Spotify allows all users to stream over 100 million songs for free. If you upgrade to its premium subscription, you can also download music from Spotify for offline listening without an internet connection. Spotify makes it easy to download playlists, albums, or podcasts. Once the download process is complete, you can turn on Spotify offline mode to play only the downloaded songs. It's a great way to enjoy your favorite music on the go without having to worry about data usage or connection issues. In this article, we will discuss everything about how to download songs on Spotify.
Part 1. Can You Download Music from Spotify?
Can you download music on Spotify? Certainly. Spotify allows Premium subscribers to download up to 10,000 tracks per device on up to 5 different devices. This means each Premium member can download up to 50,000 songs. Now let's look at the important things you need to pay attention to.
1. Requires Spotify Premium subscription
To download songs from Spotify, you need a Spotify Premium subscription. Download functionality is available on all premium subscriptions including Individual, Duo, Family, and Student.
Spotify Premium Individual costs $10.99/month and offers ad-free listening, download ability, higher audio quality, unlimited skips, and more. Spotify Premium Duo offers 2 Premium accounts for $14.99, Premium Famly offers up to 6 Premium accounts for $16.99, and Premium Student lets you enjoy the Premium Individual version at a discounted price of $5.99/month.
2. Download playlists, albums and podcasts
Spotify Premium users can download albums, playlists, and podcasts for offline listening, while free users can only save podcasts. But please note that you cannot download individual songs. You can create a new playlist to store all the songs you want to download, and then download the entire playlist. Plus, the download option is only available on the Spotify app but not on the web player.
3. Offline listening restrictions
It's important to note that music downloaded on Spotify can only be played in the Spotify app. You cannot transfer downloaded Spotify music to other devices or platforms. (You can download Spotify songs to MP3 and then move them to other devices/platforms. For a detailed tutorial, skip to Part 4.) Additionally, you'll need to go online at least once every 30 days to ensure your downloaded music is accessible.
Part 2. How to Download Songs on Spotify on iPhone/Android
The Spotify apps for Android and iPhone are similar and the steps to download music are the same. Now we will show you how to download Spotify songs, albums, playlists or podcasts on your phone.
1.1 Download Playlists, Albums on Spotify
Step 1. Open the Spotify app and find the playlist or album you want to download and open it.
Step 2. Click the 'down arrow' below the playlist/album name to start downloading.
Step 3. You will see a downward arrow appear below each song, when it turns green, it means the song has been downloaded.
Step 4. To find downloaded songs, tap "Your Library" and filter "Downloaded" at the top. You can then listen to Spotify without an internet connection when you are in offline mode.
1.2 How to Download Spotify Podcasts
NOTE: Both free and Premium users can download podcasts from Spotify.
Step 1. Browse or search for the podcast you want to download.
Step 2. On the podcast page, you will see a 'downward arrow' on each episode. Tap on it to download specific episodes.
Step 3. Or you can tap 'Follow' to add the full podcasts to your library. Then you can go to 'Your Library' > 'New Episodes' to download all the new episodes.
1.3 How to Download Individual Songs on Spotify
NOTE: You can't download individual Spotify tracks one by one, but you can create a playlist that stores all the individual songs and then download the entire playlist.
Step 1. Open the Spotify app and find the songs you want to download.
Step 2. Click the 'Three Dots' icon on the song and choose 'Add to Playlist' > 'New Playlist'.
Step 3. After creating the playlist, open it and click the 'downward arrow' to download all the individual songs.
Part 3. How to Download Music from Spotify on Computer
The steps to download music from Spotify on computer are similar to those on your phone. Just find the down arrow on the music and click on it, and the download process will begin. Now we will take playlists as an example to show you how to download music on Spotify.
Step 1. Open the Spotify app on your Windows or Mac computer and log in to your Premium account.
Step 2. Browse or search for the playlist/album you want to listen to.
Step 3. Open the playlist and click on the 'down arrow' below the playlist title.
Step 4. Then you can find and listen to the downloaded songs in 'Your Library'.
Part 4. How to Download from Spotify to MP3 [without Premium]
Although Spotify allows Premium subscribers to download music for offline listening, there are still some limitations. For example, you can't download individual songs, but only entire playlists or albums. You cannot move downloaded files to other devices for listening. Once your premium membership expires, all downloaded songs will disappear, and so on.
Therefore, the best way to download music from Spotify is to use DRmare Spotify Music Converter. It is designed to download any audio from Spotify to MP3, AAC, FLAC or other common formats. You can download individual songs, playlists, albums, podcasts, audiobooks, and more from Spotify without a Spotify Premium subscription. The downloaded songs are popular audio files and stored on your local drive so you can keep and listen to them without restrictions.
DRmare Spotify Music Converter is easy to use and any new user can get started easily. Additionally, it downloads songs 5 times faster and has lossless sound quality and ID3 tags. You can get a great listening experience with it.
DRmare Spotify Music Converter
Step 1. Please click the "Download" button above to install DRmare Spotify Music Converter on your computer according to your operating system.
Step 2. Open this software and the Spotify app will automatically start. Then you can go to the Spotify app to drag and drop playlist/album/song/podcast/audiobook to the main interface of DRmare. Alternatively, right-click on the Spotify music and choose 'Share' > 'Copy Link'. Then go to the DRmare Spotify Music Converter to paste the link into its top search box and click '+'.
Step 3. You can change the output format and other parameters for Spotify music. To do that, click on the 'Three Dots' menu at the top right and choose 'Preferences' > 'Convert'.
Step 4. Now click on the 'Convert' button at the bottom right to launch the downloading process. It will automatically download Spotify playlists to MP3 or other formats you set before.
Step 5. After downloading, click on the 'History' icon with a red tip to view all your downloaded Spotify songs. You can also click on the 'Output' folder to find and listen to them offline.
Part 5. FAQs about Downloading Spotify Music
Q1: How to Download Songs from Spotify for Offline Listening?
A: Open the Spotify app and find the playlist or album you want to download. Then click on the 'downward arrow' underneath the playlist title to start downloading. Once downloaded, you can activate the offline mode in 'Your Library' > 'Settings' > 'Offline mode' and listen to them offline.
Q2: Can I Download Music from Spotify Free?
A: No. Downloading music from Spotify is a feature exclusive to Spotify Premium subscribers. Spotify free users can only download and save podcasts for offline listening. But you can use DRmare Spotify Music Converter to download any music from Spotify free without Premium.
Q3: Why Can't I Download Spotify Music?
A: Check that you have a Spotify Premium subscription and that it is active.
Make sure your internet connection is working so you can download the songs.
Make sure you have enough space to store the downloaded music.
Check if you have reached the download limit. You can download up to 10,000 songs per device on up to 5 devices. If this limit has been reached, you need to delete songs songs before you can download additional songs.
Q3: Where Do Downloaded Spotify Songs Go?
A: Open the Spotify app and tap on 'Settings' > 'Show Advanced Settings' > 'Offline song storage' and you can see where your downloaded files stored.
View also: Where Are Spotify Downloads Stored
Q4: How Long Can I Keep Downloaded Songs on Spotify?
A: Unfortunately, once your premium subscription expires, you will lose access to all downloaded songs. Additionally, you need to be online at least once every 30 days with a premium subscription to keep downloaded songs.
View also: How to Keep Spotify Music Forever
Q5: How to Change the Download Quality on Spotify?
A: Open the Spotify app and go to 'Settings' > 'Audio Quality'. On the 'Download' option, you can choose the download audio quality at Low, Normal, High, or Very High.
Q6: How to Delete Downloaded Songs on Spotify?
A: You can open any downloaded playlist and click on the green down arrow to delete the downloaded playlist. (You can't delete individual downloaded songs, only the entire playlist or album.) Then you won't be able to listen to them offline, but they will still be in your library.
Or you can delete all the downloaded Spotify songs in 'Settings' > 'Storage' > 'Remove all downloads'. (This option is only available for mobile phones.)
Part 6. Final Thoughts
Now you know how to download songs on Spotify with or without Premium. With a Spotify Premium subscription, you can easily download playlists, albums, or podcasts from Spotify. But there are some limitations, such as not being able to download individual songs, not being able to move downloaded songs to other devices, etc. This is where DRmare Spotify Music Converter comes in. With it, you can download Spotify songs without Premium. You can keep downloaded Spotify music files forever and move them to any device or platform for offline listening.