How to play Spotify podcasts on Android

Last year, Spotify decided to embrace podcasts as part of the company’s larger communications strategy. The latest data from Buzzsprout shows that Spotify is the new king of the podcast field. A little over a third (31.7%) of all podcast listeners use Spotify to access their favorite shows, accounting for nearly 25 million downloads in August 2021.

Different from songs, Spotify allows both premium and free users to download podcasts for offline playback.

Our guide below will show you how to download podcasts on Android.

Part 1 How to find and play podcasts on Android

  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.

Tap to start listening.

Tap to control the play speed.

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

Part 2 How to download podcasts on Android

  1. When you’re online, find the podcast you want to download.
  2. Tap to download.

By default, you can’t download without WiFi. If you want to download podcasts with your mobile data, tap Home - Settings - Audio Quality, switch Download using cellular under Download . A green arrow indicates the download was successful. Downloaded poscast save to Your Library .

You can delete a downloaded podcast episode by going to the Your Library tab, selecting the Downloaded button at the top of the screen (you might need to swipe left to get to it) then selecting the episode. You can then tap the three dots under the episode and choose the Remove from your Episodes option.

Part 3 How to download Spotify podcasts to MP3

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.

Some users complain that "Spotify plays ads and then restarts the podcast so you have to stop and hunt for where you left off. If you start listening before where the ad is injected, you get to start over after the unskippable ad over and over. The app will crash and require multiple restarts to get it to play in your vehicle."

It seems that Spotify on Android is an excellent app to explore exclusive podcast content, but not a qualified podcast player. Well, to fix this issue, you can download Spotify podcasts to mp3 and play them with other music player for Android.

Pazu Spotify Converter is a powerful Spotify music downloader tool that allows you to download Spotify music and podcasts to MP3, M4A, WAV, FLAC, OGG, AIFF. Check the tutorial to learn how to download Spotify podcasts to DRM-free formats and play them without Spotify app.

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Step 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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Step 2 Choose output format

The default output format is M4A. Pazu Spotify Converter also supports MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, AIFF. Click the gear icon on the top right corner to change output format if you like. You can also set bitrate, output folder, name format according to your needs.

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Step 3 Add Spotify podcast

Click to open the podcast you want to download.

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Click Add to list, select the episodes you want to download to mp3.

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Step 4 Click the Convert button

Click the Convert button to start downloading Spotify podcast episodes to the format you choose.

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After conversion, click below folder to quickly locate the downloaded podcast episodes.

How to copy podcast/episode link?

  1. Right-click on the podcast or episode you want to download or select next to it.
  2. Choose Share - Copy Show Link or Copy Episode Link .

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