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5 Steps to Download Music from Spotify to PC

I'm a free Spotify user, wondering whether there's a way to download music from Spotify to my PC. I know it's easy to download Spotify songs for offline playback with Premium, but the downloads are not saved as local files on my PC. It's a useless feature for me.

Spotify, offering over 70 million tracks, is one of the most popular platforms to stream music online. It’s a freemium service. Spotify Free users can access the massive music library (ad-supported) for free at 160kbps while Spotify Premium subscribers can enjoy ad-free Spotify music at higher audio quality. Moreover, with Spotify Premium, you can download music from Spotify for offline listening. This is great for a long flight or if you don’t want to consume data to stream music when a stable network is not available.

It’s rather easy to download music from Spotify to the Spotify app for offline playback. Just open the Spotify app, go to the playlist you want to download and click the Download button. The toggle turns green and the playlist will immediately start downloading. 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.

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To your surprise, the Spotify downloads are not saved as independent files. Instead, they are downloaded as cache files limited to be opened with the Spotify app. In other words, the Spotify music are not downloaded to your local PC. Is there any workaround to download music from Spotify to the computer as local files? Absolutely yes! In this article, we are going to show you a particular way to download music from Spotify as local files on your PC. You can easily export Spotify songs as MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF files to your computer, and it works for both Free and Premium users. All you need is a simple & useful Spotify music downloader – Sidify Music Converter.


Part 1: Tool Required - Sidify Music Converter

Sidify Music Converter is a professional tool used to convert Spotify music to MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF. The best part of Sidify is that it keeps original audio quality and retains ID3 tags after conversion. Besides, it can be used to convert your local audio files, burn Spotify music to CD, upload Spotify songs to OneDrive, and edit ID3 tags. Currently, it’s available on both Windows & Mac operating systems, fully compatible with Windows 7/8/10 & macOS 10.11-11 Big Sur.

Sidify Music Converter

Sidify Music Converter

  • okDownload music from Spotify to computer.
  • okConvert Spotify music to MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF.
  • okKeep original audio quality and ID3 tags after conversion.
  • okBurn Spotify music to CD; Upload Spotify songs to OneDrive.
  • okFully support the latest Windows 10 & macOS 11 Big Sur.

Part 2: 5 Steps to Download Music from Spotify to PC by Sidify

Sidify Music Converter is easy to use. You can use it to download music from Spotify to your PC in 5 simple steps. What should be noted here is that Sidify Music Converter works with the Spotify app. You need to have both the Spotify app and Sidify installed on your PC to complete the task.

Step 1 Open Sidify Music Converter

Open Sidify Music Converter, and the Spotify app would be opened automatically.

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Step 2 Add Music from Spotify to Sidify

Drag and drop songs or a playlist from Spotify to Sidify. You can then see the songs listed out in Sidify. Check the songs that you’d like to download to your PC and then click OK.

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Step 3 Choose MP3 as the Output Format

Click the Settings icon on the upper right corner. Here you can choose the output format (MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF), specify the output folder, sort out the converted files based on Artist and Album, etc.

Tips: You can select the output format according to your need. Generally, MP3 is recommended, as it’s fully supported by most multimedia players and devices, keeping excellent audio quality and complete ID3 tags.

choose mp3 as the output format

Step 4Export Music from Spotify to Computer

Click the Convert button, and Sidify would immediately start exporting Spotify songs to your local computer. It works at 5X conversion speed. Just wait for some time till the conversion is done.

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Step 5Find the Downloaded Spotify Songs on the PC

Once the conversion is done, you can go to the Converted tab to check what have been downloaded successfully. Go to the output folder you set in Step 3 and you can find all the Spotify downloads on your PC.

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Final Words

Though the Spotify offline feature has brought great convenience, you may need to download music from Spotify to your local computer now and then. Once you download Spotify music as local files on your PC, you can keep the songs forever, transfer Spotify music to other devices for normal playback, play Spotify songs with any media player, add Spotify music to a video editor, set a Spotify song as your alarm, etc.

Sidify Music Converter is a great choice to help you achieve the goal. It’s a shareware. The free trial is limited to convert the first three minutes of each audio for sample testing. You can download the program to test whether it meets your need and then decide whether to get it or not.