Listen offline

Take your music and podcasts anywhere your internet can’t go.

  • For Premium, you can download albums, playlists, and podcasts
  • For the free version of Spotify, you can download podcasts

You can download up to 10,000 songs on each of up to 5 different devices.

Note: Go online at least once every 30 days to keep your downloads. This is so Spotify can collect play data to compensate artists.

How to download

  1. When you’re online, go to what you want to download.
    Note: You can’t download individual songs, but you can put them in a playlist and download the playlist.
  2. Tap  to download.
     

A green arrow  indicates the download was successful.

Downloads save to Your Library.

Saving mobile data

By default, you can’t download without WiFi. This means your mobile data isn’t used to download.

You can choose to allow downloading with your mobile data:

  1. Tap Home .
  2. Tap Settings .
  3. Tap Audio Quality.
  4. Under Download, switch Download using cellular on .

Tip: We recommend downloading over WiFi to avoid mobile data charges.

  1. When you’re online, go to the playlist you want to download.
  2. Switch Download on .

A green arrow  means the download was successful.

Downloads save to Your Library.

Switch on Offline Mode

Downloads play automatically when you lose internet, but you can use Offline Mode to make sure only your downloads play.

  1. Tap Home .
  2. Tap Settings .
  3. Tap Playback.
  4. Switch Offline on.

Anything you haven’t downloaded is now grayed out and unavailable.

  1. Open Spotify.
  2. For Mac: In the Apple menu at the top of the screen, click Spotify
    For Windows: Click File in the Windows menu at the top of the screen.
  3. Select Offline Mode.

Anything you haven’t downloaded is now grayed out and unavailable.

Not downloading?

Make sure your device is ready to download:

  • Check the device isn’t in sleep mode
  • Check your internet connection is active
  • Make sure you have enough storage space
    Tip: We recommend at least 1GB free memory

Downloads not playing?

Look for the download status next to your song or playlist:

Download status What to do

Download successful

Try restarting the app.

You can also switch on Offline Mode to make sure any attempted internet connections don’t interfere. 

 or 

Download unsuccessful

See "Not downloading?"

If that doesn’t help, try reinstalling the app.

Note: You need to re-download your music after reinstalling the app.

Downloads removed?

You might lose your downloads if:

  • You don’t go online at least once in 30 days
  • You reinstall the app
  • You download to more than 5 devices
    Note: Downloads are removed from the device you’ve used least recently

If it’s not these reasons, make sure your device can keep your downloads:

  • Make sure your Spotify app is up-to-date
  • If your device has an SD card, make sure it’s working OK
     

Last updated: 12 August, 2021

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