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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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!


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. 


I am a premium subscriber. And I love listening to your running apps while running outdoors. Having the ability to customize spm including to change it anytime during the run is incredible. But the price is that the app has to be online? Your custom running apps should be available offline. Currenly each run consumes about 50MB of data. 4 to 5 runs per week, and now have to add this cost to my monthly subscription to Spotify. And each time I run cross country I run into dead pockets of coverage interrupting my beat/steps/pace mid stride. Not having this feature offline is very costly and annoying, having me to look at other alternatives. 

I would really appreciate implementing such feature.
Obviously that would require setting up the cadence/steps per minute before downloading - otherwise Spotify would need to download hundreds of songs, if not thousands.
However in my case, simple playlists for each genre and cadence would be sufficient.
In example I would be fully satisfied with a playlist called "Total Metal 180 steps/min".
Since Spotify already has algorithms for analyzing the music to detect bits per minute, it should be relatively easy to generate such playlists. It seems that the only challenge would be with UI. 
My idea would be, to use current grouping by genre, and when I click on "Total Metal" instead of using the current feature straight away, I would see an option to choose either the current solution, which will still require access to the internet, or predefined (download-able) playlists, grouped by steps/minute.


Casual Listener

"Obviously that would require setting up the cadence/steps per minute before downloading"


The playlist idea seems like a good workaround. Or just a special kind of radio, which should be mentioned in the history once you have used Spotify Running with that cadence. (There is a separate request somewhere to make radios downloadable).