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This article was published on April 30, 2021


Spotify finally makes it easy to find your downloaded music in the app

I want to hug that button

Spotify finally makes it easy to find your downloaded music in the app
Ivan Mehta
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Ivan Mehta

Ivan covers Big Tech, India, policy, AI, security, platforms, and apps for TNW. That's one heck of a mixed bag. He likes to say "Bleh." Ivan covers Big Tech, India, policy, AI, security, platforms, and apps for TNW. That's one heck of a mixed bag. He likes to say "Bleh."

Just a few days after Spotify launched in India back in 2019, I hopped on a flight with a bunch of songs downloaded in the app for my journey. But the moment I turned on airplane mode, there was no sign of my downloaded tracks. The horror!

It’s currently hard to find your downloads in the Spotify app, even if you switch to the offline mode by going to Settings > Playback > Offline mode (who designed it this way, really?).

Offline listeners can celebrate at last: Spotify has finally found some time in between its rush to acquire other companies, and built-in a button to filter your downloads, so they’re easy to retrieve.

The is rolling out a new mobile app design change for the Your Library section that will introduce filter bubbles such as Playlists, Artist, Albums and Podcasts & shows. Plus, THERE IS A DOWNLOAD FILTER

Spotify’s library redesign

That makes it way easier to filter your on-device music when you’re in a flight, or your internet connection is wonky. Plus, you can combine the downloaded filter with albums or playlist filters to make the search even more of a breeze. Notably, downloads are only available to premium users worldwide. But select markets like India also have this option for free users.

In addition to this, the company is introducing pinned podcast/albums, new sorting options, and a grid view. But I’m most thankful for the new download button.

This update will start rolling out to Spotify’s iOS and Android app in the coming days.

You can check out all the new features for the Your Library section here.

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