You can use your Spotify premium on as many devices as you like, just log in using your account details.
There is a restriction on storing offline content. You are limited to having 3 devices storing playlists for offline usage, each with a maximum of 3,333 stored tracks. However, you can log in and stream on as many as you wish.
@carlyck I would suggest you have a read at and try the steps outlined in this post.
I have premium and I can't use it on my two phones and iPod touch at the same time. Why is this? It keeps telling me that I am paused because another device is using Spotify. Please help!! Thanks, Dawn
@555michael wrote: Hey! Welcome to the community dawnsut! This is occurring because Spotify Accounts are to be used for personal use, therefore you can not use more than one device on it at once.
555michael is correct, you can only have 1 active streaming session at any given time due to the licensing Spotify has for its content. However, as long as it is you using both devices, you can use them both at the same time if you wish. Just mark a playing on one device to be available offline and then force that device into offline mode in the application settings. Now you can stream on one device and play that offline playlist on the other.
Could you clarify the "offline" vs. streaming issue for me? In an earlier post, I read that if my laptop is always online, then I don't have to mark those playlists for "offline" playing. I had thought that the computer playlists had to be marked as available for offline in order for them to be played offline on my other devices. Is that not correct? Also, in this post I am replying to, you spoke of "forcing something offline" in the application settings. What exactly does that mean? Any help with these issues would be greatly appreciated. I have been a premium member since I discovered Spotify but I am still terribly unfamiliar with all the ways that I can use it. Thanks
Hi @sallyg0104 - a couple of things- making a playlist "Available Offline" is specific to each device. So you can save one playlist as offline on your laptop, and another on your phone, for example. And you can play those playlists when no internet connection is available (or when your internet usage is metered and you don't want to stream over the internet even when a connection is available). Then there's "Offline Mode" under Settings, that will force the Spotify app on your laptop or mobile device to only play locally and not use the internet at all. It will only be able to play from playlists availabvle offline.
Thanks for the information. A couple of questions for clarification: I have read that you can only have offline mode on three devices, so it doesn't matter what three devices they are, correct? The computer doesn't act like some main unit with the others being satellites, which is kind of how I thought of it before. Also, if I put an item on offline mode in the settings, then does that mean that it will play all of the playlists that are marked as Available in Offline mode, but won't allow for streaming? I am really confused by all of this . As a tutor, I live by the saying,"the only stupid question is the one left unasked", but I am not sure everyone else agrees so my profound apologies if these are, in fact, stupid questions!
Actually, you can only have playlists "Available Offline" on up to 3 devices (Spotify can still be put into "Offline mode" on any number of devices, but only up to 3 devices can actually do anything with it). Up to 3,333 offline songs are allowed on each of the three devices (so 9,999 total). And it doesn't matter which three devices they are: they don't use a main/satellite design, so each are independent in this regard. And yes, when you put the device in Offline Mode, it won't allow streaming. And feel free to ask away - I'll answer if I can, or someone else will!