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2018 Best Spotify Music Downloader - Download Spotify Playlists as MP3

By Zoe Clarke

August 28, 2018

Which streaming music service would you like to choose for listening to music online? I believe that most of you will say Spotify as it is one of the most popular stream music services and has a large library of music. Besides, Spotify allows you to listen to music anywhere and anytime if you have a smartphone or tablet. But nothing is perfect, plenty of Spotify users complain that they can't log in to Spotify when the network is unavailable. So, how to make sure that you can still enjoy Spotify songs smoothly when the Internet connection is not available or unstable? The answer is to download and save Spotify tracks directly on your devices.


In this post we will introduce the best Spotify Music Downloader for you to download Spotify playlist or albums easily. And we will also show you 4 simple methods to download Spotify songs, playlists and albums.


CONTENTS


Part 1. Pay for Spotify Premium

Referring to downloading Spotify music, there is no doubt that paying for Spotify premium is the easiest way. Besides, Spotify premium subscribers can also listen to music from Spotify without ads. If you want to find out the difference between Spotify Free and Premium, then see Differences between Spotify Free and Premium.


After becoming a Spotify Premium subscriber, how to download Spotify playlists and albums?

#1. Download Spotify music on desktop: Once you click the playlists or albums to play, then switch the "Download" toggle button on the top right corner. Your playlists and albums will be downloaded automatically. After that, you can listen to Spotify music offline by clicking "File" and "Offline Mode" option, then select the songs to play offline.


#2. Download Spotify music on smartphone or tablet: Find out the playlist you want to download from Spotify, and then enable the Downloading feature by switching the toggle button to "On". Then tap the setting button in the top-right corner and turn the toggle button for Offline Mode on. Now you can play the downloaded Spotify music.

Download Spotify Music on Smartphone


It's very easy to download Spotify music, but you need to pay $9.99/month for Spotify Premium. If subscribing to the Spotify Premium is not an ideal option for you, you can try using the best Spotify Music Downloader called TuneFab Spotify Music Converter.


Part 2. Use TuneFab Spotify Music Downloader to Download Spotify Music

To download Spotify playlists or albums, use a professional Spotify music downloader like TuneFab Spotify Music Converter is your best choice. As the name shows you, TuneFab Spotify Music Converter is designed to convert music, playlists and albums from Spotify to DRM-free MP3, M4A, WAV, FLAC, etc. Besides, you can download Spotify music easily and professionally so that you can enjoy Spotify music on all devices like iPod, iPhone. Zune, PSP, MP3 player and so on. What's more, it is a drag-and-drop Spotify converter, so it's easy to download Spotify music, just follow the below steps.


Step 1. Download and Register the Program

First of all, click the download button below to download and install TuneFab Spotify Music Converter on your computer.

As the free trial version can only allow you to convert the first 3 minutes of the songs, so you had better register the program to remove the limitation before converting. To register, you need to purchase the personal license or family license on the official website. Then click the "Key" button, enter the activation code you received and click the "Unlock" button. Now you can convert the whole Spotify playlists.

Register the Program


Step 2. Add Spotify Music

To add Spotify music, you can click "Add Files" button and drag songs, playlists, albums or tracks from Spotify directly. Or copy the song link from Spotify and paste it into the search bar. After that, click the "Add" button on the bottom right of the interface. In the songs list, just select the songs you want to convert and then click "Add" button again.

Add Spotify Music


Step 3. Select Output Format

Next click "Options" button on the top left of the interface and then choose "Advanced" in the pop-up window. Just choose MP3, M4A, WAV or FLAC as the output format in your preference.

Select Output Format


Step 4. Select Output Folder

Then, you can choose the output folder. Just choose "General" next to "Advanced" and click "Select" to change the output folder.

Select Output Folder


Step 5. Start Conversion of Spotify Songs

At last, click "Convert" button to start to convert Spotify songs. Once the conversion is finished, you will find Spotify songs in the Output folder. Then you can transfer them to your devices for listening offline.

Convert Spotify Music


Part 3. Use Screen Recorder to Record Spotify Music

Actually, except Spotify Music converter, you can also use TuneFab Screen Recorder to record Spotify music. TuneFab Screen Recorder is the most powerful tool for screen capturing and audio recording, so you can record Spotify music with high output quality easily. Just follow the guide below.


Step 1: Download the program, then install and register it. The unregistered version can only allow you to record each video up to 3 minutes, so you need to register the program.

Step 2: Click on the "Audio Recorder" and enable "System Audio" to record audio only.

Step 3: Choose the audio format and output folder as you like.

Step 4: Play Spotify music and at the meantime, click "REC" and "Stop" button to start and stop recording.

Record Audio from Mac


Part 4. Free Way to Download Spotify Music

As the above three methods are not free, so if you look for a freeway, then you can try to use online Spotify downloader to download Spotify Music. MP3fy.com online Spotify downloader enables you to download Spotify music without downloading any software. It is an ultimate online music downloading solution which enables you to download music from more than 1000 streaming sites including Spotify. But it only supports MP3 output and the quality of the output music is lossy.


To summarize, you can download Spotify playlists and albums by paying for Spotify Premium, using Spotify music downloader like TuneFab Spotify Music Converter, recording Spotify music and using online Spotify music converter. But as you may see, the best way could be using TuneFab Spotify Music Converter which can meet all your requirements of high music quality and low cost.


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