How to Go Offline on Spotify: A Step-by-Step Guide

On Windows, click the three-dot menu icon in the top-left corner. Select File >, Offline Mode . On a Mac, select “Spotify” from the menu bar. Click “Offline Mode” to make Spotify go offline.

Spotify has become one of the most popular music streaming platforms, capturing over 36% of the entire music streaming industry. Many people are switching from its ad-supported free tier to its premium subscription. Spotify makes it easy for anyone to enjoy music anytime and anywhere, even offline. However, if you are new to the app, it may not be obvious how to do it.

Let’s start with the basics. To listen to Spotify offline, you have to be a paying subscriber. If you are on the free tier, you will have to maintain an internet connection to listen to music. This limitation is because, without an internet connection, Spotify cannot serve you ads, which is the only way the company monetizes for users.

If you have a Spotify paid account, including the standard premium account and their student account, you can take your collection offline in just a few clicks. First, select the music you want to take offline. If you want to take as many songs as you can offline as possible, the easiest way to do this is to head to your “Liked songs” playlist. Just flip the download switch at the top of your playlist, and you can begin downloading your media.

Your other playlists can be downloaded by tapping on the menu button, then tapping download. While albums can be downloaded by tapping the download icon on each album page. That’s a lot of different download methods to keep track of, but once you’re done downloading your music, all that’s left to do is disable online play and Spotify.

Head into your settings menu by clicking on the Settings gear in the top right corner of the home tab, then tap on playback and toggle offline on at the top of the menu. Once you’re offline, you’ll be able to play music and podcasts that you’ve downloaded onto your device. Everything that is unable to be played will be grayed out in the app.

In conclusion, Spotify allows you to enjoy music offline, but only if you have a paid account. You can download your music by selecting the music you want to take offline and following the different download methods. Finally, disable online play and Spotify, and you’re ready to go offline. Enjoy your music and podcasts anytime and anywhere.


Why can't I play Spotify offline?
Due to the protection, Spotify only allows paid users to listen to music offline. It will verify your account by connecting to the Spotify server. If you have already put the songs offline, then you need to log in to your Spotify Premium account at least one time every 30 days.
Why can't I go online on Spotify?
Faulty network connections might cause an offline error. Make sure you're connected to the internet and start Spotify again. Check Spotify's status. If Spotify is down for everyone, you may see an offline error.