How to download Spotify for Mac

Over the past decade, several downloadable streaming platforms (also known as DSPs) have emerged, including Spotify, Apple Music, SoundCloud and Pandora. spotify in particular has made a name for itself as a streaming behemoth. Spotify app is available on mobile, computer, tablet, car, PlayStation, Xbox, TV, speaker.

1. How to Download Spotify for Mac

Go to and click Download. After a few seconds, you will get below file. Double click it to install Spotify on your Mac.

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Spotify for Mac is more friendly to free users than the mobile version. It doesn't have the limitations of shuffle play and 6 skips per hour of mobile version. So if you don't mind ads and your computer is always connected to wifi, then there is no big difference between free and premium. But if you need to carry your laptop with you and often can't connect to wifi, then it's important to download Spotify music to your Mac.

2. How to download music from Spotify on Mac with premium

If you have a Spotify premium account, whether it's Individual ($9.99 per month), Duo($12.99 per month for 2 accounts), Student($4.99/month) or Family ($15.99 per month for 6 accounts), you can download up to 10,000 songs on each of your five different devices for offline listening.

  1. Find the playlist that you want to download.
  2. Click the "Download" button to the right so that the toggle turns green. The playlist will immediately start downloading.
  3. After you finish downloading your music, the songs in the playlist will be available offline. A green symbol will appear next to a downloaded playlist.

Quick tip: To access your downloaded Spotify playlist on your computer, go to Settings > Show Advanced Settings > Offline Songs Storage, and from there, you should be able to see the location of your downloaded songs.

It's possible to change the location where your music is stored.

  1. Click the arrow next to your username in the top-right corner of the desktop app and select Settings .
  2. Scroll down and click SHOW ADVANCED SETTINGS .
  3. Scroll down to Offline storage location to see where your cache is stored.
  4. Click CHANGE LOCATION to store your cache somewhere else.

3. How to download Spotify music on Mac without premium?

Is there any other way to download Spotify music on Mac other than subscribing to premium? The answer is yes. With professional Spotify music downloader - Pazu Spotify Converter , even Spotify free users can download unlimited Spotify songs to Mac in MP3, M4A, WAV, FLAC, OGG, AIFF format.

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1. Run Pazu Spotify Converter

Download, install and run Pazu Spotify Converter on your Mac or Windows. Log in your Spotify account with the built-in Spotify web player.

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2. Select Spotify music.

Use the integrated Spotify web player to search the songs, album, playlist or podcast you want to download. Click the Add to list button to load all songs in the album or playlist, uncheck the songs you don’t want to download if there are any.

drag&drop spotify songs

3. Choose output format

Click the " Options " button on the top right corner. Here you can select output format (MP3/M4A/WAV/FLAC/OGG/AIFF). The downloaded songs can be encoded at a top-quality bitrate of 320 Kbps. Customize the output path, organize the output files in various ways, rename output files and more.

spotify song format

4. Download and Convert Spotify Songs to Local

Click Convert button to start downloading the Spotify songs to your local computer.

remove Spotify DRM

Once the conversion is done, you can find your Spotify songs downloaded as local files by clicking below folder button.

Spotify DRM free

Now transfer the downloaded Spotify songs to your SD card. You can play Spotify music offline with either free or premium account.

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Note: The free trial version of Pazu Spotify Converter enables you to convert the first three minutes of each song. You can remove the trial limitation by purchasing the full version.

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