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How to Listen to Spotify Offline With Or Without Premium


Spotify is the most popular music streaming service in the world, with more than 422 million monthly active users worldwide.


It’s a free service. Spotify Free users can access ad-supported Spotify songs in lower audio quality, while Premium users can listen to ad-free and high-quality Spotify songs. Besides, Spotify Free users are limited to accessing Spotify songs with a network connection all the time, while Spotify Premium users are able to download Spotify songs for offline listening.

listen to spotify offline

In this article, we are going to show you how to use Spotify in offline mode with a premium account step by step. Moreover, we are going to introduce you to a simple yet efficient way to listen to Spotify offline without a premium.

Part 1: How to Listen to Spotify Offline with Premium

If you are a Spotify paid user, you can use Spotify in offline mode to enjoy Spotify songs offline.

Before you can go offline, you'll need to download the music so that it's available without an internet connection. Now let’s see more details:


Desktop:

Step 1 Go to the playlist you want to download.

Step 2 Switch Download on, when you see a small green arrow, it means that the download has been completed successfully.

Step 3 Open Spotify, click File in the Windows menu at the top of the screen, and select Offline Mode.

spotify offline mode on pc

Note: If you are a Mac user, click Spotify in the Apple menu at the top of the screen and select Offline Mode.


Mobile or Tablet:

Step 1 Go to the playlist, album, or podcast you want to download.

Step 2 Tap the down-arrow icon to download.

Note: On Android, tap 'Download' to download an album or playlist. When you see a green down arrow, it means that the download has been completed successfully.

Step 3 Navigate to Your Library, Settings, Playback, and enable Offline.

switch offline on

Things You Should Know About Spotify Offline Mode:

  • 1) It’s not possible to download albums or podcasts in the desktop app.
  • 2) You can download up to 10,000 songs on a maximum of five different devices.
  • 3) In Offline Mode, you can only play the music you’ve downloaded.
  • 4) To begin downloading, an internet connection is required. You need to go online at least once every 30 days to keep your music and podcasts downloaded.

Tips: If you’d like to download Spotify music without limits, you can move to Part 2, which also works for Spotify Premium subscribers.

Part 2: How to Listen to Spotify Offline without Premium

If you are a Spotify Free user, you are not able to download Spotify music as paid subscribers do, but you can turn to Sidify – a popular third-party tool to save Spotify songs as MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF/ALAC local files so that you can listen to them offline.

Sidify Music Converter is a popular tool to download songs from Spotify (Free) to your computer, and it offers Windows and Mac desktop versions.

Sidify Music Converter

Sidify Music Converter

  • okDownload Spotify songs as MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, ALAC, or AIFF.
  • okKeep the 100% original audio quality of Spotify.
  • ok10X faster conversion speed.
  • okPreserve ID3 tags and other metadata after conversion.
  • okFree updates and technical support.

Next, we are going to show you how to use Sidify Music Converter to download songs from Spotify Free so that you can listen to Spotify music offline without a premium account.

For Mac users, please refer to How to Download Spotify Playlists on Mac.

Step 1 Add Songs from Spotify to Sidify.

Click the "+" button and you'll be prompted to drag or drop songs or playlists from Spotify to the program. You can also copy and paste the link of a Spotify song or playlist to Sidify.

add spotify music

Step 2Choose the Output Format and Customize the Output Path

Click "Settings" in the upper right corner and you'll be directed to the Settings window, where you can choose the output format (MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF/ALAC), output quality, as well as the output path.

Here you can also customize how you'd like to name the output files (Track Number, Title, Artist, Album) and how you'd like to sort out the converted files (Artist, Album, Artist/Album, Album/Artist, or None).

customize output settings

Step 3 Download Music from Spotify (Free) to the Computer

Click the "Convert" button to start exporting Spotify music from Spotify (Free) to your local computer. After the downloading process is completed, you can click "Converted" to find the well-downloaded Spotify songs.

export spotify songs to computer

Conclusion

If you are a Spotify Premium user, you can use the Spotify offline mode to enjoy Spotify songs offline. Please make sure you download all the songs you’d like to listen to before you go offline. If you are a Spotify Free user, you can use Sidify to download songs from Spotify to your computer to enjoy offline listening.

By using Spotify offline mode, you can listen to Spotify songs offline within your subscription, but once you cancel the service, you won’t be able to listen to any of them offline. With the Sidify Music Converter, you can keep Spotify songs forever, as they are saved as MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF/ALAC files on your local drive.

Note: Sidify works for both Spotify premium and free users. The trial version of Sidify Music Converter enables you to convert the first 3-minute audio from Spotify for sample testing. You can purchase the full version to unlock the time limitation.