Will downloaded songs play from my device, instead of streaming, when NOT in offline mode

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Will downloaded songs play from my device, instead of streaming, when NOT in offline mode

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As the subject asks, will songs downloaded to my device (phone in this case) play before they are streamed when NOT in offline mode.

 

If I go to my playlist of downloaded songs and click on a song, will that song play from the device or will it stream?

 

Similiarly, if I'm driving along listening to a Spotify radio channel, and a song that exists on my device starts playing, is that song streaming or playing from my device?

 

Thank you for your time.

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Re: Will downloaded songs play from my device, instead of streaming, when NOT in offline mode

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@elexwiz

 

The songs downloaded are in the cache, so when you want to play one, the player looks there first before streaming it, so yes, the song will play from the device.

 

You can test this by putting your phone in airplane mode, without connectivity. Spotify will be in online mode and it will play downloaded songs fine. It won't care about connectivity until you try to stream something.

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