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How to download Spotify playlists?

Playlists are one of the most convenient ways of organising your favourite music according to your preferred genres, mood or activity, and if you’re consistently on-the-go or just can’t trust the spotty internet connection in your area, you might want to consider downloading your music on Spotify, including entire playlists, for offline playback.

Spotify playlists can be downloaded using three different methods — via Your Library tab, or the toggle button on the playlist page or download option inside the playlist options. Note that only Premium Spotify members can download songs for offline listening. So, to gain access to any of the steps below, you’ll need to buy a Spotify Premium subscription or sign up for a free trial.

Here are three methods to help you download Spotify playlists on your PC and Android or IOS device.

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Downloading Spotify playlist on PC

As mentioned above, there are three ways to download songs on Spotify. Go to your playlist on Spotify app for PC and follow any of the methods explained below to download the playlist.

Either click on the triple-dot (overflow) icon and then select Download option from the dropdown menu (refer to the screenshot below) or click on the toggle button beside Download (located to the top-right of your playlist).

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The toggle button will turn green and all the songs in the playlist will be queued for download — as signified by the ‘refresh’ icon beside the song names.

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Alternatively, you can also right-click on the name of the playlist that you want to download for offline playback and select Download from the dropdown menu.

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The songs of the playlist will begin downloading in the background and you’ll be notified once the downloads are complete.

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Downloading Spotify playlist on the mobile app

Open your Spotify app and follow any one of the three methods mentioned below to download your playlist for offline playback.

Download Spotify playlist via Your Library tab

Follow the steps below to download any playlists via your library.

How to create, share and download Spotify playlist?
  • Tap on Your Library. from the tabs at the bottom of the app.
  • Tap and hold the playlist that you wish to download
  • From the menu, tap on Download.

All the songs in the playlist will start downloading over your WiFi or cellular data, depending on your app settings.

Download Spotify playlist via toggle

If you’ve opened the Spotify playlist that you wish to download, scroll to the top to find a toggle switch beside Download. Turn on the switch so that it appears green. Your songs will begin downloading automatically.

How to create, share and download Spotify playlist?

Notice the green coloured download icon beside the songs that have been downloaded and the grey coloured icon beside songs that are pending download.

Download Spotify playlist via in-playlist options

The third option is to tap on the three-dot menu at the top-right corner of a Spotify playlist and then tap on Download from the options in the menu. Your Spotify playlist will begin downloading automatically.

How to create, share and download Spotify playlist?

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