Spotify has confirmed that it has tripled the number of songs that users can download for offline listening on one device, going from 3333 to 10,000 songs.
Previously, Spotify’s Premium users were restricted to a limit of 3333 tracks for offline listening on three different devices – a cap that caused frustration and some bitter reddit discussions.
Back in 2014, thousands of users voted for the limit to be raised. The people have now got their wish – this new change in download limits was first spotted by some avid Spotify users, who chanced their luck and found they could download thousands more songs.
“At Spotify, we’re always working on improving the experience for our users,” a Spotify spokesman said. “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.”
Adding that while the new limit is not an “infinite allowance”, listening to music on Spotify offline will be “more akin to what it was in the age of owning music and not just leasing it.”
Spotify has a catalogue of more than 35 million songs with no listening limit – but if you save artists, albums or tracks these are added to a personal collection called Your Music.
Just to be clear, it is separate to the number of tracks allowed on a user’s library – unfortunately, that 10,000 song limit remains firmly in place.
Last month, a YouGov survey revealed that the number of Britons illegally downloading music has fallen as people find it easier to stream music than pirate it.