How to download songs from Spotify

Abrar Khan

Spotify is one of the best music streaming services on the planet, offering a simple-to-use platform to listen to your favorite songs and podcasts wherever you are. 

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If you're using the Free version of Spotify, this is restricted to podcasts. 

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Not sure how to do this? Read on for our helpful guide that'll walk you through every step of downloading music from Spotify.

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How to download music from Spotify on mobile / tablet

 Open up your Spotify app, and make sure you're connected to the Wi-Fi. If you can't access a Wi-Fi connection, see below for how to turn on mobile data downloads.

Step 1

Head to the album, playlist or podcast you want to download. You can't download individual songs, but you can create a playlist of songs you want to save.

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Step 2

 Tap the arrow icon beneath the album or playlist title to start the download. When the arrow turns green, you'll know your download was successful.

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Step 3

Open your Library to see your downloads. This can be found by tapping the icon in the bottom right corner of the app's home screen.

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Step 4

By default, you can't download music over a mobile connection to save your data. To get around this, tap Home > Settings > Audio Quality. Then, under Downloads, switch 'Download using cellular' on.

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How to download music from Spotify on desktop

1. Open up the Spotify app and go to the album or playlist you'd like to download. 2. Click the arrow icon beneath the album artwork and next to the heart icon.

3. When the arrow turns green you'll know the download was successful. It'll now appear in your Library. 4. To see your downloads, head to your Library (you'll see it in the navigation bar on the left side of your screen).