"The cache is taking up almost 4gb on my sd card. If I delete the cache will it affect my streaming music, playlists, albums, radios, podcasts? Or is that just wasted space I should clear immediately."
Spotify stores parts of music and podcasts as cache, so it can play without stuttering. According to Spotify, cache and downloaded music are different. Cache is saved for smooth streaming. Spotify does this spontaneously. Downloaded music are stored for offline playback, which is triggered by you.
Yes, it is safe. To free up space or fix common issues, you can clear your cache.
In addition to Spotify cache, if you have Spotify Premium and frequently download songs for offline playback, the downloaded music will also take up storage space on your device.
Luckily, Spotify allows you to store your downloads to an external SD card instead of the device's internal memory on Andorid. Since iPhone doesn't support SD card, so this doesn't apply to iPhone.
Tip: Make sure your SD card has at least 1GB free space. The storage option only appears if your SD Card is available and accessible.
Spotify saves downloads in an encrypted form. You can't play them without Spotify app. If you want to download spotify songs as unencrypted songs that can be played at will, you need a professional Spotify music downloader.
Pazu Spotify Converter is a professional Spotify music downloader that allows you to crack Spotify encryption and download Spotify music as playable songs with either Spotify free or premium account. It supports multiple output formats: MP3/M4A/WAV/FLAC/OGG/AIFF, encoded at a top-quality bitrate of 320 Kbps.
Download, install and run Pazu Spotify Converter on your Mac or Windows. Log in your Spotify account with the built-in Spotify web player.
Browse songs, albums or playlists you want to download from the built-in Spotify web player.
Now, click on the Settings cogwheel from the top-right corner to select the output format. On Auto mode, it will save the file in M4A format. For MP3 and AAC, you can also set the output quality, depending on the song. You may also change the output folder, the title, and the organizing criteria.
Click the Convert button to start downloading Spotify songs in MP3 format.
Once the conversion is done, click the folder icon to find the converted Spotify songs.
Now you can transfer the downloaded Spotify songs to your USB and play them on any device without Spotify app, play on your car, etc.
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