How to Download Spotify Podcasts for Offline Listening

Updated by Matt Smith on May 18, 2022 1:35 PM.
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As a giant in the streaming music service, Spotify is going to become a podcast company, too. By acquiring two podcast providers Gimlet Media and Anchor in 2019, it shows a big ambition in the content creation business than the music. According to the reports, Spotify spent up to 500 million USD on podcast deals in 2019 and brought more podcasts to run exclusively on Spotify.

Currently, there are thousands of podcasts to stream on Spotify already. Spotify users can listen to podcasts directly from the app on their devices. So, do you know how to download Spotify podcasts to listen offline? Here we'll show you how to listen to Spotify podcast without an internet connection step by step.

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Part 1. Official Way to Download Spotify Podcasts on PC & Mobile
Part 2. How to Download Podcasts from Spotify to MP3 [Hot]
Part 3. How to Download Spotify Podcast Video to Watch
Part 4. FAQs about Downloading Podcasts from Spotify

Part 1. How to Download Podcasts on Spotify PC & Mobile

No matter whether you have signed up for a Spotify premium account or not, you can easily download podcasts on Spotify for iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows or from the Spotify web player. After that, you'll be able to listen to podcasts wherever you have no internet connection. But you have to go online every 30 days to verify your account status. Otherwise, you'll not be allowed to access those downloaded podcasts. Now follow the simple steps below to learn how to download Spotify podcasts for offline listening.

1.1 Download Spotify Podcasts on Mobile and Tablet

Step 1. Open the Spotify app on your iPhone, Android phone or tablet.

Step 2. Then browse the store to locate any podcast that you want to download, then tap the three-dot icon at the right of the podcast episode.

Step 3. Tap the Download button if you're an Android user. Or tap the downloaded arrow icon on an iPhone. And then those podcasts will be automatically saved to Your Library. Wait till the downloading process completes.

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Note: Make sure you've connected to a Wi-Fi network or turned mobile data. We strongly recommend you download podcasts from Spotify when you have a Wi-Fi connection.

1.2 Download Spotify Podcasts on Windows, Mac, and Web

Step 1. Open the Spotify app on a Mac or Windows computer, or go to https://open.spotify.com/.

Step 2. Find the podcast that you would like to download to your computer.

Step 3. Then click the download arrow button next to the podcast episode. Wait for your podcasts to be downloaded and saved in Your Library.

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Part 2. How to Download Spotify Podcast to MP3 on Windows & Mac

Although Spotify enables you to download podcast offline, you can only play those downloaded podcast episodes with the Spotify app. All the Spotify audio content is encoded in a special OGG Vorbis format, which is not supported to play on those unauthorized players or devices. Is it possible to listen to Spotify podcasts offline on any device without using a Spotify premium subscription? Just go on reading. Here we'll introduce a powerful Spotify podcast downloader to help you achieve that.

2.1 Spotify Podcast Downloader: ViWizard Music Converter

To save podcasts from Spotify to MP3, you'll need the help of a smart Spotify music downloading tool, that is, ViWizard Spotify Music Converter. By using this software, you can easily download Spotify podcasts, songs, playlists, albums, and audiobooks without limits. It is specially designed to download and convert Spotify music to listen offline.

ViWizard Spotify Music Converter works for both free and premium users of Spotify on Windows and Mac. It can help you download Spotify podcast to MP3, WAV, AAC, FLAC, or other common audio formats. After that, you can play them on any media player or portable device as they're all saved as local files on your computer. The most important is that ViWizard software can keep 100% original audio quality and metadata information.

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Key Features of ViWizard Spotify Music Converter

  • Download Spotify podcasts offline for both free and premium users
  • Download and convert Spotify to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, M4B
  • Get rid of all DRM protection and advertisements from Spotify music
  • Achieve unlimited skips on any Spotify playlist, album, and music
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2.2 Video Demo: Download Podcasts from Spotify to MP3

First of all, you can watch this video which will teach you to use ViWizard Music Converter to download Spotify podcasts to MP3 and save them onto your computer. After watching this video, you can also read the full guide.

2.3 How to Download Spotify Podcasts to MP3 via ViWizard

Make sure that you have ViWizard Spotify Music Converter installed on your computer. Then download podcasts from Spotify to MP3 by using ViWizard software.

Step 1Drag podcast episode from Spotify to ViWizard

Launch ViWizard Spotify Music Converter and it will load the Spotify app automatically then log into your Spotify account as required. After that, choose any podcast that you want to download and drop and drop it to the downloading window of ViWizard Spotify Music Converter.

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Step 2Set the output parameters of Spotify podcast

Go to the menu bar by clicking the hamburger icon and select the Preferences option where you can customize the output format and set the profile like the bit rate, sample rate, and channel. There are six audio formats available on the converter and you can set MP3 as the output format.

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Step 3Download and convert Spotify podcast to MP3

Click on the Convert button, and the program will begin downloading and saving the target Spotify podcasts offline as MP3 or other formats at up to 5× faster speed. Wait till the conversion is done. Then you can locate the folder to see all the downloaded podcast episodes.

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Part 3. How to Download Spotify Podcast Video

Spotify makes it easier for millions of people to find and listen to podcasts. On Spotify, people can stream or download your show on Android and iOS, desktop, across gaming consoles, cars, TVs, smart speakers, and on whatever else they use to tune in. Furthermore, you can watch podcast episode shows on your device. Some users would like to download Spotify podcast video for watching offline, too. Here's how to save podcast video on Spotify.

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Step 1. Fire up the Spotify app on your mobile device and then tap Settings at the top right corner.

Step 2. Under Settings, tap the toggle next to Audio Quality to turn it on.

Step 3. Check whether the Download audio only toggle is off. If not, tap it to turn it off.

Step 4. Scroll down to find the Playback section and toggle Canvas on.

Step 5. Go back to the Search tab in Spotify and find podcast videos you want to download.

Step 6. Tap the download arrow icon to start saving the podcast video to your device.

Part 4. FAQs about Downloading Podasts from Spotify

Spotify continues to bring more and more interesting podcasts to listeners. With the development of podcasts on Spotify, the users have lots of problems of listening to Spotify podcasts. To help listeners on Spotify have a better listening experience, we've collected lots of frequently asked questions and make answer.

Q1. Do you need Spotify premium to download podcasts?

A: No, you don't need a Spotify premium subscription for downloading podcasts. You can directly download podcast from Spotify on your device.

Q2. How do I download Spotify podcasts to listen offline?

A: If you want to listen to Spotify podcasts offline, then you can download your liked podcast episodes in advance and then turn Offline Mode on.

Q3. How to download Joe Rogan podcast on Spotify?

A: To download Joe Rogan podcast, you can follow the steps introduced in Part 1.

Q4. How to download Spotify podcast to Apple Watch?

A: It's easy to download Spotify podcasts to Apple Watch. You can directly use Spotify on your Apple Watch and go to download Spotify podcast episode.

The Bottom Line

Compared with other services like Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Stitcher, SPotify has already been installed by most listeners and its interface is fairly easy to understand. Besides, Spotify always recommends some new podcasts based on the user's previous activities. That's why some people prefer to listen to podcasts on Spotify. If you're looking for a way to download Spotify podcasts to listen without limits, you're highly suggested to try ViWizard Spotify Music Converter. It will help you download and convert Spotify podcasts to MP3, WAV, FLAC, AAC, or other formats with lossless quality. You may have a try!

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