Q: “How to save Spotify songs as MP3? I have tried many online Spotify to MP3 converters but no downloads are visible on my computer and Android phone. What should I do? Any suggestions are welcome.”
If you are facing the same issues and don’t know how to figure it out, well, you have come to the right place. In the following sections, you will find out the most comprehensive and workable method to download Spotify songs to mp3 and save on your local device, including Windows computer, Android devices, iOS devices, and Mac.
Part 1. Spotify to MP3: What You Need to Know
You should know that Spotify music is saved in OGG Vorbis with special protection. Spotify Premium members are allowed to enjoy online streams and offline songs, while Spotify Free users only have the former right. But both of them are not able to download Spotify music to computer as local files. This means you can’t transfer your favorite Spotify playlists to most portable players for offline playing. That limits your freedom of enjoying music.
To remove this limitation and get back the control of how to enjoy Spotify music, I am going to list different tools that can convert Spotify playlist to MP3 as below.
Part 2. Best Spotify to MP3 Converter: Download Spotify Songs to MP3
In this part, I would like to introduce the best Spotify to MP3 converter for you, which offers both free trial and paid version.
This almost perfect tool is called AudKit Spotify Music Converter. Specially designed for downloading Spotify music, this latest magic tool is able to download and convert Spotify songs, playlists, albums, audiobooks, etc. to 6 main audio formats: MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, and M4B. The converted Spotify tracks keep almost 100% sound quality the same as the original ones.
In addition, with the latest technology of information extraction, this smart tool can save complete raw metadata, which also called ID3 tags in the converted files, including artists, titles, albums, album arts, track numbers, and so forth. The downloading speed of AudKit is also amazing, which can reach 5X in general, and even faster when the network condition is excellent. In a word, with the help of the intelligent software, you are empowered to download any Spotify song as unlimited local files, moving them to any device and player for offline playback.
- Download Spotify music for offline listening without Premium
- Convert Spotify music to MP3 and other popular audio formats
- Keep lossless quality and complete ID3 tags from original files
- Support to transfer Spotify songs to other devices and players
How to Download Spotify Songs to MP3: Detailed Tutorial
In the following section, I will take the registered version as a demo, displaying how to download Spotify songs by AudKit Spotify to MP3 software in detail.
Step 1 Launch and import Spotify music into AudKit
Download and install this Spotify playlist MP3 converter on the computer. On the interface, please click the menu icon from the top taskbar. Then select ‘Register’ to paste your license code. The Spotify app will automatically open. Just enter into it and look for what song or playlist you need. After that, directly drag and drop the song to the main window of AudKit. Or you can copy and paste the link of the playlist to the search bar in AudKit. And tap the ‘+’ icon.
Step 2 Alter the output format to MP3 and keep the quality
On AudKit’s interface, choose the menu icon > ‘Preferences’ > ‘Convert’ to enter the settings page. Reset the output format to MP3. To maintain the same audio quality, please change the bitrate to 320 kbps, the sample rate to 48000 Hz, and keep other parameters.
Step 3 Start to convert Spotify audio to MP3
Click the ‘Convert’ icon from the bottom right corner of the main page. The software will be activated and starts to convert the Spotify link to MP3. The converting time depends on how many tracks you added. When the conversion ends, you can hit the folder icon to locate the local Spotify audios on the computer.
Step 4 Load Spotify songs to Android / iOS devices (Optional)
Now you have converted Spotify to MP3 on the computer. If you would like to enjoy Spotify music offline on Android or iOS devices, check the detailed tutorial below.
Copy Spotify MP3 to Android Devices
1. Connect your Android phone or tablet to the computer via a USB cable.
2. Open the default music folder and create a new subfolder for Spotify music.
3. Copy and paste Spotify playlists from the local folder to Android’s subfolder.
Now you can use your Android device to play Spotify songs offline even without the Spotify app installed.
Transfer Spotify MP3 to iOS Devices
1. Use a USB cable to link your iPhone or other iOS devices to the computer.
2. Launch iTunes on the computer.
3. Upload Spotify playlists to iTunes from the local folder.
4. In the iTunes app, select your device and choose “Summary” from the left side of the window.
5. Choose “Sync with this [device] over Wi-Fi.” Hit “Apply”.
- All downloaded Spotify music is only for personal use. Any piracy or illegal distribution is forbidden.
- The unregistered version of the AudKit Spotify Music Converter offers 1-min free trial for one song. The registered version of AudKit Spotify Music Converter provides a complete conversion for unlimited songs.
- To use the registered version of AudKit, please buy the software first. The license code for registration will send to your email box.
Part 3: How to Convert Spotify to MP3 on Android / iOS Devices
Except using AudKit, there are other 2 apps that can help you to convert Spotify to MP3 on Android / iOS devices directly.
Fildo is a dedicated Spotify music converter for Android that can directly convert Spotify to MP3 on Android devices. You can download the APK file from its official site.
How to convert Spotify to MP3 on Android with Fildo
Step 1. Install and open Fildo on your Android device.
Step 2. Open the “More” tab from the bottom then choose “IMPORT SPOTIFY.”
Step 3. Log in to your Spotify account and the app will load playlists from your Spotify library.
Step 4. After the playlist being loaded, you can hit the dots on the right of the song to download it as MP3.
Now you can enjoy Spotify MP3 songs on your Android devices. You can then set Spotify music as ringtones with ease.
Telegram is a free messaging app for both Android and iOS users. But you can use a little trick of it to download songs from Spotify to MP3.
Step 1. Download and install the Telegram app on your Android phone or iPhone.
Step 2. Copy the link of a Spotify song or a Spotify playlist.
Step 3. Enter into the Telegram. Type “Spotify Music Downloader” in the search bar. In the searching result, hit the bot and hit the “START” tab on the bottom.
Step 4. Paste the link that you copied to the chatting bar. Click the send icon.
Step 5. The bot will send you a message that includes the song with a download icon. Hit the icon to download Spotify songs on your Android phone or iPhone.
Part 4. Spotify to MP3 Converter Free & Online – Top 3
If you have search for ‘Spotify to MP3 converter online’ or ‘Spotify music converter free’ in Google, you may find many repeated recommendations. More importantly, most of them don’t work for many reasons. For example, the page of Spotify & Deezer Music Downloader shows 404 error and the Spotiload (VK Music Downloader) now can only download VK music. Others are even shut down for some special reasons.
After several comparisons and tests, here I list the top 3 Spotify to MP3 converters free online for reference. This list is in alphabetical order.
AllToMP3 is an offline software for Mac/Windows/Linux system.
As the name implies, it can not only convert music to MP3 from Spotify but also from Deezer, SoundCloud, and YouTube.
How to Download Spotify songs to MP3 via AllToMP3
Step 1. Copy and paste the URL of the song or the URL of the playlist to the search bar in AllToMP3.
Step 2. Press Enter on the keyboard to run the AllToMP3 program.
Applicability: Windows, Mac, and Linux
Pros: Free; applicable for many streaming music apps.
Cons: Can’t download all Spotify songs; often stop working when converting a playlist; the highest output quality is 256 bps.
Audials is a professional audio recorder, allowing to extract Spotify music to mp3. Its applicability is also wide that can record any kind of streaming audios on Windows, Android, and iOS devices.
How to Download Songs from Spotify to MP3 via Audials
Step 1. Open Audials. Hit ‘Music Streaming’ in Audials.
Step 2. Drag and drop the Spotify songs or playlists to Audials.
Step 3. Press ‘Download’ > ‘Download now’.
Audials will automatically start downloading. You will see ‘Finished’ when all tracks are downloaded.
Applicability: Windows, Android, and iOS
Pros: Nearly 40 output audio formats; available to record music, radios, and podcasts.
Cons: The quality of recordings are lossy; the interface is complex for operation.
Deezify is a free Chrome extension that can download Spotify music to MP3 online. It works for ripping tracks from Spotify and Deezer on Android devices.
How to Download Songs from Spotify to MP3
Step 1. Install the switch on Deezify in the Chrome browser.
Step 2. Start to play Spotify songs. Deezify will automatically rip Spotify music to MP3 files.
Applicability: Android only
Pros: Free; easy to use.
Cons: Not stable; can’t rip some Spotify music to MP3