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How to Download Playlists from Spotify to MP3
Spotify allows Premium users to download songs and playlists from Spotify for offline streaming, and the downloaded music will be saved in encrypted OGG format. A great number of people are wondering if it is possible to download Spotify playlists to the conventional MP3 format. This is not possible if you want to download them directly through the Spotify app, but it can be achieved with the help of some third-party tools. This article will introduce different types of tools that allow you to easily download Spotify songs in MP3 format on your Windows PC, Mac computer, Android phone and iPhone.
- Part 1: How to download Spotify playlists to MP3 on PC/Mac?
- Part 2: How to download Spotify playlists to MP3 on Android & iPhone
- Part 3: Can I download music and playlists from Spotify without Premium?
Part 1: How to download Spotify playlists to MP3 on PC/Mac?
The tool that we are going to adopt in this part is NoteCable Spotify Music Converter. It’s a 100% clean & safe tool with stable performance. Plus, it requires no need to install any extra app.
1.1 Tool Required – NoteCable Spotify Music Converter
NoteCable Spotify Music Converter is a well-developed tool that can convert Spotify music, albums, and playlists to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, or ALAC at 10X faster speed, keeping lossless audio quality and ID3 tags after conversion. Currently, it’s compatible with Windows 7, 8, 10, 11 and macOS 10.11, 10.12, 10.13, 10.14, 10.15, 11, 12 Monterey, and macOS 13 Ventura .
1.2 How to Use NoteCable to download playlists from Spotify to MP3
NoteCable Spotify Music Converter is beginner-friendly and easy to use. It only takes 5 steps to download a playlist from Spotify to MP3 format and save them as local files on your computer.
Step 1 Open NoteCable Spotify Music Converter
Launch NoteCable Spotify Music Converter, and click "Open Spotify Web Player". You may need to log in to your Spotify account the first time you run it on your computer.
Tips: NoteCable supports both Spotify Free and Premium accounts. Whether you are a Premium user or not, you can download any playlist from Spotify to your Windows PC or Mac computer.
Step 2 Choose MP3 Format and Output Settings
Click the Settings button in the upper right corner of NoteCable. Here you can choose the output format, output quality, specify the output folder and customize how you'd like to sort out the downloaded files, and so on.
Tips: Auto is the recommended format to get the highest output audio quality.
Step 3 Convert Spotify Playlist to MP3
Open a specific playlist and click the floating Add to list button. Then NoteCable will load all the songs in this playlist. Selectively choose the songs you'd like to download and then click Convert Now to start downloading the Spotify playlist to MP3.
If you want to convert songs from multiple playlists in a single go, before clicking Convert Now, click on Save to list to put the selected songs to the task list. Then go back to Home and select another playlist with the same steps. Finally, open the waiting list in the top right corner and click the Convert button to proceed.
Step 4Find the Downloaded Spotify Playlist in MP3 Format
NoteCable supports 10x faster conversion speed. Once the conversion is done, click the History icon, and you will find all the downloaded Spotify songs listed here. Click the Folder icon behind the Duration, you can locate them on your computer.
1.3 Can I transfer the downloaded Spotify playlists to other devices for normal playback?
As mentioned in the previous part, the Spotify playlist can be saved as MP3 files by NoteCable Spotify Music Converter. That is to say, songs downloaded by NoteCable are stored as local files on the computer. They can be transferred to any other device for normal playback.
Part 2: How to download Spotify playlists to MP3 on Android & iPhone
NoteCable Spotify Music Converter is a well-received tool, yet it's not available on Android & iOS devices. Next, we will introduce how to download music and playlists from Spotify on your Android phone or iPhone. There are 3 commonly used tools – Telegram, SpotiFlyer, and Fildo. These tools are free, but their performance can not be guaranteed. They may suddenly be not working and you may need to spend time finding out the latest version.
Telegram is available for both iOS and Android users. With the help of a special bot on Telegram, you can access the Spotify database and enjoy downloading music from Spotify without any hassle. All the downloaded songs will be stored in the format of MP3 and saved onto your phone.
Step 1. Download and install Telegram from your App Store.
Step 2. Open Spotify on your smartphone and copy the link of the playlist you want to download to MP3 from Spotify.
Step 3. Then launch Telegram and search for Spotify music downloader from Telegram.
Step 4. Choose the Telegram Spotify bot in the search result and tap the Start tab.
Step 5. Paste the link of the playlist into the chatting bar and tap the Send button.
Step 6. Tap the Download icon to start saving the Spotify playlist to MP3 on your mobile phone.
SpotiFlyer is a multi-platform music downloader that supports downloading songs from Spotify and other music platforms. You can get it from GitHub.
Step 1. Open Spotify and find the playlist you want to download then copy the music link.
Step 2. Paste the music link into the search bar of SpotiFlyer and tap Search to load the music.
Step 3. Tap the Download button next to each track and start downloading music.
Fildo is an mp3 downloader that can help you download music from various streaming services like Spotify and convert it into an MP3 on your Android device. By Fildo, you'll be able to download and listen to Spotify playlists offline without interruption or restrictions.
Step 1. Launch Fildo on your Android device.
Step 2. Scroll down the list until finding the More option and tap it.
Step 3. Tap the Import Spotify tab and log in to your Spotify account to sync your music library with Fildo.
Step 4. Once your playlists or tracks are successfully imported into Fildo, you can start to download music from Spotify to MP3.
Part 3: Can I download music and playlists from Spotify without Premium?
Spotify provides a free version and a paid version. Spotify Free users are allowed to stream ad-supported Spotify music online for free, but the offline download feature is confined to Premium users only. If you are a Spotify Free user, you need to turn to a third-party tool, such as what were mentioned in the previous parts, to get them downloaded.
Plus, it is worth mentioning that the music and playlists downloaded by Premium users through the Spotify app will be cached on the device. They can only be played on the current device with the Spotify app. But the songs downloaded by third-party tools such as NoteCable will be saved as local files and can be transferred to other devices for playing normally.
Whether you are a Spotify Premium user or not, you cannot directly save Spotify songs in MP3 format. This article introduces a few useful tools for you to download music and playlists from Spotify to MP3, including NoteCable Spotify Music Converter, Telegram, Fildo, and SpotiFlyer. NoteCable Spotify Music Converter is applicable on a Windows PC or Mac, while Telegram, Fildo, and Spotiflyer are for Android phones and iPhones.
In terms of overall performance, NoteCable Spotify Music Converter is relatively stable. It offers regular free updates and 24-hour email support for free. If you want an easy way to download Spotify playlists to MP3 that would not cost you too much time, NoteCable is a more recommended solution. Although it is only available on PC & Mac, you can transfer the downloaded songs from your desktop to any other device for normal playback.