How to Save Spotify Songs to Computer [2021 Guide]

Posted by Adam Gorden on Jun 30, 2021 10:10 AM.
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Q: "I've been using Spotify free for a long time. Recently I joined the premium, so I could download my music for listening without internet connection. But I found that the downloaded songs can only be listenable through Spotify. I can't save my songs on the local computer as regular files like MP3s. Is there a way to download and save my files on the computer? How can you save Spotify songs to computer? Please help! Thanks."" – Wendy from Spotify Community.

save spotify songs to local computer

Spotify is a big player in the music streaming service industry, with millions of songs in various genres. It offers both free and premium subscriptions for all music lovers. For free users, you can easily get access to their tracks after downloaded and installed the Spotify app and signed up a free account. If you upgrade to its premium subscription, you'll be able to enjoy ad-free songs, and even download any song for listening anywhere on desktop, iPhone, iPad and Android phones.

However, the thing is even paid users are not allowed to listen to the downloaded songs on non-authorized players or devices. All the downloaded Spotify tracks are saved as cached files and will be gone once you cancel the subscription. So, how to save Spotify songs to local computer? To solve the issue, here a powerful Spotify music downloader is introduced, along with quick instructions and tips.

Part 1. The Tool Required – ViWizard Spotify Converter
Part 2. How to Save Spotify Songs to Computer with ViWizard
Part 3. Frequently Asked Questions
Part 4. The Bottom Line

Part 1. Best Spotify Music Downloader – ViWizard Spotify Converter

To download and save Spotify songs to computer, what you need is a third-party tool – ViWizard Spotify Converter. This software is a professional music solution, specially designed to help Spotify users enjoy Spotify music tracks without limits.

ViWizard Spotify Converter enables us to convert Spotify songs, playlists, albums to several popular formats, such as MP3, WAV, AAC, FLAC, M4A and M4B. After that, you can transfer these local music files to any device for listening without internet. With the adoption of advanced technology, ViWizard Spotify Music Converter can work at 5x conversion speed. In addition, all the ID3 tags of Spotify songs, as well as original sound quality will be preserved.

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Key Features of ViWizard Spotify Playlist Converter

  • Export Spotify songs, albums, playlists, etc. to local computer
  • Save Spotify music files in MP3, WAV, AAC, FLAC, AAC, M4A, M4B
  • Keep 100% lossless audio quality for Spotify songs
  • Retain ID3 tags of every Spotify tracks, including title, artist, year, etc.
  • Convert Spotify music at 5× faster speed
  • Easy-to-use and friendly interface
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Part 2. How to Save Spotify Songs to PC with ViWizard

Next in this part, we'll show you how to use ViWizard Spotify Converter to download Spotify songs and save them as MP3 files forever. No matter you're a free or premium user, ViWizard is a nice option.

Step 1Download and install ViWizard

ViWizard spotify converter interface

Click the Download button above to download ViWizard Spotify Converter on your computer. ViWizard program is available for both Windows and Mac systems. Make sure you've installed the correct one. Plus, please install the Spotify app on your computer in advance.

Step 2Import Spotify songs to ViWizard

add spotify songs

After installed ViWizard software, please open it, meanwhile the Spotify desktop app will be launched automatically. Sign in your Spotify account and browse to find the songs you'd like to save to computer. Simply drag the songs or paste the URLs from Spotify to ViWizard program.

Step 3Set output format as MP3 (optional)

select mp3 output format

The output format is set as MP3 by default. If you want to change it, you can go to top Menu menu icon bar and choose the Preferences option. There are 6 output formats you can select, which are MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B, WAV, and FLAC. Of course, you are also free to customize the audio parameters like channel, sample rate, bit rate, etc.

Step 4Download and save Spotify music to computer

save spotify songs to computer

Now click the Convert button at the bottom right corner. ViWizard will start to download and convert Spotify to MP3 to your computer. Wait for the conversion to end, you'll be able to find the downloaded songs on your local computer by clicking the Converted icon. Then you can keep them forever and enjoy them whenever you want. Or transfer the songs to other devices for entertainment.

Video Tutorial: How to Save Spotify Music to Computer

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Part 3. FAQs

In the following, we have listed some commonly asked questions by Spotify users. You can also get quick answers here.

1. Can you download a song from Spotify to your computer?

A: The quick answer is YES, as long as you have Spotify premium account. But you can't download songs individually, and you have to download a playlist or an entire album. To download Spotify songs to computer, just toggle the Download toggle button on.

2. Where to find my downloaded Spotify songs?

A: If you use Spotify premium to download Spotify songs, all the downloaded songs will be saved as cached files and stored in your computer. To find your downloaded Spotify songs, just open the Spotify app, and head to the Settings > Offline songs storage. The downloaded songs will be stored in this location: C:\Users\[Your Username]\AppData\Local\Spotify\Storage.

3. Does Spotify use a lot of data?

A: It depends. If the sound quality you choose is higher, the more data the streaming service will burn through. Generally, Spotify offers three sound quality settings: Normal (96kbps), High (160kbps), Very high (320kbps). The following table clearly shows you how much data does Spotify use.

Per minute Per hour How long until you reach 1GB
Normal (96kbps) 0.72MB 43.2MB 23.1 hours
High (160kbps) 1.2MB 72MB 13.8 hours
Very high (320kbps) 2.4MB 144MB 6.9 hours

4. Can you save Spotify songs to USB?

A: No and yes. Even if you're willing to pay for Spotify premium, you can't transfer Spotify songs to USB directly. This is because the downloaded Spotify songs are stored in a special Ogg Virbos format, and can only be listened via Spotify. If you want to save Spotify songs to USB, you can use ViWizard Spotify Music Converter to convert Spotify to MP3 with lossless audio quality.

Part 4. The Bottom Line

By using ViWizard Spotify Converter, you can get any Spotify songs, podcasts, and audiobooks as MP3 files and save them on your computer. Then you're able to use them on any device such as smartwatches, MP3 players, or add them into video as background music, etc. The trial version can be downloaded for free and thus you can save Spotify songs to computer free for one minute. If you want the full tracks, you need to buy the full version. Just download and have a try first!

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