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philmg
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Spotify Album Download

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Hello,

 

Can someone please tell me why as a Premium Subscription customer I cannot download any music in the Spotify Catalog?

 

Update - I seem to have had a lapse of memory and forgot I needed to copy to a Playlist first.  I was using MOG which does not work this way....

 

Thanks, Phil

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MattSuda
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Spotify has offline mode as well. You can use this to download tracks for offline use. 

 

If you are using the desktop client or mobile apps, make sure to make the playlist available offline. It's very easy.

 

http://www.spotify.com/us/about/features/offline-mode/

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Re: Spotify Album Download

No problem. I'm glad you figured it out. =)

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jimdennison
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Re: Spotify Album Download

So just to check - people who use the free version of Spotify cannot download tracks or albums as MP3s - even if they are willing to pay for them? I'm sure Spotify Free used to allow this ... I know Spotify is primarily a streaming service ... but you're missing a revenue stream here for mobile/iPhone users to don't want to pay a streaming subscription but are happy to buy tracks or albums for offline/local storage and playback through free spotify on iPhone.

 

Or have I got it wrong and there is a way to buy and download tracks with Spotify Free?

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Re: Spotify Album Download


jimdennison wrote:

So just to check - people who use the free version of Spotify cannot download tracks or albums as MP3s - even if they are willing to pay for them? I'm sure Spotify Free used to allow this ... I know Spotify is primarily a streaming service ... but you're missing a revenue stream here for mobile/iPhone users to don't want to pay a streaming subscription but are happy to buy tracks or albums for offline/local storage and playback through free spotify on iPhone.

 

Or have I got it wrong and there is a way to buy and download tracks with Spotify Free?


Hey! Welcome to the community :) 

 

You are correct, Spotify do not currently offer track downloads. The old download store system has been removed from Spotify in all countries as they aim to focus more on streaming. If you want downloads, you will need to find another source I'm afraid! 

There is a help page about these changes here and an Ideas topic requesting its return if you want to add your voice here

 

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jimdennison
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Re: Spotify Album Download

Yes in my case the offlline mode is useful because I don't always have good wireless internet access (or it's 3G rather than WiFi which drains the battery and uses up monthly Mbs limits on my mobile access contract). I'd be happy to go to Premium if it wasn't so expensive - i think the £10.00 per month (here in the UK) is rather steep.

 

On a seperate topic around pricing though - I might find it easier to swallow if the Premium service had an option for 'pay as you go', some kind of micro-payment system where you pay a small sum per listen, rather than a fixed monthly fee - for the less heavy users of the system.

 

Right now Google Play is looking more and more attractive ...

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