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Tutorial of Playing Spotify Offline

Tutorial of Playing Spotify Offline

According to the latest data released by International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, streaming contributes almost half of global music revenue. Today, hundreds of millions of users subscribe music streaming services, such as Spotify.

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However, the downside of music streaming is the cost. You have to not only pay for subscription, but also pay for the cellular data. If you happen to be roaming at the time, you can easily rack up a several hundred dollars phone bill just by listening to a playlist or two on Spotify. Is there any way to play Spotify music offline? The answer is simple, yes, and this tutorial will show you how-to.

Part 1: How to play Spotify offline

Obviously, Spotify has been aware of the demand, so it has made it possible for Premium subscriber to save music for offline listening to. That makes the streaming service worth the $9.99 per month. If you subscribe a Premium account, you can download 10,000 songs for playing offline on five different devices. Bear in mind that you cannot download single songs, but entire albums or playlists. Follow the steps below to save Spotify for playing offline.

Method 1: Play Spotify offline on mobile

Step 1: On your iPhone or Android phone, launch the Spotify app. Sign in your account, create a playlist and put all songs to the playlist or simply head to an album you want to download.

Step 2: Toggle the switch next to the Download option, and then the playlist or album will save to your phone.

Step 3: To prevent Spotify from using your data, you have to switch to the offline mode. Go to Your Library tab and touch the Settings menu with a gear icon at upper right corner.

Step 4: Select Playback on the context menu, and then move the switch next to the Offline option to enable it.

Step 5: Now, when you open Spotify, you will only be able to play Spotify music you have downloaded but not the online collections.

Download mode

Note: The offline mode will stop the Spotify app from connecting to the internet, even your Wi-Fi network. If you just want to block Spotify from using cellular data but not Wi-Fi, you have to set you're the data controls of your smartphone.

Method 2: Play Spotify offline on computer

Step 1: Access Spotify in your browser and sign in your premium account.

Step 2: Open the music or playlist you'd like to play offline and enable the Download option at the top right side.

Tip: You can download each song, or create a playlist with all songs you want to play offline and then download it. Anyway, make sure you have get all desired music offline.

Step 3: After downloading all music, click the menu option with a three-dot icon at upper left corner and select File -> Offline Mode. On Mac machine, you can find the Offline Mode in the Apple menu after opening Spotify.

Step 4: Then you can play Spotify on your computer without using network.

Offline mode

Part 2: Play Spotify music after downloading

Similar to other streaming services, Spotify relies on unique technology to encode downloaded music. It means that you cannot play Spotify offline outside the Spotify app. Some software could play encrypted Spotify playlist, such as Discord, but if you want to listen to Spotify music on any devices, AnyMP4 Video Converter Ultimate could meet you need.

All in all, Video Converter Ultimate is the best way to play Spotify offline on any devices.

How to play Spotify music after downloading

Step 1: Import the Spotify playlist or album

Download and install the best Spotify converting software on your computer. Launch it, click the Add File menu and navigate to the Spotify playlist on the open file dialog.

Guide screen

Step 2: Pre-listen for selectively processing

After loading the Spotify playlist, your songs will appear in the media library area. Select one and click the Play icon on the media player located the right side. Now, you can enjoy your music offline. Check the boxes next to the songs you want to listen to.


Step 3: Convert Spotify playlist in bulk

Move to the bottom area, click and expand the Profile dropdown menu and select MP3 or the target device, such as iPhone. Click the Browse button and select a specific folder to save the Spotify music. If you want to customize bit rate, codec and other parameters, press the Settings button and you can find them on the Profile Settings dialog. Click the Convert button at bottom right corner to start processing Spotify music for playing offline.

Profile mp3

Note: Video Converter Ultimate cannot download Spotify music. If you do not have a premium subscription, you can try an online Spotify downloader, such as MP3fy and Spotify & Deezer Music Downloader. They could grab a part of songs from Spotify for playing offline. Moreover, you can try AnyMP4 Screen Recorder. It has the capacity to download any songs from Spotify without premium account. It utilizes advanced technology to enhance the audio quality and provide excellent experiences.


This tutorial has told you how to play Spotify music offline or without any internet connection. In order to help users to save money, Spotify allows premium users to download music to hard drive on PC or internal memory on smartphone for playing any time and anywhere. However, the procedure of setup is a bit complicated. Luckily, you should understand how to achieve it based on our step-by-step tutorial. Moreover, we also shared a powerful tool, AnyMP4 Video Converter Ultimate, which is able to convert encrypted Spotify albums to audio files and then you can listen to them with any media player, such as Windows Media Player or QuickTime.

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