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How to Convert Spotify Music to MP3?

“How can I convert Spotify music to MP3 format? I’m looking for a way to import Spotify downloads to my MP3 player for normal playback. I believe I need to export the songs from Spotify as MP3 files first. Can I do that with any recording software, like a music recorder or any special Spotify music ripper? Any ideas?”

Spotify is the king of streaming music with 365 million monthly active users globally, 70+ million available tracks and clever new tools that cater to the many different ways you listen to music, offering two types of subscription – Free & Premium. Spotify Free is available to anyone at no cost, but it’s supported by ads. The drawback for the free service is that there are fewer features and plus restrictions on the music you can play. For example, with a Free subscription, you can't save playlists for offline listening. Spotify Premium allows users to download ad-free Spotify music for offline streaming, offers unlimited skips and features higher quality audio. It costs $9.99 per month (£9.99, AU$11.99) and is available in over 180 countries worldwide.

Though Spotify premium subscribers are able to download music from Spotify for offline listening, it’s impossible to directly save Spotify downloads as MP3 files. Why is that? How can we download Spotify music to MP3? Read on to find the answers.

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This article would be divided into three parts. To begin with, we’ll explain why we can’t directly export Spotify downloads as MP3 files, then we’ll continue by showing you the best way to convert Spotify music to MP3. Finally, we’ll provide you with a detailed guide about how to convert Spotify songs to MP3 step by step.


Part 1: Why can’t we directly export Spotify downloads as MP3 files?

Spotify is a music streaming service offering some kind of rental service. You need to subscribe to the service continuously to access Spotify music. Once you discontinue the service, you’ll lose all access to the platform. In other words, you don’t own the music files.

Even though Spotify Premium subscribers are allowed to download music from Spotify for offline streaming, the Spotify downloads are not saved in a regular format. If you locate the Spotify downloads, you’ll find that they are cache files protected in an encrypted format.

The Spotify downloads are restricted to be played within the Spotify app and can’t be exported for use on any other device.

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How to Locate Spotify Songs on Local Computer

In fact, it’s not difficult to locate where the downloaded Spotify songs are stored on the local drive, but they may be useless for you even if you find them at last. To check the location, you can simply open Spotify, go to Settings > Show Advanced Settings > Offline Songs Storage.


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Part 2: What’s the best way to convert Spotify music to MP3 format?

As it’s impossible to directly save Spotify songs as MP3 files, we need a third-party tool to do the job. Google Spotify Music Converter and you’ll get millions of results. Actually, we can conclude all those tools into two categories. One doesn’t require the Spotify app to be installed while the other one does, typically represented by TunePat Spotify Music Converter and Sidify Music Converter.

TunePat Spotify Music Converter is designed with a built-in Spotify Web Player. You need to log in to your Spotify account when you run the program for the first time. Sidify Music Converter works with the Spotify app. Once you launch Sidify, the Spotify app would be opened automatically. You can then simply drag and drop a playlist from Spotify to Sidify and export them as MP3 files.

Though both TunePat and Sidify can be used to convert Spotify music to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF or ALAC, Sidify Music Converter is more popular among Spotify users. From one point of view, it’s more user-friendly, and from another, it retains higher audio quality (up to 320kbps).

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Top 5 Spotify to MP3 Converters for Windows & Mac

What are the Top 5 Spotify to MP3 converters? What are the advantages and disadvantages among them? And the similarities and differences? Which one is the best one for you? Come on in and find the answer now!


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Part 3: How to Use Sidify to Convert Spotify music to MP3 format?

Sidify Music Converter is an excellent Spotify music downloader that can help you losslessly download and convert Spotify music to MP3 format. It keeps original audio quality and ID3 tags after conversion. For Spotify Free users, the Sidify program would completely remove Spotify ads as well. Below is a step-by-step tutorial about how to use Sidify Music Converter to convert Spotify songs to MP3.

Get Ready: Free download and install Sidify Music Converter on Mac or Windows computer.

Step 1Import Music from Spotify to Sidify

Launch the program and Spotify will be opened automatically. Just click the "Add" button and then drag and drop any music file or playlist from Spotify to Sidify Music converter. Check the music that you need to convert to MP3 and then press "OK".

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Step 2Choose MP3 as the Output Format

Once added the music successfully, you can click the Settings icon to change the basic parameters (Including Output format, Output quality and Conversion speed, etc.). We need to download Spotify music to MP3, so we should choose MP3 as the output format here.

Tips: If you are a premium user of Spotify music, you are allowed to stream up to 320kbps music on Spotify, so you can use our Sidify program to download music from Spotify with up to 320kbps quality.
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Step 3Start Downloading and Converting Spotify Music to MP3

Click the "CONVERT" button to convert those Spotify music to MP3 format without loss of any quality.

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Step 4Find Out the Well- downloaded MP3 Files

After conversion, you will easily find the downloaded MP3 file by clicking the "Converted" tab on the left panel.

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Now that you’ve exported Spotify songs as MP3 files on your local drive, you can play Spotify music on your MP3 player, transfer Spotify music to a USB flash drive, burn Spotify music to CD, and so on.

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How to Download Spotify Playlists to MP3

Looking for a way to enjoy Spotify playlists on your MP3 player? The easiest method is to download Spotify playlists as mp3 files? Just use a Spotify to MP3 downloader to export music from Spotify as MP3 files to your local computer.


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Note: The free trial version of Sidify Music Converter enables us to convert the 3-minute sample to evaluate the final outcome for each audio file, you can unlock the time limitation by purchasing the full version.



Important Notes

Sidify strictly complies with the US copyright regulations. We adopt a leading technology to record the unencrypted audio data which is outputted to the system sound device, with the highest quality.

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