Spotify shows Your Offline Mix: your favorite songs within reach, even when you don’t have internet
The new feature automatically downloads the songs you listen to most frequently and then creates a new playlist that you can listen to when you’re offline.
Spotify is testing a rather interesting new function: it automatically downloads the songs you listen to most frequently, but also some songs you might like based on your previous listenings, and then creates a new playlist that you can freely listen to when you’re offline (for example because you are on a plane).
It’s called “ Your Offline Mix ” and it will include your favorite songs that you have recently listened to, when your connection is weak. Spotify CEO Daniel Ek shared a screenshot of the “Your Offline Mix” interface on Twitter. The playlist description in the screenshot reads “A mix of your recently played songs, for when the mood is high but the connection is weak”. The screenshot also indicates a playlist length of around three and a half hours, though it’s unclear if this is the standard playlist length, or if this will vary for each user.
Already today, users can download their favorite songs, so they can listen to them even when they don’t have an internet connection. However, this is a manual process, which in some cases can take a long time. Your Offline Mix aims to simplify and automate this process. Let’s imagine that the option can still be deactivated at will, so as not to steal too much space from the other apps on the phone’s memory. To access the Your Offline Mix feature you will need to have an active Spotify Premium subscription .