Spotify is testing a new feature that makes it easy to keep listening to music even when you don’t have an internet connection. Called “Your Offline Mix,” the playlist says it automatically saves “a mix of recently played songs for when the vibe is high but the connection is low.” Screenshot shared by Spotify CEO Daniel Ek This shows a playlist that is about three and a half hours long. Ek didn’t share a timeline for when the feature will be rolled out broadly, but given that he’s publicly tweeted about testing, it’s hopefully not too far off.
Audio streaming apps now allow users to download playlists and albums for offline listening. It’s a useful feature to save data when you’re not connected to Wi-Fi, or when you’re completely disconnected from your Internet connection, such as when you’re traveling on an airplane or on the subway. But choosing which music to download can be an annoyingly manual process, especially for those who like to bounce between a lot of different music.
Offline Mix is going to be a great feature once it’s rolled out. In the meantime, if you’re wondering which playlist to download for offline listening, we recommend downloading the “Your Top Songs” playlist that Spotify generated last year. Our listening obsession these days may be lacking, but at least we have a decent starting point to fall back on when the internet fails.