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How to Download Spotify Music on Mac

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Spotify offers three types of subscription: Spotify Free, Spotify Premium ($9.99 per month) and Spotify Family ($14.99 per month). Spotify Free users have access to listen to ad-inserted Spotify music for free, but Spotify alleged “download” offline listening mode is available for Premium subscriber only - Spotify allows paid users to download up to 3,333 songs per device on a maximum of 3 different devices. However, Spotify is a streaming music service. Due to DRM restriction, both Spotify Free users and Spotify Premium subscribers are confined to listen to Spotify with Spotify App. In other words, Spotify paid users can’t download Spotify music to computer, either. But never say die. This tutorial is going to guide you to completely download music from Spotify on Mac with either Spotify Free or Spotify Premium.

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Why can't we download Spotify songs on Mac? It's the DRM technology adopted by Spotify that prevents us from doing so. To put it straight, as long as we can unlock the DRM, we can download whatever we want from Spotify. Next we are going to introduce a popular Spotify downloader – NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter for Mac and guide you on how to download Spotify music on your Mac computer step by step.

Brief Intro of NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter for Mac

NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter for Mac is a professional Spotify downloader which can easily remove the DRM from Spotify and download music from Spotify on Mac. See highlights below:

  • Remove DRM from Spotify music;
  • Convert Spotify music to MP3, AAC, FLAC and WAV format;
  • Download music from Spotify to the latest version of Mac operating system;
  • Provide timely technical support and prompt customer service;

For years, the program have got respectable fans not only for its' stable performances but also for its' sincere and reliable after-sales service.

Tutorial: How to Download Music from Spotify on Mac

Things you need: Spotify Free / Preimum, NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter for Mac, a computer with Mac OS

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Now let's explore the detailed steps to download Spotify music on Mac.

Step 1: Add Spotify songs or playlists to NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter for Mac

Click button "+" on the upper left. There will be a pop-up window prompting you to drag and drop song or playlist from Spotify to NoteBurner.

add audio

Step 2: Customize Output Settings

Click the gear button on the upper right. Here you can choose output format (MP3, AAC, FLAC or WAV), output quality (High 320kbps, Medium 256kbps, Low 128kbps) as well as output path.

choose output format

Step 3: Download music from Spotify on Mac

Click button "Convert". When the conversion is done, all the Spotify songs you selected in Step 1 have already been converted and downloaded in the DRM-free format you selected in previous step.

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By clicking the history button on the upper right or directly going to the output folder you customized in Step 2, you can then find all the downloaded Spotify songs on your Mac.

Note: The free trial version of NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter allows you to convert the first 3 minutes of each song. You can buy the full version to unlock the limitation.

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