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How to Download Music from Spotify to PC

author By Harper North
Updated on: April 23, 2024
Category: Spotify Music Tips

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.

Yet you might notice that the Spotify downloads you saved on your PC are not transferrable, as they are stored as cache files scattered in a series of unspecific folders. If you're seeking a solution to download Spotify music as local files on your PC, you've come to the right place. This article provides a straightforward guide consisting of five simple steps that will allow you to download and keep music from Spotify on your computer permanently.

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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/ALAC. 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, and edit ID3 tags. Currently, it’s available on both Windows & Mac operating systems, fully compatible with Windows 7/8/10/11 & macOS 10.15-14 Sonoma.

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Sidify Music Converter

  • okDownload music from Spotify to computer.
  • okConvert Spotify music to MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF/ALAC.
  • okKeep original audio quality and ID3 tags after conversion.
  • okBuilt-in Spotify to CD Burner, Format Converter and Tags Editor tools.
  • okFully support the latest Windows 11 & macOS 14 Sonoma.


If you want a tool to convert any streaming music (including Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Tidal, Deezer, YouTube, YouTube Music, SoundCloud, DailyMotion …) to MP3, Sidify All-In-One is the go-to choice.

Part 2: 5 Steps to Download Music from Spotify to PC as Local Files

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. For Mac users, please refer to How to Download Spotify Playlists on Mac.

Step 1Choose Conversion Mode

When you first open Sidify Music Converter, you will have the option to choose between two conversion modes: Spotify App and Spotify Webplayer. (>>Check out App Mode vs Webplayer Mode)

choose conversion mode

If you choose Spotify App mode, the program interface will be available to you. 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 left-hand panel of the program. Here you can choose the output format (MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF/ALAC), 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.

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It works at 10X 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 minute 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.

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Harper North | Staff Writer

Harper is a content writer with a profound understanding of the streaming music landscape and a specialization in music converters. She creates informative content on tools, techniques, and trends in music conversion, providing expert advice, detailed reviews, and guides.