Spotify is a great service that allows you to stream music directly to your iPhone, as well as many other devices. But if you are a Spotify Premium member and are paying the monthly subscription, you have access to a cool feature called Offline Mode. This gives you the option of saving your playlists to your device so that you can listen to them without being connected to the Internet. So if you are worried about data charges when you are connected to a cellular network, or if you want to listen to your playlists when you are on an airplane and can’t access the Internet, then saving a Spotify playlist for offline mode is a helpful option.
Downloading a Spotify Playlist for Offline Mode
One thing to be aware of when you are downloading your playlists to your phone is that it will take up space on your phone. Additionally, playlists are not immediately available for Offline Mode after you have turned the feature on for that playlist. The songs will need to download to your device, which can take some time depending upon the number of songs in the playlist and the speed of your data connection.
Step 1: Launch the Spotify app.
Step 2: Tap the Settings icon at the top-left corner of the screen to open the Spotify menu.
Step 3: Select Playlists at the left side of the screen.
Step 4: Select the playlist that you want to listen to in Offline Mode.
Step 5: Move the slider to the right of Available Offline to the On position.
When you return to the Playlists screen, you will see the download progress for that playlist.
Once you have downloaded your playlists to make them available Offline, you can follow the steps in this article to get to Offline Mode in Spotify on your iPhone.
You can also listen to Spotify on some other devices, including the Roku 3. This is one of the simplest ways to connect Spotify to your TV and home theater setup, plus the Roku 3 gives you access to a number of streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and HBO Go. Click here to learn more about the Roku 3.
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