How to Get Spotify URI & How to Use It

Posted by Adam Gorden on Aug. 25, 2020 2:26 PM.
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With Spotify, you can access to up to 50 million songs and over 700,000 podcasts. But when you share songs, album, artist or playlist to your friends, what will you do? You might be familiar with the method Spotify offers to share songs on social media like Facebook and Twitter with album artwork. Or copy the URL of the song and share it with friends with a Spotify link. But Spotify has more options for users to share a Spotify URI, which will direct you straight to the Spotify app.

In the following parts, I will introduce you what is a Spotify URI, how to get it and use it. And at the end I will show you how to convert Spotify URI to MP3.

Part 1. What is A Spotify URI?
Part 2. How to Get Spotify URI?
Part 3. How to Use Spotify URI?
Part 4. Convert Spotify URI to MP3 with TunesKit

What is A Spotify URI?

URI is short for Uniform Resource Identifier is a string of characters that identify a certain type of resource. Different from URL (Uniform Resource Locator) which is more commonly used to access a webpage, URI will direct you to the specific app or client on your device rather than an internet domain. And by clicking on a Spotify URI, you’ll be directly taken to the Spotify client on your computer without going through the webpage in advance.

How to Get Spotify URI?

1. Open Spotify on your desktop, and turn to the specific song, album, artist, playlist or podcast you want to share.

2. Move your mouse to the title and right-click on it.

3. Go to Share and select Copy Spotify URI and now you get the Spotify URI copied to your clipboard.

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Can I get Spotify URI on the mobile app?

Unfortunately, there’s no such an option on Spotify mobile app. But you can go to spotifycodes.com and enter the Spotify URI. The website will generate a Spotify Code and you can use the mobile Spotify app to scan the code, and then you will be taken to the page of the song.

spotify code

How to Use Spotify URI?

A Spotify URI looks like spotify:track:1Qq7Tq8zZHuelGv9LQE2Yy. To use it, just paste the link to your internet browser’s address box or into the Spotify search box.

spotify uri browser prompt

On the Spotify app, you will be directed to the source by entering the URI. While on the internet browser, when you enter the Spotify URI, a prompt will show up to ask you to open the Spotify app. Click Open Spotify, then you’ll be taken to the source.

Convert Spotify URI to MP3 with TunesKit

Have you ever imagined that Spotify URI can also be used to convert music files? Originally, Spotify songs are in Ogg Vorbis format. This type of file is protected by DRM and can not be played without the support of the Spotify app or client. But there’s a way to simply use the Spotify URI to convert Ogg file to MP3.

With the TunesKit Spotify Music Converter, you can directly use the Spotify URI to convert Spotify song to MP3. Just simply copy and paste the Spotify URI link to the TunesKit interface, all the tracks in the URI will be uploaded and ready to be converted. Each song will take only seconds to finish converting.

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TunesKit Spotify Music Converter is designed to convert and remove DRM from Spotify song files into 6 different formats like MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B, WAV and FLAC. All the original quality of the song will be kept after converting at 5X faster speed.

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  • Convert and download Spotify songs to MP3 and other formats
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1Launch TunesKit and Paste Spotify URI to TunesKit Search Bar

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Open TunesKit software and the Spotify will be launched simultaneously. Then copy and paste the Spotify URI link into the TunesKit search bar. Press Enter on your keyboard or click the Plus button, then the songs will be loaded.

2 Set Up Output Parameters

set up output format

After adding music tracks from Spotify to TunesKit, you can choose the output audio format. There're six options including MP3, M4A, M4B, AAC, WAV and FLAC. And then you can adjust the audio quality by selecting the output channel, bit rate, and sample rate.

3 Start the Conversion

downloading spotify music

Once all the setting is finished, click the "Convert" button to start loading Spotify music tracks. After the conversion, all the files will be saved to your specified folder. You could browse all the converted songs by clicking "Converted" and navigate to the output folder.

Conclusion

Spotify URI not only provides link that directs you to the song on Spotify app, but also create a method to convert Spotify songs to MP3 with the cooperation of TunesKit Spotify Music Converter. All the converted songs can be play anywhere without the Spotify app, so that you can share them to your friend even they don't have Spotify installed.

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