Does Spotify Play Without Internet? Yes!

Updated by Adam Gorden on Jul 21, 2022 3:52 PM.

Q: "I am a commuter college student, about to start graduate school likely at a school an hour away that has a commute where I will often not have cell service. I just started trying out Spotify this weekend and I REALLY like it so far. I want to get a Spotify Student Service, mainly for listening without internet connection? How does it actually work since I can't see any sign to play while I'm out of connection?" - From Reddit

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Spotify has been the main go-to app for many people to stream music online. But many of the times we may go out of the cell service zone when exploring deep in the wild or driving through a long tunnel. How can we keep the music on Spotify going without internet connection? In this article, we are going to show you how to play Spotify without internet connection. If you want to be able to do this for free, keep reading till the end.

Part 1. FAQs about Playing Spotify Without Internet
Part 2. How to Play Spotify Without Internet in Offline Mode
Part 3. How to Play Music on Spotify Without Internet for Free hot tip

Part 1. FAQs about Playing Spotify Without Internet

Q1. How can I know the quality of the downloaded songs?

A: You can switch the download quality in the Spotify app on your phone. Go to Settings and under Music Quality, you can choose the download quality from normal to high and very high. Higher quality will use more data and disk space.

But on the Spotify desktop app, that doesn't seem to have the options to choose download quality, you can only select the streaming quality from Low, Normal to High and Very High. If you download songs on your desktop app, the quality might be the same as the streaming quality.

Q2. What will happen if I lose internet connection while downloading?

A: The download process will be stopped instantly, and you can wait for the internet to restart the download. But if you cancel the download, it will delete all the songs you have previously downloaded in the playlist. If you have a big playlist, this could be catastrophic. But if the download still doesn't resume after your internet is back, the only solution is to restart the download.

Part 2. How to Play Spotify Music Without Internet in Offline Mode

Under Spotify Offline Mode, you can play songs and podcasts in your library or playlist without internet. But prior to that you'll have to subscribe to any Premium Plan and download songs to your device in advance. Now learn how to play music without internet on Spotify.

To download songs on Spotify:

On your computer:

1. Open Spotify and go to your library then select an album or a playlist to download.

2. Next to Download, toggle the button to green to enable the download process.

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On your phone:

1. Run Spotify on your mobile phone and locate the album or playlist you want to listen to offline.

2. Tap the Download arrow to start saving offline Spotify songs to your library.

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To enable Offline Mode in Spotify:

On your computer:

1. Launch Spotify then click the three dots on the upper left corner.

2. Click File and select Offline Mode in the drop-down list.

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On your phone:

1. Fire up Spotify on your mobile phone and go to the Home page.

2. Tap the cog icon on the upper right corner.

3. Under Playback, toggle Offline Mode to green.

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Part 3. How to Play Songs on Spotify Without Internet for Free

Spotify Offline Mode is a great feature, but sometimes it could be problematic. Issues like stuch in Spotify waiting to download and can't download Spotify songs while you're abroad can be tiresome. And this feature requires a Premium account. Many of the Free users can only stream Spotify songs online. But can you play Spotify without internet, and without Premium as well?

Sure! With ViWizard Spotify Music Converter, you can download all your favorite songs to your computer without Premium. ViWizard Spotify Music Converter is an excellent music downloader for all Spotify users, and it can download all songs from Spotify to MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B, FLAC, and WAV. After that, you can stream these Spotify songs without internet on any device.

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Key Features of ViWizard Spotify Music Converter

  • Convert and download Spotify songs to MP3 and other formats
  • Download any Spotify contents at 5× faster speed
  • Play Spotify songs offline without Premium
  • Play Spotify songs without internet connection
  • Save Spotify with the original audio quality and ID3 tags
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1Import Spotify Songs to ViWizard Software

The opening of ViWizard Spotify Music Converter will automatically load the Spotify app on your computer. In Spotify, find and select any music track, album, or playlist you want to download. Then copy the music link and paste it into the search bar on the converter.

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2Set up the Audio Preferences for Spotify

Once importing Spotify songs into the conversion list, you can click the menu bar and select the Preference option. In the settings window, select MP3 as the output format and set the bit rate, sample rate, and channel.

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3Start the Convert of Spotify Music to MP3

Now simply click the Convert button to start downloading songs from Spotify, and Spotify songs will be saved to your computer. After that, you can view the converted music files by clicking the Converted icon.

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4Play Songs on Spotify Without Internet

After downloading these Spotify songs, you can play these songs on any device while you're out of connection. Just feel free to go to the wild with your family and friends and keep the music going.


Spotify only offers Premium subscribers the ability to listen to music offline. If you are using a Premium account, then you can play Spotify without internet. However, by using ViWizard Spotify Music Converter, you can also download Spotify songs for playing without internet.

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