Where does Spotify save the offline playlist files?

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Where does Spotify save the offline playlist files?

beric0
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I have a samsung galaxy S2 and recently started using spotify. I set up the offline sync to the directory /mnt/sdcard/external_sd/media/spotify. After syncing up a few playlists, I can indeed listen to them offline using Spotify.

However, I would like to find these song files if possible or at least have the media scanner on Android find them so I can use a different player to listen to these songs from the offline playlists. Inside the SD drive, I can find the spotify folder with directories /android/data/com.spotify.mobile.android.ui/ and then /cache and /files. However exploring further, I cannot find any audio files.

Where are they hiding them? Thanks for your help on this difficult question.

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Joe
Community Legend

You can't - it's called copyright protection.

wabash_z
Casual Listener
I know better then that a few of them labels are dead.

Drumguy1313
Newbie
I just plug my phone into a high quality wave recorder which I bought at a musical instrument store in the recording department....plug in using headphone jack from phone to input jack then play song and hit record.
Then use the files anyway you want...but I use the highest quality wave setting and extreme quality playback on Spotify so the recording is as high or better than CD quality!!!

Jelleel52
Newbie
Hi I am jelleel Oshodi please i am on spotify premium but it seems not working on my phone can u go on to my account and set it up for me thank u

Dsuffolk
Newbie

*encrypted

nickydusome
Newbie

Is it at all possible to use any music from my spotify account in a personal movie-maker video?

Joe
Community Legend

No. It's subject to copyright and encrypted.

Rclinton
Newbie
Hello! I currently pay for Spotify premium and have music playable offline. I am wondering what happens if I use the free version of Spotify, will I still have my previous offline playlist available ?

Joe
Community Legend

Nope.

klawzzy
Newbie
You can do such thing on Russian social media site called vk.com in music section. They got all world's music available for download in 320kbps Their music library is much bigger than Spotify's and you can do whatever you want with music due to poor laws for copyright in Russia.

Dukesy9301
Newbie

I recently updated the app and I can't save songs onto my sd card, before I could but now the option isn't there in the settings. 

carldavid
Newbie

I simply just share the sung to my own and save the music e- mail to sd. Job done.

Alex
Moderator
Moderator

Hey folks,

 

Downloaded playlists/ albums are stored on your device in the form of cache files. 

 

You can follow the instructions in this Support Article in order to change the default downloads location on your device.

 

NOTE: On Android devices, try formatting your SD card as Portable storage if you want to save data manually to it. If it is formatted as Internal storage, the OS will see it as the same pool of memory as your phone's internal storage and you won't have control over where Spotify saves downloads.

Please be aware that you need to go Online every 30 days in order to keep your downloaded files.

Hope you find this info helpful. Don't hesitate to reach out if you have questions.

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