How to Download Spotify Songs to Computer

At the beginning of 2021, Spotify had reached 158 million premium users, up from 100 million at the start of 2019. No one could suggest Spotify has reached its position of pre-eminence by accident. Not content with being the longest-running, most subscribed-to streaming service out there, it isn’t resting on its laurels even as rival services – most recently from Amazon and YouTube – constantly pop up to challenge its streaming supremacy.

Spotify offers both free and premium subscriptions for all music lovers. For free users, you can easily get access to their tracks after downloaded and installed the Spotify app and signed up a free account. If you upgrade to its premium subscription, you'll be able to enjoy ad-free songs, and even download any song for offline listening on desktop computer or mobile phones.

However, Spotify users (even the paid ones) are only allowed to listen to the downloaded songs on authorized players or devices. All the downloaded Spotify tracks are saved as cached files and will be unavailable once you cancel the subscription. So, many Spotify users are still seeking for a way to truly download Spotify songs on local computer and keep them permanently. And today we will show you how to save Spotify songs to local computer with simple steps.

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Method 1. Download Spotify Songs to Computer within Spotify

Spotify allows users with Spotify Premium to download music so that they can listen to their favorite songs or albums offline.

Step 1 Subscribe to Spotify Premium, or log into your Premium account on your PC or Mac computer.

Step 2 Find the playlist that you want to download.

Step 3 After you've selected the playlist from your account, click the "Download" button to the right so that the toggle turns green. The playlist will immediately start downloading.

Step 4 After you finish downloading your music, the songs in the playlist will be available offline. A green symbol will appear next to a downloaded playlist.

Step 5 To access your downloaded Spotify playlist on your computer, go to Settings > Show Advanced Settings > Offline Songs Storage, and from there, you should be able to see the location of your downloaded songs.

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Method 2. Download Spotify Songs to Computer with Downloader Tools

The only way to keep download Spotify songs on your computer and keep them forever is to remove DRM and convert download songs to common audio format, such as MP3 or Flac. And the powerful NoteCable Spotie Music Converter is definitely the top choice to help you download Spotify songs.

This professional Spotify Music converter can grab and then get the music from Spotify Web Player to the local disk with ease. NoteCable will keep original audio quality and all the ID3 tags will be well preserved. Multiple output format and audio quality for choose. Read more feature below:

The Tool You Need:

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NoteCable Spotie Music Converter

  • Download playlists and albums from Spotify.
  • Convert Apple music tracks, albums, playlists to MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/ALAC/AIFF.
  • Keep ID3 tags and lossless audio quality.
  • Batch downloading to save your time.
  • Support converting songs at 10X faster conversion speed.

    Step 1 Log In to Spotify Music Account

    Launch NoteCable Spotie Music Converter and then visit its built-in Spotify Web Player by clicking the "Open Spotify Web Player" button on the main interface. Then log into your Spotify account, NoteCable allows you to download songs with free account. And no ads will be included in downloaded Spotify songs.

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    Step 2 Finish the Output Settings

    Now you get access to the Spotify Music library. Don’t forget to set up the output parameters before choosing what you want to convert. Tap on the Setting buttonSettings icon on upper-right corner.

    You can select MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, ALAC or AIFF as the output format as your requirement. MP3 is the most popular and widely-used audio format. WAV and AIFF are both uncompressed audio files. The former is more suitable for Windows systems, while the latter is better suited for a Mac. If you prefer a lossless format, choose FLAC.

    NoteCable also allows you to customize the output folder and output structure.

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    Step 3 Download Songs, Playlists, Albums from Spotify

    Open and album or playlist you want to download, then click the blue Add to list button. NoteCable will load all the songs, just pick the songs you want to download and hit "Convert" button to start downloading. Wait with patience until the progress bar comes to 100%.

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    After the conversion completed, you can click on the History icon icon to locate the downloaded music from the local folder, or directly choose "Open the output folder" under "After converting" settings which you can see on the converting windows.



    The reason why you can’t locate Spotify song downloads on the computer is simple. The Spotify songs are never truly downloaded. All Spotify Music songs are protected and encoded in special Ogg Vorbis formats. It prevents users from truly downloading songs from Spotify to computer. But luckily with NoteCable Spotie Music Converter, you can easily download any songs or albums from Spotify to computer and evem convert to common audio format like MP3. Free enjoy your favorite Spotify songs on MP3 player and mobile devices.