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Two Ways to Play Spotify Music in Airplane Mode

You are in a flight but realize your flight doesn’t have Wi-Fi, so how to kill the boring time in this long journey? Bring a book but you realize that you can not be focus on the content you are reading. Nothing is as good as relaxing yourself by listening to music.

So you open Spotify app on your mobile phone, but it says you are offline and unable to listen to any song cause you have no internet connection. What has gone wrong? Here we list 2 solutions which fix the issue "Spotify music can not be played on airplane".

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Method 1: Play Spotify Music in Airplane Mode with Premium

With Spotify Premium, you are able to create playlists, and save them for offline listening. The "Offline Mode" grants you to download Spotify song, playlist or podcast to mobile phones in advance, then you can listen to Spotify music on plane without needing Wi-Fi or mobile network. Here is how to enable Spotify "Offline Mode" so that you can listen to Spotify music on airplane.

Step 1Launch Spotify app on your mobile phone or tablets.

Step 2Hit on "Library" > "Setting" menu --> tap on "Playback" --> switch on "Offline".

Spotify offline mode on iphone

With Spotify Offline Mode on, you are allowed to play music that you have downloaded on airplane without internet connection.

Method 2: Play Spotify Music in Airplane Mode without Premium

With Spotify Free, you are able to get access to Spotify catalog of over 70 million tracks on your computer or tablet at no cost. And you are allowed to play any song or playlist with ads, but only when the internet is connected. If you want to play Spotify music in airplane mode to kill time, especially during a long journey, or other conditions without Wi-Fi or cellular connection, you will need to buy Spotify Premium. Otherwise, you can use a third-party app – Sidify Music Converter (Windows | Mac) to download song, playlist or podcast from Spotify to digital copy at first, then transfer the downloaded Spotify music to your mobile phones or MP3 players.

Sidify Music Converter

Sidify Music Converter

  • okDownload Spotify music to MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, ALAC without Premium;
  • okStream Spotify Music for free without ads;
  • okBurn Spotify Music to CD or share to .

How to Download Spotify Music for Playing on Airplane Without Premium

Here is the simple tutorial on how to download Spotify music for listening on an airplane without needing Spotify Premium.

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

Step 1Launch Sidify Music Converter

Firstly, you need to download and install Sidify Music Converter on you Windows PC or macOS. After the installation is finished, launch Sidify Music Converter for going on to the next step. Spotify app will be opened automatically in the background.

Main interface of Sidify Music Converter

Step 2Add Spotify Song, Playlist or Podcast

Click on "Add button" button and a small adding-window will pop up indicates you adding Spotify song, album, artist, playlist or podcast. You can copy Spotify song or playlist link in the clipboard, or drag & drop a song, album, artist, playlist or podcast from Spotify to the adding-window directly.

add spotify music

Step 3Choose the Output Format

Before downloading songs from Spotify, you are enabled to choose the digital output formats (MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF or ALAC), the output quality (320 kbps, 256 kbps, 128 kbps) and output directory.

Choose Output Format as MP3

Step 4Start Downloading Spotify Music

After finishing the customization, now you can feel ready to start downloading any song from Spotify by clicking on "CONVERT" button.

You are allowed to add more tracks to download Spotify music in batch. After the downloading is done, you can click on History button to check the downloaded Spotify songs. The ID3 tags (title, artwork, artist, album, track number) are also preserved to help you organize your music library.

Downloading and Converting

Now, just migrate the downloaded Spotify songs to any device that you will carry on the plane!

Note: The trial version of Sidify Music Converter enables us to convert the first 3-minute audio from Spotify for sample testing, you can purchase the full version to unlock the time limitation.

Important Notes

Sidify strictly complies with the US copyright regulations. We adopt a leading technology to record the unencrypted audio data which is outputted to the system sound device, with the highest quality.

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