Do I need a premium account to play Minecraft offline?

I’m trying to run the offline version of Minecraft (which I’m told doesn’t need a premium account?) but the “play offline” button is greyed out, with the text underneath it reading “not downloaded”.

Do you need a premium account to play offline?

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  • 2 Solutions collect form web for “Do I need a premium account to play Minecraft offline?”

    Yes, you do need a premium account to play Minecraft offline.

    The first time it is run the client requires you to log in with a premium account to download the necessary files from

    See the FAQ for Minecraft.

    You can, if you have a account on You can do this from the homepage. Look for the download button, (below a player with the default skin) and press that to download minecraft. After launching minecraft, you will see a login page, so enter your username and password. It will say “user not premium” and “play offline”, therefore you can’t get Minecraft player skins offline.

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