How to Download Spotify Podcasts for Offline Listening

By Matt Smith Updated on May 8, 2023

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. How to Download Podcast Episodes on Spotify

No matter you have Premium subscription or not, you have the ability to download any podcast episodes on Spotify easily by following these steps.

Step 1. Add Podcast Episodes to Your Library

For starters, you should find the podcasts you want to download on Spotify. If you haven't added the desired episodes to your library previously, they will be saved to your library right after they are downloaded.

For desktop:

  1. On Windows or Mac, open the Spotify desktop app to log in with a Premium or free account.
  2. To add podcast episodes to your library, you can go to Search > Podcasts, and add the episodes you want to download from Spotify. Alternatively, you can follow the entire podcast show by clicking on the "Follow" button.
  3. spotify desktop podcast page follow

  4. Once you add a podcast to your library, it will appear under Your Episodes in the sidebar. You can use the filter called "Podcast & Shows" to view your favorite episodes only.
  5. spotify desktop podcasts and shows filter

For mobile:

  1. On iOS or Android device, open the Spotify mobile app and log in with a Premium or free account.
  2. Go to Search, and enter the name of the episode you want to download and search for it.
  3. To add the podcast to your library, you can either follow the entire podcast by clicking on the Follow button or selected episodes by clicking on the Add button.

Step 2. Download Podcast Episodes Online

When you're ready to download the saved episodes in your library, you just need to click the Download button.

For desktop:

  1. Use the Podcasts & Shows filter to access the podcast saved to your library.
  2. Now scroll to the episode you want to download on Spotify.
  3. spotify desktop podcast page options

  4. Hover over your mouse to an episode and click on the Download button. Alternatively, click on the More button and select Download.
  5. spotify desktop podcast page download

  6. You can go to the Your Episodes tab to find all the saved and downloaded episodes in your library, and you're able to play them offline.
  7. spotify desktop your episodes downloaded

For mobile:

  1. On Spotify, go to Your Library and use the Podcasts & Shows filter to find the episode you want to download on Spotify.
  2. To download an episode, tap on the Download button.
  3. The downloaded episode will be saved to Your Episodes under Your Library.

Step 3. Play Downloaded Podcast Episodes Offline

Now you have the ability to play the downloaded episodes offline on your devices. For that, you'll want to enable the Offline Mode to listen to them offline.

For desktop:

  1. On Windows or Mac, open the Spotify desktop app.
  2. For Windows, click the More button (horizontal 3 dots icon) to open up the Windows menu > File > Offline Mode. For Mac, open the Apple menu > Spotify > Offline Mode.
  3. Select the Offline Mode and now you're offline.
  4. When you're offline, only the downloaded items are available. Go to Your Episodes and you're able to play the downloaded episodes offline.

For mobile:

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  1. On Android or iOS, open the Spotify mobile app.
  2. Tap on the Gear icon (Settings) > Playback > Offline.
  3. Toggle Offline to enable the Offline Mode.
  4. Go to Your Library, and use the Downloaded filter to view the downloaded items only. Go to Your Episodes and you're able to play the downloaded episodes on Spotify.

Part 2. How to Download Video Podcasts on Spotify [Mobile Only]

If you want to download podcast videos on Spotify, such as Joe Rogan's The Joe Rogan Experience, you have to enable an additional setting if you're using a mobile device. This setting is called Download audio only and should be enabled before you download any video podcasts you identify on Spotify. If you're using a computer device, you don't have to enable this setting.

Enable Download Audio Only on Spotify

In the Spotify app on your mobile devices, you can find and enable the "Download audio only" in the app settings.

On mobile:

spotify mobile download audio only turned on

  1. On Android or iOS, go to Settings.
  2. Scroll to Data Saver.
  3. Toggle "Download audio only" to enable this feature.
  4. Go to the video podcast you want to download on your mobile device.

If you need to set up "Auto-download podcast" on your mobile to download new episodes automatically for your following podcast, read another post:

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How to Turn on/off Auto Download for Spotify's Podcasts & Shows

You'll learn how to turn on or off the auto download settings for your favorite podcasts and shows in your Spotify library. To save the mobile device's space, you'll want to limit the auto download setting.

Part 3. How to Download Podcasts to MP3 from Spotify

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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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 4. FAQs about Downloading Spotify Podcasts

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?

A1.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?

A2.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?

A3.To download Joe Rogan podcast, you can follow the steps introduced in Part 1.

Q4.How to download Spotify podcast to Apple Watch?

A4.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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