How to create an offline music playlist

Most of the popular apps provide an offline mode that allows you to stream a offline music playlist without using the Internet.

GDGTME Team  •  February 27, 2022

How to create an offline music playlist

Streaming music is one of the most convenient and trendy ways to listen to your favorite songs. The best part about using streaming music apps instead of downloading music to your smartphones is that you always have access to a nearly limitless library of songs. Moreover, it requires no storage space at all.

However, when you’re offline – your music library disappears. Fortunately, most of the popular apps provide an offline mode that allows you to stream music without using the Internet.

So, continue reading to learn how to make your music playlist for offline listening in the world’s leading streaming apps.


Spotify is a music streaming pioneer that has millions of tracks in its library. It has raised the bar for other music apps, and it is difficult to compete with Spotify in terms of user interface and experience.

On 5 different devices, Spotify allows its users to download up to 10,000 tracks on each for offline listening. Users must enable the download option, and the icon will turn green to indicate that the album, playlist, or a specific track has been downloaded for offline use. By default, this app only allows you to download songs while connected to Wi-Fi. Yet you can change this by going to Settings and checking the “Download Using Cellular” box.

When you lose internet connection, downloads begin to play automatically; however, you can use Offline Mode to ensure that only your downloads begin to play.

Apple Music

In terms of subscribers, Apple Music trails Spotify, but it outperforms its competitor in some key areas. It has a user-friendly interface, has more than 90 million tracks, and is compatible with iOS and Android devices.

Apple Music also makes it simple to download music for offline music playlist listening, but while your playlists will be available across all your devices, downloads will only be available on the device from which they were downloaded.

Unsurprisingly, if you’ve made significant investments in the Apple ecosystem, Apple Music is the best option for you.


SoundCloud is one of the world’s largest music streaming platforms, with a free, basic version that allows for ad-free listening and offline music. It has a global community of creators and is very similar to Spotify in terms of Interface and User experience. On this app, you can listen to thousands or even millions of songs ranging from original hits to covers, remix tracks, mashups, and audiobooks.

Unlike other music apps, users do not need to create a library by downloading their favorite songs. Users’ histories are automatically processed by SoundCloud, and previously streamed music can be played on the go.


Tidal, an indie favorite, is a premium music app with a database of approximately 80 million songs and 350,000 videos. It allows you to download music for offline listening in a manner like Spotify. You can download an unlimited amount of music for offline listening and stream the app ad-free. It supports hand-picked songs, podcasts, and exclusive videos, allowing for high-fidelity sound quality streaming and uncompressed audios. Therefore, Tidal is becoming increasingly popular among music enthusiasts who prefer high-quality music and are willing to pay a price comparable to Spotify.

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