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How to Download Music from Spotify to Windows PC

Q: Hey guys! I’m a Spotify Free user. Any idea if there is a way to download music from Spotify so that I can play it offline with Windows Media Player? Thank you!

A: Firstly, Spotify is a streaming music service. Strictly speaking, you are unable to download any songs from Spotify. Secondly, “Offline Play” mode is limited to Spotify Premium users only. Thirdly, Spotify songs are all in encoded format, for which they can only be played with Spotify App and can’t be enjoyed on any other media player on your computer.

To sum up, to download music from Spotify and play them on Windows Media Player, in principle, is impossible. But in this post, we are going to make it possible.

Download Music from Spotify to Windows PC

To play Spotify songs offline on MP3 player, Windows Media Player or any other device, all you need is a Spotify music downloader, to convert Spotify songs to MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV or any other popular formats.

Next we are going to show you how to download music from Spotify to your local Windows PC.

Tool Required: NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter

NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter is a professional DRM removal tool specially designed for Spotify users to download and convert Spotify songs, albums, or playlists to DRM-free MP3, AAC, FLAC or WAV format. By adopting an advanced DRM decrypting technique that differs from traditional software, it can keep the original audio quality and retain ID tags after conversion.

    Record Spotify Music
  • Decode and convert Spotify songs & playlists to MP3/ AAC/ WAV/ FLAC.
  • Preserve 100% lossless output quality after conversion.
  • Reach up to 5X faster speed and keep ID3 tags.
  • One click to burn Spotify music to CD or share Spotify songs with friends by e-mail.
  • Fully support the latest version of Windows 10 and Spotify.

Tutorial: How to Download Music from Spotify to Computer

The following is a step-by-step guide on how to download music from Spotify to Windows PC with NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter. Please make sure you’ve downloaded the Spotify music downloader to your computer before we get started.

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Note: If you are a Mac user, please refer to How to Download Music from Spotify on Mac for detailed steps.

Step 1: Import Spotify Songs from Spotify to NoteBurner

Launch NoteBurner Spotify Music converter. Click "Add" button on the upper left or click the center of NoteBurner. There will be a pop-up window prompting you to copy & paste / drag & drop the song / playlist link from Spotify.

add Spotify songs to NoteBurner

Step 2: Choose Output Format and Output Path

Click “Settings” button on the upper right. Here you can choose output format (MP3/ AAC/ FLAC/ WAV), output quality (High 320kbps, medium 256kbps, low 128kbps), conversion speed (up to 5X) as well as output path.

Set Output Format

Step 3: Download Music from Spotify to Windows PC

Click "Convert" button and the Spotify song or playlist you selected in Step 1 will soon be converted and downloaded to your local computer. When the conversion is done, click “History” button on the upper right and you can check all the songs that have been converted successfully.

history list

Now you can enjoy your Spotify songs offline, play them on Windows Media Player or transfer them from your PC to any other devices as you wish.

Note: The free trial version of NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter enables users to convert the first 3 minutes of each song. To ulock the time limitation, please purchase a license.

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