Music streaming services keeps popping up these years, among which Spotify is the undisputable king in the market, offering 35 million songs with more than 170 million active users. But Spotify, like other streaming music service, provides us with songs in an encoded format only, preventing us from downloading Spotify playlists to local computer, which fails us in various ways, no matter we are Spotify Premium or Spotify Free users.
Though Spotify Premium subscribers have access to listen to Spotify playlist offline, 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 we are Spotify Free users, we are even declined to stream Spotify songs for offline listening. Therefore, we may wonder whether there is a way to download all the songs in our Spotify playlist to MP3.
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, without premium.
NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter is a professional tool to convert Spotify songs and playlists to MP3, AAC, WAV or FLAC format, keeping ID3 tags and 100% lossless quality after conversion.
NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter supports both Windows and Mac OS. Here we will take 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 or WAV), output quality (High 320kbps, Medium 256kbps, Low 128kbps), conversion speed 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 "Convert" button to start conversion. Once the conversion is finished, all the Spotify songs in the playlist you selected in Step 2 will have already been 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 that you’ve got your Spotify playlist downloaded from Spotify Free, you can enjoy them without any other limitations now.
Note: The free trial version of NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter enables you to convert the first 3 minutes of each song. You can buy the full version to unlock the limitation.
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