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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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

Community Legend

I hope so. Otherwise it would be useless since mobile data traffic has been restricted by many operators.

Community Legend

Hey @user-removed the update is still rolling out to users. Hopefully you'll have it soon!


re: Spotify Running - Being able to use this offline is critical for me.  Every month my family goes above our data cap and we use Spotify in offline mode.  If I were to use spotify running the monthly overage charge would go through the roof.  


A hybrid option might be in order - I would grant spotify access to data to determine changing BPM but the music would come from offline playlists.  After a run the app might suggest playlists to use in the future to better my experience, if I were to download them.


In a smilimar way "spotify now" could use data to make recommendations but would be limited to lists already downloaded.


Also with competition heating up - any chance for family plan pricing? - bumpting family members has resulted in my kids constantly trying competing free produts.  



Not applicable

Running Offline would be great, but also adding your own playlist would be better .


I'm a Premium User, in UK. I have downlaoded latest version of Spotify App to my iPhone 5s. When will I see Spotify Running or Spotify Now- it still doesn't appear?

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.


Great idea!! I think the same! Specially because when running sometimes you don't have a good internet connection :D


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



Users could select a playlist and tempo that they want to download for offline running. The feature would be even more perfect if the playlist changed automatically every week like the "Recommended for you" playlist.