How to Download Music from Spotify Mac Free

Updated by Adam Gorden on Sep 5, 2019 3:05 PM.
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Once you've subscribed to Spotify Premium, you can not only listen to nonstop Spotify music without ads online, but also download music from Spotify for listening anywhere. After downloading, however, you may be disappointed to find out that you still don't fully own these songs as they are encrypted with DRM. In other words, you can only listen to Spotify music within the Spotify app on specified devices, instead of any portable devices.

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To break the limitation, you should seek for help from some third-party tools. At this point, Spotify downloaders can be a good helper that can download Spotify music on Mac in the format of MP3 even though you are a free Spotify user. Here's the complete tutorial on how to download Spotify music Mac free.

Part One Top-rated Spotify Music Downloader for Mac

Unlike iTunes and Amazon who already dropped DRM from their digital music a while back, Spotify is still using DRM technology to encrypt its streaming music tracks. As a result, no one is able to truly download the Spotify songs on computer or mobile. Therefore, in order to download music from Spotify to Mac, you have to completely remove DRM from Spotify. Luckily, that can be done by a reliable Spotify downloader for Mac, namely TunesKit Spotify Music Converter for Mac.

As a handy Spotify music downloader, TunesKit Spotify Converter is able to download Spotify songs on Mac by extracting and converting the DRM-ed OGG Vorbis files to MP3, WAV, FLAC, AAC or other formats, without causing any loss to original quality. It works well with both free and premium accounts of Spotify.

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Key Features of TunesKit Spotify Music Converter for Mac

  • Download music from Spotify Mac free at 5× faster speed
  • Convert Spotify music to MP3, WAV, AAC, M4A, M4B, etc.
  • Stream any Spotify songs on portable devices and desktop
  • Preserve Spotify music with very high quality and ID3 tags
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Part Two Guide: How to Download Spotify Songs Mac Free

Now, you can discover the full tutorial to download Spotify music on Mac with TunesKit Spotify Music Converter for Mac. Before getting started, make sure you have got all the following things ready:

Step 1Upload Spotify songs to TunesKit

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Run TunesKit Spotify Converter on your Mac. Then wait until it completely loads Spotify app. Once done, log into Spotify account and find the Spotify track or playlist you want to download to Mac. Then simply drag the title to TunesKit program.

Step 2Adjust output profile

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Click the menu bar of Mac and choose Preferences option. Then you'll be able to select the output format as MP3, AAC, WAV, M4A, M4B or FLAC. You can also customize the parameters including channel, bit rate, sample rate if you like.

Step 3Begin to download Spotify music onto Mac

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To start the downloading, simply go back to the main window and click Convert button at the right corner. It will begin to download music from Spotify to Mac at up to 5X faster speed with original ID3 tags and quality preserved.

Video Guide: How to Download Spotify Songs on Mac

You can also watch the video tutorial to know how TunesKit Spotify Music Converter works in downloading Spotify music on Mac.

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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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