
  • Thank you . Is there a way other than the normal mode in the software to download music in this space ?
    – Merlin
    May 30, 2021 at 9:40
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    @Merlin: Sorry but I don't understand your last comment. What do you actually want to achieve?
    – Robert
    May 30, 2021 at 10:17
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    Spotify has an offline mode if you have a paid account. That is what they provide, of you want to use the downloaded files outside of Spotify Andrew already gave you the answer that those files are DRM encrypted and thus can't be used outside of Spotify.
    – Robert
    May 30, 2021 at 10:31
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    @alecxs I don't think a more than 3 years old Spotify app will still work. Spotify releases new apps very frequently and the chance that one of those apps includes a protocol change is very high. I assume this is also done to make reverse engineering ineffective.
    – Robert
    May 30, 2021 at 13:47

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Well, those files might be stored in /root/data/data/spotify but wont be playable or even accessible without superuser privileges

  • yes . Yes I have access to the file cache in the storage location but unfortunately the files are apparently encrypted with the ".file" extension
    – Merlin
    May 30, 2021 at 14:46

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