How to Download Songs from Spotify for Offline Listening

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  • To download songs from Spotify, navigate to a playlist or album and click or tap the Download button.
  • When the download is complete, each song in the playlist or album will have a down arrow next to it.
  • You will need a Spotify Premium account if you want to download songs for offline listening.

Spotify allows Spotify Premium users to download music so that they can listen to their favorite songs, albums, playlists or podcasts offline.

If you’re about to take a long train ride or head to an area with no Wi-Fi, here’s how to download your favorite songs for offline listening with a Spotify Premium account.

How to Download Songs from Spotify on Mobile

To download songs from Spotify, select the album or playlist and press the down arrow. When the download is complete, you’ll see a green downward-facing arrow next to each song.

Here’s a full step-by-step breakdown.

1. Launch the Spotify app on your iPhone or Android device and sign in to your Spotify Premium account.

2. Faucet Your libraryin the lower right corner of the screen.

The Spotify mobile app, with the option

Tap “Your Library”.

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3. Tap the playlist or album you want to download.

4. In the playlist or album, tap the To download – the arrow pointing down – so that the toggle turns green. This will immediately download the songs from the playlist or album. You’ll see a green arrow pointing down next to each song when it’s finished downloading.

A playlist on the Spotify mobile app, with the down-pointing arrow highlighted.

Tap the down arrow to download the playlist or album.

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screen

Tap “Download” to view only playlists and albums available offline.

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How to Download Songs from Spotify to Your Computer

1. Subscribe to Spotify Premium or sign in to your Premium account on your PC or Mac computer.

2. Click on Your library in the left menu.

The Spotify desktop app, with the option

Click on “Library”.

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3. Click either on the playlist Where Albums filter button at the top.

4. After selecting your account’s playlist or album, click the To download button – the arrow pointing down – next to the large green To play button. The button will turn green and the playlist or album will immediately start downloading.

A playlist on the Spotify desktop app, with the down-pointing arrow highlighted.

Click the “Download” button, which looks like a downward pointing arrow, to download the playlist or album.

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5. Once your music has finished downloading, the songs in the playlist will be available offline. A gray downward pointing arrow will appear in the lower right corner of the downloaded playlist or album card in the Your library filter.

The Spotify desktop app, with the option

Enable “Offline Mode” to access downloaded content only.

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