Online Music streaming service is the mainstream platform for people to listen to music nowadays, among which Spotify is definately the king in the market, offering over 35 million songs with more than 286 million active users. But Spotify, like all the other streaming music services, provides us with songs in an encoded format only, preventing users from downloading Spotify playlists to local drive, which fails people in various ways, no matter they are Spotify Premium or Spotify Free users.
What is a Spotify playlist? In general, users can create their own playlists based on their preferences, and there is no limit for the number of tracks, you can even add thousands of songs in a single playlist. If you are new to Spotify and looking to discover some new titles, Spotify does provides the recommendation from time to time. There is a feature called "Made for you" which Spotify will generate a playlist for you based on your usual listening habits. On mobile device, you can simply find it in Home; on desktop, you can find these under YOUR LIBRARY section, which is showing Made For You.
Though Spotify Premium subscribers have access to listen to Spotify playlist offline, it is limited to Spotify official application or player only, we may be planning to play Spotify on an MP3 player, transfer Spotify playlist to a USB, burn Spotify songs to CD, and etc. And if for Spotify Free users, offline mode is even unavailable to use. Therefore, we may wonder whether there is a way to download the playlist to MP3 format, which we can utilize Spotify music more convenient. In this article, we are going to introduce the best way to convert Spotify playlist to MP3, by applying the most popular Spotify playlist downloader – NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter, more importantly, Spotify premium membership is not required.
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NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter is a professional tool to convert Spotify songs and playlists to MP3, AAC, WAV, AIFF, or FLAC format, keeping ID3 tags and 100% lossless quality after conversion.
NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter supports both Windows and Mac. Here we will take the Windows version as an example to guide you to download Spotify Playlist to MP3 step by step. For Mac users, please refer to How to Download Spotify Playlist to MP3 from Spotify Free on Mac for detailed steps.
Click "+" button, there will be a pop-up window prompting you to copy and paste or drag and drop the playlist link from Spotify Free to NoteBurner.
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 in this step.
Note: The default setting of the program will keep the converted files organized by Artist/Album. If you'd like to sort them out by Artist, Album, Album/Artist, or simply under a folder, please customize it by yourself.
Click the "Convert" button to start the conversion. Once the conversion is finished, all the Spotify songs in the playlist you selected in Step 2 will be downloaded as MP3 files in the output folder you set in previous step.
By clicking the "Converted" button on the left side or directly going to the output folder you customized in Step 3, you can find all the downloaded the songs of your playlist from Spotify Free.
Now you have your Spotify playlist downloaded from Spotify Free, you can enjoy play them on any platform without any limits.
Note: The free trial version of NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter enables you to convert the first 3 minutes of each song. Please purchase a license to enjoy the full music.
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