By paying $9.99 a month for premium plan, Spotify lets you download and listen to high quality songs and playlists on multiple devices offline. Free users who don’t want to upgrade to Spotify Premium will have to stream the ads-supported songs online only. In this article, we are going to introduce you not only the complete guide on how to download Spotify music on iOS, Android, Mac and PC with premium subscription, but also the alternative for free users to download Spotify songs for offline listening. Here we go.
Part 1. How to Download Spotify Playlists on PC/Mac – For Premium Users Only
Step 1. Log into your Spotify Premium account and move to the playlists or library where the songs are collected. If you however haven’t added any track yet, simply browse the Spotify channel to find some songs you like and right-click on them to add the tracks to your playlist. Or you can press on the three dots button next to the song and add it to the library.
Step 2. Navigate to the playlist and you’ll see a toggle button as ‘Download‘. Switch the button to on, and your playlist will automatically download for offline listening. You’ll find the ‘Download‘ button turns to ‘Downloading‘, indicating the download is in progress. Once it’s completed, it will be replaced by a ‘Downloaded‘ status.
Step 3. Once downloaded, navigate to File at the top left-hand side of the Spotify app and click on the ‘Offline Mode‘ option. In this way, you’ll be able to listen to those Spotify playlists and songs even when there’s no internet connection.
Note: By using this method, you can’t download individual Spotify songs but have to either download an entire album or save the track to a playlist, which you can then download for offline listening. Besides, the option to download Spotify songs and playlists is currently not available for the web player yet.
Part 2. How to Download Spotify Songs on iOS/Android – For Premium Subscribers Only
If you prefer to listening to Spotify music on mobile devices, this method could be the best option for you to download Spotify songs offline.
Step 1. Log in your Spotify account via the music app on your mobile phone or tablet. Go to the desired playlist you would like to download. If there’s no playlist yet, simply create one.
Step 2. Switch the ‘Download‘ button on to let it downloading the Spotify music for you automatically.
Step 3. Once you’ve downloaded the songs, you can enable Offline Mode by navigating to Settings > Playback from left-hand menu.
Part 3. How to Save Spotify Music as Offline MP3 – For both Premium and Free Users
This method could be the best and easiest one for both Spotify Premium and Free subscribers. In fact, Spotify songs are encoded in a protected format, due to which the tracks don’t actually save to your phone or PC. Therefore, you’ll find it’s impossible to share the offline Spotify tracks to other apps or players even if you downloaded the songs with Premium account. But don’t worry. To solve this trouble, TunesKit Spotify Music Converter will be of great help. It’s a smart Spotify music downloader that can download any music and playlist from Spotify as MP3 and other common formats even if you are using free subscription. Besides, it will remove the ads in the songs. You can follow the guide below to see how it works.
Step 1. After launching TunesKit Spotify Converter, the Spotify desktop app will be launched automatically. Log into the account and find any track or playlist that you want to download. Then drag the songs from Spotify to TunesKit.
Step 2. Go to top menu bar and select Preferences. In the popup window, you can choose the output format such as MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, etc. as you like. You can also set the audio parameters, quality, speed according to your requirements.
Step 3. Click the ‘Convert’ button to begin downloading the Spotify songs as MP3 or other formats to your computer. Once downloaded, you can copy and transfer them to any device or player for offline listening.