Apple Music has been in a battle with Spotify for months now with both companies trying to one-up each other. Today, Spotify is adjusting its annoying download limit to let users store a lot more music for offline listening.
In the past, Spotify has limited users to downloading 3,333 different songs to their device at any given time. For the average user, that limit probably wasn’t too much of a bother, but it certainly annoyed “power-users.” Now, Spotify has confirmed to Rolling Stone that it has increased that limit by over 3x to a whopping 10,000 songs. That’s definitely a welcome change. Apple Music, by comparison, lets users store music offline without a specific limit, only limiting downloads by the amount of storage on a device.
Along with that, Spotify has also increased the number of devices you can download to from 3 to 5. Since that number includes phones, computers, tablets, and anything else that can store tracks offline such as a smartwatch, that’s certainly a welcome change. With that increased device limit, this allows a single account to store up to 50,000 tracks offline between various devices.
At Spotify, we’re always working on improving the experience for our users. We can now confirm that we have increased the number of offline tracks per device — from 3,333 on three devices to 10,000 tracks per device for up to five devices.