The best way to listen to music on a plane is to download music before your flight.
Whether you prefer Spotify music, Apple Music, or a different platform, you can easily download songs to play while you’re on the plane.
Although some planes have internet, it’s best to download music onto your mobile phone before flying. If you do, you will be able to listen to music in airplane mode without any disruptions.
How to Listen to Music on a Plane Without Internet?
When you’re flying, you’ll have to put your phone into airplane mode, meaning you can’t use your phone’s mobile data.
Therefore, listening to music online might not be possible because the plane may not have an internet connection.
Since you possibly can’t listen to music online, you should instead download songs to enjoy while flying. Below are some of the most common ways you can listen to music on a plane.
But, just remember while reading this article that you need to have an internet connection when you download music.
So, don’t think you can just perform the following steps on the plane because you won’t necessarily have an internet connection at that time.
With 365 million users every month, Spotify music is probably an app you already have.
So, why not download Spotify music to play while on the plane?
Firstly, though, you have to have Spotify Premium to download Spotify music.
You can not listen to Spotify music on a plane with the Spotify free app.
For most people, a Spotify Premium subscription costs $9.99 a month.
Once you have Premium, open Spotify and set up a library of the songs that you want to listen to on the plane. Next, you can click on all of the gray arrows so that they become green.
When all the arrows are green, you have successfully downloaded Spotify songs to your app. Then, go to your phone’s settings and set Spotify into the offline mode for better listening.
Now, you can play Spotify music anytime because you are using Spotify offline mode.
Apple Music is one of the most popular ways for iOS users to stream songs. To play songs on this app in airplane mode, you just need to ensure you download the music before you get on the plane.
To download music with Apple, you need first to find the song, album, or live music that you want to download. Then, click on the More button (it will appear as three dots) to the right of the music you chose.
A pop-up list will appear, and from there, you just need to click on “Make Available Offline.” Your music should immediately start downloading.
Now, the downloaded songs should be available for you to listen to in offline mode. All you need to do then is click on the music to play it in airplane mode.
YouTube has become one of the most recent sites to allow you to listen to music when your phone is in airplane mode. The steps to save music for offline mode on YouTube are similar to Apple Music.
But, first of all, you should know that you have to have YouTube Red to listen to music without a connection. YouTube Red costs $10 per month.
Then, once you have signed up for YouTube Red, you can go to YouTube Music to save music for later.
To download music, you just need to find your favorite music, whether it’s a song, album, or playlist and click the Menu icon, which appears as three dots. Next, you should click “Save Online.”
Afterward, you can choose whether you want to save the whole video or only the audio.
Finally, once you’ve performed these steps, you can play music in airplane mode.
Google Play Music
Meant for Google-based mobile phones, Google Play Music is the Android version of Apple Music and allows offline listening.
All you need to do to play your songs offline is open the app, find your favorite songs or albums, and hit the download button. Then, all of your downloaded music will appear in your app.
Deezer Music Player
Most popular in France and the Netherlands, Deezer allows people to listen to all their favorite music on both Android and iOS devices. And, of course, Deezer Music allows offline listening as well.
If you’re interested in saving music on Deezer to play later, you just need to find your favorite songs and hit “Download.”
Playing music offline with the Amazon Music app is also simple. Just go to the playlist you want to download, tap “More Options,” and then hit “Download.”
Next, to make it easier to find your downloaded songs on Amazon Music, you can turn on “Offline Music Mode” to only see the music files you have downloaded into your music library.
Unfortunately, Pandora doesn’t allow you to download specific songs like other apps. Instead, Pandora chooses three stations for you to listen to in offline mode.
However, while some see the set playlists as a drawback, others prefer to use Pandora because they can easily find new music. Also, Pandora has many songs that its listeners can access, making it a favorite despite its flaws.
But, you should also know that you can not listen offline with a free account. Just like Spotify, offline listening is only for Premium users.
Sidify Music Converter
Sidify allows listeners to download playlists from Spotify to enjoy later in their preferred output format. So, basically, this music converter is a way to listen to Spotify offline for free by copying the playlist link.
However, it is best to stay away from Sidify because downloading music from Spotify with a converter is illegal. It is unlawful because Spotify has DRM protection, meaning that Spotify has placed a copyright on each song.
Also, the output quality tends to be relatively poor on audio downloaded from Sidify. Thus, it’s best to use other options to listen to playlists offline.
Listening to Songs on a Plane With Wi-Fi
If your plane offers free internet, or you’re willing to pay for a connection, you can stream music on music apps just as you would anywhere else.
You can use any streaming apps you want, like the Spotify app, to play audio with Wi-Fi on the plane.
Do All Airplanes Offer Wi-Fi?
No, not all airplanes have internet onboard. Whether you will be able to use Wi-Fi on the plane depends on your airline.
For example, Turkish Airlines lets passengers use the internet on its planes for free, while British Airways makes customers pay a small fee. Meanwhile, some airlines do not have a connection at all.
Also, the internet on planes isn’t always reliable. Thus, you should not rely on the internet on the plane and instead save audio that you can listen to offline.
In conclusion, if you want to listen to your favorite music anytime, you just need to download your own playlists from certain apps, like Spotify.
When you save your audio like this, it will open automatically without a connection so you can listen to it on a plane without a hassle.