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Music streaming company Spotify is finally officially testing a playlist that automatically downloads some of your recent favorites. It’s been a few years since we started working on a feature like this.
Spotify CEO Daniel Ek said in a tweet that Spotify is testing “Your Offline Mix.” However, he did not provide further details. In particular, it’s unclear when the company plans to release this feature.
As the screenshot posted by Ek shows, these playlists can store music with hours of playtime. This comes in handy when you’re about to board a flight and forget to download your music. Spotify already allows you to download playlists for offline playback.
Some user tweets suggest that we’ve already seen this feature popping up in the app. However, it’s unclear in which regions Spotify is rolling out offline mixes. Additionally, I doubt if this feature is available for free users. We’ve reached out to Spotify for comment and will update the article when we hear back.
2020, reverse engineering Jane Man Chun Wong I just discovered that Spotify is working on an offline mix feature. But it was never deployed. However, according to Ek’s official confirmation, this feature will be available to users in the future.
Spotify’s rival service YouTube Music already has an “offline mixtape” feature. Additionally, the Google-owned service allows users to automatically download up to 500 songs to various playlists if they have the “Smart His Downloads” feature turned on.
Spotify now boasts a user base of over 500 million, according to figures from its last earnings call.