How to Download Spotify Podcasts to MP3

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February 23, 2024

Podcasts are series of digital audio or video files centered around specific topics or themes. They usually consist of multiple episodes and cover a wide range of subjects, including storytelling, news, interviews, discussions, education, entertainment, and more. Podcasts are like on-demand radio shows that listeners can stream or download through dedicated platforms or applications to listen at their convenience.

With over 5 million podcast titles and more than 100 million regular podcast listeners, Spotify stands as the top preferred podcast application for US listeners and the most-used audio podcast platform in many key markets across the world. It’s also recognized as the number one podcast publisher in the US.

Spotify offers free access to podcasts for both ad-support and Premium users, and it allows users with either a free or premium account to download podcasts. If you’re interested in downloading Spotify podcasts for offline listening, this guide will walk you through the steps. We’ll also provide the tip to download Spotify podcasts to MP3 for added convenience.

CONTENTS

  1. How to find podcasts on Spotify?
  2. How to download podcasts with the Spotify app?
  3. How to download Spotify podcasts to MP3?
  4. FAQ about Spotify podcasts

1. How to find podcasts on Spotify?

Here’s how to find podcasts on Spotify. These steps apply to various devices including mobile and tablets, computers, or web players.

  1. Go to Spotify on your device and tap Search.
  2. Select Podcasts under Browse All.
  3. Explore podcasts recommended by Spotify or scroll down to browse by categories. Click on a podcast to view its details and available episodes.

You can also search for a podcast directly on Spotify:

  1. Click Search on Spotify and enter the name of a podcast.
  2. Select the tab of Podcasts and Shows under the search bar. Then you can see the podcast and episode you want to listen to.
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2. How to download podcasts with the Spotify app?

Spotify permits podcast downloads for both free and premium members. You can use the Spotify app on your mobile device, tablet, or desktop for this purpose.

Although Spotify supports video podcasts, the desktop app only allows you to download them in audio format. To download video podcasts for offline viewing, you’ll need the Spotify app for mobile and tablet.

Download Spotify podcasts on mobile devices

  1. Launch the Spotify app on your phone or tablet, and go to the podcast you want to download.
  2. Tap the Download button on the episode’s detail page.
  3. If it is a video podcast, Spotify may prompt you whether to download it in audio or video mode.
    • To download in audio mode, tap the Go to Settings button and enable Download audio only.
    • To download the video of the episode, tap Download video to start downloading.

Download podcasts on Spotify desktop app

To download podcasts through the Spotify app on Mac and PC, the process is similar, except that you can only download video podcasts as audio.

  1. Open the Spotify app on your computer and find the podcast you want for offline listening.
  2. Click the Download button to start downloading the current episode.
  3. Upon completion, the download button will turn green, indicating a successful download.

3. How to download Spotify podcasts to MP3?

Spotify allows both free and premium users to download podcasts, but these downloads are encrypted and can only be played within the Spotify app. Moreover, if you reinstall the app, you will need to re-download any downloaded music and podcasts. To permanently save your favorite podcasts and make them accessible outside the Spotify app, consider using Pazu Spotify Music Converter to download them as MP3 files.

Pazu Spotify Music Converter is specially designed for both Spotify Free and Premium users to download all Spotify songs, playlists, albums, and podcasts for offline listening. It can extract Spotify music and podcasts, and convert them to MP3, M4A, AIFF, WAV, FLAC, and AAC. You can also transfer the downloaded tracks to other MP3-compatible devices for convenience.

With Pazu Spotify Music Converter, you can freely choose any songs in an album/playlist or any episodes in a podcast for downloading. It saves Spotify tracks with lossless audio quality and preserves all ID3 tags. Furthermore, you can customize the names of your Spotify songs with titles, albums, artists, and more.

Key features of Pazu Spotify Music Converter:

  • Download Spotify music with either Spotify’s free or premium account.
  • Multiple output formats: MP3, M4A, AAC, FLAC, WAV, and AIFF.
  • Download Spotify to MP3 in 320kbps.
  • Keep all ID3 tags.
  • Built-in Spotify web player, no Spotify app needed.
  • Rename Spotify songs with titles, albums, artists, etc.
  • Multilingual interface.

Now, let’s learn how to use Pazu Spotify Music Converter to download and convert Spotify podcasts with a free subscription from the following tutorial.

1. Run Pazu Spotify Music Converter

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

2. Choose the output format

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

3. Select Spotify Podcast

Use the integrated Spotify web player to search for the podcast you want to download. Click the Add to List button to load all episodes in the podcast.

4. Download and Convert Spotify Podcast to Local

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

You can download individual songs /episodes or batch-convert the entire playlist. To download individual tracks or specific songs of your choice, simply uncheck the ones you don’t want to download.

5. Find Your Downloads in the Local Folder

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

Note: The free trial version of Pazu Spotify Converter enables you to convert the first three minutes of each song. You can remove the trial limitation by purchasing the full version.

4. FAQ about Spotify podcasts

Does Spotify have a podcast section?

Yes, Spotify has a dedicated section for podcasts. You can find this section in the Spotify app and the web player by navigating to Search > Podcasts.

Can I stream and download podcasts with a Spotify Free account?

Yes, Spotify provides free access to its podcast library, allowing users to explore new episodes and popular shows at no cost. Spotify also offers the podcast download feature for both free and premium users. However, with a free account, you’ll encounter occasional ads while listening to podcasts.

Can I Watch Video Podcasts on Spotify?

Yes, Spotify supports podcasts in videos. You can find video podcasts on Spotify by searching for “video podcast.” However, to download video podcasts, you’ll need to use the mobile app instead of the desktop version, as the desktop app only allows downloads in audio format.

Conclusion

Spotify is an excellent platform for podcasts, allowing users to access and download them for free. However, you cannot download these podcasts in MP3 format directly from Spotify. This limitation might disappoint users who prefer listening to their favorite podcasts on different applications or devices. Fortunately, Pazu Spotify Music Converter provides a solution. It can download Spotify podcasts and tracks as MP3 files on both Windows and Mac computers, giving you more flexibility in enjoying Spotify content.

Download Pazu Spotify Music Converter on Mac or Windows