Windows users are familiar with Windows Media Player as it is one of the media players on your computers. Windows Media Player developed by Microsoft is designed to play audio, video and view pictures on computers running the Microsoft Windows operating system as well as on Pocket PC and Windows Mobile-based devices. It supports local playback, streaming playback with multicast streams and progressive downloads. Therefore, most Windows users would like to listen to music offline with Windows Media Player. But how about Spotify music? Is it possible to listen to Spotify music offline with Windows Media Player?
Part 1. Brief Introduction to Spotify Music
First, let me show you more information about Spotify. Spotify is very popular in Europe, America, New Zealand and Australia. It is a music, podcast, and video streaming service officially developed by Spotify AB in Stockholm, Sweden in October 2008. Spotify music is DRM-protected, which means you cannot listen to Spotify song offline on non-authorized devices or media players. So, as we mentioned at the very beginning, that if you want to play Spotify music on Windows Media Player, you will need to do one thing first - remove the DRM-protection from Spotify songs. But how? Keep reading and you will find out.
Part 2. How to Transfer Music From Spotify to Windows Media Player
To get music from Spotify to windows media player, you need a reliable Spotify Music Converter. I highly recommend you to download TuneFab Spotify Music Converter which is designed for converting the songs, playlists, album in Spotify to DRM-free MP3, M4V, WAV, FLAC, etc. or download them for free without worrying about whether they have subscribed for the premium version. So just click the download button below to download it right now.
Step 1. Install and Register the Converter
After downloading the converter, follow the instructions to complete the installation. Open the program, then you will see a pop-up window which indicates the limitation of free trial version. The free trial version only allows you to download the first 3 minutes of each Spotify track. In order to remove the limitation, you purchase the program to register it.
Just follow the instructions on the pop-up window. First, click "Buy now" button to pay for the full version, then click "Enter Key" button to enter the Registration code you received. After that, you can enjoy the full version.
Step 2. Add Spotify Music
When you launch the TuneFab Spotify Music Converter and then Spotify will be activated automatically. Then click "Add Files" button and drag songs, playlists, albums or tracks from Spotify directly. Or copy the song link from Spotify and paste it to the search bar. After that, click "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.
Note: If you didn't install the latest Spotify program or you can get access to the music library, then Spotify won't be activated automatically when you open the converter.
Step 3. Select Output Format
Click "Options" button on the top left of the interface and then choose "Advanced" in the pop-up window. There are four output formats you can choose including MP3, M4V, WAV, and FLAC. As Windows Media Player can support MP3, M4V and WAV, so just select one of them as output format. Besides, you can also change sample rate and bit rate.
Step 4. Set the Output Folder
After selecting output format, then choose "General" button to set the output folder as you like.
Step 5. Start Conversion of Spotify Songs
Click "Convert" button on the right side of "Options" button to start to convert Spotify songs to MP3, M4V or WAV. Once the conversion is finished, you can find Spotify songs in the Output folder.
Step 6. Import the Converted Spotify Music to Windows Media Player
At last, open the Windows Media Player on PC and click "Library" button to add converted Spotify music.
Part 3. Free Online Music Converters
Though TuneFab Spotify Music Converter enables you to transfer Spotify music to Windows Media Player, you need to purchase the converter. So I would like to recommend some free online Spotify music converters for you.
Spoty-music is a free online service to download and convert Spotify music, playlists, and albums into MP3 with high quality. However, it is not very stable and the function is limited.
2. VK Downloader
VK Downloader is a free Spotify downloader extension of Chrome. It uses vk.com social working site and YouTube to download tracks, just like a P2P music sharing site. It is free and downloads music fast, but about 30% Spotify songs can't be found.
Deezzify is another extension of Chrome. It allows you to download music from a host of websites including Deezer, Xbox, and Spotify. It is free and lets you filtrate the ads with ease, but it isn't stable or safe, need support from Java.
Therefore, to transfer music from Spotify to Windows Media Player stably and safely, you had better use TuneFab Spotify Music Converter which is worthy of purchasing as it allows you to download and convert Spotify music to Windows Media Player without losing information of the songs easily.