"Is there anyone can help? I am looking for a way to transfer Spotify songs to my Sony Walkman for listening when I am doing sports outside. Both Sony and Spotify support team said it is impossible to do that directly. I am so sad about that. " - Asked by Thomas
Sony Walkman is a best portable music player for audiophiles. It has three main advantages compared to other similar devices: better sound quality, larger storage capacity and longer battery life. If you enjoy streaming music on Walkman, perhaps you has encountered similar problem like Thomas. Here I'd glad to explore the reasons and the best solution to it.
Part 1. Solution to Move Spotify Music to Sony Walkman
There are many models of Hi-Res Sony Walkman headphones and mp3 players like NW-A40 SERIES, NW-A30 SERIES. You can use them to play kinds of music files including FLAC, ALAC (Apple Lossless), MP3, M4A, WAV. But that doesn't include Spotify music which is in OGG format with DRM protection. That is that main reason why you can't import Spotify songs to Walkman.
Besides, few models of Walkman support WiFi. Even some special models can be connected to the Internet, there is just not an Spotify Integration.
In order to sync Spotify to Sony Walkman MP3 player, the best way is to download Spotify tracks offline and convert them to MP3.
DRmare Spotify Playlist Converter for Mac/Windows is a comprehensive software which combines all the features and provides one stop solution to download Spotify to your local computer. Technically you just need to throw your music at it, DRmare will do the remaining job for you.
DRmare Spotify Music Converter
Clean, simple and friendly interface, save any troubles for new beginners
Batch download Spotify playlists, tracks, albums with up to 5X speed
Losslessly convert Spotify OGG files to MP3, AAC, M4A while keeping ID3 info
The converted files can be played on any portable players including Sony Walkman
Part 2. How to Save Spotify Music Offline for Walkman
DRmare supports to pull songs offline from Spotify directly, you don't have to subscribe to the premium subscription. A free account will work perfectly. Please just refer to the following steps:
Step 1Import Spotify link to DRmare
DRmare is based on the Spotify app to run. After launching DRmare software, you just need to drag & drop to import your favorite songs. Of course, you can also copy and paste the link too.
Step 2Personalize the songs (optional)
DRmare offer many options to make the output songs meet your requirements better. For example, you can change the output format, channel, sample rate, bit rate and so on. It is ok if you just want to keep the default MP3 settings.
Step 3Convert Spotify for Sony Walkman
Click the big "Convert" button, DRmare will encode the Spotify songs to new audio format for Sony Walkman and save them to the output folder on the computer.
Part 3. Steps to Play Spotify on Sony Walkman
Congratulations, you made it. Now you are just a step away to listen to Spotify music on your Sony Walkman. Please follow this tips to move the audio files.
1. Connect Sony Walkman to your computer via an USB cable.
2. You should see a device icon on your Windows Explorer or Mac Finder.
3. Double click the device icon to open it, there are a list of folders like music, video, pictures.
4. Choose and copy the converted Spotify music you want from your computer to the Sony Walkman.
5. You can open a media player and browse the audio files you want to play.