How to play Spotify on Sony Walkman

Long before CDs, MP3s, and streaming music, the Sony Walkman paved the way for portable personal music. Over 200 million Sony Walkman cassette players were sold before Sony retired the classic cassette tape Walkman line in 2010. The original Walkman, released in 1979, was a portable cassette player that allowed people to listen to music of their choice on the move. Of course, the Walkman brand is still very much alive and kicking, with the odd portable CD player and, more prolifically, digital MP3 and hi-res variants like the Sony NW-ZX300 Walkman. 40 years on, we're still listening to Sony Walkmans – just in smaller, slimmer and, admittedly, much more convenient forms. It even released Android-supported models that allows you to stream music from Spotify, Pandora, YouTube music, Tidal, or Apple Music. In this article, we will focus on how to listen to Spotify music on Sony Walkman .

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Method 1 Use Spotify app

With the popularity of streaming music service, many mp3 players also make changes. A MP3 player not only store your music on a device, but also allows you to access streaming music apps to offer even more ways to listen to your music. Supported by Android and compatible with Wi-Fi, these mp3 players makes it easy to enjoy your favorite streaming & music apps with platforms like Spotify, Pandora, YouTube music, Tidal, or Apple Music. Some Sony Walkman models are on the list.

First make sure whether your Walkman is Android supported . If the answer is yes, things are much easier. Just install Spotify app from the built-in Google Play Store. Launch it and log in your account. Enjoy your music just like on Android phone. Android-supported Sony Walkman includes NW-A105 , NW-ZX507 , etc.

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Method 2 Download Spotify music to MP3&Sync to Sony Walkman

But if your Sony Walkman doesn't support the Spotify app, you can also refer to this method: Download and convert Spotify music to MP3 and then sync them to your Sony Walkman . This workaround is feasible for both Spotify Free and Spotify Premium listeners.

In order to play Spotify songs on Sony Walkman, you need to remove the DRM protection from Spotify songs first and convert them to common formats that are supported by Sony Walkman. The best tool to do this is Pazu Spotify Music Converter .

Pazu Spotify Music Converter is a well-designed music downloader and converter for Spotify. With the most advanced audio encoding technology, Pazu Spotify Music Converter can run at 10x speed, downloading Spotify songs to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, and others without a Spotify premium account. More importantly, the downloaded Spotify songs preserve 100% original audio quality and all ID3 tags like title, artist, album, artwork, etc. After the conversion, you can save the converted songs and transfer them to any kind of SonyWalkman. Follow the below steps to learn how to convert Spotify to Sony Walkman MP3 by Pazu Spotify Music Converter.

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Follow below steos to download Spotify music offline without Premium on computer.

Step 1 Download, install and run Spotify Converter on your Mac or Windows.

1. Run Pazu Spotify Converter

Download, install and run Pazu Spotify Converter on your Mac or Windows. Please make sure you have installed Spotify app.

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2. Drag&drop Spotify songs, albums or playlists or copy link

Drag&drop any playlist, album or song from Spotify app to the Spotify Converter interface. Spotify Converter will detect and display all songs. Uncheck the songs you don't want to download if there are any, then click Add. Repeat to add as many songs as you like.

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3. Choose output format

Click the " Options " button on the upper left corner. Here you can select output format (MP3/M4A/WAV/FLAC/OGG/AIFF), choose output audio SampleRate and BitRate, customize the output path, organize the output files in various ways, rename output files and more.

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4. Download and Convert Spotify Songs to Local

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

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Once the conversion is done, you can find your Spotify songs downloaded as local files by clicking below folder button or directly going to the output folder you customized in the previous step. Transfer the downloaded Spotify songs to your Sony Walkman.

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5. Transfer downloaded Spotify songs to the Walkman® player

1. Connect the computer and the Walkman using the included USB type‑C® cable.

  1. Start the Music Center for PC software.
  2. Select (Menu) → Tools Settings Device Transfer .
  3. Under Transfer mode , select Auto assign transfer: The file will always be converted to AAC format and then transferred , then select OK .
  4. Transfer the content to the Walkman using Music Center for PC software.

2. When the Use USB for menu appears on the Walkman screen, select File Transfer OK .

3. Transfer the content from the computer to the Walkman.

4. If transferring the content fails, the Walkman player or SD card may not have sufficient space. Follow these steps to check the free space of the Walkman player or the SD card:

  1. Swipe the Home screen upwards.
  2. Select Settings Storage .
  3. Check the free space / amount of the storage of the Walkman player or SD card (if inserted).

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