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How can I download music from Spotify to MP3 on Mac/Windows?

 

Spotify is an excellent streaming music service with a catalog of 30 million songs. Anyone can install it on computers, mobiles, tablets, etc. and listen to the music catalog for free with some limiations such as ads, shuffle only on mobile, no offline listening. If you want to enjoy Spotify music more freely, one option is to subscribe to Spotify premium, which costs $9.99/month or $14.99/month for family premium(6 accounts). Spotify premium or family premium users can listen to any songs on demand without ads and download any playlist for offfline listening. However the downloaded songs are DRM protected and can only be played with Spotify app. You can't move the songs anywhere. Futhermore, you can only download Spotify music on 3 devices, at most 3,333 songs per device.

How to download music with Spotify Premium?

It's extremely easy to download Spotify playlists if you have subscribed to Premium. Just switch on Download on a playlist you want to listen to offline. When it's finished downloading, a green symbol appears to the right of the playlist name. You can only dowload the whole playlist. If you want to select several songs or a playlist, you need to create a playlist first, add the songs to this playlist and then download them there.

What is the format of the downloaded songs?

Downloaded songs are in DRM protected Ogg Vorbis format and can only be played with Spotify app. When you open the Offline Songs Storage, you won't find actual audio files. So even though you have downloaded Spotify music, you can't play them with any other music players or devices.

Another way to enjoy spotify music more freely is to download and convert Spotify to MP3. MP3 format is widely supported so you can play the Spotify music anywhere you want such as mp3 players without internet connection. You can also transfer the Spotify music to iTunes, Google Play Music, etc.

Here we will introduce you this professional Spotify to MP3 converter - Boilsoft Spotify Music converter, which allows you to easily download Spotify music in MP3 format with 100% original quality and ID3 tags. Boilsoft Spotify Music converter is well designed for users to record and convert Spotify streaming songs, albums and playlists to DRM-free MP3, M4A, WAV and FLAC. Just drag&drop the songs, album or playlist you want to download to the user-friendly interface and Boilsoft Spotify Music converter will do the rest. It's really powerful yet easy-to-use. Follow below steps to learn how to download Spotify music to mp3 on Mac or Windows.

Step 1 Run Boilsoft Spotify Music Converter
Download, install and run Boilsoft Spotify Music Converter on your Mac/Windows.
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Here we take Mac version as example. The interface is shown as below:
spotify music to mp3 converter

Step 2 Add Spotify songs, albums, playlists or artists
You can now drag and drop songs, albums, playlists or artists to the interface directly from Spotify App on your Mac. Just head to any playlist, album, or artist page and drag&drop the cover to Boilsoft Spotify Music Converter interface. If you are using Spotify web player, click Add Files icon and copy&paste the link of the song, album, playlist or artist to the bottom input area. Boilsoft Spotify Music Converter will automatically load all songs contained in the album or playlist.
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Click Add and you will see all songs on the interface.
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Step 3 Start to convert Spotify music to MP3
Click Convert icon to start converting Spotify music to MP3. After conversion, you will get the drm-free MP3 music with 100% original quality and ID3 tags. Now you can enjoy them offline, on your MP3 player or burn to CD without any limitations.
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Note:
The default format is MP3. If you want to change output format(M4A, WAV or FLAC), click Option button. You can also set music quality by changing bitrate and samplerate.
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