How to Download Spotify to MP3

By Farrah Penn | Last Update:

"Is there a way to download my Spotify playlist to WAV or MP3 files?"
You can download Spotify to MP3 whether being a premium or free user of Spotify. However, the methods to grab the songs are quite different. Premium account is permitted to download Spotify playlist to MP3 on Mac and Windows. Free account? Your best bet is utilizing a decent Spotify to MP3 converter to download and save Spotify music on your local drive.

3 Common Spotify to MP3 Converters

There are mainly 3 types of Spotify to mp3 converter:

  • 1. Desktop Spotify to MP3 downloader: It records your Spotify playlist of a single song with placebo quality and saves it on your computer or Mac. The best showcase of these types of programs is VideoProc.
    Audacity is also a nice option if you don't mind the way too complicated interface.
  • 2. Spotify to MP3 converter: It requires you to add the Spotify URL address so they can analyze the music link, and then give you the access to download the music to MP3. Sidify and iMusic are two of the most suggested tools.
  • 3. Online Spotify converter: You have to enter the link address to Spotify to get the music file. And one of the most trustful tools is: Spotify & Deezer Music Downloader.
Spotidy to MP3

❗ Note: Spotify updated it's DRM protect algorithm in January 2020. Currently, any online Spotify converter or desktop Spotify to MP3 converter that claims to allow extract music from Spotify by adding the Spotify URL address won't really work to download music from Spotify anymore. They now seek the songs from online music sites and display the sources that have similar names with the given song. This can bring many issues:

  • • You can't download the Spotify playlist.
  • • No way to extract unknown Spotify music to MP3.
  • • You may need to wade through many options to download the desired one.
  • • No available music resources on other music sites.
  • • And surely there are a lot more problems.

However, no worry as there I'm going to introduce you with a feature rich yet entry-level Spotify to MP3 downloader - VideoProc. This flexible MP3 extractor for Spotify gives you easy access to save any favored songs to MP3, WAV, FLAC, and any other prevalent or rare formats. Keep reading, I'll demonstrate how to download Spotify to MP3 with VideoProc. And surely, the ways to download Spotify music with Spotify to MP3 converter and the online Spotify converters are also going to get covered.

VideoProc – The Best Spotify to MP3 Converter

VideoProc is an all-in-one video processing software that can be utilized as a robust Spotify music recorder, a multiple media converter, and a functional video editing program. With it, you can easily download Spotify playlist or a single song from Spotify to MP3, WAV, AAC, and other popular formats for playing on the computer, iPhone, Samsung, Mac, and iTunes, etc. Better yet, this powerful program enables you to record Spotify music in a specific format and quality according to your preference.

Recored Spotify Music

Pros

  • Grab music and download online videos from YouTube, Facebook, and other 1000+ UGC sites.
  • Record stream videos and music playlists from Spotify, Instagram, Vimeo, and any other platforms with sound.
  • Record internal sound from apps or online sites, and voice-overs from plugin devices.
  • Adjust or add the album cover picture, artiest, comment, and other information for every single song.
  • Convert MP3 to AAC, FLAC, WAV and all prevelant formats (vice versa) with the customized quality and size.
  • An easy interface that takes zero learning curve.

Cons

  • A desktop software.

How to download music from Spotify to MP3?

Step 1. Active the downloader feature of VideoProc.

Install VideoProc on your computer or Mac. Tap to launch it up, and then click on Recorder.

Step 2. Enable the audio recorder.

Select Webcam, and then check on the option of Default.
Hit the downward triangle icon to find Realtek Digital Output.
Click on Rec.

Recored Spotify Music

Tips to customize the output music quality and other properties:
Hit the gray icon on the top right corner, choose Settings > Recorder. There you have options to customize the recording formats, quality grade, and desktop audio volume, etc.

Step 3. Download the Spotify playlist.

Open up the Spotify app, and start to play the liked songs or music playlist.
Once a song ends playing, you click on STOP. The recorded music file will be shown on the right panel.
Click on REC to start to record the next a Spotify music.

Step 4. Convert the recorded file to MP3, OGG, and WAV, etc.

Come over to the main interface of VideoProc, hit Video and then drag and drop the recorded file to this software. Click on Target Format, choose MP3 or other desired audio formats,and then click on Run.

Audacity Free Spotify to MP3 Converter

Audacity Interface

Audacity is an open-source audio processer that works on Windows, Mac, and Linux. It lets you download Spotify to MP3 with a pro-level recorder without paying a dime. As an advanced audio mixing software, it has an extremely complicated and 80-s style interface with countless jargon and hidden features. Occasional users and beginners may easily tangle themselves into knots even though they simply need to use the basic recording feature.

Pros:

  • All properties are possibly customizable including sample rate, bitrate mode, etc.
  • Record both internal and external sound and save as MP3, WAV, OGG, FLAC, and more.
  • Free to use.

Cons:

  • A desktop program.
  • Pack a whopping amount of extra features that make it is difficult to master.
  • It sometimes goes crashes.

How to download music from Spotify to MP3?

Step 1. Download Audacity to your computer.

Come over to the official site of Audacity, and hit Download to find out the version that matches with your version. Assume you need to convert Spotify to MP3 on Windows 10, there you choose Audacity for Windows.

Step 2. Have Audacity installed.

Follow the installation instruction to install Audacity on your machine.

Step 3. Enable the internal recording feature.

Launch up Audacity to enter its main interface. Unfold the option of the microphone icon, and choose Realtek Digital Output (Realtek High Definition).

Audancity Record Spotify Music

Step 4. Start to download Spotify music.

Click on the red button of Audacity.
Open the Spotify app on your computer and play the loved songs.

Step 5. Convert Spotify to MP3

Hit on the square button on the left the red recording option to stop the recording once the song ends playing. Click on File > Export and select Export as MP3.
On the pop-up video exporting setting panel, you need to name the output file size, select the Bit Rate Mode, customize the video quality, variable speed, and channel mode. If you are a green hand, I recommend you leave the properties of audio as default to get avoid errors.

Sidify Spotify Music Downloader (Not Work Anymore)

Sidify Spotify Music Downloader, as its name implies, is a desktop program particularly designed for extract music from Spotify. It used to be great, now Sidify might have met some tech issues that can't be solved. It keeps reminding me of conversion failure caused by error 2002 every time Sidify analyzing the Spotify music link I added. There are plenty of other users who are experiencing similar issues and the shown error codes include also 2001, 2003, 2004, and 2005.

Sidify Interface

Pros

  • Easy and nitty interface.
  • Download Spotify music to MP3, FLAC, WAV, and more.
  • Customize the output quality and conversion speed.

Cons

  • A desktop Spotify music downloader.
  • Can't download music as there is no solution to fix up error 2001 to 2005

How to convert music to MP3 by using Sidify Spotify Music Downloader?

Step 1. Add music to Sidify

Open up the Sidify, and this can active the Spotify program installed on your computer. Click on Add, and paste the Spotify music or music playlist link on Sidify. Alternatively, drag and drop the music from Spotify to this music downloader.

Step 2: Set up the output file properties

Click on the little wheel icon to open up the setting panel.
I choose MP3 for the output format as I want to obtain is an MP3 file. As for the conversion mode, I select Intelligent Mode.
Note: if you choose Spotify record, then this app downloads Spotify to MP3 by with the built-in recorder toolkit.
You are also allowed to change the output quality, conversion speed, output folder, and other information.

Step 3. Convert Spotify music.

After everything is set up correctly, click on X to exit the Setting panel. Click on Convert to start extracting music from this desktop Spotify MP3 downloader.

Step 4. Download as MP3

Tick up the needed music resource from the search result, and hit OK to enable Sidify downloading the selected Sidify music as MP3.

Sidify Download Spotify to MP3

iMusic Spotify Ripper

iMusic, a cross-platform application, serves as a multi-function music manager and Spotify song downloader. It allows you to grab songs from archive, YouTube, and another 3000 sites, however, Spotify isn't in the supported list. Right now, it works like VideoProc that enables you to record for downloading Spotify music and save as MP3, OGG, AAC, and other popular formats with the bitrate value up to 320kps by recording the sound.

iMusic UI

Pros

  • Convert all the music of YouTube, Facebook, and Vivo, etc.
  • Transfer songs and music playlist from the iTunes library to iOS devices.
  • Support of music(video)streaming.

Cons

  • A desktop program.
  • The downloader mode doesn't convert the original Spotify music.

How to download Spotify playlist to MP3 via iMusic?

Step 1. Enable the recording feature.

Once you enter the main interface of iMusic, hit GET MUSIC to get 3 options:
Discover: find music with the built-in music library.
Download: download music by adding up the URL address of the song.
Record: save Spotify music by recording the music playback.
iMusic doesn't support to download the original music from Spotify, therefore here I'm going to show you how to record the music to download Spotify songs.

iMusic Record Spotify to MP3

Step 2. Play your Spotify playlist.

Hit the red record button on the bottom of the interface. Once you play Spotify music, it starts the recording process. After the music ends the playback, you can click the red button again.

Step 3. Check out the saved file.

Navigate to the top menu bar to find the library, click on this to enter the available music list. The Spotify music you just recorded now is visible here.

Spotify & Deezer Music Downloader

Spotify & Deezer Music Downloader is a useful Spotify song downloader. Unlike other desktop tools I just recommended, this is a Google Chrome extension that allows you to download the music that you'd like to keep on your local disk from Spotify, Deezer, and other music platforms. The thing you should bear in mind is, it just searches and downloads the music from all free online music libraries. Therefore, it doesn't guarantee to offer you the desired music as well as the correct album information.

 Spotify Deezer Downloader

Pros

  • Not acquire you to install extra software.
  • It's completely free to use.

Cons

  • Sometimes, it downloads the wrong songs.
  • Support MP3 output only.

How to convert Spotify to MP3 with Spotify & Deezer Music Downloader?

Step 1: Update your Chrome.

Hit on the arrow icon on the top right corner of your Chrome browser.
Choose Settings, and then hit About Chrome to check whether your browser is in its latest version. If there is, ensuring you have it updated.

Step 2: Add the Spotify & Deezer Music Downloader extension.

Navigate to the Spotify downloader on the Chroma web store.
Hit on Add to Chroma to install the downloader to the browser. Once it finished the installation, you should be able to notice the green icon on the navigation bar.

 Spotify Deezer Download Music

Step 3: Download the online Spotify music.

Hit on the green icon of Spotify & Deezer Music Downloader to open up the Spotify application.
Now you have been given a green download button alongside each song, and click it to start downloading Spotify music.

How to Download Spotify Playlist? (Premium Account)

Suppose you have subscribed to the premium account of Spotify which costs 9.9$ per month, you can download music, podcasts, and other audio files without relying on another tool. Sounds not bad? However, you are limited to download up to 1 million songs. In addition, you can't save the audio resource offline within more than 5 devices.

Pros

  • Fast download Spotify playlist.

Cons

  • It's only available for a paid account.
  • Have limits on file quantity and playback devices.

How does a premium user download Spotify song?

Step 1: Log in as a premium user.

Make sure you are under a stable and safe network environment, and then log into your paid account on the computer.

Step 2: Find the target music.

Go to the music playlist that you want to download. The download button now becomes visible, and you need to switch it on.

 Spotify Premium Account Download

Step 3: Enjoy the offline Spotify music

Spotify started to download the whole playlist to MP3 as soon as you finished the below steps. And Spotify will add a green symbol next to each downloaded item.

Where does Spotify download music?

By default, Spotify download music to your system disk. To check or change the address of the output file folder. Hit Settings, tap Show Advanced Settings, click on Offline Songs Storage, and here you can assign a new directory as the destination folder.

Why Spotify not downloading?

An error caused by not enough storage space very possibly. Spotify advises you to download music to a hard disk with larger than 1GB of the free space to prevent the download failure.

FAQ

1. Can I save Spotify music to USB, MP3 player, or Android devices? And how?

Yes, absolutely. You can firstly download Spotify Music to MP3 or other common music formats to your computer by utilizing VideoProc Spotify music downloader and other similar tools. After that, you connect your USB, MP3 player, or Android device with your computer, right-click on the downloaded music file, and send it to the target output devices.

2. How to set Spotify music as iPhone ringtone?

The easiest manner to set Spotify music as iPhone Ringtone is: Take VideoProc to download the Spotify music on your computer, convert the music file to M4R audio, add it to your iPhone with iTunes, and then set it up as a customized iPhone ringtone.

3. Is playing a downloaded song from Spotify to MP3 legal?

That depends. It's legal to download Spotify to MP3 for personal use only, and illegal to play or distribute the offline Spotify song or playlists for commercial use.

About The Author

Farrah Penn has been a copywriter at Digiarty since 2014. Because of the occupational requirement and personal interest, Farrah has carried on broad and profound study and researches to multimedia related stuff, popular electronic devices and multimedia programs in the market.

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