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Music streaming services aren’t perfect, and Spotify is no exception. Any long-time Spotify user knows the company is famous for stripping popular features out of its app. But that isn’t even the elephant in the room.
The biggest problem is offline listening. How do you access your songs when you don’t have an internet connection? Thankfully, Spotify provides a way to download songs onto your device so you can play them at any time, anywhere.
How to Download Spotify Songs to Play Offline
If you want to download songs from Spotify onto your mobile device, just follow the simple step-by-step instructions below.
- Open the Spotify app on your mobile device.
- Navigate to the artist, song, album, or playlist that you want to download.
- Flick the download toggle (below the artwork) into the On position.
- Wait for the song to download.
- Verify the content has successfully downloaded by looking for a small green circle next to the music in question.
Downloading Spotify songs to listen to when offline has some caveats:
Firstly, you need to be a premium member. A premium membership costs $9.99 for an individual license or $14.99 for a family plan. Family plans cover up to six users.
Secondly, you can only download a maximum of 3,333 songs per device on up to three devices. Many users have complained about the restriction, but it’s out of Spotify’s control. The record labels are making that decision. Regardless, 3,333 songs is approximately nine days of continuous music, so you should be fine.
Finally, you need to go online at least once every 30 days. Failure to do so will render your offline songs inaccessible.
Do you download music from Spotify? Let us know in the comments.