How to Convert Spotify Music Tracks to MP3 for Any Player

Posted by Adam Gorden on August 13, 2018 10:14:01 AM.

Q: I can't seem to play Spotify songs on my MP3 player. Can you please advise how can I convert Spotify music to MP3 format in order to play the tracks anywhere? Thanks.

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Spotify, founded 11 years ago, is now the largest music streaming service in the world, providing access to over 35 million songs for more than 180 million monthly active users, combined with 83 million paying subscribers and 97 million free subscribers. It's easy to find any song, classic or pop from Spotify music library.

But as a streaming music provider, Spotify music mainly focuses on online stream of the tracks. Only paid users are allowed to download the Spotify music tracks offline. Even so, it's still inconvenient to enjoy the songs offline because Spotify music are encoded in OGG Vorbis which is only supported by specific devices and players. It's impossible to burn the Spotify offline songs to CDs either.

That's not the end of the story though. Here we'll introduce a smart way to help you easily convert any single track, albums or playlists from Spotify to MP3 format so that you can listen to the songs offline on any player and device without limit.

Spotify Music & DRM, 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 35+ million songs. And as of July 2018, it has over 180 million monthly active users. Among them, the paying subscribers have reached 83 million.

Official Requirements to Listen 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.

Solution to Convert Spotify Music to MP3 within Free Subscription

For a free Spotify user who doesn't plan to get the premium membership, is there any alternative to download Spotify music offline and save the tracks as MP3 format? The answer is definitely yes! To unlock the DRM restriction and convert Spotify to MP3, what you'll need is a powerful Spotify music converting tool, like TunesKit Spotify to MP3 Converter for Windows/Mac, a nice app specialized in downloading and converting any kind of Spotify music to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, etc. at 5X faster speed with 100% original quality retained.

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How to Convert DRM Spotify Songs to MP3 for Offline Listening

Now we'll show you the total steps in removing DRM from Spotify and converting the Spotify songs/playlists to MP3 format for playing offline on all popular MP3 players and devices.

Step 1Add Spotify songs to TunesKit Music Converter for Spotify

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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 of TunesKit. Then the music tracks will be loaded automatically to the converter.

Step 2Set MP3 as output format

select mp3 output format

The default output format of TunesKit 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 playlist 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.


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