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How to Export Spotify Playlists to Local Computer

"Hi all, I've been searching the forums, but can’t find my answer. Am I able to download playlists from Spotify? How can I export Spotify playlists to my laptop? I have premium. Please help!"

A lot of people are confused about the offline-mode that Spotify offers to the Premium subscribers. It’s said that Spotify Premium users are allowed to listen to Spotify songs offline. Does it mean that you are able to download playlists from Spotify to a local computer? If so, where can you find the Spotify downloads?

The truth may disappoint you. You are not able to download Spotify playlists as local files. As a result, there’s no way for you to find the Spotify downloads. Spotify is a streaming music service, which provides you with a vast music library to entertain yourself. It offers free and premium streaming plans. Compared to Spotify Free users, you are able to stream ad-free Spotify songs with highest audio quality for offline listening with premium subscription.

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Nevertheless, the songs you listened to offline are not playable on your local computer. They are encrypted files stored in the Spotify cache location. C:\Users\User Name\AppDate\Local\Spotify\Storage is the default location. To export Spotify playlists to a local computer, you’ll have to turn to a third-party Spotify tool - Sidify Music Converter, for example, which is specially designed for transferring Spotify playlists to your PC/Mac. Here we are going to show you how to save Spotify playlists as local files with Sidify step by step.

Key Features of Sidify Music Converter

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Sidify Music Converter

  • okDownload playlists from Spotify to computer
  • okKeep ID3 tags and metadata after conversion
  • ok1-click to burn Spotify music to CD
  • okBuilt-in tools for format conversion and tag editing.
  • okHighly compatible with the latest operation system and Spotify

Tutorial: How to Export Spotify Playlists to Local Computer

Before we get started, please make sure you've had both Spotify and Sidify Music Converter installed successfully on your computer. Please do not open Spotify manually. Once you launch Sidify, Spotify would be opened automatically. For Mac users, please refer to How to Download Spotify Playlists on Mac.

Sidify iconEquipment Preparation:

  • A Computer running Windows OS or macOS
  • The latest version of Spotify
  • Sidify Music Converter

Step 1Choose Conversion Mode

As soon as you launch Sidify Music Converter, you'll be given the option to choose between two conversion modes: Spotify App and Spotify Webplayer. (>> App Mode vs Webplayer Mode)

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Select the Spotify App mode to access the modern interface of Sidify as below. Spotify music app will be launched automatically.

Main interface of Sidify Music Converter

Step 2Add the URL of a Spotify Playlist to Sidify

Now, drag and drop your target playlist from Spotify to Sidify and it will parse the URL automatically. Or you can click "Add" button on the interface and copy & paste the URL from Spotify to the program. Then click "Add" to upload all the songs in the playlist to Sidify.

Add Spotify Songs or Playlist

Step 3Choose Output Settings and Customize Output Path

Click "Settings" on the left-hand menu, where you can choose output format, output quality, output folder, how you'd like the output files to be organized and so on. If you'd like to save the playlist from Spotify to computer as MP3 files, simply choose "MP3" as the output format here.

Choose Output Format as MP3

Step 4Export the Spotify Playlist on Local Computer

Click "Convert" button to start exporting your target Spotify playlist as local files. When the conversion is done, click "Converted" tab on the left column and you can check the songs in the playlist that have been successfully downloaded.

Downloading and Converting

Sidify Music Converter is a powerful music tool. It can not only download songs from Spotify to your local PC/Mac, but also convert your common audio files to MP3/M4A/FLAC/WAV/OGG/AIFF, burn Spotify songs to CD, and edit tags. All these functions can be found by clicking "Tools" on the left column of the interface.

Now that you’ve got the playlist saved from Spotify to your local computer, you can transfer them to a USB, get them in your mobile phone, set them as ringtone, etc. Just take the time and enjoy yourself!

Note: The trial version of Sidify Music Converter enables us to convert the first minute of each audio file for sample testing, and 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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