How to Download a Podcast Episode in the Spotify iPhone App

Podcasts are great to listen to when you’re traveling. Whether it’s a plane flight or a long car ride, a really gripping podcast can hold your attention for an extended period of time, which makes that travel seem a little shorter.

But media has a tendency to use a lot of data and, in some cases, you might not have an Internet connection that is stable enough to allow for extended streaming sessions. Fortunately your Spotify Premium subscription lets you download audio files to your device, including podcast episodes. Our tutorial below will show you how to save a Spotify podcast episode to your iPhone.

How to Save a Spotify Podcast Episode to Your iPhone

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 10.3.3. Note that you need to have a Spotify Premium account to be able to save files for offline play.

Step 1: Open the Spotify app on your iPhone.

open the spotify app

Step 2: Browse to the podcast episode that you want to save to your iPhone, then tap the three dot icon to the right of it.

tap the three dots next to the podcast episode

Step 3: Tap the Download button. The episode will then download to your device. Note that they amount of time that the download takes will vary based on the length of the podcast and your Internet connection speed.

how to download a podcast episode in spotify on iphone

Now that you know how to download a podcast episode in the Spotify iPhone app, you will be able to use this feature so that you can have offline content to listen to if you aren’t going to have Internet access, or are trying to better manage your data use.

You can access your downloaded podcast episodes by selecting the Your Library tab, then Podcasts, then Downloads.

Would you like to subscribe to your favorite podcast on Spotify so that you don’t miss an episode? Find out how to subscribe to podcasts in Spotify and start following them through the app.

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