How to Download Music from Spotify to Computer

By Elle Johnson

Updated on May 20, 2022

Q: “I have had Spotify for ages. Recently, I subscribed to the Spotify Premium plan so as to download music from Spotify to computer. But I found that I cannot find the downloaded Spotify music locally. I’m 100% sure that I have downloaded them from the desktop app. But the fact is that the downloaded music can only be played on the Spotify app on my computer. Is there an efficient way to download Spotify songs to computer locally for offline listening?” – Anonymous User

The reason why you cannot download Spotify music locally is simple: all Spotify music is protected and encoded in a unique Ogg Vobis format. It prevents users from downloading songs from Spotify to the computer, a Premium membership is no exception. But don’t worry, we provide an ultimate way for you to download Spotify music locally on your computer.

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Part 1. Download Music from Spotify to Computer without Premium

As we say in the beginning, you can not directly download Spotify music to your computer locally. Thus, here we give you a perfect Spotify music downloader PC. It is called AudKit SpotiLab Music Converter. With this smart tool, you are able to download any Spotify songs, playlists, albums, or podcasts to your computer as local files. Whether you are a Free or Premium user of Spotify, you can make use of this tool.

Why is AudKit called the best Spotify music downloader on PC? Because it is an all-in-one downloader and converter. It downloads and converts Spotify music to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, etc. without lowering the original sound quality. Technically speaking, as long as you unlock the protection and get format conversion, everything is feasible. It is easy to disrupt the protective layer from Spotify songs and convert Spotify format.

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Main Features of AudKit Spotify Music Downloader

  • Download music from Spotify to computer without Premium
  • Batch convert Spotify songs to most-used formats
  • Save original quality and ID3 tags from Spotify songs
  • Support to play and transfer Spotify music to other apps

This software needs to work with the Spotify desktop app. Please make sure you have installed it and the Spotify computer app simultaneously. You can follow the next tutorial on how to download music from Spotify to computer with the AudKit.

Step 1 Ready to download Spotify music to computer

ready to download spotify music to computer

Download and activate the AudKit Spotify Music Downloader on your computer. The Spotify desktop app will pop out or launch automatically. Select the playlist you want to download. Then directly drag and drop it to AudKit’s interface. Or you can copy and paste the link of the playlists to the search column on AudKit’s interface. And hit the ‘plus’ icon.

Tip: Due to Spotify’s API limitation, please make sure each Spotify playlist contains no more than 100 tracks.

Step 2 Reset Spotify output settings for download

change output settings for spotify music downloads

Click the top menu icon to unfold the ‘Preferences’ and ‘Convert’ tabs. Change the Spotify output format to MP3 or whatever you like. And you can also customize other parameters in similar ways. To keep the high quality of Spotify songs, please choose MP3, 320 kbps, 48000 Hz, and channel 2 as the output settings. AudKit Spotify Downloader will download music to computer from Spotify based on your settings.

Step 3 Download Spotify songs to computer

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Now tap the ‘Convert’ bar to start truly converting and downloading Spotify playlists. Once the process finishes, you can easily get them. Please follow the on-screen red tips to access the local Spotify music folder.

Note: The AudKit Spotify Music Downloader for Mac and Windows offers 2 versions for use. The unregistered free version provides a 1-min conversion for each Spotify song. The registered paid version allows users to batch convert Spotify songs without upper limits.


Part 2. How to Download Music from Spotify Free PC

In this part, you will get to know how to download music from Spotify to computer free. There are many Spotify downloader Chrome extensions. And here we will introduce the best two of them to you for free downloading Spotify music to your computer.

Download Music from Spotify to Computer for Free with DZR Music Downloader

DZR Music Downloader is a free Spotify music downloader PC that enables users to download music from Spotify.

download music from spotify to computer free with dzr music downloader

Step 1. Search for DZR Music Downloader on the Google web browser.

Step 2. Find DZR Music Downloader in the Chrome Web Store and click “Add to Chrome”.

Step 3. Click on the extension icon at the top-right corner of the Google browser. This will open a Spotify Web Player.

Step 4. Log in to your Spotify account.

Step 5. After logging in, you will see all the songs on Spotify now carry a “Download” button. Click the “Download” to start downloading music from Spotify to computer.

( Note: DZR Music Downloader only supports MP3 output. )

Download Music from Spotify to Computer for Free with Deezerify

Deezerify is another Chrome extension to download Spotify music for free. Here are the steps to use it.

download spotify music to computer free with deezerify

Step 1. Search for Deezerify on the Google browser. Once found, click “Add to Chrome”. Or you can also go to the Settings > More Tools > Get more extensions to find it.

Step 2. Similarly, click the extension icon and then go to the Spotify Web Player.

Step 3. Now you can start playing Spotify songs. And Deezerify will automatically download music from Spotify to computer free.


Part 3. How to Download Spotify Music to Computer with the Spotify App

In this section, we will show you the complete guide on how to download a song from Spotify to computer with the Spotify Premium membership. It’s worth mentioning that this method can download Spotify songs to your computer as cache files. You can listen to Spotify on a computer offline without limits. But it’s impossible to transfer them to other devices for other intentions via these steps.

download spotify songs to computer with premium

Step 1. You can’t use the Spotify Web Player to save Spotify songs to computer. Please download the Spotify desktop client in advance.

Step 2. Fire up the Spotify app and log in to your Spotify Premium account details. Find the playlist or album that you like to download. Note: It doesn’t allow you to download individual songs. If you need to download some singles, please create a new playlist or go back to use the way in Part 1.

Step 3. Press the ‘Download’ button nearby the playlist you select. The downloading process will start. After that, all songs are available for offline playback on your computer.


Part 4. How to Download Music from Spotify to Computer Online

In addition to the above approaches to downloading Spotify music, there are also many online tools for you. You don’t need to install the program. Next, you will be guided to download music from Spotify to computer via ApowerSoft Free Online Audio Recorder and Spotify Downloader.

Download Spotify Music to Computer Online with ApowerSoft Free Online Audio Recorder

ApowerSoft Free Online Audio Recorder is an online recorder to record sound from a computer or microphone. You can follow the below steps to download Spotify songs to computer:

download spotify songs online with apowersoft free online audio recorder

Step 1. Search ApowerSoft Free Online Audio Recorder on the Google. Go to its official website.

Step 2. Click “Start Recording”. If you are the first time to use it, you will be guided to download a mini launcher.ll.

Step 3. Select the audio source as the System Sound. You can also choose the output format.

Step 4. Open the Spotify app on your computer and play Spotify songs. At the same time, click the “Start” button to start the recording.

Step 5. By hitting the “Pause” or “Stop” buttons, you can control the recording. When the recording is done, you can locate the recorded file in the output directory by clicking the “Show in Folder” button.

Download Music from Spotify to PC with Spotify Downloader

Spotify Downloader is a powerful online tool designed to download Spotify tracks. It is also a Soundcloud Downloader to download a song from Soundcloud to MP3. It’s stable, safe, and fast to download songs. But it may lower the quality of original songs. If you don’t mind, you can follow the steps below to download music from Spotify to computer.

download music from spotify to computer online with spotify downloader

Step 1. Type Spotify Downloader on the Google browser. Then go to the official site of it.

Step 2. Go to the Spotify app to find the song that you would like to download to your computer. Right-click it and select “Share” to copy the URL of the song.

Step 3. Paste the Spotify URL into the search bar of Spotify Downloader. Then click “Search” to search the song.

Step 4. When your song appears, click “Download track” to start the downloading.

Step 5. It will quickly download the Spotify song to your computer as MP3 local files.


Part 5. FAQs about “Download Spotify Songs to Computer”

Here we list some frequently asked questions, and you can get quick answers.

Q1: Why Can’t I Download Spotify Songs to My Computer’s Local Folder with Premium Account?

Because Spotify has special protection for its music. Even if you have subscribed to Spotify Premium, you can only offline listen to the downloaded songs on the Spotify app. You can use the AudKit SpotiLab Music Converter to download Spotify music to your computer’s local folder. Refer to the detailed steps in Part 1.

Q2: How Can I Find My Downloaded Spotify Songs?

If you download Spotify songs with the Spotify app, you can go to the Spotify app and head to “Settings” > “Offline songs storage”. The downloaded songs will be stored in C:\Users\[Your Username]\AppData\Local\Spotify\Storage.

If you download Spotify songs with the AudKit SpotiLab Music Converter, all the downloaded songs will be stored in your computer’s local folder. To locate the downloaded songs, you can open the AudKit, and click the “Folder” icon at the bottom. This will open your computer’s local folder, and all your downloaded songs are there.

Q3: Can You Put Spotify Songs on USB?

The special protection of Spotify music makes it impossible to put Spotify songs on USB. But you can seek help from the AudKit SpotiLab Music Converter to download Spotify songs to USB.

Q4: Can I Download Spotify Music to My Laptop?

Yes, you can use the AudKit SpotiLab Music Converter to download Spotify music to your laptop. AudKit has both Windows and Mac versions, download the correct version according to your laptop system.


Conclusion

If you want to download Spotify music to your computer for offline listening, Spotify Premium is enough. But if you want to download Spotify music as local files, or rip MP3 from Spotify music, you need to seek help from AudKit SpotiLab Music Converter. It is specially designed for Spotify to download songs, albums, or podcasts from Spotify to computer. It can also convert Spotify music to MP3 and other common-used formats. Then you are able to use Spotify on other portable devices like MP3 players, smartwatches, and so on.

5 replies on “How to Download Music from Spotify to Computer”

M Young ON
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My mac won’t open the audkit file after I have downloaded it and it is in my applications. A warning says, “AudKit Music Converter” can’t be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software. This software needs to be updated. Contact the developer for more information. Firefox downloaded this file today at 12:02 PM from http://www.audkit.com.

Please advise.

Thank you

Dakota Jones ON
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Hi Young, please contact our Support Team to get step-by-step assistance: [email protected]

riley ON
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make it for chromebook

John walters ON
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From what I can understand from the above, a digital transfer from my Spotify plus playlist to my PC or a CD is impossible.

Can one not however achieve this by simply plugging in a CD/DVD unit to the USB (or headphone jack?) on my pc and record in real time?

Many thanks,

John

Dakota Jones ON
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It is possible with using AudKit, which helps convert and save your playlists from Spotify onto the PC or a CD. And yes you can simply record the song in real-time. But AudKit’s converting speed is 5X faster than the real-time recording. And the output bitrates can improve to 320 kbps, which makes the sound quality better.

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