Download music and podcasts

For: Premium 

Download your favorite Spotify tracks, albums, and podcasts to the app so you can listen to them without an internet connection.

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



Select your device below for more information:

Note: An internet connection is initially required for downloading. 

Download music 

  1. Switch on Download  to the right of any playlist. You can also switch it on for all Songs in Your Library.
    Note: It’s not possible to download albums or podcasts in the desktop app.
  2. When it's finished downloading, the Downloaded symbol  appears to the right of the playlist name. 
  3. Now, whenever you're not connected to the internet, or when your app is in offline mode, you can still listen to what you've downloaded in the app.

Set app to Offline Mode 

You can listen to your downloaded music whenever you lose connection to the internet. But if you want to manually set your desktop app to Offline Mode:

Mac

  1. Open Spotify.
  2. Click Spotify in the Apple menu at the top of the screen.
  3. Select Offline Mode.

Windows

  1. Open Spotify.
  2. Click File in the Windows menu at the top of the screen.
  3. Select Offline Mode.

Note: In Offline Mode, you can only play music you’ve downloaded to the app.

Download an album or playlist 

  1. Switch on Download  to the right of an album or playlist. You can also switch it on for all Songs in Your Library
  2. The Downloaded symbol  indicates the download is complete.
  3. Now, whenever you're not connected to the internet, or when your app is in offline mode, you can still listen to what you've downloaded in the app.

Download a podcast

  1. Tap  (iPhone) /  (Android) to the right of a podcast episode.
  2. Tap Download. The podcast is automatically saved to Your Library.
  3. The Downloaded symbol  indicates the download is complete.
  4. Now, whenever you’re not connected to the internet, or when your app is in offline mode, you can listen to this podcast episode in the app.

Set app to Offline Mode

You can listen to your downloaded music or podcasts whenever you lose connection to the internet, but if you want to manually set your mobile or tablet to Offline Mode:

  1. Tap Your Library .
  2. Tap Settings .
  3. Tap Playback.
  4. Switch on Offline.

Allow downloading with your data connection 

By default, downloading over your mobile data connection (3/4G) is disabled. To enable it:

  1. Tap Your Library .
  2. Tap Settings .
  3. Tap Music Quality
  4. Under Download, select Download using cellular

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

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Last updated: 01 November, 2018