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It's actually a hybrid. The most frequently played songs are on Spotify's caching servers, and the first ~15s of those songs are streamed from them. The rest of the song is streamed via P2P, as are the entirety of the less frequently played ones. I seem to recall also that Spotify will locally cache songs you play frequently as well.

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