Can you play Spotify offline without premium? Only Spotify premium users can download Spotify music and enjoy Spotify in offline mode. This post will show you the best way to download music from Spotify Free and listen to Spotify offline on any device without Premium.

Spotify is the most popular music streaming subscription service in the world, with more than 356 million monthly active users worldwide, including 165m subscribers, across 178 countries. It’s a freemium service, including Free and Premium versions. Spotify Free users are allowed to stream ad-supported Spotify songs in lower quality while Premium subscribers can listen to ad-free and high-quality Spotify music. In addition, Spotify Free users can only access Spotify songs through a stable network or Wi-Fi connection, while Spotify Premium users can download Spotify songs and listen to Spotify in offline mode.

However, the monthly subscription fee of $9.99 is not a small amount. Many people asked “Is it possible to listen to Spotify offline without Premium?” The answer is Yes! Today, we are going to show you the best way to listen to Spotify music offline without Premium. Moreover, we will also guide you how to listen to Spotify in offline mode with Premium account.

Part 1. How to Download Spotify Music for Offline Listening Without Premium

As you know, Spotify Free user can’t download Spotify music with Free account, because all Spotify songs, albums and playlists are DRM protected and encoded in a special OGG format. Even the Premium subscribers are not able to download Spotify music nor listen to Spotify songs offline free after canceling subscription. Luckily, there are many third-party tools which can help you bypass Spotify DRM lock and download Spotify music to MP3, M4A or other common formats. Here you can turn to TunesBank Spotify Music Converter.

TunesBank Spotify Music Converter is a popular and professional tool for Mac and Windows computer. This powerful tool supports both Spotify Free and Premium users to remove DRM lock and ads from Spotify music, and download music, albums, playlist from Spotify without Premium account. What’s more, it will save Spotify music as MP3, M4A, FLAC, WAV files with 100% original quality to local computer. After which, you can listen to Spotify offline on computer without Premium subscription, or transfer Spotify songs to MP3 player, iPods, Sony Walkman, PSP, Xbox, iOS, Android and more devices for offline listening!

Features of TunesBank Spotify Music Converter:

  • Download music from Spotify without Premium.
  • Download Spotify music as MP3/M4A/FLAC/WAV.
  • Keep 100% original music quality and ID3 tags.
  • Save Spotify songs to Mac & PC computer forever.
  • Listen to Spotify music offline on any device/tablet.
  • Save Spotify music to USB drive to play in the car offline.

Download Spotify Music to MP3 for Offline Listening Without Premium

Next we are going to show you how to use TunesBank Spotify Music Converter to download songs from Spotify Free so that you can listen to Spotify music offline without premium account.

Step 1. Start TunesBank Spotify Music Converter
Download and install TunesBank Spotify Music Converter on Mac or PC, then start the program. Next, you will enter the Spotify web player on TunesBank and login your Spotify account on it.

launch Spotify Music Converter

Step 2. Add Songs/Playlist from Spotify to TunesBank
Find and choose any songs you like, then drag the songs to the “+” icon.

Add Spotify Songs

Also, you can drag a playlist to the “+” icon. All the Spotify tracks in the playlist will be imported to the converter instantly.

add Spotify playlist

After that, select and unselect the items you want in TunesBank main screen.

add Spotify playlist

Step 3. Customize Output Format and Quality
After importing the Spotify songs successfully, you can set the output format in the “Convert all files to” option. To listen to Spotify music offline on any device and tablet, MP3 format is recommended.

select mp3 format

Click the menu bar (three horizontal bars) on the upper right corner and choose “Preference”, here you can choose output format (MP3/M4A/WAV/FLAC), bitrate (up to 320kbps), sample rate, as well as the output path.

aujust output settings

Step 4. Download Music from Spotify Free to Computer
Hit on “Convert All” button to start downloading Spotify songs to free to your local computer with high quality.

download spotify for free

After the downloading process is completed, you can click “finished” tab to find the all downloaded Spotify music files.

get mp3 music files

Now you can play Spotify offline with free account on your computer, or transfer them to your portable devices for offline listening!

Extra Tips : How to Listen to Spotify Offline on Any Devices

1.1 Listen to Spotify Offline on MP3 players, Sony Walkman, SanDisk MP3 Player, Android Phone and Tablet, etc.

Connect your MP3 player or Android device to computer via USB cable. Next, open the “Music” folder of the MP3 player, direct drag and drop the Spotify MP3 songs from local computer to the “Music” folder of the MP3 player. Once done, eject the MP3 player/Android from computer.

listen spotify offline on mp3 player

1.2 Listen to Spotify Offline on iPod Nano/Shuffle/Classic/Touch/iPhone/iPad

First, launch iTunes on computer, and import the Spotify MP3 songs to iTunes library. Next, connect the iPod or iOS device to iTunes via Apple USB cable. Finally, sync the Spotify songs to iPod. When finished, disconnect the device from iTunes.

listen to spotify offline on ipod

Part 2. Download Spotify Songs for Offline Listening with Premium Account

If you have a Spotify Premium account, you can enjoy Spotify music in offline mode on your computer or mobile devices. For new Spotify users, they can get Premium free for 1 month! Before going offline, you need to download Spotify songs/playlist on Spotify app so that it can be used without an Internet connection. Here’s how to do it:

2.1 Listen to Spotify Offline with Preimum in Spotify Desktop app:

Step 1. Open Spotify desktop on your Mac or PC, and login to your Premium account.

Step 2. Go to the playlist you want to download, and turn on the “Download” button.

Step 3. When you see the small green arrow, it means that the download has been successfully completed.

Step 4. On PC, click “File” in the menu and select “Offline Mode”.

listen to spotify offline on pc with premium

For Mac users, click Spotify in the Apple menu at the top of the screen and select Offline Mode.

2.2 Listen to Spotify Offline with Premium on Mobile or Tablet:

Step 1. Open Spotify app on your iOS/Android devices/tablets, sign in your Premium account.

Step 2. Select the songs, playlist, album, or podcast you want to download, and then tap the down-arrow icon or “Download” button.

Step 3. After the download is complete, go to “Your Library”, choose “Settings” > “Playback”, and then turn on “Offline”.

listen to spotify offline on mobile with premium

Now you can listen to Spotify offline on your mobile devices during the subscription period.

Something You Should Know about Spotify Offline Mode:
1) Only Spotify Premium subscribers can enjoy Offline Mode.
2) Currently, Spotify does not supports to download albums or podcasts in the desktop app.
3) You can download up to 10,000 songs on a maximum of 5 different devices.
4) Under Offline Mode, you can only play songs, albums or playlist you’ve downloaded.
5) You need to connect your device to the Internet or WiFi for Spotify downloads at first time. After that, you need to go online at least every 30 days to keep the music and podcasts downloaded.
6) You can’t use Spotify Premium Offline Mode when the free trial period is over or the subscription is canceled. All the downloaded Spotify songs will no longer be playable.


If you are a Spotify Premium user, you can download music from Spotify and enjoy Spotify music in offline mode. However, once you cancel Premium account, you will not be able to listen to Spotify offline. Worse, Spotify DRM prevents you from listening to Spotify songs offline on any device. To download Spotify music with free account and listen to Spotify offline on any device without Premium subscription, you can use TunesBank Spotify Music Converter to download Spotify songs as MP3/M4A/WAV/FLAC files on your local drive. In this way, you could enjoy Spotify offline on computer, or copy Spotify to any device for offline listening!

Listen to Spotify Offline


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