Podcasts and shows

Listen to your favorite podcasts, and discover many more including shows with music.

  • Get recommended and featured podcasts and shows.
  • Save the podcasts and shows you like. New episodes then automatically save.
  • Download to listen offline.
  • Some episodes feature videos too.

Note: While Spotify doesn’t play ads that interrupt the music listening experience of Premium subscribers, some podcasts may include advertising, host-read endorsements, or sponsorship messages.

Find and play podcasts and shows

  1. Tap Search .
  2. Under Browse All, tap Podcasts & Shows.
  3. Browse featured episodes, or scroll down to browse by category.
  4. Select a podcast or show to view its page and all available episodes.

Tip: You can also search for Podcasts by topic, e.g. 'Cooking'.

Tap  to start listening.

Tap  to control the play speed.

Tap  to skip forward 15 seconds, or tap  to rewind 15 seconds.

In the Now Playing view, tap  (iOS)  (Android) on a podcast or show to:

  • Get more information.
  • Download episodes for offline listening. 
  • Share with your friends and to your social channels.
  • Add it to your Play Queue.
  1. Click Browse  in the menu on the left.
  2. Click Podcasts & Shows.
  3. Browse featured episodes, or scroll down to browse by category.

Hover over the cover art and click the play button  to start listening, or click the title to see more episodes.

Click  to control the play speed.

Click  to skip forward 15 seconds, or tap  to rewind 15 seconds.

For: Podcasts only

  1. Click Search .
  2. Under Browse All, tap Podcasts.
  3. Browse featured episodes, or scroll down to browse by category.

Hover over the cover art and click the play button  to start listening, or click the title to see more episodes.

Click  to skip forward 15 seconds, or click  to rewind 15 seconds.

Save podcasts and shows

Podcast or shows

  • Select FOLLOW on a page to save it to Your Library under the Podcasts tab.
  • Tap FOLLOWING on the page to unfollow it.

Tip: After you tap FOLLOW or FOLLOWING there’s an option to get notifications for new episodes.

Episodes

  • Tap  on an episode to save it to the Your Episodes playlist in Your Library.
  • To remove an episode, tap  (iOS)  (Android) to the right of an episode title. Then, tap .
  • To save an episode to a different playlist, tap . Then select a playlist or create a new one.
  • Click FOLLOW on the page to save it to Podcasts in Your Library
  • Click FOLLOWING on the page to unfollow it.

For: Podcasts only

  • Click SAVE TO YOUR LIBRARY on the podcast page to save.
  • Find podcasts you save in Your Library, in the PODCASTS tab. 
  • To remove a podcast, click REMOVE FROM YOUR LIBRARY.

Download podcasts and shows

Tap  on a podcast or show to download.

Note: You need Premium to download shows.

Learn more about downloads

Get a podcast on Spotify 

Check out Spotify for Podcasters.

Last updated: 18 December, 2020

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