Spotify is the best music streaming service in the world launched on 7 October 2008 in Sweden. It has a huge catalog with over 30 millions of songs and over 140 million monthly active users. Nowadays it is available in American, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and some areas of Asia. Users can simply use it on most devices including Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android devices. Similar to Apple Music, Amazon Music, Spotify allows users to listen to the music online. No need to download any files, you just need to use the web-based player or the client app.
However, someone may ask if it is possible to download Spotify to MP3 for offline listening. Because sometimes they may not have access to internet. Is there a free way to do that? Here in this page I will offer the ultimate guide.
Part 1. Official Way to Listen to Spotify Music Offline with Cached OGG Vorbis Files
Spotify offer two tiers of subscription plans, Free and Premium. In theory, you can listen to Spotify songs without spending a penny. You need to bear with some randomly displayed ads and some of the limitations. Else if you want to get all the features, you are required to subscribed to the Premium service. Such as "free of ads", "enhanced sound quality" especially the feature to listen offline. It costs $10 for a Premium account or $15 for a family account. Here is the steps to download the tracks to your mobile offline.
Step 1. Launch Spotify app and click the button 'Edit offline playlist'.
Step 2. Tap the check box next to the playlist you want, it will start to be synced to the local device automatically. You will see the green icon next to the playlist when it is done.
Step 3. Tap 'More' icon from the bottom and then select the playback mode as 'Offline mode'.
1. It is very easy and convenient to use.
2. You can listen to the downloaded music on planes or locations that don't have internet connection.
1. You can download songs to 3 devices only.
2. The total tracks you can download is 10000, that is to say you can only download 3333 songs for each device.
3. You can only downloaded the cached DRM OGG files only instead of the MP3 files due to the DRM restrictions. And you have to go online at least once every 30 days to keep all the downloaded tracks.
4. It is not free.
Part 2. Best Spotify to MP3 Converter - Download Any Spotify Songs for Free
It is not a big money only $10 to subscribe to the Premium account. But if you a regular listener, it could end up cost you hundreds or thousands of dollars for years. So is there a way to download all Spotify songs and convert them to MP3 to listen permanently? Frankly speaking, there are many software can do that. For example, you can use the free online video converter to help you extract MP3 files from the downloaded Spotify music videos from YouTube. But I don't really recommend this as it may reduce the output quality of songs. Please read on to check the following one.
DRmare Spotify Music Converter for Mac/Windows is a dedicated software. It allows you to download and mange all your Spotity files offline without recording. The output quality is lossless. You don't even need to subscribe to the Premium account. With the ID 3 tag retaining technology, the songs will be downloaded with all the original info. Such as artist, album cover, title, author and so on. It supports various output formats such as MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B, FLAC. The best part of it is that there is no quantity limitations for the songs you can download.
Before you get started, please make sure you have already installed the DRmare Music Converter for Spotify on your computer. To convert your songs, you just need to go through these 3 steps.
Step 1Import the Spotify Songs
First off, you can open DRmare software, the Spotify app will be launched on your computer. You can drag & drop the tracks, albums, playlists etc. from the Spotify app to the DRmare to import the songs. Or you can find the link of the songs. And then you can paste the link to the search box of DRmare software and press the "Add Files" button.
Step 2Define output format as MP3
When it comes to the output format, MP3 is most popular. You can use it for any purposes and any devices such as Android phones or MP3 players. It ishighly recommended if you'd enjoy the downloaded music across many devices. Besides that, you might go to the "Preferences' window to change the bit rate to 320Kbps. By doing that, you can enhance the output audio file quality.
Step 3Convert Spotify to MP3
After pressing 'Convert' button, your Spotify songs will start to be downloaded as MP3. To make the software runs smoothly, we'd suggest you turn off your Antivirus or Firewalls. The reason is that some secumanytware don't allow for removing DRM protection. If you'd like to download thousands of songs, you justneed to leave the software to do it by itself.
Video Tutorial: Convert Spotify Songs to MP3 with DRmare
The following video guide will show you the complete steps. You can follow it to download and convert Spotify music to DRM-free MP3.
Part 3. Wrap Up
That is all it is to it. By going through a few steps, you will have all the DRM free MP3 files from Spotify. Do you think it is necessary to download all Spotify music? Actually if you are only a light user, the Spotify free subscription is good enough. Else if you'd like to enjoy songs anywhere, you should definitely use a lossless converter to do that for you. It not only offers you a lot of more convenience but also saves your much money in the long run.
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