How to download music from Spotify

Spotify allows you to download music for offline listening if you have a subscription to Spotify Premium. You can download albums, playlists, and podcasts with Spotify Premium. For the free version of Spotify, you can download podcasts.

In this guide, we’ll go through the process of downloading your favorite songs for offline listening with a Spotify Premium account.

Part 1 How to download music from Spotify on your desktop, mobile and tablet

On Desktop

1. Launch Spotify app and log in.

2. Find the album or playlist you want to download. Click .

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On mobile and tablet

The interface is slightly different on Android and iOS, but the process is similar.

1. Launch Spotify app and log in.

2. Find the album or playlist you want to download. On Android, tap the Download toggle on the top right; on iOS, tap the downward-facing arrow on the top left.

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Downloads save to Your Library . When you're offline and want to listen, tap Your Library > Music and find your music under Albums or Playlists. If the album or playlist has been downloaded and is available for offline use, you'll see the downward-facing green arrow.

Remember to go online at least once every 30 days to keep your downloads. You can download up to 10,000 songs on each of up to 5 different devices.

Where Does Spotify Store Offline Music?

Spotify recommends having at least 1GB of free memory on your device for Spotify.


  1. Click in the top-right and select Settings .
  2. Scroll down and click SHOW ADVANCED SETTINGS .
  3. Scroll down to Offline storage location .


On iPhone, Spotify saves downloads in an encrypted form on your device’s storage. If you need more room for a new download, iOS automatically frees up space by deleting any unused stored data. If no more stored data can be deleted, you need to free up space by manually removing downloaded tracks.

You can free up storage by deleting your cache. Your downloads won't be deleted.

  1. Tap Home .
  2. Tap Settings .
  3. Tap Storage .
  4. Tap Delete cache .


Android allows you to store your Spotify downloads on external SD card instead of internal memory. Make sure your SD card has at least 1GB free space. The storage option only appears if your SD Card is available and accessible.

  1. Tap Home .
  2. Tap Settings .
  3. Tap Other , then Storage .
  4. Select where you want to save your downloads.
  5. Tap OK .

Part 2 How to download Spotify music to MP3

Songs downloaded from Spotify can only be played on that device via Spotify app, if you don't have enough storage or if you want to transfer the songs to other device or play them with other music player, you need to download Spotify music to MP3 with professional Spotify Converter.

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1. Run Pazu Spotify Converter

Download, install and run Pazu Spotify Converter on your Mac or Windows. Log in your Spotify account with the built-in Spotify web player.

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2. Select Spotify music.

Use the integrated Spotify web player to search the songs, album, playlist or podcast you want to download. Click the Add to list button to load all songs in the album or playlist, uncheck the songs you don’t want to download if there are any.

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3. Choose output format

Click the gear icon on the top right corner. Here you can select output format (AUTO(M4A)/MP3/AAC/FLAC/WAV/AIFF), choose output audio quality, customize the output path, organize the output files in various ways, rename output files and more.

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4. Download and Convert Spotify Songs to Local

Click Convert button to start downloading the Spotify songs to your local computer.

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Once the conversion is done, you can find your Spotify songs downloaded as local files by clicking below folder button or directly going to the output folder you customized in the previous step.

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