How to Play Spotify through Winamp

Updated by Adam Gorden on Mar 16, 2022 4:45 PM.

Winamp, the legendarily customize music player, gives you one place to listen to all your music – including playlists, podcasts, streaming radio station, and more. It supports extensibility with plug-ins and skins, and features music visualization and media library. The latest version 6 integrated with newer music platforms such as Apple Music and Spotify, but the service of supporting Spotify is only for premium users. Here we'd walk you through on how to play Spotify through Winamp without premium subscription.

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Part 1. Spotify to Winamp: What You'll Need
Part 2. How to Download Music from Spotify
Part 3. How to Add Spotify Files to Winamp

Part 1. Best Method to Play Spotify on Winamp

So, what is the best way to start the playback of Spotify on Winamp for free Spotify users? Downloading Spotify music is the only way to get it done. Winamp supports playing several audio files, including MP3, MIDI, MOD, AAC, M4A, FLAC, WAV and more. At this point, you may need to turn to a third-party tool, that is, ViWizard Spotify Music Converter.

Obviously, the format of Spotify music track cannot be compatible with Winamp. However, with the assistance of ViWizard Spotify Music Converter, you can add Spotify music Winamp for playing without limits. It is an all-in-one tool that offers enough horsepower to handle the conversion and downloading of Spotify music. After conversion, you can directly add Spotify music to video without limits.

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Key Features of ViWizard Spotify Music Converter

  • Download Spotify music to plain formats like MP3, FLAC and more
  • Convert at 5× faster speed and preserve lossless audio quality
  • Save Spotify songs, artists, playlists, albums and podcasts
  • Get rid of all commercial limitations including ads from Spotify
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Part 2. How to Download Spotify Music to MP3

Before downloading Spotify playlist, you are prompted to make some preparations. First of all, you should have the Spotify app and ViWizard Spotify Music Converter installed on your computer. Let's go.

Step 1Add Spotify music to ViWizard

Open ViWizard Spotify Music Converter and it will load the Spotify app automatically. Head to your music library on Spotify and find the playlists you created. Then choose one you want to download and directly drag and drop it to the downloading window of the converter.

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Step 2Adjust the output audio format

Next, you need to set the output audio format for all Spotify songs to be downloaded. There are six common audio formats such as MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B, WAV, and FLAC available on the converter. Simple select MP3 and then adjust other audio parameters like the bit rate, sample rate, and channel.

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Step 3Start to download Spotify music

Once the setting is completed, click the Convert button at the right-bottom corner and then ViWizard software will download and convert your selected Spotify playlist to your computer. Wait for moment and you will get all the converted Spotify songs. If you want to browse those songs, you can go to Converted > Search to check them.

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Part 3. How to Get Winamp to Play Music from Spotify

Now it's easy to play Spotify music through Winamp after removing DRM from Spotify and converting Spotify to MP3. So, how to load Spotify playlist on Winamp? You can follow the below steps to import the converted Spotify music files to the music library in Winamp.

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Step 1. Launch Winamp on your device and click on the File button on the menu toolbar.

Step 2. Choose Add Media to Library from the sub-menu to add Spotify music files.

Step 3. Go to the folder where all Spotify music files are located and open it.

Step 4. Select the Spotify music files you want to play and add them to Winamp.


After ViWizard Spotify Music Converter has completed the downloading and conversion of Spotify music, you can transfer Spotify songs to Winamp for playing without a premium subscription. In addition, you can also stream Spotify music to other media players like Poweramp and use Spotify songs with lots of video editors.

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