How to Download Songs from Spotify on Computer and Phone

Updated by Matt Smith on May 27, 2021 11:35 AM.

Spotify is the biggest name in the music streaming service. There are millions of tracks and podcasts on Spotify. With Spotify, it's easy to find the right music or podcast for every moment on your phone, tablet, computer and more. Whether you're at home or working out, the right music or podcast is always at your fingertips.

As you may know, Spotify offers two types of plans – Free and Premium including Individual, Duo, Family, and Student. One of the biggest benefits of Spotify Premium subscription is its ability to download music from Spotify offline. Specifically, by paying $9.99 per month, you are able to download music from Spotify, including single track, album, or playlists onto your computer or mobile devices like Android or iPhone for offline listening.

So, how can you download songs from Spotify? In this article, you'll learn how to download music from Spotify to computer and phone with Spotify Premium subscription, as well as the best alternative way to really download songs from Spotify, no matter you're a Premium or Free subscriber.

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Part 1. How to Download Music from Spotify to Phone
Part 2. How to Download Music from Spotify to Computer
Part 3. More Tips: Enable Offline Mode and Remove Downloads

Part 1. How to Download Music from Spotify to Phone

If you have subscribed to any Premium Plan on Spotify, you'll be able to download Spotify songs, playlists, albums, and podcasts, and then listen to them without Internet connection. Meanwhile, without a Premium account, we also offer you an easy way to download Spotify music to your iPhone or Android phone.

Option 1: Download Song from Spotify Android & iPhone with Premium

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Step 1Navigate to Spotify playlist you want to download

Launch the Spotify app on your iPhone or Android device then log into Spotify with your Premium account. Go to the desired playlist, album, or podcast you would like to download by tapping on Your Library. If there's no playlist, simply create one.

Step 2Start to download Spotify music to Android or iPhone

Switch the Download button on to let it download Spotify tracks in the playlist or album for you automatically. Those podcasts you choose to download will be saved to Your Library automatically.

Option 2: Download Song from Spotify Android & iPhone without Premium

For those free Spotify subscribers, they are looking for a method to help them download Spotify music without Premium. Here you could try Telegram, a cross-platform for Android and iPhone users to access Spotify database. With a bot on Telegram, you are able to download music from Spotify to MP3 and save them to your phone.

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Step 1 Copy the link of Spotify track or playlist

Go to install Telegram to your iPhone or Android device from the app store. Launch Spotify and copy the link of Spotify track or playlist.

Step 2 Launch the Telegram Spotify bot

Launch Telegram and find Spotify music downloader within Telegram. Then tap the Start tab to open the Telegram Spotify bot.

Step 3 Begin downloading MP3 from Spotify to phone

Paste the link into the chatting bar and then press the Send button. Next, tap Download to begin saving Spotify MP3 files to your phone.

Part 2. How to Download Music from Spotify to Computer

The process to download Spotify music to computer is similar to the Spotify app for Android and iOS. Simply follow these steps to see how to download Spotify music offline on your computer. Also, try to use a Spotify music downloader to download Spotify music and podcast offline for playing.

Option 1: Download Music from Spotify to Computer with Premium

It's easy to download music from Spotify on Mac or PC if you have a Premium account. Make sure that you have installed the latest Spotify app on your computer. Then follow the step-by-step guide below to download Spotify songs.

Before starting, you'd know something about the feature of downloading music from Spotify. With this method, you can't download Spotify songs individually but have to either choose an entire album or save a single track to a playlist, which you can then download for offline listening. Besides, the option to download Spotify songs and playlists is currently not available for the web player yet.

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Step 1Add songs to a playlist on Spotify

Firstly, launch Spotify on Mac or PC then log into your Spotify Premium account. Go to your library and check the playlist where you save your songs. If you however haven't added any music yet, simply search for your favorite artist to find some songs you like and right-click on them to add the tracks to your playlist. Or you can press on the three dots button next to the song and add it to the library.

Step 2Start to download Spotify playlist

Open a playlist you want to download and you'll see a downward arrow as Download. Click the arrow, and your playlist will be automatically downloaded for offline listening. You'll find the Download button turns to Downloading, indicating the download is in progress. Once it's completed, it will be replaced by a Downloaded status.

Note: You can download 10,000 songs at only 5 different devices if you have a Premium account. Besides, don't forget to go online every 30 days to keep your songs and podcasts downloaded.

Option 2: Download Song from Spotify to Computer without Premium

Although Spotify Premium allows you to download songs and podcasts, you'll soon find out that it's impossible to share them with your friends or play them in another app. This is because Spotify music is encoded in a protected format called DRM-ed OGG Vorbis. Thus, you can only listen to them within Spotify.

Moreover, you cannot listen to those downloaded Spotify songs offline if you cancel the subscription to Spotify. To get rid of such restriction, you're suggested to try an easy-to-use yet powerful Spotify music downloader called ViWizard Spotify Music Converter, which can download music from Spotify to local computer for both free and premium accounts.

As a smart Spotify music solution, it saves Spotify music to several popular formats and then transfer these downloaded songs to any device for offline listening. While downloading the songs, it will keep the original sound quality and ID3 tags of Spotify songs. Thanks to the advanced technology, it works at 5× faster speed when downloading Spotify to MP3. Now the following tutorial will show you how to use this tool to download Spotify playlist offline with even free subscription.

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Key Features of ViWizard Spotify Music Downloader

  • Download Spotify songs, albums, playlists, podcasts, audiobooks offline
  • Export Spotify music to computer in MP3, WAV, FLAC, AAC, M4A, M4B, AAC.
  • Keep the lossless audio quality and ID3 tags like title, artist, and more
  • Convert Spotify songs at 5× faster speed and with an easy-to-use UI
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Step 1Add Spotify playlist to ViWizard Spotify Downloader

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After launching ViWizard Spotify Music Downloader, the Spotify desktop app will be launched automatically. Log into your account and find any track or playlist that you want to download from Spotify. Then drag the songs or URL from Spotify to ViWizard.

Step 2Set output format

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Go to top menu bar and select Preferences option. In the popup window, you can choose the output format such as MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, etc. as you like. You can also set the audio parameters, quality, speed according to your requirements to adjust the output sound quality.

Step 3Download Spotify music offline as MP3

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Click the 'Convert' button and it will start to download and convert Spotify to MP3 or others to your computer. Once downloaded, you can copy and transfer the offline songs to any device or player for listening.

Tips: You can also ViWizard Spotify Music Converter to download Spotify songs to computer firstly. Then go to transfer those downloaded music tracks to your iPhone and Android device, even to other devices like smartwatches, smart speakers, and more.

Part 3. Extra Tips: Enable Offline Mode and Remove Downloads

So, you've downloaded a few songs or a great playlist on Spotify directly if you have a Spotify Premium subscription. After that, you can start listening to them in Offline Mode. Also, you could delete a playlist from your offline library anytime.

How to Enable Offline Mode to Listen to Offline Spotify

After downloading, you can then play the songs offline. Before that, make sure your Spotify Offline Mode is enabled. Don't know how to enable Offline Mode on your device, just perform the below steps.

On PC:

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For Windows navigate to File at the top left-hand side of the Spotify app and click on the Offline Mode option. For Mac, click the Spotify in the Apple menu at the top of the screen and then select the Offline Mode option.

On Phone:

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Once you've downloaded Spotify music, you can enable Offline Mode by navigating to Settings > Playback from left-hand menu.

In this way, you'll be able to listen to those Spotify playlists and songs even when there's no internet connection.

How to Remove Albums and Playlists from Downloads

Spotify gives the irritating 3,333-songs-per-device limit, so you're not allowed to download more songs. In this cast, you need to delete a playlist from your library for downloading other playlists or albums. Here's how to remove downloaded albums or playlists.

On PC:

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Navigate to your offline library and select the playlist or album you want to remove from downloads. Click the green Download button then it will be deleted from your library.

On Phone:

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Go to Your Library and find the playlist or album you want to delete from downloads. For Android, locate the green download button and toggle it off. Or for iPhone, click the downward arrow and tap Remove in the pop-up window.

Besides, you can use ViWizard Spotify Music Downloader to bypass Spotify download limit. With this tool, you can download music from Spotify without limits.

The Final Thoughts

That's the full guides on how to download songs from Spotify to computer and mobile device. If you're unable to download additional songs, it may because you have hit the limit. If so, you can consider to remove some songs that have downloaded to free up space. If you don't want to remove the playlists, you can try ViWizard Spotify Music Downloader, which will help you download Spotify music to local computer, without any restriction. Many users have used this tool and satisfied with it. Why not download the trial version and have a try?

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