How to Download Music on Spotify

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Premium Spotify users can download songs, albums, playlists and podcasts to phones, tablets, laptops, smart speakers and other portable devices – here’s how.

Desktops, smart speakers, and even watches. (Photo by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images)NurPhoto via Getty Images Key Facts

According to Spotify, the app is available on over 2,000 devices.

It is recommended to have at least 1GB of free space when trying to download Spotify.

There is a 10,000 song limit for Spotify downloads across five different devices.

Spotify app for mobile and desktop

Spotify’s mobile and desktop apps are available for free on the App Store for iPhones and the Google Play Store for Android and Mac devices. The ability to download individual songs, albums, playlists, and podcasts from within the app is reserved for premium users who pay $9.99 per month for Spotify. To download any of these to your devices, click the circled down arrow.

Spotify on smart speakers

Devices compatible with Spotify include Amazon Echo Dot, Bose Home Speaker, Nest Audio and Smart TVs. With Spotify Connect, people can listen to music on these devices. From the mobile or desktop app, select the speaker icon on a song or podcast episode to connect to the smart speaker. The app will detect your device if it has at least iOS14, Android OS 5.0, OS Spotify Premium is not required when trying to listen to music on smart speakers through the app.

Spotify on portable devices

In addition to smart speakers, Spotify is also available for use on wearable devices such as the Samsung Galaxy Watch and Apple Watch.

Spotify Premium is required to download playlists and podcasts, individual songs cannot be downloaded. To download playlists and podcasts in your respective mobile or desktop app, click the three dots right next to the download arrow and select the device you want to download them to. Whether or not Spotify Premium is required for traditional listening varies by wearable. However, it is required for almost all downloads.

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