Our picks

Best Spotify to MP3 converter by recording (Original music quality): Spytify (Free) and Cinch Audio recorder (Cost $25, but you can get free here)

Best Spotify to MP3 converter by downloading (fast online downloading): ALLToMP3 (Free)

Best Spotify to MP3 converter for Android & iPhone: Telegram (Free)


Spotify is the best free streaming music service in the world. You can access 35 million songs for free once login your Spotify account. You don’t even need to install the Spotify app on your computer or phone. A web browser will be your music player. There are many more benefits and great features when you enjoy Spotify.

Unfortunately, the only feature that Spotify can’t offer is that downloading songs as MP3 files on local storage. Many people want to enjoy music as mp3 files on their MP3 player or phone when WIFI is not available or burn songs to CD for playing on the car like the old way. So, how to download songs from Spotify? There were many Spotify MP3 converters on the internet, but most of them nowadays are not working anymore.

Spotify inc. is chasing those who offer Spotify downloading or recording services. That is the main reason only a few of those are left.

In this post, I will show how to convert Spotify to MP3 with two methods. After you read this post, you will be able to download your own Spotify playlist to mp3 for playing any MP3 player.

What is Spotify’s music format? Is it possible to download music from Spotify to mp3?

The short answer is OGG vorbis is the format of Spotify music. You can’t download mp3 from Spotify directly.

Although Spotify premium users allow listening to music offline, those offline files are not MP3 format. They encrypted OGG vorbis format. The encrypted music files are with DRM protection, which means you can’t play it on other music players except for Spotify itself. In other words, there is NO way to download mp3 from the Spotify server.

What’s the best Spotify to MP3 Converter?

So, what’s the best Spotify to MP3 converter should I pick?  That depends. Do you prefer to have fast song downloading or songs with high quality? Two methods: Spotify recording and online Spotify downloading.

What’s different between 2 methods?

Spotify recording is for people who want to get high-quality output from Spotify.

Online Spotify downloading is excellent if you want to get a huge playlist download quickly.

I will show you what’s different between them in detail.

Method 1: Spotify recording

Spotify recording software records Spotify music playing from the soundcard. You will get mp3 from what you are playing. It is a no-download solution for converting Spotify to MP3.

The advantage of this method is that if you want to get the original sound quality of Spotify music, this is the best way to do it. You can record what you are playing on your computer with 1:1 output sound quality. It’s possible to turn off your speaker while recording, which means you can record music in the library or during sleeping.

The disadvantage is that you have to wait for recording after a song is entirely played.

Here are the best 3 Spotify to converters by using the recording method:

No.1 Spytify 1.4 (Free)

Spytify is a free desktop recording application for Windows users (Mac version is not available). It records when Spotify desktop app is playing on your computer. You will get the same quality that Spotify outputs from your computer sound card. If you are a Spotify premium user, you can get up to 320 kbps sound quality.

Key features:

Splits your recording music into individual tracks formatted using the Artist and Song Title,

Like this: Artist – Track Title.mp3

Automatically adds following metadata to .mp3 file, if found:

  • Track Title
  • Artist
  • Album Title
  • Album Art Cover
  • Genre

Requirements:

  1. Microsoft Framework (.NET 4.6 or higher)
  2. Spotify Desktop application (you need to install Spotify on your PC, it is not working for Spotify web browser)

How to use Spytify to record Spotify music?

It is quite simple.

Step 1: Download Spytify here and find “Spytify-v1.4.zip” under the “Assets” download it.

download spytify

Step 2: Unzip the file you just downloaded and find the file “Spytify.exe”. This app doesn’t require any installation steps. So double click it, and the app will be launched.

Launch spytify

Step 3: Click the “Start” button on the top-right and then play music on the Spotify desktop application.

Now, Spytify should be starting to record the Spotify playlist. When you have done the recording, you will find all recorded mp3 saved on your computer “Music” folder (quick open it by clicking the folder icon on the bottom-right). You can see the recording status on the “Spy” panel.

Good:

  • Free to use
  • No need installation
  • 1:1 output

Bad:

  • Only works for Spotify desktop application
  • Windows version only

 

No. 2 Cinch audio recorder (Paid)

Another interesting streaming audio recorder software. It can record any online music like Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon Prime music. It costs $25USD to get a lifetime license if you buy it on the official site, but you can get it for free here.

Why is it better than Spytify?

  • Record songs that are playing on your computer, not just Spotify.
  • If you are a Spotify premium user, you can get up to 320 kbps or even lossless sound quality.
  • Add ID3 info for your local MP3 if it doesn’t have
  • Manually edit song id3 tags info
  • Save recorded music as lossless WAV as well
  • Edit music file and save it as a ringtone

How to record Spotify as MP3 with the Cinch audio recorder?

  1. Download it here (Windows version only) and install it
  2. Launch the Cinch and click the record button on the top-left
  3. Now play Spotify playlist on a web browser or desktop app

You will see a waving graph at the top center that means the recorder is recording music from Spotify. When recording a song is done, it will show up on the list with title, artist, and length.

 

No.3 Leawo music recorder (Paid)

If you want to record Spotify on a Mac computer, Leawo will be the right choice. It has both Windows and Mac and costs $29.95 for a lifetime license. Unfortunately, I can’t find a way to get a free license.

leawo music recorder

How to use Leawo music recorder?

It’s similar to above two recorders. Download it from the below:

Download For WindowsDownload For Mac
  1. Launch the Leawo and click the recorder button.
  2. start to play Spotify on desktop app or web browser.

It will start to record music and output aac or mp3 format.

Goods:

  • Support both Windows and Mac
  • Output aac, mp3 and wav formats
  • 1click burn recorded music to CD
  • 1click transfer recorded music to iTunes

Bads:

  • ID3 tagger is not good (get wrong tags)
  • Haven’t updated for a long time
  • Not free

 

Method 2:  Spotify playlist Downloading

If you want to download music from Spotify to MP3 without recording. This method is best for you. It a fast Spotify URL to mp3 downloading solution. I’ll show you the good and bad of online downloading Spotify music.

The advantage of online Spotify downloader is you can download mp3 from Spotify online quickly. What you need to is that copy your favorite Spotify playlist URL and paste it into a search bar, and then the Spotify online downloader tool will get all songs as .mp3 files on your local computer.

The idea behind this method is that the Spotify download gets your playlist info (title) and then find the songs from other music sites download for you. The disadvantage is that all Spotify downloaders, no matter online websites or desktop applications, are download from the third party, not Spotify itself. The downloaded songs might be not the same as what you heard from Spotify. There is a risk the downloaded music could be from illegal music sharing sites.

Below are the top 8 Spotify to MP3 converters by using the online downloading method:

No.1 AllToMp3

It’s desktop software that downloads Spotify playlist to mp3 online. AlltoMP3 can download from Spotify to mp3 no matter you have a Windows, Mac or Linux computer, AllToMp3 is here and working for you. Moreover, it is only free Spotify to mp3 converter for mac computer.

alltomp3

How to download Spotify to mp3 online with AllToMP3?

It’s quite straightforward. Download it here and install it.

Step 1: Copy Spotify playlist link or a song link.

copy_spotiy_playlist_link

Step 2: Paste it on the AllTOMP3 search bar and press the “Enter” key.

alltomp3-searchbar

That’s it. The Spotify playlist will show up, and you can check download statues of each song. The songs in white font indicate the songs have finished downloading. The songs in grey font mean they are still in the queue.

alltomp3 downloading spotify song

All download songs are saved in the “Music” folder. For quick access, it clicks “^\music” under the search bar.

Good:

  • It’s easy to use
  • Free

Bad:

  • The installation file is big as 119MB, while other Spotify to MP3 converters usually are under 40MB.
  • Can’t guarantee download all songs in a Spotify playlist.
  • Get the wrong version of the song that I want to download.
  • Some of the songs are downloaded with low quality.

 

Where the songs download from?

When you paste your Spotify playlist into the search bar, it will get the titles of all songs in the playlist through Spotify’s API, and then it will search every song on YouTube. In other words, songs are not downloaded directly from Spotify, but from YouTube.

What quality is the Spotify playlist being downloaded at?

The quality depends on the YouTube video found. It is 128 kb/s, 192 kb/s or 256 kb/s.

 

Here are 7 Spotify music downloaders below occupied most of the top pages on Google if you searched “Spotify to mp3” or similar phrases/keywords. Some of them belong to the same company but with different brands.

The method behind those software applications is to download music from the third-party music source by searching the song’s name of the Spotify playlist just like AllToMP3 does. There are maybe more similar paid software in the market. In my mind, they are doing the same things with the same technique but with different brands and prices.

The free trial version can only download songs with a length of 3 minutes.

NO.2 Sidify and NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter (Paid)

Price: $39.95

If you have downloaded and installed those Spotify music converters, you will find they are the same thing. Check the following screenshots Sidify and NoteBurner. They got the same user interface. I guess they come from the same company. To download Spotify songs to mp3 just dragging-and-dropping Spotify song or playlist’s URL to the interface. The software will start to download Spotify songs automatically.

Sidify vs. NoteBurner

No.3 AudFree/DRmare/TunesKit

Spotify music converter with the same interface. So, these three software programs are from the same company again.

Price: $29.95

No.4 TuneFab & Ondesoft Spotify Converter

Price: $39.95

TuneFab & Ondesoft Spotify Converter are the same company, boring.

 

If AllToMP3 is working for you, then you don’t need above seven paid Spotify downloader tools. Keep those as alternative or backup.

 

Download Spotify to MP3 on Android and Apple iOS

Telegram bot

If you want to get a Spotify playlist on your phone directly, Telegram bot will be the best choice to get free music from Spotify.

It works for both Android or iOS. There is no requirement of any setup or Spotify account login info.

How to use Telegram bo to download Spotify?

  1. Download and install Telegram on your phone.
  2. Click on the top-right and search “Spotify music Downloader” (without quotes). Tap the searching result and choose “/start”.
  3. Now you should be in the chat Window with the bot. Copy and paste Spotify a song or playlist link into the chatbox and the bot will back to the song(s) (Not reply instantly. It takes time to search sons for you).
  4. Tap the top-right corner (3-dot icon) and choose “Save to music”

Note: If you are using iOS, you may want to tap the Share button and save to Files after the music is downloaded

Telegram Bot

Fildo

Fildo is an Android app that allows you to import playlist from your own Spotify account. After that, you can download imported songs as  MP3 on your phone for offline listening.

How to use Fildo to download Spotify music?

Step 1: Download Fildo Spotify to MP3 APK here (Only available on the official site)

download-fildo-apk

Step 2: Install on your Android phone and launch it.

Step 3: Go to the “More” tab on the bottom and choose “IMPORT SPOTIFY“. Log in your own Spotify account.

Step 4: Once you have imported the playlist, open it, and all songs will show up. Tap the 3 dots icon on the right of a song chooses “Download” to download the song to the local phone.

After the download is finished, you can find all downloaded songs will be saved in the folder called “FildoDownloads“.

Where the Spotify download from?

When you go to “Settings“, you will find out that Fildo searches your Spotify playlist on Netease. That is similar to ALLToMP3 searches songs on YouTube.

Fildo still has a bug when I import Spotify playlist only half songs imported successfully. Another drawback is that the app has 2 AD banner on the UI, one of the top and the other on the bottom. That is very annoying when you tap it accidentally.

Spotify to MP3 Siri shortcut

For iOS devices, you can convert Spotify songs with Siri shortcuts. I didn’t try it by myself because I have only an Android phone. But I have checked the YouTube video comments that said it is working on their iPhone. I moved the video to my post as below so you could check it quickly.

The list of not working Spotify downloaders

Spotify company is still hunting those Spotify converting services. If one of them doesn’t work, don’t feel surprised that it is completely normal. Below are used to working Spotify ripping services but has shut down due to illegal reasons.

  1. https://spotdl.com/
  2. Sptify2MP3
  3. Deezloader (Chrome extension)
  4. Spotify Deezer music downloader
  5. https://spotify-downloader.en.aptoide.com/ (Spotify to mp3 downloader for Android)
  6. Wondershare streaming audio recorder
  7. Aimersoft music recorder
  8. http://convert2mp3.net/
  9. https://spoti.herokuapp.com
  10. Audacity (Audacity is open-source software for audio recording & editing. It could be tough if you try to record Spotify with Audacity. It is not recommended)
  11. Dojotech Spotify Recorder

Summary

I have listed all working and not working Spotify to mp3 converters that I knew. I like the way of recording Spotify as mp3 because I have full control of what I will get. Spotify online downloading, on the other hand, you are not sure what you will download. Sometimes, you can’t download the songs in your playlist or download the wrong version of the song.

If none of the above Spotify to converter is working, try to search Spotify to MP3 on Reddit, you might find some new ideas from there.

Please let me know what your favorite Spotify downloader is, or if you have better ways to download Spotify music, I will update it on this post as soon as possible.