As more and more listeners prefer streaming music online, all kinds of music streaming services keep popping up with various features and offers. Spotify, the dominant King in the music streaming world with millions of active users, is a freemium service providing users with three types of subscription – Spotify Free, Spotify Premium ($9.99), and Spotify Family ($14.99).
Spotify offers a massive music library that enables the subscribers to listen to the up-to-date music online anywhere at anytime and it doesn’t take up too much space on your hard drive. But the downside of it, just like the other music streaming services, it does not allow users to download music from Spotify as a local file and has put some restrictions on it. Altough Spotify provides premium users to download the music with internal downloading feature, that is limited to Spotify official player/application only. You cannot transfer or play with other devices as you want.
As a result, some people might be wondering whether there is a way to get rid of the restrictions so as to download music from Spotify to MP3 format files. In this article, we are going to introduce the best way to get the music downloaded from Spotify (Free) to MP3 by applying the most popular Spotify music converting tool – NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter.
NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter is a professional tool designed to download Spotify songs to MP3, AAC, WAV, AIFF, or FLAC format, and with ID3 tags and 100% lossless quality kept after conversion. Here are the key features of the program:
NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter supports both Windows and Mac systems. Here we will take the Windows version as an example to guide you to download Spotify music to MP3 step by step. For Mac users, please refer to How to Download Music from Spotify to MP3 on Mac for detailed steps.
Download and run Spotify to MP3 Converter. Simply copy and paste the song/playlist link from Spotify to NoteBurner, or you can also drag and drop the song/playlist from Spotify to NoteBurner to add.
Click the "Settings" button on the upper right. Here you can choose output format (MP3, AAC, FLAC, AIFF, or WAV), output quality as well as output path. Please select "MP3" as the output format here.
Click the "Convert" button to convert the Spotify songs to MP3 format. Once the conversion is finished, all the Spotify songs you chose in Step 1 will be downloaded to the output folder you set in previous step.
Finally you can find the downloaded songs by going to "Converted" section on the left side or directly going to the output folder you set in Step 2, and all the downloaded Spotify music in MP3 files are ready for you.
Now you have got the music downloaded from Spotify. You can easily stream the songs offline, transfer to a USB, or sync them to any other devices if you like.
Note: The free trial version of NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter enables you to convert the first 3 minutes of each song only. You can purchase a license to unlock the full version.
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