Spotify is the most popular streaming music service and it's available on PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android phones & tablets, PS4/PS5, Xbox One, some cars, TVs, smart watches and more. With wireless connections such as Spotify Connect, Bluetooth, Apple AirPlay, Chromecast, Alexa, Google Assistant, etc., you can also enjoy Spotify songs on more devices. Spotify web player is also available and you can use Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari, Opera, etc. to play Spotify songs directly as long as you have an internet connection.
In the market of streaming music services, Spotify is in the dominant place with 31% of the global market share, compared to runner up Apple Music at 15%. Unlike other streaming music services, Spotify provides both free and paid tiers which are Spotify Free and Spotify Premium. Spotify's free tier have attracted many users and many of them might pay for Spotify Premium to unlock the limitations in Spotify Free.
As we can see, Spotify has covered various mainstream devices, but why there are so many users who want to convert Spotify Music to MP3? In fact, the biggest problem is that even Spotify Premium users can only download the songs as cache files for offline playback in a protected format. Because of the limitations, Users can't enjoy Spotify songs on MP3 players like iPod Nano/Shuffle or Sony Walkman, or use in video editing programs or apps as background music. To solve such a problem, many users will find a Spotify to MP3 converter.
When searching for Spotify to MP3 converter, you may find some free tools or browser extensions in the search result, however, as the time goes by, most of them don't work any more. You can use some audio recording software, however, real-time recording cost too much time and ID3 tags can't be preserved. General audio recording might be OK only if you need to record 1 or several songs. To convert Spotify to MP3 efficiently with ID3 tags preserved, what you need is a professional Spotify music converter like AudGeek SpotiTune Converter.
In this article, we will introduce some free Spotify to MP3 conversion tools which may be often mentioned in many websites. And we will also show you why AudGeek SpotiTune Converter is an ideal choice for Spotify to MP3 conversion and how to use it.
Whenever you want to save a song as MP3, you can use an audio recorder to reach the goal. If you want to record a Spotify song as MP3, you can also use free audio recorders. You can record from either Spotify app or Spotify web player when the songs are being played.
Audacity may be the most well-know free audio recorder. It is totally clean, free and developed by open-source, available on Windows, macOS and Linux. Besides, it is also a digital audio editor. However, Audacity is not that convenient for recording Spotify to MP3, the settings may be a little complicated for beginners. Please check the following steps to learn how to record Spotify as MP3 with Audacity.
Launch Audacity, go to toolbar and find device list in the left side of toolbar, choose "MME" or "Windows DirectSound" in the audio host list. If you are not aware of this, you can go to menu "Edit" > "Preferences", click "Devices" tab and go to Host list, choose "MME" or "Windows DirectSound".
Software Playthrough must usually be turned off when recording computer playback. If Playthrough is on, the audio interface will try to play what it is recording then re-record it, creating an increasingly loud series of echoes that may damage your equipment. You can turn Software Playthrough off by clicking menu "Transport" > "Transport Options" > "Software Playthrough (on/off)".
Instead, you can also go to menu "Edit" > "Preferences", click "Recording" tab and uncheck option "Software Playthrough of input", then click OK button to apply.
Now, you can launch Spotify app and click Record button on Audacity toolbar, then immediately start playing songs from Spotify app on computer. After recording a song, you can stop recording. Then go to menu "File" > "Export" > "Export as MP3" to save the recorded Spotify song as MP3 file.
You can use almost all kinds of free audio recording software to record Spotify as MP3. Audio recording software can achieve the goal of converting Spotify music to MP3, however, the annoying disadvantages below will make it unfeasible to record a Spotify album or a Spotify playlist. It's OK only for recording one or several songs.
Instead of recording Spotify songs as MP3, most users prefer to convert Spotify music to MP3 with Spotify Music converters.
When search "Spotify to MP3", "Spotify Music Converter", "Spotify to MP3 Converter", "Convert Spotify Music to MP3" or other related keywords, probably you will see some free tools in your search results. However, most so-called "free Spotify to MP3 converters" cannot convert Spotify to MP3 any more because of Spotify version update and some other reasons. Some so-called "free Spotify to MP3 converters" are actually audio recording tools like Audacity we mentioned above.
Here we list the so-called free Spotify to MP3 conversion tools and let you know whether it can still work or not as of May 2023. So you don't have to waste your precious time to look into this tools or have a test. Luckily, some of them are still working though it's not so efficient.
Soundloaders Spotify Downloader is a free Spotify to MP3 conversion website which allows you to search a Spotify song link and convert it to high-quality 320kbps MP3. It can preserve ID3 tags like title, album, artist, track number and artwork for you. You can use it on Windows, Mac and Android with Google Chrome, Firefox or Opera, however, for iPhone and iPad, you can only use Safari browser.
It's very easy to use Soundloaders Spotify Downloader to convert Spotify song to MP3. Just copy the link of the Spotify song, open this website, paste the link and click Search button. In the search result, you can click "Download" button to download the MP3 version. If many users are using this website, you may need to line in the queue for a while.
It doesn't support Spotify album link or playlist link, so you have to repeat this process to convert Spotify songs to MP3 one by one.
Spotify-Downloader may be the best free Spotify to MP3 conversion website, it's even better than some paid Spotify to MP3 converters. It supports Spotify song, album and playlist link. If you copy a song link, paste the link in its search box and click "Submit" button to search, it will provide you a direct MP3 download. If you copy an album or a playlist link, paste and search, it will provide you a ZIP file with all the songs compressed in it and a list of songs divided by artist. Download the zip file and unzip it, you will get all the songs.
However, if you need to download the zip file or a single song in the search result for free, you need to pass its human verification by watching a 15-second ad. Or you can pay $19.98 for a Premium Key to skip the human verification. You can only use cryptocurrencies or Paypal to buy the Premium key.
Besides, the website is full of annoying ads in every corner. You may be led to some harmful or unwanted websites if you click any ad accidentally. The file names of the output files are also not user-friendly, all file names start with "[SPOTIFY-DOWNLOADER.COM]".
MP3FY.com is an online website which claims it is the fastest online mp3 and mp4 converter and it can support 1000+ websites. It is completely free and doesn't require any registrations or downloads. To convert Spotify to MP3 with MP3FY, you can follow the steps below.
Step 1: Launch Spotify app or open Spotify web player, log in your account, right-click a song, click "Share" > "Copy Song Link" to get the URL.
Step 2: Launch your favorite browser and access MP3FY.com, paste the copied link into the blank, and simply click "Convert" button.
However, MP3FY.com always fails to analyze the URL of the Spotify song. After a few seconds of waiting, it simply goes back to what it looks like after you pasted the URL. That is to say, currently it is not working for Spotify to MP3 conversion, though it might work before. We tested several songs, tried to enable or disable VPN, but all our work was in vain.
This is another website that is said to be able to convert Spotify to MP3. According to the website, it convert your playlist from multiple music services and file formats. In the list of "Supported services and formats", Spotify is included. However, you don't need to test Spotify to MP3 conversion with this website again, as the website owner said "Playlist converter is currently off" because he had no time to maintain.
This site is still introduced in many websites, but as you can see, it's no longer available for converting Spotify to MP3. The website owner's statement is easy to comprehend. Spotify will update time and time, thus only a dedicated software company can maintain a professional Spotify to MP3 converter, because the cost of development, test and support can be covered by selling paid software.
Spotiload (formerly call Spotify VK Downloader) is a free Google Chrome extension which can search and download Spotify songs from vk.com and save as MP3 files. Spotiload doesn't download or convert Spotify to MP3 from Spotify directly, it searches song names and match them on vk.com, once the song name can be matched, it downloads MP3 files from vk.com.
To use Spotiload (Spotify VK Downloader) to convert Spotify songs to MP3, open Spotify web player and copy Spotify playlist link, then log in vk.com account, click its icon and click "Add Tracks", then matched songs will be listed and you can click "Find & download selected tracks on vk.com" button to start downloading.
Currently, Spotiload (Spotify VK Downloader) is no longer available on Google Chrome extension store. When it worked before, users often downloaded name-matched songs instead of the content, thus many matched songs were not the ones you actually needed.
This is another Google Chrome extension which can download music from Jamendo in high quality, but please note that Web Music Downloader can only download music tracks that you’ve already purchased or that’s freely available online. It used to have the name "Spotify Deezer Music Downloader" and "DZR Music Downloader", and it could download songs from Spotify & Deezer and save as MP3, however, currently, Web Music Downloader has become a free music service of Jamendo.com. It's nothing to do with Spotify any more.
Web Music Downloader is now a free extension for Jamendo.com, where you can discover independent artists and enjoy free streaming & free download, as well as download royalty free music for commercial use. If you are a Spotify user, it seems it's meaningless to use this extension now. Because you can enjoy millions of songs from various artists with Spotify Free.
AlltoMP3 is a free music downloader which can download YouTube, Spotify, SoundCloud and Deezer as MP3 with ID3 tags kept. It's developed by open-source and it's clean and intuitive. It's available on Windows, macOS and Linux. To convert Spotify songs to MP3, you can copy the link of a Spotify song, an Spotify album or a Spotify playlist, then simply paste in the blank of AllToMP3 and hit Enter button.
However, AllToMP3 couldn't convert Spotify to MP3 any more. If you go to check AllToMP3 GitHub source, you can learn that the latest version of AllToMP3 is V0.3.19, and the source code was released on November 18, 2020. V0.3.19 is also the latest version we can download from AllToMP3 website. It used to be an intuitive and free Spotify to MP3 converter, however, unluckily, the development has stopped which is really a great pity.
The free Spotify to MP3 Converters mentioned above are often developed by individuals or small teams of developers who do it in their spare time. When the developers get busy with other things or simply lose interest, they will stop the developing and maintaining. Some developers reply on donations or other forms of support, but the websites or the tools may be not profitable, so they have to abandon the project and start some other projects.
All the tools mentioned above which are not working now used to work like a charm. However, it's important to be aware of the reasons why some free Spotify to MP3 converters disappear, so that you don't get disappointed when your favorite program is no longer available.
From the introduction above, we know that there are some free tools which you can use to convert Spotify Music to MP3. However, as Spotify updates time and time, many free Spotify to MP3 converters are unable to download or convert Spotify songs any more. Though you can still use free audio recorders to record Spotify as MP3, the whole process is very inefficient and costs too much time. You may ask whether there are efficient Spotify music converters that can download Spotify albums or Spotify playlists in batch with ID3 tags kept without clicking repeatedly. The answer is yes and there are two ways. We will briefly introduce how the two ways convert Spotify to MP3, and then introduce AudGeek SpotiTune Converter which is the best solution.
We know that we can use Spotify web player to enjoy Spotify songs, thus we can also capture the audio streaming in Spotify web player and save as MP3 to reach the goal of Spotify to MP3 conversion. Recording audio streaming should be automatic, songs can be split automatically by tracks. When capturing the audio streaming, music information / ID3 tags like artist, title, album, track number and artwork should be obtained as well. AudGeek SpotiTune Converter is one of the best Spotify Music converters which makes use of built-in web player to convert Spotify songs, albums and playlists to MP3.
There are more users who use Spotify app than Spotify web player. The free audio recorders we mentioned above and Spotify work separately. When playing songs with Spotify, audio streaming are recorded but songs can't be split automatically. However, professional Spotify to MP3 converters can work with Spotify app. Once the program is launched, Spotify app will be launched as well, thus all audio streaming and music information will be sent to the program simultaneously. Once a song playback ends, the program will combine the audio streaming and music information together and create an MP3 file. In this way, Spotify songs, albums and playlists can be converted to MP3 in only a few clicks. However, Spotify app version update may cause problems time and time and you may need to wait for the developers to fix the problems.
AudGeek SpotiTune Converter is a dedicated Spotify to MP3 converter which comes with built-in Spotify web player, intuitive and user-friendly interface, fast conversion speed, high-quality output, rich features and flexible options. No doubt, it is the best option to convert Spotify to MP3.
AudGeek SpotiTune Converter is an ideal software solution to convert Spotify songs, albums and playlists to high-quality 320kbps MP3 for offline playback on various devices.
Before purchasing, we highly recommend you download the free trial version to have a test first. The free trial version can only convert 3 files at a time and can only convert 3 minutes for each file. If you are satisfied with the features and output files, you can purchase a license to get a registration code, and unlock the limitations and enjoy all wonderful features.
AudGeek SpotiTune Converter can convert Spotify songs, albums and playlists to MP3 in only a few clicks. You don't need to install Spotify app, neither you need to join Spotify Premium plan. Spotify Free is supported as well and ads will be automatically skipped. Just make sure you have a stable internet connection.
Launch AudGeek SpotiTune Converter after installing it, and you will see a built-in Spotify web player and "Log in" button as well as hint message at the upper right corner. Click "Log in" button to enter your Spotify account and password. If necessary, you can remember your account so that you don't need to log in your account every time you launch this program.
AudGeek SpotiTune Converter can convert Spotify to MP3 regardless of your plan. That is to say, you can convert Spotify to MP3 even if you are using Spotify Free. The advertisement will be skipped automatically.
Click the gear icon at the upper right corner to open Settings dialog, and choose MP3 as output format. As to bitrate, 256kbps is used by default, but you can choose 320kbps or other quality as you like. If necessary, you can change output folder, choose how to rename the output MP3 files and how to sort output files into folders.
Note: If you want to locate the output MP3 files after conversion, you can select "Open the output folder" in "After conversion" list.
Go back to built-in Spotify web player, open detailed page of your favorite album or playlist, and click "Add to List" button in the middle right, then all the songs in the album or playlist will be added to conversion list.
By default, all songs will be checked and you can check title, artist, album, duration and artwork. If there are some songs you don't want to convert, simply uncheck them. After choosing the songs, simply click "Convert" button to start Spotify to MP3 conversion. The Spotify Music converter can convert Spotify to MP3 at 20X faster conversion speed, so you will get output MP3 files in a short time.
Once Spotify songs have been converted to MP3, you can open output folder, then copy or transfer the output MP3 files to your music device and enjoy on the go without any limitations, or use in different video editing programs and apps.
Downloaded Spotify songs are protected cache files and can't be played on many devices because of the protection. There are so many so-called free Spotify to MP3 converters, however, all of them are either outdated or inefficient. To convert Spotify to MP3, it's recommended to use AudGeek SpotiTune Converter, which can efficiently convert Spotify to MP3 with ID3 tags kept and what you need to do is only a few clicks. Considering conversion time and overall features, AudGeek SpotiTune Converter is absolutely worth your try.
If you need to convert Spotify to MP3 for different purposes, do not hesitate to download AudGeek SpotiTune Converter and have a free trial.