How to Download Spotify Music to USB Flash Drive
"My iPhone is running out of space. Is there a way to transfer my Spotify songs and playlist to USB external hard drive for backup? Really don't want to lose the tracks which I spent many years to curate by myself. Many thanks.“ - Question from Annabelle Scott.
Apart from backing up the songs, there are many reasons why we want to download Spotify music to USB stick such as playing Spotify in car, MP3 players, smart TVs, portable speakers through USB and burning physical CDs. The problem is that there is not an official way to copy audio files from Spotify app. But take it easy. Since there are so many users in need of doing this, today I will offer a most handy alternative solution here.
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Part 1. Spotify Music & DRM: What You Need to Know
Spotify is one of the largest online streaming music provider. It doesn't allow users to buy and own the songs forever with one-time fee, but charges them annually to stream music online with the premium subscription. And to prevent users from distributing or saving the Spotify tracks through USB, they add the DRM protection to all the songs with the OGG Vorbis format. In this case, even if you can cache and locate OGG Vorbis, they won't be recognized/played on other devices except the Spotify app.
That is not good because you can't get full use of all the Spotify songs on multiple devices. But don't worry. DRmare Spotify Music Downloader for Mac/Windows is here to rescue. It combines the technology to remove DRM from Spotify songs as well as download them to popular formats such as MP3, M4A, AAC, M4B, FLAC without recording. This means the files will be lossless and supported by almost any devices. And you can do this effortlessly with only a few clicks.
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DRmare Spotify Music Converter
- Download and convert tracks, albums from Spotify to any USB music players
- Losslessly convert hundreds of Spotify songs at a 5X faster speed
- Customize output formats, bit rate, sample rate and much more
- Automatically find and keep the ID3 tag info, meta data, album cover, etc.
Part 2. How to Put Spotify on a Flash Drive
DRmare Spotify Converter supports to run on all kinds of Windows & Mac systems with the latest version Spotify. The trial version is functionally the same as the paid version except there is a length limitation. Anyway, you can try it out totally for free. Just click "Download" button above to install the right version into your computer.
- Step 1Load songs from Spotify
- DRmare software can automatically capture the music online directly with the URL, all you need to do is to copy the link of the songs and then press "+" button on the DRmare software or you can drag and drop the songs, albums, playlists from Spotify app to DRmare software.
- Step 2Set output format
- It doesn't matter with the output parameters you selected because all kinds new audio files should be supported after removing DRM. But to make the songs more personalized and easier to transfer the Spotify music to USB thumb drive, you can customize the output format, bit rate, sample rate as you want.
- Step 3Download Spotify songs to USB
- In the end, you can press ”Convert" button, DRmare software will start to download the songs offline to the output folder. After that, you can transfer the converted Spotify music to USB drive or music players by copy & paste. To make it easier, you can also choose the output folder as the USB device before downloading.
- Video TutorialOne stop solution to convert and transfer Spotify songs to USB drive
Part 3. Summarize
This is by far the most handy and useful way to copy Spotify songs to USB. Believe it or not. It takes only a few steps. And it works well for any users with any kinds of computer systems. You don't even need to subscribe to the Spotify Premium to make it work. After transferring, you can plug in the USB to your car stereo, home smart TV, portable speakers, Android/iOS mobile phones to Spotify tracks. The only drawback is that trial version is limited to convert 1 minute of each songs. In order to convert full songs, you need to buy a license at a most preferential price $19.95. Anyway, I think it is totally worth it.
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