Where does Spotify store offline music

"Hi, I've downloaded my playlist however can't seem to find the actual files of the music on my desktop to move elsewhere. I've gone through the cached data however all the files on there are unreadable by the computer. I want to be actually able to open them... " Do you have the same confusion?

You can get access to Spotify's huge library of music and podcasts for free, but a Premium membership lets you download music for offline playback. It also allows you to listen without ads, and to skip as many tracks as you like.

Downloading Spotify music for offline playback is super easy. Just tap the Download button at the top of any album or playlist. Follow below steps to download and find the downloaded songs.

However, although you have downloaded the music, you can only play them within Spotify app. The songs can't be transfered to other devices or be played with other music player.

How to find Spotify downloaded songs?

Click the arrow icon on the top-right corner of the Spotify desktop app and select Settings. Scroll down to Offline storage location to see where your cache is stored.

spotify offline storage location

You can only play offline Spotify files through Spotify as they are encrypted, they are Ogg Vorbis files, but are encrypted.

spotify offline storage location

spotify offline storage location

What to do if you want to play Spotify songs on devices that don't support Spotify, follow below steps.

To play Spotify songs on devices that don't support Spotify, you can download the songs to mp3 first. All you need is Ondesoft Spotify Converter .

Ondesoft Spotify Converter is a professional Spotify music downloader that allows you to download Spotify songs and albums to mp3, m4a, wav and flac. It converts Spotify songs to MP3 with 100% original quality, up to 320 kbps. It will preserve all metadata. Ondesoft Spotify Converter is available on both Mac and Windows. You don't need to download Spotify music, just drag&drop the songs/albums/playlists you want to convert. So you can use it to convert Spotify to mp3 with even Spotify free account .

Follow below steps and learn how to download Spotify music to mp3 with Ondesoft Spotify Converter.

1. Run Ondesoft Spotify Converter

Download, install and run Ondesoft Spotify Converter on your Mac or Windows. Spotify will be launched automatically.

spotify to mp3 converter

2. Select Spotify music

Browse or search Spotify songs, albums and playlists you want to download from the built-in Spotify web player. Click the album or playlist to load all songs. Uncheck the songs you don’t want to convert.

drag&drop spotify songs

All songs in the playlist will be checked by default. You are free to uncheck the tracks you don't want to convert.

3. Choose output format (optional)

Click the gear icon on the top right corner to open Settings. Here you can select output format (MP3/M4A/AAC/FLAC/WAV/AIFF), choose output audio quality, cover quality, change the output path, organize the output files in various ways, rename output files and more.

Spotify to mp3, m4a, wav, flac

4. Click Convert button

If you don't need to change output settings, just skip to this step. Click Convert button to start converting Spotify to MP3.

Spotify to mp3

After conversion, click below folder icon to quickly locate the DRM-free Spotify playlists in MP3 format. You can then transfer them to usb drive or any media player that supports mp3.

Spotify to mp3 converter

Spotify Converter

Spotify Converter
Download Spotify music to MP3, M4A, etc. with either free or premium account.