How to Download Songs on Spotify?

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Written by: Alex Popa


How to Download Songs on Spotify?

Do you want to download some of your Spotify songs to listen to them offline? Not a problem. But you’ll need Spotify Premium to do that.

Free users can’t download songs on Spotify to listen to them offline. But if you’re a Premium user, keep reading this article.

To download songs, all you have to do is:

  1. Find a song you like
  2. Click/tap on it to go to the song page
  3. Click/tap on the “Download” button
  4. Wait for the song to finish downloading
  5. Enjoy

This works on a computer and a mobile device; the steps are the same. I’ve included a step-by-step guide below, so keep reading!

1. Find a song and select it

Find an song and select it
Find a song and select it

First, you need to find a song you want to download. Use the search bar function and then select one of the songs. This should take you to a page with the song!

2. Tap on the Download icon

Tap on the Download icon
Tap on the Download icon

After you get to the song page, look at the three icons under the title. One of those icons will let you download the song.

Tap on it and wait for the song to finish downloading!

The process is the same on a computer, and the icon looks the same. You can also download podcasts and playlists from Spotify.

Once you finish downloading them, you can listen to your songs offline, even when you’re not on Spotify or if you don’t have an active internet connection.


To summarize, you can download songs on Spotify by going to a song and tapping/clicking on the “Download” icon, as shown in the guide above.

The download will start, and you can listen to that song offline once it finishes.

Other than individual songs, you can download song playlists, audiobooks, podcasts, and anything else on Spotify.

A word of warning – if you’re not active for 30 days on Spotify, all your downloaded songs will disappear. You’ll have to re-download them to listen to them offline.

If you have any questions about downloading songs on Spotify, feel free to comment below!

Why can’t I download songs on Spotify?

If you’re using Spotify Premium and yet you can’t download songs, there are a couple of possible explanations:

– You don’t have an internet connection. If you’re in an area with no internet signal, then you won’t be able to download Spotify songs

– You don’t have enough storage space on your phone. When you download songs on Spotify, they’re sent to your local storage on your phone. Without enough storage, the download will fail

– You’ve reached your Spotify download limit of 10,000 songs. After you download 10,000 songs, Spotify won’t let you download more

– You’ve reached your Spotify device limit. You can only download songs on up to 5 devices. If you want to download songs on a sixth device, you’ll need to delete downloaded songs from your other devices

If you can’t download songs on Spotify, you’re most likely having one of the problems above. Fix them, and you’re done!

Of course, don’t forget that you need Spotify Premium to be able to download songs.

Can I copy Spotify songs to a USB drive?

Yes, you can. Follow the steps in the guide above; just download the songs normally on a computer.

Once you download the songs, plug in a USB stick and copy-paste the songs onto the USB stick.

Wait until they’re all copied, and you’re done. You now have a stick with DRM-free songs from Spotify.

You won’t have any copyright issues by using these songs either. That’s because Spotify curates all their songs and buys them.

You’re free to use downloaded songs as you see fit.

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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