How to Download Songs from Spotify

Perhaps you’re headed to a remote beach or going on a camping trip without Wi-Fi, but still want to listen to your favorite songs on Spotify. Or maybe you just want to listen to music while conserving your mobile data. Fortunately, the platform makes it easy to download and listen to your favorite music.

How to Download Songs from Spotify

This article will explain how to download songs from Spotify to take your music wherever you go.

How to Download Songs

Keep in mind that you can only download songs with the premium version of the app. If you only have the free version, you’ll need to upgrade. The free version only enables you to download podcasts.

Also, remember that you can’t just click on a song and download it. You can only download albums or playlists. However, you can put a song in a playlist and download it.

Android and iOS

Here’s how to download songs on both Android and iOS:

  1. Go to “Your Library” in the bottom-right corner of the app.
  2. Tap the playlist or album you want to download.
  3. Then tap the download button. It’s a downward-facing arrow. Once you tap that, it will turn green and download the songs in the playlist.

If you want to check to ensure your selected music has been downloaded successfully, or if you want to start listening to your music right away, go to “Your Library.” Then, click on the “Downloaded” option at the top of the app (it’s s located on the right-hand side next to artists).

You can also download individual songs if you like. Here’s how it’s done:

  1. Add the song to your playlist first, or you can like the song if you don’t want to start a playlist.
  2. Then, tap on the download button.
  3. Once your song is downloaded, the arrow button will appear green.

Spotify lets you choose the quality of the songs you download. You have four choices available, ranging from low to very high quality. If you’re low on space, you might want to select “Normal,” especially if you plan on downloading many songs.

Downloading Spotify Songs on PC

The steps on your PC are similar and just as easy to follow:

  1. Open the app.
  2. Then go to the album you want to download.
  3. Click on the downward arrow. You’ll find it at the top next to the heart icon.
  4. Once the arrow turns green, the album is successfully downloaded.

That’s all you need to do to listen to your favorite music on your computer.

Removing Songs from Your Library

Say you chose the wrong song/album to download or want to clear up some space. Don’t worry. You can delete the songs you have downloaded. Just follow these steps:

  1. Tap the playlist you want to delete.
  2. Tap the green downward arrow. It will turn gray, indicating the download is removed.

These steps apply to both the mobile and desktop apps.

You can also remove all the songs in your library. All you have to do is open the app and tap or click on the gear icon. Then, scroll until you see “Storage,” and then select “Remove.” A box pop up will appear asking you to confirm whether you want to remove all downloads.

Note that you won’t see this option on the desktop app. It is available for your mobile devices only.


I followed all the steps, and my songs aren’t downloading. What should I do?

Users have reported issues relating to downloading songs at times. But don’t worry. There’s usually an easy fix. You want to ensure you’re connected and that your connection is stable. If you don’t know how to check the stability of your connection, try this website. Also, check if you have enough storage space to download your songs. Finally, you might need to restart the app on occasion.

How many songs can I download?

You can download 10,000 songs on five devices. So don’t worry. You won’t run out of downloads any time soon.

How long will the songs be in the library?

There are no restrictions to downloading songs, but you must log in to your account once a month to keep your downloads. Spotify requires you to log in so they can collect data and compensate artists for their work. If you don’t log in, your songs will disappear. Be sure to check back into your account on a regular basis if you want to keep all your music.

Where can I play the songs?

The songs downloaded to your device can only be played using your Spotify account and the Spotify app. The songs aren’t actually saved on your device itself. That means the songs can’t be shared. It also means you can’t go ahead and download the songs and later get rid of the subscription and still have access to the songs. You need the app and the subscription.

Downloading Songs on Spotify

Spotify makes it easy for its users to download songs. The platform gives you a lot of freedom with other options like choosing the audio quality so you can listen to your favorite music while on the go. Luckily, as long as you have a reliable internet connection and lots of space, you can start downloading your favorite music right away. And by following the tips in the article, you’ll be listening to your favorite songs in no time.

Have you ever downloaded songs on Spotify? If so, did you use any of the tips and tricks featured in this article? Let us know in the comments section below.

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