Spotify Running should be available in offline Mode

Is it possible to make the new Spotify Running feature available in offline mode?

Updated on 2018-02-27

Hey everyone, the Spotify Community team here. We’re here to let you know we will be retiring our Running feature on 26 February 2018. We always take retiring features in Spotify very seriously. We’re pouring our energy into new ways of creating the best experience for our users.


Of course, you can still workout with Spotify as your Running companion. You can find Running playlists in the Workout section of Browse section. You can also connect your Spotify running music with an exercise app. Check out our support articles on Nike+ Run Club and Runkeeper for more information.


If you’re interested to learn more about how the app evolves, check out our article about testing and why features change. Should there be any updates we'll post here, thanks folks. 

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Status changed to: New Idea

Thanks for your suggestion!

I tweaked the title so it is easier to find in search.
For your 2nd request about Spotify Now being available offline - please submit a new idea so we can give both topics proper status updates, thx!

Community Legend

I don't think Spotify will make "Now" available offline because it requires data to be fetched from Spotify's server, but maybe certain running playlists could be downloaded and accessed locally

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I have an Iphone, with the latest update and live in the UK, but I still have not got the new features. I've been to settings but nothing. When will the update be rolled out in the UK?. It said it would around the 20th.




I have an old iPhone 4 with no sim that I use to run and listen to spotify (in offline mode obviously). Running mode working offline would be nothing less then awesome! Please, add this feature

Same here for me. I've tried everything, even updated iOS. Reinstalled the spotify app - the option for trying the Running function still doesn't appear. 


Can anyone help?


I would be much more likely to continue my premium subscription if the new running feature was available offline...I don't have cell service where I live so I can't connect to it...I can still listen to my playlists, but I really like some of the custome playlists with the running feature...please make this happen spotify!!

Casual Listener

I would like to add my vote for an offline option for the Running feature.  If you actually run outside, how likely is it that you will have constant WiFi connectivity?  I was really hoping that it would pull from my offline music tracks and playlists.  I listen to as much as I can offline because WiFi really guzzles the charge on my iPod touch battery.


I have enjoyed Spotify Running a lot over the last couple of weeks, until I saw my phonebill :(

Will not use it anymore. Having Spotify Running  available off line with option to choose different paces (steps per minute) would be really great!


Absolutely Great idea!!


I think it is a very useful funtionality but only useful (at least for me) if you need to be on a WiFi/3G network! I use to go running outside and most of the times the phone signal is awful, means this functionality does not work :(


Please, have this into consideration for development!!! :D



Hi, this is kind of a dealbreaker for me. Without the ability to download, the running playlists are kind of useless. Do you expect me to run around my home to be connected to wifi? Because I really do not want my FUP to be eaten in one week by few runs.