How to download Spotify songs to computer for free?

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December 12, 2023

Spotify offers immediate access to an extensive library of songs, ranging from classics to recent releases, and even provides a Free plan that lets you stream music online without any cost. However, there might be times when you wish to download your favorite Spotify songs to your computer for offline enjoyment. The challenge arises when you realize that downloading songs from Spotify isn’t straightforward.

Downloading music for offline playback is exclusive to Spotify Premium users. Free users are limited to streaming music online. Is there an alternative method to download Spotify music for offline listening, apart from upgrading to a Premium plan? Certainly, if you are a Spotify Free user who wants to save music offline, read on to discover an alternative approach to achieve this.


  1. How to download music from Spotify to computer with Premium?
  2. How to download music from Spotify to computer with free account?

1. How to download music from Spotify to computer with Premium?

What can you download with Spotify premium?

  • For Premium, you can download albums, playlists, and podcasts
  • For the free version of Spotify, you can download podcasts

How to download albums/playlist from Spotify to computer?

Steps to download Spotify albums/playlists to computer:

  • Run Spotify app on your PC or Mac computer and log in your Spotify premium account.
  • Find the album or playlist you want to download and click it to open the detail page.
  • Click the download icon and the downloading immediately begins.
  • After the downloading completes, the album/playlist will be available offline. A green download symbol indicates it is downloaded.
download Spotify album

How to download individual songs from Spotify?

A playlist may contain more than 100 songs, sometimes you may not want to download all of them. To download songs you like from a playlist or album, click the 3-dots icon to the right of the songs you want to download and add them to a new playlist, then download the playlist as above steps.

Where Spotify downloaded songs are stored on computer?

To access your downloaded Spotify songs/albums/playlists on your computer, go to Settings > Offline storage location, and from there, you should be able to see the location of your downloaded songs.  Also you can change the location. However, when you open the location folder, you won’t find playable audio files. This is because Spotify songs are DRM protected, the downloaded songs can only be detected and played by Spotify app. You can’t transfer them anywhere or play them with other music app.

Spotify offline location

2. How to download music from Spotify to computer with free account?

Pazu Spotify Converter is a professional Spotify music downloader for you to download Spotify songs, albums, playlists and podcast to common format including MP3, M4A, AAC, FLAC, WAV and AIFF with the 100% original quality kept. After downloading, all ID3 Tags and metadata including title, artwork, artist, album, track number will be preserved. To learn how to download Spotify to MP3 to computer with free account, here is a quick and short tutorial that you need to follow.

Key features of Pazu Spotify Converter:

  • Download Spotify songs, albums, playlists and podcast with either Spotify free or premium account.
  • Built-in Spotify web player, no Spotify app needed.
  • Download Spotify to MP3 in 320kbps.
  • Multiple output formats: MP3, M4A, AAC, FLAC, WAV and AIFF.
  • Keep all ID3 tags.
  • Rename Spotify songs with title, album, artist, etc.
  • Archive downloaded songs by album or artist.
  • Multilingual interface.

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 web player.

spotify converter

2. Choose output format

Click the ” Options ” button on the top right corner. Here you can select output format (MP3/M4A/AAC/FLAC/WAV/AIFF), output quality, customize the output path, organize the output files in various ways, rename output files and more.

spotify song format

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

Select the songs, album or playlist you want to download. Spotify Converter will detect and display all songs. Uncheck the songs you don’t want to download if there are any. Click “Show All” icon to toggle “Hide Converted” on in case some songs have been downloaded before.

drag&drop spotify songs

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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