Spotify to MP3 - How to Convert Spotify Music to MP3 Offline

Updated by Adam Gorden on November 16, 2018 11:14:01 AM.

Q: I can't seem to play Spotify songs on my MP3 player. Do I need to convert Spotify playlist to MP3 format in order to play the tracks properly? If so, any reliable Spotify to MP3 converter to recommend? Thanks.

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Spotify, founded 11 years ago, is now the largest music streaming service in the world, providing access to over 40 million songs for more than 191 million monthly active users, combined with 87 million paying subscribers and 104 million free users. It's easy to stream any song, classic or pop, from Spotify music catalog, but there are some restrictions we can't ignore.

Currently only premium users can download the Spotify music offline. Even so, they can only listen to the offline Spotify songs on limited devices and MP3 players as Spotify music are encoded in DRM-protected OGG Vorbis format. It's impossible to burn the Spotify songs to CDs either.

But that's not the end of the story. To break the limit, we only need a Spotify to MP3 converter. Here we'll introduce the smartest Spotify music converter and the guide to convert Spotify music to MP3 so that you can listen to Spotify offline on any MP3 player and device without limit.

Best Solution to Convert Spotify to MP3 for Offline Listening

No matter you are using Free or Premium plan of Spotify, this solution could help you download Spotify to MP3 without a hassle. The magic tool we are talking about here is TunesKit Spotify to MP3 Converter for Windows/Mac, a powerful Spotify downloader and converter that can unlock DRM encryption from Spotify songs for good and convert Spotify playlist to MP3 with 100% original quality retained. With this nice app, you'll be able to play any Spotify track offline on any MP3 player even without upgrading to Premium subscription.

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How to Download and Convert Spotify Music to MP3

Now we'll show you the whole process in removing DRM from Spotify and converting the Spotify playlists to MP3 format for offline listening on all popular MP3 players and devices.

Step 1Add Spotify songs to TunesKit Spotify Music Converter

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Once you open TunesKit Music Converter for Spotify, you got two options to add the Spotify songs to the software. First, you can directly drag any track, the entire album, an artist or a playlist from Spotify music app and drop the files onto TunesKit conversion screen. Or in the other way, you can paste the link of the Spotify songs or albums to the search bar. Then the music tracks will be loaded automatically to the converter.

Step 2Set MP3 as output format

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The default output format of TunesKit Spotify Converter is set as MP3. Anyway, you can simply click the menu bar and choose Preferences > Convert to set the output settings manually. Here you can adjust the bit rate, channel, sample rate, etc. all according to your own needs. If you want the converted songs to be classified by albums or artists, remember to click the option of "Archive output tracks by".

Step 3Convert Spotify to MP3

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Now simply click Convert button at the bottom right of TunesKit window and the program will start to convert your Spotify tracks to MP3 format at 5X speed. If you want to convert the Spotify songs in stable mode, you are suggested to choose the 1X speed in Preferences before conversion.

Once the songs are converted, you'll find the MP3s in converted folder. Then it's up to you to transfer those DRM-free Spotify songs to any MP3 player for offline listening.

Video Tutorial: How to Convert Spotify Music to MP3 on Windows

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More about Spotify & How to Play Spotify Songs Offline

What's Spotify

Spotify is a Swedish digital music streaming service, officially launched on 7 October 2008. It provides DRM (digital rights management-protected) content from record labels and media companies. The Spotify app is available for many devices, including Windows, macOS, and Linux computers, as well as iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. Music can be browsed or searched for via various parameters, such as artist, album, genre, playlist, or record label within Spotify. Currently Spotify provides a large music catalogue of 40+ million songs.

Official Requirements to Listen to Spotify Music Offline

Spotify is offering two tiers of subscription plans, Free and Premium. Specifically speaking, Spotify Free is available to anyone at no cost but with ads. Spotify Premium is ad-free but costs $9.99 per month, allowing subscribers to download music and listen offline. However, even if the Premium plan supports downloading Spotify songs, there are still some restrictions and requirements caused by the DRM protection when playing Spotify offline.

1. You can only download offline songs to 3 different devices only;
2. You can only download a limited number of songs per device;
3. You have to go online within the app at least once every 30 days to keep your devices on offline mode.


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