Spotify is the most popular music and podcast streaming service in the world. It is available everywhere in two flavors – ad supported free version and the paid premium service without any ads or other interruptions. They have a web player as well as apps for almost all the major platforms.
When you use Spotify regularly, it collects your usage data so that it can make best possible suggestions. Suppose you play a song Anti-Hero by Taylor Swift, it will find songs that are similar or songs from the same artist. It is really helpful when you want to listen to a particular genre of music or music from a certain era.
Over the years, Spotify collects a whole lot of information about you and if you are curious what this data contains, you might request them to send this data to you.
So if you want to download all of your personal data that has been collected by Spotify over the years, you can follow these steps:
- In your desktop web browser such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Vivaldi on your desktop computer, visit Spotify website https://www.spotify.com/. You can do this on your desktop computer running on any platform such as Windows, Linux or macOS.
- Login to Spotify website using your Spotify account credentials.
- Click on your user icon in the top-right corner and choose Account from the menu that appears.
- On the account page, select Privacy Settings from the left side bar.
- Scroll down to the very bottom of the privacy settings page to find Download Data options. Here you can choose which type of data you want to download and click on the Request Data button.
- When the data download has been prepared and is available, you will be notified with a download link.
There are three types of data downloads available for Spotify users – account data, extended streaming history and technical log information. The account data contains playlists, streaming history for 1 year, a list of items saved in your library, search queries, number of followers, payment and subscription data, user data, family plan data, inferences, voice input, podcast interactions, Spotify for Artists data and more.
The extended streaming data contains streaming history for the lifetime of your account no matter how many years it is. The technical log information data contains the log of your account usage.
The account data takes only 5 days to prepare while the other two types of data takes 30 days minimum for preparation.