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How to Save Spotify Music to Local Computer for Free

Updated on: May 13, 2024
Category: Spotify Tips

Want to save some lovely Spotify music to your computer for enjoying them offline? Then you will find that the real problem arrives when you want to download that song. Only Spotify Premium subscription allows you to download music offline. Free users are confined to listening to music online.

Is there another option to download Spotify music for offline playback, other than upgrading to Premium plan? Of course, move on, you will get another workaround to save offline music from even Spotify Free to your computer local drive.

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Tutorial to Save Spotify Free music to Local Computer

As known, Spotify songs are protected. So to download Spotify music to your computer for free users, you need a powerful Spotify music downloading tool. NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter is an excellent Spotify Music to computer Downloader, which can help you download music from Spotify without Premium account, and convert them to MP3, AAC, FLAC, AIFF, WAV, or ALAC with 100% original quality preserved.

Features of NoteBurner Spotify Music Downloader:
  • Convert Spotify music to MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, ALAC;
  • Record songs at 10X faster speed with 100% lossless quality;
  • Keep ID3 tags & lyric after conversion;
  • Support burning Spotify music to CD in one-click;
  • Upload converted Spotify music to iTunes/Music directly.
  • Download songs from Spotify App or Spotify Web Player.
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Step by step tutorial

The following is a detailed tutorial about how to download Spotify music to Windows 11 ~ 7 systems with NoteBurner. Please download it on your computer first before getting started.

For Mac users, please refer to Download Spotify Music to MP3 on Mac for detailed steps.

1 Import Tracks or Playlist from Spotify

Launch Spotify Music Converter for Windows, and select the "Spotify App" download mode. Drag and drop the link from Spotify to NoteBurner, or copy and paste the Spotify song/playlist link into the input box. Then you can click "Add" to finish adding tracks.

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2 Choose Output Format

Click the Settings button on the bottom left to choose output format. In Convert settings, you can choose output format (MP3, AAC, FLAC, AIFF, WAV, or ALAC), output quality. In the output settings, you could change the output folder as you prefer.

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3 Start Downloading Spotify Music

When finish customization, click "Convert"to start downloading. This step wil be finished soon.

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4 Find Offline Spotify Music Files

After downloading, you can get offline Spotify music, which have been saved on your computer. You can listen to them forever or stream them on any device, burn to CD and so on.

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FAQs to Download Spotify Music to Computer

Q1: Can I download music from Spotify to my computer?

Yes, if you have Spotify Premium, you can download music onto your computer using the Spotify app. But remember, you can't download single songs directly. You'll need to add any song you want to download to a playlist first. Here's how to do it:

  • Step 1. Launch the Spotify app and log in your Premium account.
  • Step 2. If it's a single song, add it to a playlist. Go to 'PLAYLISTS', find and click on it.
  • Step 3. Hit the 'Download' button near the top to start downloading.
  • Step 4. Now, you can listen offline by turning on Spotify's 'Offline Mode'.

Q2: How do I export music from Spotify?

You can't export music files directly from Spotify. Even with Spotify Premium, the songs you download for offline listening can't be moved or converted into another format due to restrictions.

However, tools like NoteBurner Spotify Playlist Downloader can be used. They work by analyzing the audio signals of Spotify's music and enabling you to download local copies of the songs.

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Q3: Can I download music from Spotify to MP3 for free?

Many tools claim to convert Spotify music to MP3 for free, but they often just grab lower-quality versions from YouTube. For better quality, NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter is a solid option. It downloads Spotify songs directly, maintaining high sound quality. Just drag your Spotify playlist into it, and quickly get your songs as MP3s.

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The End

In short, while Spotify Premium lets you download songs for offline listening, there's a way for free users too. NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter is a handy tool that grabs Spotify tracks and turns them into formats like MP3 without losing quality.

Note: The free trial version of NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter allows you to convert the first 1 minute of each song. You can buy the full version to unlock this limitation.

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