Use Spotify in Offline Mode - How to download Spotify music with premium or free

How do you access your songs when you don’t have an internet connection? Nobody wants to stream music with the limited data plan when there is no wifi. Obviously, Spotify is aware of this, so they’ve made it possible for Premium subscribers to save music for offline listening. It’s one of the features that really makes it worth the $9.99 a month .

Part 1 How to set Spotify to offline mode

Set Spotify to offline mode on Mac/Windows:

  1. Open Spotify.
  2. For Mac: In the Apple menu at the top of the screen, click Spotify .
    For Windows: Click File in the Windows menu at the top of the screen.
  3. Click Offline Mode .

Set Spotify to offline mode on Mobile/Tablet:

  1. Tap Home
  2. Tap Settings
  3. Tap Playback .
  4. Switch Offline on.

Part 2 How to download Spotify music with Premium

In Offline Mode, you can only play music you’ve downloaded, so you need to download Spotify songs to your devices before set Spotify to offline mode. Only Premium users can download songs from Spotify.

Download Spotify playlist on Mac/Windows:

  1. Go to the playlist you want to download.
  2. Switch Download on

A green arrow

indicates the download was successful.  It’s not possible to download albums or podcasts in the desktop app.

Download Spotify album/playlist on Mobile/Tablet:

  1. Go to the playlist you want to download.
  2. Switch Download on

A green arrow

indicates the download was successful.

Download Spotify podcast on Mobile/Tablet:

  1. Go to the podcast you want to download.
  2. Tap
    to download.

A green arrow

indicates the download was successful. Podcasts you download are automatically saved to Y our Library

Part 3 How to download Spotify music for free

Although Spotify doesn't offer free users offline listening experiece, you can use other tools to download Spotify songs and enjoy them offline. Here we will recommend Ondesoft Spotify Converter .Ondesoft Spotify Converter is a powerful Spotify ripper for Mac and Windows that allows you to download any Spotify songs, albums and playlists to mp3/m4a/wav/flac on Mac and Windows.

How to rip Spotify music with Ondesoft Spotify Converter?

Step 1 Run Ondesoft Spotify Converter

Download and install Ondesoft Spotify Converter on your Mac or Windows. Before you run it, please make sure that you have installed the latest Spotify on your computer. Then launch Ondesoft Spotify Converter, Spotify will be launched automatically.

spotify to mp3 converter

Step 2 Add Spotify songs

Find the songs you want to download, then drag the song, album or playlist to the main interface of Ondesoft Spotify Converter. Or you can click the Add Files button, copy and paste the url of the song to the search box on the bottom of the program. Click the Add button, then songs will be added to the conversion list.

drag&drop spotify songs

All songs in the playlist or albums will be checked by default. You are free to uncheck the tracks you don't want to convert. Then click Add to import all checked songs.

drag&drop spotify songs

3. Choose output settings (optional)

Click the Options button, you will find the song artwork, title, artist, duration and output format on the pop up small window. The default download format is mp3. It also supports downloading Spotify Music as M4A, WAV, FLAC. You can also change bitrate, samplerate according to your needs.

Spotify to mp3, m4a, wav, flac

Step 4 Start Converting

Click the Convert button to start downloading Spotify songs. Wait for a few minutes, you can find all offline songs by clicking the History button.

Spotify to mp3

After downloading, click below folder icon to quickly locate the DRM-free Spotify songs, albums or playlists in MP3 format. You can then transfer and play them anywhere such as iTunes , Google Play Music , iPod , Sandisk , etc. or burn them to CD .

Spotify to mp3 converter

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