How to Download Spotify Songs/Playlists to Computer or Android/iOS

Updated by Adam Gorden on Nov. 23, 2018 11:35 AM.

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One of the biggest benefits of Spotify Premium plan is its ability to download offline songs from Spotify. Specifically, by paying $9.99 a month, you are able to download and save any music from Spotify, including single track, album, or playlists onto your computer or mobile devices, like Android or iOS for offline listening.

Here in this article, you'll see how to download Spotify music to Android/iOS and computer with Spotify Premium subscription, as well as the best alternative to download Spotify playlist with Spotify free account.

Part 1. How to Download Spotify Music to Computer

Tutorial 1: Download Spotify Songs to Mac/Windows with Premium

It's easy to download music from Spotify on Mac/PC if you have a Premium account. Make sure you have installed the latest Spotify desktop app on your computer already.

Note: With this method, you can't download Spotify songs individually but have to either download an entire album or save the track to a playlist, which you can then download for offline listening. Besides, the option to download Spotify songs and playlists is currently not available for the web player yet.

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Step 1Add Spotify songs to playlist or library

Firstly, launch Spotify desktop client on Mac/PC. Then log into your Spotify Premium account and move to the playlists or library where the songs are collected. If you however haven't added any music yet, simply browse the Spotify channel to find some songs you like and right-click on them to add the tracks to your playlist. Or you can press on the three dots button next to the song and add it to the library.

Step 2Start to download Spotify playlist

Once created, navigate to the playlist and you'll see a toggle button as 'Download'. Switch the button to on, and your playlist will automatically download for offline listening. You'll find the 'Download' button turns to 'Downloading', indicating the download is in progress. Once it's completed, it will be replaced by a 'Downloaded' status.

Step 3Force Spotify to go offline

After downloading, navigate to File at the top left-hand side of the Spotify app and click on the 'Offline Mode' option. In this way, you'll be able to listen to those Spotify playlists and songs even when there's no internet connection.

Tips: Don't be too excited after downloading those Spotify songs as the next second you might be disappointed to find out it's impossible to share them to your friends or play them in another app. In this case, you are suggested to follow Tutorial 2 for a solution.

Tutorial 2: Download Music from Spotify to Computer with Spotify Free

Spotify music are encoded in a protected format called DRM-ed OGG Vorbis. Due to which they are not able to be downloaded with free accounts, nor will they be shared even with premium plan. In other words, to download music from Spotify with free, the alternative way is to find out a tool that can delete the DRM protection from Spotify songs. Here, TunesKit Spotify to MP3 Downloader comes to help.

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As a smart Spotify music solution, this app is a professional Spotify downloader that can download music from Spotify to MP3 for both free and premium accounts. While removing the DRM, it will keep the original sound quality and ID3 tags of Spotify songs. Thanks to the advanced technology, it works at 5X faster speed when downloading Spotify to MP3.

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Now the following tutorial will show you how to use this tool to download Spotify playlist offline with even free subscription.

Step 1Add Spotify playlist to TunesKit Spotify Downloader

After launching TunesKit Spotify Music Downloader, the Spotify desktop app will be launched automatically. Log into your account and find any track or playlist that you want to download from Spotify. Then drag the songs or URL from Spotify to TunesKit.

Step 2Set output format

Go to top menu bar and select Preferences option. In the popup window, you can choose the output format such as MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, etc. as you like. You can also set the audio parameters, quality, speed according to your requirements to adjust the output sound quality.

Step 3Download Spotify music offline as MP3

Click the 'Convert' button and it will start to download and convert Spotify to MP3 or others to your computer. Once downloaded, you can copy and transfer the offline songs to any device or player for listening.

Part 2. How to Download Music from Spotify to Android and iOS

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The process to download Spotify music to Android or iOS mobile devices is similar to desktop app. Simply follow these steps to see how to listen to Spotify songs offline on Android/iOS.

Step 1Navigate to Spotify playlists you want to download

Log in your Spotify account via the music app on your mobile phone or tablet. Go to the desired playlist you would like to download. If there's no playlist yet, simply create one.

Step 2Begin downloading Spotify songs

Switch the 'Download' button on to let it downloading the Spotify music for you automatically.

Step 3Set Offline mode

Once you've downloaded the songs, you can enable Offline Mode by navigating to Settings > Playback from left-hand menu.

Tips: You can also use TunesKit Spotify Music Downloader to download the Spotify songs to computer firstly, and then transfer the offline tracks to Android and iOS mobile devices, such as iPhone, iPod, Galaxy S8, etc. via USB cable.


is an amateur writer engaged in Tuneskit in 2013. He is a movie lover who write a lot of movie reviews for many websites and blogs.

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