How to download music from Spotify

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The ability to download music in high quality is a feature that sets Spotify Premium apart as a paid service. It allows users to listen to their music whenever they want, whether they’re connected to the internet or not. As such, learning how to download songs from Spotify is typically something we recommend early on, so new Premium subscribers can take full advantage of the feature as soon as possible.

QUICK ANSWER

To download music from Spotify on Android and iOS, add whichever songs you would like to download to a playlist or your Liked Songs. Then, press the symbol that looks like a downward-facing arrow to download the music within that playlist; if you added the music to your Liked Songs, this will instead look like a slider. Additionally, you can go to an album or podcast and download them using that same downward arrow button. 

On the desktop, add whichever songs you would like to download to a playlist or your Liked Songs. After that, download all of the songs within those groups by pressing the downward-facing arrow button. Additionally, you can go to an album or podcast and download them using that same downward arrow button. 


JUMP TO KEY SECTIONS

Downloading music from Spotify is an incredibly useful feature. If you are going camping, for example, you likely won’t be in range of Wi-Fi. If you don’t have an unlimited data plan, you might not want to waste all of your data streaming music from Spotify.

Spotify’s download feature allows you to download music at various levels of quality directly to your device.

How to download music from Spotify (Android and iOS)

Downloading music through playlists on Spotify mobile

In order to download specific songs, you’ll need to either add them to a playlist or add them to your Liked Songs first.

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Downloading albums on Spotify mobile

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Downloading podcasts on Spotify mobile

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Downloading your Liked Songs on Spotify mobile

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Downloading a song or artist radio on Spotify mobile

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How to download music from Spotify (desktop)

Downloading music through playlists on Spotify desktop

In order to download specific songs, you’ll need to either add them to a playlist or add them to your Liked Songs first.

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Downloading albums on Spotify desktop

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Downloading podcasts on Spotify desktop

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Downloading your Liked Songs on Spotify desktop

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Downloading a song or artist radio on Spotify desktop

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Read more: How to create collaborative playlists on Spotify

FAQs

Will Spotify work offline?

Spotify does work offline. However, you must have your desired song, playlist, album, or podcast downloaded to your device.

Can you listen to Spotify offline without Spotify Premium?

No. Downloading songs to your device is a feature reserved for Spotify Premium subscribers.

Can you listen to Spotify offline on an Apple Watch?

Yes. Apple users can select Download to Apple Watch. This feature was implemented in mid-2021.

Where are Spotify offline files stored on Android devices?

To find where your Spotify music is being stored, do the following:

Open the Spotify mobile app → from the Home screen, select the gear-shaped icon in the upper right corner to open Settings → scroll down until you see Other in Other, there should be an option that says Storage; select this. This will show you where your music data is being stored.

Can you download music using the Spotify web player?

No. You can only download music using the Android or iOS mobile app, or the desktop app.

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