How to Download Music from Spotify to Computer

"Can I download Spotify songs for offline listening or burning CDs on computer? I have been trying for a few days but have no luck. I am not tech savvy. Anyone know the magic to save Spotify music to PC?"

Although Spotify Premium subscription has the option for users to listen to Spotify offline, there are still many users encounter many problems such as not able to locate the downloaded tracks or the downloaded files not playable etc.

If you are one of such users, now it is time to solve the issue easily. Here we will cover the topics on how to locate the downloaded Spotify songs as well as keep them forever.

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Part 1. Where Are the Spotify Songs Stored on PC after Downloading?

Unlike other streaming music service such as Apple Music which you can easily locate and distribute the downloaded songs, there is not an direct option for the downloaded Spotify tracks.

All the downloaded files are encrypted cache files that enable you to listen to them offline without an internet connection. Take Windows PC for example. If you want to locate the Spotify track on your PC, you can follow the steps to find them but you can't transfer them elsewhere:

spotify offline songs storage

Part 2. Can I Keep Spotify Songs after Canceling the Premium Subscription?

Spotify allows you to download up to 10,000 songs on 3 devices. But that doesn't mean you can keep them forever unless you keep subscribing to the Spotify membership.

So the answer is no. According to Spotify official, to keep the Spotify songs offline on your device, you need to login at least one time every 30 days. If you unsubscribe Spotify premium, you won't be able to go through the verification.

Part 3. How to Save Spotify Music to Computer to Keep Forever?

If you find some favorite songs which you want to keep forever, one of the traditional way you may think of is to buy them from iTunes or other music stores. That is too expensive though.

Now for your interest, I'd recommend you a best way to save Spotify songs to your computer for free by using DRmare Spotify Converter for Mac/Windows.

This software supports to download Spotify music to MP3, M4A, M4B, AAC, WAV, FLAC in batch with up to 5X faster speed. Yet, it can archive the downloaded Spotify songs in your computer folder. For more features of it, you can check them below.

DRmare Spotify Music Converter for Mac/Windows

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  • Easily download Spotify songs to your local computer
  • Keep ID3 tags and preserve the lossless audio quality
  • Get rid of the encryption from Spotify songs
  • Lifetime free update, enjoy lifetime free technical support

Interested in it? Now please install DRmare Spotify Converter trial version on your Windows/Mac and follow the steps to download Spotify songs, albums, playlists to your computer.

Step 1Add Spotify playlists
add spotify music
Just launch DRmare Spotify converter, Spotify desktop app will be lunched as well. Please drag & drop the songs you want from Spotify to DRmare software main screen.
Step 2Select a new format
select new music format
Now you can choose a new format for the exported Spotify songs. MP3 is highly recommended for its high quality and small size.
Step 3Transfer Spotify music to computer
download spotify music to computer
Finally, you can one click on the "Convert" button, the Spotify will start to be downloaded to your local computer. Please just wait a little while depending on how many songs you want to save offline.

Part 4. Conclusion

Although you can download Spotify songs to your computer with the premium, the files are encrypted. You can't distribute them to other devices.

To solve this issue and keep Spotify songs on your computer forever, you can use DRmare Spotify Converter to help you download all the songs to MP3 from Spotify. By doing that, you can also transfer Spotify songs to your Android phone or iPhone as well. The trial version is totally free. So please feel free to give it a try.

Oct 8, 2019 9:18 pm

Posted by Harry Zamorski to Spotify Music Tips