How to Download Music From Spotify

By David Weedmark

Learn how to download songs on Spotify so you can listen to your favorite music even when you don't have Internet access.

With a Spotify Premium account, you can download up to 3,333 songs on your computer or mobile device. These songs will then be available to you even if you don't have an Internet connection. At the time of publication, you can download songs on up to three devices, for a total of 9,999 songs, if desired. Spotify requires that you sign in at least once every 30 days to continue to enjoy the downloads.

While you can download any playlist, having one dedicated just for offline music makes it easier to see what you have downloaded, which can be important if you have limited storage on your device.

If you don't have a premium account, you can upgrade your account on theSpotify website, or click your name at the top of the app and select Account.


Spotify downloads are encrypted and cached on your computer in a proprietary file format, not as MP3s. If you are able to find an app that can convert these files to MP3 format, doing so would be a violation of your terms of use, and a copyright infringement.

Downloading in a New Playlist

Step 1

Create a new playlist by clicking the New Playlist icon. Enter a memorable name and press Enter.

Step 2

Search for some songs.

Find one or more songs that you love. You can do this by browsing through your other playlists, but it's often much faster just to type a song or artist in the Search field.

Step 3

Drag some songs into the new playlist.

Drag the song into your new playlist reserved for downloads. Add as many songs as you want.

Step 4

Turn on the Available Offline Toggle.

Open the new playlist by clicking or tapping its name. Click or tap the Available Offline Toggle. The songs start to download immediately. A green toggle means you have downloaded the songs in this playlist, while a gray toggle means the songs are available only when you have Internet access.

Downloading Songs on Another Device

Step 1

Select the Playlist to download.

Launch Spotify on another device. You can download the same songs or different songs on up to three devices. To download the same songs as on your first device, select Playlists and then select the playlist containing the songs to download.

Step 2

Turn on the Available Offline Toggle.

Tap or click the Available Offline Toggle. The songs in the playlist are automatically downloaded to your second device.