Spotify users! You can now go on downloading more music and podcasts for offline listening.
As Rolling Stone first reported, the music streaming service has raised the song limit for offline downloads, which is good news for anyone who complained about the previous limit of 3,333 songs per device, on up to three devices, for a total of 9,999.
Now, Premium subscribers can download up to 10,000 songs per device, on up to five devices, and listen to them without an internet connection. That adds up to 50,000 offline songs across your devices. With this new limit, you should definitely have enough listening material to get through your morning subway commute.
That isn’t the only limit that Spotify has raised either. Users can now download songs on up to five devices, up from the previous limit of three. This means that if you were so inclined and had the devices necessary to do so, you could technically download up to 50,000 songs, although you’d need to do a fair amount of device juggling to actually listen to them all.
The 10,000 song limit could be in place because that limit exists elsewhere in Spotify: your personal library. You can add tracks, albums, and even artists to your personal library, making it easy to quickly access your favourites. Since this is separate from downloads, it isn’t all that difficult for Spotify users to bump into this limit, especially if they frequently add artists’ entire catalogues at once. After you hit this limit, you need to remove items from your library before you can hit anything more.
It’s possible that this update signals that Spotify is working on removing limits elsewhere in its service, but for now, at least frequent downloaders will find their lives have been made easier. In order to download songs, you need to be a Spotify Premium subscriber.