Download podcasts on Spotify app

March 30, 2021

Podcasts and radio, both produce content that informs, educates, and entertains their audience. However, unlike traditional radio, Podcasts let you do it at your own leisure. This unobstructed and on-demand nature of the podcasts makes them quite popular. A lot of streaming media apps like Spotify support audio and video podcast streaming capability but getting started with it or downloading it can be a daunting task. Especially when you are new to the app. This guide will help you to download podcasts on Spotify without hassles.

Spotify Podcasts

How to download podcasts on Spotify app for iOS

Spotify packs a lot of features that make our appetite for podcasts seemingly endless. Moreover, it neatly arranges them in a variety of categories, such as Storytellers, Sports & Recreation, and Comedy, etc. Here’s how to download podcasts on Spotify and get the best listening experience possible.

  1. Launch the Spotify app.
  2. Tap Search.
  3. Scroll down to Browse All.
  4. Tap Podcasts & Shows.
  5. Scroll down to browse by category or browse featured episodes.
  6. Select a podcast to view its page.
  7. Tap the Menu.
  8. Hit the Download button.
  9. Go to your Library.
  10. Tap Your Episodes to check if the content was downloaded.

Can you download podcasts on Spotify?

Yes! Users can subscribe to individual podcasts, manage downloads (single or all available episodes) and even share them through social media. So, if you’re a Premium subscriber, it only takes a few moments to download your favorite content while you’re still at home and connected to the Wi-Fi.

Launch the Spotify app on your iPhone.

Tap the Search button visible at the bottom of the screen.

Scroll down to Browse all section.

Podcast Category
Podcast Category

Tap the Podcasts tile to browse by category or swipe through featured episodes.

Under All Episodes heading, tap the menu (seen as 3 horizontal dots).

Download Podcast on Spotify
Download Podcast on Spotify

Select Download from the given options listed. Repeat the step for other episodes as well.

Episode Downloaded
Episode Downloaded

Alternatively, you can tap the Download icon, seen as inverted arrow to download all episodes at once.

Episode Download Complete
Episode Download Complete

Go to your Library and check if all episodes have been downloaded successfully. Once done, all the downloaded episodes will be available when you go off the grid or up in the air.

How to rate podcasts on Spotify?

Sadly, Spotify doesn't support an option to rate podcasts on the app yet.

How to block podcasts on Spotify?

There’s not a dedicated option to block podcasts on Spotify. However, you can filter explicit content by following these instructions. Note - Explicit content settings don’t apply if you use Spotify Connect to play to another device.

Go to Home and choose Settings in the upper-right corner of the screen.

Scroll down to Explicit Content.

Explicit Content Toggle
Explicit Content Toggle

Now, simply slide the toggle for Allow explicit content to the Off position.

Anything labeled with the E (explicit) tag will be grayed out. You won’t be able to play it, and the content will be automatically skipped.

Hope that makes sense!


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