Streaming services are great, but they’re only useful if you have an internet connection. There come those times when you lose a connection and you want to listen to your music. Well, Spotify wants to address this with Offline Mix.
There are plenty of ways that you can prepare for when the internet goes out. If you’re an avid podcast listener, you can have podcast episodes automatically downloaded to your device. If you want to know how to do this, you can read right here.
The Spotify Offline Mix will be there for you when you lose a connection
Daniel Ek, the CEO of Spotify, posted a short and sweet tweet about this upcoming feature. He didn’t go too much into detail about it, but it’s pretty axiomatic. The tweet showed a picture of how the playlist will look and a quick explanation of this.
The app will automatically download the most recent tracks that you listened to and compile them into a playlist. Then, when it detects that you’ve lost connection, you’ll be able to listen to those offline. “A mix of your recently played songs for when the vibe is high, but your connection is low.”
Right now, the company is testing this out, so you won’t be able to see this feature. However, we’re not sure how widespread the test is. If it turns out that the company is testing it out with a limited selection of people, then there could be a slim chance that you’re part of the test, but don’t count on it.
The feature is similar to YouTube Music’s Smart Download function. It will automatically download your recently played tracks so that you can access them when you don’t have a connection.
These are great features to have because, most of the time, we can’t anticipate those times when our connections die on us. Having access to downloaded music could make the experience less awful.