How to Download Spotify on Chromebook for Offline Listening

Updated by Adam Gorden on Jul 9, 2021 1:58 PM.
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As Spotify continues to see surge of listening on more devices, there's also stronger music streaming need from users of Chromebook. But currently Spotify doesn't have an official Spotify app on Chromebook, users can access Spotify using the Web Player or it's Android version.

In this passage, I'm going to show you how to play Spotify on Chromebook and download Spotify songs on Chromebook for offline listening without Premium.

Part 1. Enjoy Spotify on Chromebook via Browser
Part 2. Get Spotify for Chromebook via Play Store
Part 3. Install Spotify App for Chromebook via Linux
Part 4. How to Download Spotify on Chromebook

Part 1. Use Spotify Web Player to Play Music on Chromebook

Spotify users can access the Spotify Web Player by typing in play.spotify.com on Chromebook browser. After logging in to your Spotify account, you'll be able to play songs, search for tunes, adjust the volume and manage your Library.

But there're some drawbacks while you're streaming Spotify on web player:

1. Some users might encounter that the browser doesn't save your login information after a reboot, you'll have to type in your account every time you use the Spotify web player.

2. There're no setting options on the web player, so by default the streaming quality will be set as the lowest one and there's no way to change it.

3. If you're the kind of person who loves listening to Spotify with both your local songs and online songs in a mix playlist, unfortunately, there's no offline syncing on the web player. Your local songs will grey out on the playlist.

4. One of the most important features for Premium user which is the offline listening will not be available on web player as well. You'll have to make sure your Wi-Fi is always on to stream Spotify songs on the web player.

Part 2. Download Spotify App on Chromebook from Play Store

Although you cannot install the Spotify client on Chromebook, the Android version of Spotify can work on Chromebook. You can try to download and install the Spotify app for Chromebook from Google Play Store.

Step 1. Click on the Quick Settings Panel at the bottom right of your screen.

Step 2. Click the "Gear" icon to enter Settings, then scroll down to Google Play Store and click "Turn on".

Step 3. Now you can download the Spotify app on Play Store and install it to your Chromebook.

You can download Spotify songs for offline listening on this app if you're a Premium user. But the app doesn't have an individual volume control, you'll have to turn to the Chromebook main volume control to adjust the volume played on Spotify.

Part 3. Get Spotify for Chromebook through Linux

If your Chromebook is running the latest version of Chrome OS, you can install the Linux and get Spotify from it.

Step 1. Open a Terminal from the Linux apps section of your App Drawer. First, you'll have to add the Spotify repository signing keys so any downloads can be verified. Enter the command:

sudo apt-key adv –keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 –recv-keys 931FF8E79F0876134EDDBDCCA87FF9DF48BF1C90

Step 2. Enter the following command to add the Spotify repository itself:

echo deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list

Step 3. Next you'll need to update the list of packages that are available to you by entering the command:

sudo apt-get update

Step 4. To install Spotify, enter:

sudo apt-get install spotify-client

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Step 5. Once the process is complete, you can find Spotify on your Linux apps menu.

Part 4. Best Way to Play Offline Spotify Music on Chromebook

Both the web player and the Spotify Android app are less than perfect, and to install Spotify through Linux, you’ll need some basic knowledge of how the system works. If you don’t, you might get into trouble.

But with the ViWizard Spotify Music Converter, you can directly download songs from Spotify and put them on Chromebook without subscribing to Spotify Premium plan.

ViWizard Spotify Music Converter is designed to convert and remove DRM from Spotify song files into 6 different formats like MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B, WAV and FLAC. All the original quality of the song will be kept after converting at 5× faster speed.

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1Upload Spotify songs to ViWizard

add spotify tracks to ViWizard

Open ViWizard software and the Spotify will be launched simultaneously. Directly drag and drop tracks from Spotify into the ViWizard interface.

2 Set up the output parameters

set output format

After adding music tracks from Spotify to ViWizard, you can choose the output audio format. There're six options including MP3, M4A, M4B, AAC, WAV and FLAC. And then you can adjust the audio quality by selecting the output channel, bit rate, and sample rate.

3 Start the download and conversion

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Once all the setting is finished, click the "Convert" button to start loading Spotify music tracks. After the conversion, all the files will be saved to your specified folder. You could browse all the converted songs by clicking "Converted" and navigate to the output folder.

4Play Spotify songs on chromebook without premium

After downloaded songs from Spotify, you can put them into Chromebook and play them on compatible media player like VLC. These songs will not have to be played on Spotify anymore, so you don't need to pay for Premium plan and just feel free to play them anywhere.

Conclusion

With the above methods, you can easily listen to music from Spotify on your Chromebook. But if you want to download Spotify songs for offline listening, you need to upgrade your free account to premium version. Or try ViWizard Spotify Music Converter and use it to download and move Spotify songs to Chromebook without subscribing any Premium Plan.

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