Can You Listen to Spotify Offline Without Premium? Yes!

Updated by Adam Gorden on Apr 27, 2021 10:14 AM.
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If you are a Spotify premium user, you should be familiar with its Offline Mode. It allows you to sync and stream Spotify playlists and albums to any device, so you can listen to them offline without a Wi-Fi or Internet connection. That's, indeed, a fantastic feature especially when you have limited access to a network.

However, this feature is not applicable to free users. So, can you listen to Spotify offline without premium? In this post, you will get a positive answer. We'll introduce an ultimate solution to help you play Spotify offline without premium. Of course, Spotify premium users can also use this efficient Spotify tool to enjoy Spotify songs for free. In addition, we're happy to show you how to use Spotify offline mode to listen to Spotify music.

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Part 1. Listen to Spotify Offline Without Premium [For Free & Premium Users]
     1.1 The Tool You'll Need: ViWizard Spotify Converter
     1.2 Guide: How to Listen to Spotify Offline Without Premium
       1.2.1 Download Music from Spotify with ViWizard
       1.2.2 Transfer Downloaded Spotify on Mobile for Listening Offline
Part 2. Listen to Spotify Offline with Premium [For Premium Users Only]
     2.1 What You Need to Know about Spotify Offline Mode
     2.2 Guide: How to Listen to Spotify Offline with Premium
       2.2.1 Download Spotify Music Offline on Android/iOS
       2.2.2 Download Spotify Music Offline on Mac/PC
Part 3. Comparison: ViWizard v.s. Offline Mode
Part 4. Conclusion & Suggestion

Part 1. How to Listen to Spotify Offline Without Premium

1.1 The Tool You'll Need: ViWizard Spotify Converter

Spotify offers two tiers for its users, named Spotify Free and Spotify Premium. All of them are able to listen to Spotify conent with internet connection. One main difference is that free Spotify users are not allowed to download music for offline listening. To make it work, you need to install a dedicated Spotify playlist downloader called ViWizard Spotify Music Converter. This is an easy-to-use, affordable and powerful tool to help you better enjoy your Spotify music without restriction.

With the program, you're able to download and save Spotify playlists, albums, and tracks as different common music formats for offline listening. The supported output formats are multiple, including MP3, AAC, WAV, M4A, FLAC, M4B. ViWizard enables you to download Spotify songs at a 5X speed, with 100% original quality and ID3 tags info. All you should do is drag Spotify song/playlist to this software and it will convert the Spotify music instantly.

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Key Features of ViWizard Spotify Music Downloader

  • Download Spotify playlists, songs, albums with free account easily
  • Convert Spotify music to MP3, WAV, FLAC and other audio formats
  • Keep Spotify music tracks with the lossless audio quality and ID3 tags
  • Tackle the downloading and conversion of Spotify at 5× faster speed
  • Available for both Windows and Mac platforms
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1.2 Guide: How to Listen to Spotify Offline Without Premium

#1. How to Download Music from Spotify Without Premium

This is the full tutorial to show you how to download Spotify offline for free with ViWizard Spotify Music Converter. After that, you can listen to the music on any device as you wish without limitation.

Step 1Drag Spotify playlist to download offline

import spotify music

Open ViWizard on your computer desktop by double-clicking the software icon. Then it will load the Spotify app on the drive automatically. Once done, navigate to your Spotify account and choose the target songs or playlists you want to listen to offline. Then simply drag the tracks to ViWizard downloading window as shown above.

Step 2Define output settings

set output format

Go to the top menu of ViWizard and click Preferences. Then you'll enter the interface where you can set the output profile freely. Here you can choose an output format, including MP3, M4A, M4B, AAC, WAV, and FLAC. Besides, you are allowed to customize the output audio codec, bit rate, and sample rate if you want to make the music sounds better.

Step 3Download and convert Spotify music for offline listening

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After everything, click the OK button to go back to the main interface of ViWizard. Then find the Convert button and click it to begin downloading Spotify songs for offline listening. When the conversion is completed, you can locate the well downloaded Spotify music in the history folder. Now you can listen to offline Spotify music on your computer.

#2. How to Play Spotify Offline Without Premium on the Phone

You can transfer the downloaded songs to your smartphones if you want to listen to Spotify offline at any time. Here's how:

1) How to Listen to Spotify Offline Without Premium iPhone

transfer spotify music to iPhone for listening offline without premium

1. Connect your iPhone with your computer with its USB cable.
2. Launch iTunes and click near the top left of the iTunes window Device button, then select iPhone.
3. Select the Music menu tab in the left pane and select Sync Music to enable it.
4. To enable the transfer of all your Spotify music, select the Entire music library. But before transferring, you need to move Spotify music to iTunes first.
5. To start automatically syncing music to your iPhone, select Apply to commence the transfer process.

2) How to Listen to Spotify Offline Without Premium Android

1. If your screen is locked, unlock your screen.
2. Launch iTunes and click near the top left of the iTunes window Device button, then select your phone.
3. Locate Spotify music files on your computer and drag Spotify music tracks into your device's Music folder.

Part 2. How to Listen to Spotify Offline with Premium

If you still want to use the default way to listen to Spotify offline, you can take a look at this part. Here, we'll show you the complete guide of Spotify offline mode. And how to download Spotify offline using offline mode with Spotify premium subscription.

2.1 What You Need to Know about Spotify Offline Mode

The Offline Mode on Spotify allows premium members to download up to 10,000 songs on a maximum of 5 different devices. Therefore, you can get temporary offline access to those saved songs without an internet connection. Yet, all those offline playlists are downloaded in an encrypted form and are playable through Spotify only.

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2.2 Guide: How to Listen to Spotify Offline with Premium

#1. Download Spotify Music Offline on Android/iOS

Here are the steps to sync and listen to Spotify music offline on mobile devices such as Android or iOS phone.

spotify offline mode on phone

Step 1. Connect your device to Internet. Then open Spotify app on the phone and sign into your premium account. Browse and find a track or an album you want to enjoy offline.

Step 2. Tap the Download button at the top of the playlist and wait till the songs are downloaded completely.

Step 3. Disconnect the Internet on your Android or iOS device. Then you'll automatically enter the Offline Mode and keep accessing those offline songs on your phone.

Note: You can also set the Spotify as offline mode by navigating to Settings > Playback and toggling the Offline option.

#2. Download Spotify Music Offline on Mac/PC

It's not possible to download albums or podcasts in the desktop app. But you can perform the steps below to download the playlist or tracks you want to download.

download spotify songs offline

Step 1. Launch Spotify app on your computer and log into your premium membership.

Step 2. Browse the Spotify music store to locate any song or playlist you want to download offline.

Step 3. Toggle the Download option to start downloading the target track or album.

Step 4. Go to File/Apple menu of Spotify app and choose Offline Mode option. After that, you'll be able to listen to the downloaded Spotify music offline.

Part 3. Comparison: Listen to Spotify Offline Without/with Premium

In the following chart, we have compared the two methods for you to play Spotify songs offline with or without premium. Read and learn the differences in terms of output quality, supported players and devices, maximum songs for downloading, etc.

  Download Spotify Offline with ViWizard Download Spotify Offline with Official Method
Listen offline without interent connection
Maximum songs for downloading Unlimited 3,333 songs per playlist per device
Who can use this For both free and premium subscribers Premium subscribers only
Output quality Lossless high-fidelity sound quality Lossless high-fidelity sound quality
Supported players All players Spotify only
Supported devices All devices Sync to 5 different devices only
Ease of use Very simple and easy to operate A little complex
Success rate Stable and very high success rate Some bugs and errors often occur
Price $34.95 for lifetime $9.99/month ($4.99/month for student; $14.99 for 5 users)

Part 4. Conclusion & Suggestion

So you've got to know two ways on how to listen to Spotify offline free with ViWizard Spotify Converter or Offline Mode. Each method has its advantages and disadvantages and you can see clearly from the comparison table above.

For free users, ViWizard lets you play Spotify offline without upgrading to premium membership. If you are paid subscribers, you can also try it to avoid those annoying errors while using offline mode on Spotify. Compared with the default offline mode, ViWizard would be ever-lasting and more cost-effective. So, no matter what subscription of Spotify you are using, you are highly suggested to try this method to play Spotify music offline for free.

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