With music streaming services like Spotify, it is under the assumption that its users have access to a reliable internet connection to stream songs from the platform. In most cases, that would be true otherwise why sign up for a streaming service if you don’t have an internet connection, right?
However, there are times when we might not have access to the internet, such as when we are on a plane, or when we are traveling to areas with little coverage, or when we are traveling abroad and we do not have of SIM card local . Does this mean that it would be pointless to use services like Spotify? Not at all, because that’s where offline listening comes in handy.
How to Download Spotify Songs, Albums & Playlists
One of the features of Spotify is the ability to allow users to listen to songs without an internet connection. However, there are some differences between offline listening on desktop and mobile, where desktop users will be limited to playlists and podcasts, while mobile devices can download entire albums. This is presumably to help combat piracy, but it should still be taken note of.
- Launch the Spotify program
- Go to the playlist or podcast you want to download
- Activate download
- If you see a green arrow next to it, it means your download was successful and you should now be able to listen to Spotify without an internet connection on your computer.
- Launch the Spotify app
- Go to the playlist, album or podcast you want to download
- Tap the Download icon (it’s an arrow pointing down) or turn on Download if you’re using Android
- Similar to desktop, after your music has been successfully downloaded, a green arrow icon should appear.
Offline listening seems like a pretty useful feature, but it’s not perfect. To get started, you’ll need to be a Spotify Premium subscriber, which means you’ll have to shell out a monthly fee. There are other perks of being a Premium subscriber like not having ads and accessing songs and albums on demand, so this might also be worth considering.
In addition, you will only be able to download a maximum of 10,000 songs to a maximum of five different devices, which means that on average that amounts to 2,000 songs per device, whether it is a phone, a tablet. or a computer. 10,000 songs is actually a lot so it sounds fair enough.
Finally, Spotify will require users to log in at least once every 30 days in order to keep their downloaded music. If you plan to be offline for an extended period of time, this should be taken into account.