How to download music from Spotify

Spotify is an excellent platform for enjoying music, but what if you're without an internet connection? No worries! You can easily download music and podcasts from Spotify to enjoy offline. This post will guide you through the process. So, whether you're on a bus, hitting the gym, or even in a different country, your favorite tracks will be at your fingertips.

For those with phones having ample storage, it's a wise move to download your entire library. This approach eliminates the need to depend on Wi-Fi, 5G, or LTE. Not only does it conserve data usage, but it also ensures high-quality music playback without any buffering. This feature is especially valuable for travelers who want a seamless musical experience wherever they go.

Spotify allows you to download music for offline listening if you have a subscription to Spotify Premium(Individual, Duo, Family or Student). You can download albums, playlists, and podcasts with Spotify Premium. For the free version of Spotify, you can download podcasts.

In this guide, we’ll go through the process of downloading your favorite songs for offline listening with or without a Spotify Premium account.

  1. How to download albums and playlists from Spotify?
  2. How to download podcasts from Spotify?
  3. How to download podcasts from Spotify?
  4. How to download Spotify music without Premium?

How to download albums and playlists from Spotify?

On Desktop

1. Launch Spotify app and log in.

2. Find the album or playlist you want to download. Click .

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On mobile and tablet

The interface is slightly different on Android and iOS, but the process is similar.

1. Launch Spotify app and log in.

2. Find the album or playlist you want to download. On Android, tap the Download toggle on the top right; on iOS, tap the downward-facing arrow on the top left.

download music from Spotify on iOS/Android

Downloads save to Your Library . When you're offline and want to listen, tap Your Library > Music and find your music under Albums or Playlists. If the album or playlist has been downloaded and is available for offline use, you'll see the downward-facing green arrow.

Remember to go online at least once every 30 days to keep your downloads. You can download up to 10,000 songs on each of up to 5 different devices.

Where Does Spotify Store Offline Music?

Spotify recommends having at least 1GB of free memory on your device for Spotify.


  1. Click profile icon in the top-right and select Settings .
  2. Scroll down to Offline storage location .


On iPhone, Spotify saves downloads in an encrypted form on your device’s storage. If you need more room for a new download, iOS automatically frees up space by deleting any unused stored data. If no more stored data can be deleted, you need to free up space by manually removing downloaded tracks.

You can free up storage by deleting your cache. Your downloads won't be deleted.

  1. Tap Home .
  2. Tap Settings .
  3. Tap Storage .
  4. Tap Delete cache .


Android allows you to store your Spotify downloads on external SD card instead of internal memory. Make sure your SD card has at least 1GB free space. The storage option only appears if your SD Card is available and accessible.

  1. Tap Home .
  2. Tap Settings .
  3. Tap Other , then Storage .
  4. Select where you want to save your downloads.
  5. Tap OK .

How to download podcasts from Spotify?

Unlike albums and playlists which can only be downloaded with Spotify premium, podcasts can be downloaded with either Spotify free or premium account.

On Desktop

1. Launch Spotify app and log in.

2. Find the podcast episode you want to download. Click .

download podcast from Spotify on desktop

On mobile and tablet

1. Launch Spotify app and log in.

2. Find the podcast episode you want to download. Tap .
You can also turn on auto-download to download new episodes automatically.

download podcast from Spotify on Android

How to download songs from Spotify?

Spotify doesn't support downloading individual songs directly, but you can put them in a playlist and download the playlist. Find the song you want to download and click the three-dots icon, then choose Add to playlist. Select a playlist or create a new playlist. Or drag&drop the song to a playlist created by you.Then download the playlist.

download podcast from Spotify on Android

How to download all songs of an artist?

Spotify doesn't show all songs of the artist. On artist page, it only shows 10 popular spngs. It groups a discography into 3 segments: albums, EPs, and singles. If you want to download all songs of your favorite artsit , you would have to go through all 3 tabs, scroll through every item on the page and drag & drop them onto your playlist, which is very time-consuming. Luckily there is a powerful Google Chrome extension - Spotify artist's all songs , which allows you to easily add the entire discography of an artist on Spotify in a playlist.

Just add the extension to Google Chrome browser, open Spotify web player and go to an artist's page, click on extension icon and click "Show all songs" button. After couple of seconds you will be redirected to new playlist with all songs of this artist.

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1. Open Google Chrome and go to Spotify artist’s all songs .

Spotify add-on

2. Click Add to Chrome.

3. Click Add extension.

4. Click the green icon on the top right corner of your browser.

5. Click Open Spotify.

6. Log in your Spotify account.

7. Click the extension icon again and choose SHOW ALL SONGS.

Spotify add-on

8. Now the playlist containing all songs from the artist has been added to your library.

How to download Spotify music without Premium?

Spotify only allows premium users to download songs, albums and playlists on desktop, mobile and tablet. However, with the powerful Pazu Spotify Converter, Spotify free users can also download songs, albums and playlists without Spotify Premium.

Besides, songs downloaded from Spotify Premium can only be played on that device via Spotify app, if you don't have enough storage or if you want to transfer the songs to other device or play them with other music player, you need to download Spotify music to MP3 with professional Pazu Spotify Converter.

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1. Run Pazu Spotify Converter

Download, install and run Pazu Spotify Converter on your Mac or Windows. Log in your Spotify account with the built-in Spotify web player.

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2. Select Spotify music.

Use the integrated Spotify web player to search the songs, album, playlist or podcast you want to download. Click the Add to list button to load all songs in the album or playlist, uncheck the songs you don’t want to download if there are any.

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3. Choose output format

Click the gear icon on the top right corner. Here you can select output format (AUTO(M4A)/MP3/AAC/FLAC/WAV/AIFF), choose output audio quality, customize the output path, organize the output files in various ways, rename output files and more.

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4. Download and Convert Spotify Songs to Local

Click Convert button to start downloading the Spotify songs to your local computer.

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Once the conversion is done, you can find your Spotify songs downloaded as local files by clicking below folder button or directly going to the output folder you customized in the previous step.

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