"Can I listen to Spotify through AIMP music player?" If you are a Spotify fan who listens to Spotify music on computer often, you may use the Spotify desktop app. This Spotify app is very powerful to help you manage your playlists, download songs offline and so on. But it may be frustrating while Spotify desktop player not responding or not run well. As a result, some users are thinking about switching to other players such as AIMP music player and so on to play Spotify music.
But how to use AIMP with Spotify? Today, we will show you how to connect AIMP Spotify to enjoy music from Spotify on computer. Please read on.
Part 1. What Is Spotify and AIMP Music Player
Spotify and AIMP are both great music players. According to the Slant community, AIMP is ranked 1st as the best music players for Windows while Spotify is ranked 5th. The main reason is that AIMP can play, manage and filter music saved on your local computers. You can perform real-time search with file tags.
Spotify desktop client integrates 100 millions of songs online. You can discover and play songs, playlists, or albums you want. But you can't distribute Spotify songs to other platforms and it doesn't have powerful music management features.
AIMP is also known as Artem Izmaylov Media Player. It is a free audio player for Windows and Android developed by a Russian developer. It doesn't build in with any songs. But you can import different sources of music and play different formats of audio files. It supports MP3, AAC, OGG, Apple Lossless, FLAC, WAV and audio CDs. Besides, it has the music management features like bookmark, multiuser mode, playback queue, searching by metadata, and visualizer.
Part 2. Can You Use AIMP with Spotify?
Nope, you can't use Spotify on AIMP. The main reason why you can't do that is because you don't really own Spotify songs though you a Spotify premium user. This is also the main difference between the purchased songs and streaming songs online. As an online music platform, you can only listen to Spotify songs online. Even if you can download Spotify songs offline with premium, they are encrypted caches files only. So, there is no official way to copy them elsewhere for use. As a result, you can't move Spotify music to AIMP for playing in a direct way.
Part 3. How to Get Spotify AIMP to Work - Tool Needed
From above, we know that you can't directly put Spotify songs on AIMP for playing. If you still want to do that, you have to change Spotify music to AIMP-supported audio files. Also, you need to break the limitation from Spotify first. So, here we'd like to introduce a workaround to you. You can convert Spotify music to common audio files by using third-party DRmare Spotify Music Converter.
This is a personal software for you to decrypt Spotify songs as local audio files. And it will convert Spotify to new audio formats like MP3, M4A, AAC, WAV, FLAC, and M4B. Also, it allows you to get a better listening experience by changing output bit rate, sample rate and more.
Besides, you don't need to subscribe to a Spotify premium plan to download songs from Spotify. This tool supports any user of Spotify. Moreover, DRmare Music Converter can run the conversion process at a fast speed. This will save you time and it will keep the original quality of Spotify tracks during the conversion.
At last, you will get Spotify music files as common files on your computer. Then you can start to add Spotify music to AIMP music player for playing offline.
DRmare Spotify Song Converter for Windows
How to Convert Spotify Music for AIMP Music Player
How does DRmare Music Convert work to get Spotify music to AIMP-compatible files? In fact, you need to download this program on your computer first. And then you can follow the steps below to download Spotify songs to MP3 offline for use on AIMP.
- Step 1 Add Spotify songs to DRmare Music Converter
- Install DRmare Spotify Downloader and open it at once. At the same time, the Spotify app will be loaded. If you have curated songs & playlist on Spotify, you can drag & drop the items to the DRmare screen. If you haven't, you can search for the music you want from the Spotify app first.
- Step 2Customize output Spotify songs parameters for AIMP
- By default, the output format is set to MP3 which is good for most scenarios. So, you don't have to make big changes. If you'd like to change the bit rate, sample rate, you can go to the software's preferences window. As we have described, AIMP music player supports MP3 audio files well. After that, click 'OK'.
- Step 3Download Spotify music for AIMP
- Navigate to the bottom of the DRmare main screen to select a local folder from your computer. Then click 'Convert', the songs will be downloaded to your local computer at once. You can then go to the 'history' section to locate and check them on your computer.
Part 4. How to Listen to Spotify on AIMP Music Player
With DRmare Spotify Music Converter, now your favorite Spotify songs are local files on your computer. So, it is time to add Spotify music to AIMP music player for playing. Now, check out the guide here to learn more how to do that on Windows computer and Android phone.
On Windows Computer:
Step 1. Open AIMP music player on your computer. If you haven't installed it, then please download and install it on your computer first.
Step 2. Click on the 'add items' menu icon at the bottom bar. Then choose 'Add' > 'Files', 'Folder', 'Playlist' or 'URL'. Then you can choose the local Spotify songs or Spotify folder from your computer.
Or, hit on the 'AIMP' icon at the top. Then select 'Open Files' or 'Open Folder' to choose and add music from Spotify to AIMP.
On Android Phone:
Step 1. Connect your Android phone to your Windows computer via a USB cable. Then you can head to transfer Spotify music to Android phone.
Step 2. Disconnect your phone from your computer. Then open the AIMP for Android app. Or, you can download and install it from Google Play Store if it's your first time using it.
Step 3. Click on the '+' icon to go to select and import Spotify songs to AIMP.
When it is done, you will see all the music on the AIMP main screen. At last, you can click the Spotify song you want to play and enjoy Spotify on AIMP player.
Part 5. FAQs about AIMP Spotify
Q1: Is There an AIMP Spotify Plugin to Stream Spotify Music?
A: Nope. There is no such an add-on for Spotify AIMP to play Spotify music on AIMP.
Q2: What Audio Format Does AIMP Music Player Support?
A: AIMP music player can support WAV, MP3, AAC, Apple lossless, FLAC and more.
Q3: Can You Listen to Spotify through AIMP Music Player?
A: In general, you can't make it. But things will be changed if you use DRmare Spotify Music Converter. With this software, you can convert and download Spotify audio to AIMP-supported audio formats. And then you can import Spotify music to AIMP for playing offline. Also, you can move local Spotify songs to other devices and platforms for playing if you want.