Top 5 Spotify Playlist Downloader of 2020
Spotify is one of the most popular music streaming service that offers millions of songs, playlists and podcasts. Both free and premium users can enjoy loads of playlists created by Spotify, artists and other listeners worldwide. However, Spotify only allows premium users to download the playlists for offline playback. Free users can only stream the playlists when there is internet connection, which is very inconvenient. Luckily, there are some tools allowing to download Spotify playlists with free account. We will introduce them in this article.
How to download Spotify playlists with Premium?
Run Spotify app on your mobile, tablet or desktop, find the Spotify playlist you want to download and then toggle the "Download" button on to begin downloading the playlist. You'll know this option is enabled because the switch will turn green.
How to download Spotify playlists without Premium?
If you don't have Spotify premium but want to download Spotify playlists for offline playback, there are seceral third-party Spotify playlist downloader tools that allows you to download Spotify playlists to MP3, M4A, WAV, FLAC, OGG or AIFF with either free or premium account.
We have tested most of the Spotify playlist downloader tools on the internet and chosen 5 of them that we suggest you have a try.
Ondesoft Spotify Converter
Ondesoft Spotify Downloader
is the most professional Spotify playlist downloader for both Mac&Windows users to download Spotify songs, albums and
to MP3, M4A, WAV, FLAC, OGG and AIFF. Ondesoft Spotify Music Converter downloads Spotify playlists by recording the songs from Spotify app and save them to popular formats at high speed. It can preserve 100% original quality and all ID3 tags of the recorded songs. All you need to do is drag&drop the songs you want to download and then click 'Convert'. Batch conversion is supported and you can drag as many songs, albums and playlists you like to below interface and download them simultaneously. Ondesoft Spotify Converter
also allows you to uncheck the songs you don't want to download from any playlist. Other Spotify playlist downloader only supports downloading the whole playlist.
Tutorial: How to download Spotify playlists with Ondesoft Spotify Converter?
Price : Lifetime license $39.95
Fast and easy-to-use.
Download as many songs&playlists as you like simultaneously.
Preserve original ID3 tags.
100% original quality, up to 320kbps.
Cons: Spotify will be used during downloading.
iMusic from Aimersoft is an all-in-one streaming music downloader to discover, record and download music. It allows you to download songs from more than 3,000 music sites, including YouTube, Spotify, Pandora, last.fm, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Facebook, VEVO, and more on your Mac/PC. When you use it to download Spotify music, it searches the songs from YouTube and then downloads them. You need to be access to YouTube on your computer.
Price : Lifetime license $59.95
Easy to use.
ID3 tags preserved.
Cons: Doesn't support drag&drop.
Download Spotify music from online libraries. Can't download some albums and playlists.
AllToMP3 is a desktop application to download and convert YouTube, SoundCloud, Spotify and Deezer in 256 kb/s MP3, with ID3 tags: cover, title, artist. Compared to the above two Spotify downloader, it is more user-friendly and effortless. Just copy&paste the link of the Spotify song, album or playlist to the top area, click Enter on your keyboard and the downloading begins. After downlading, flind the mp3 songs in the output folder. Same as iMusic, AllToMP3 downloads Spotify music from YouTube, so make sure you can access to YouTube on that computer. If the songs are not included in YouTube, it won't be downloaded.
Price : Free
Keep ID3 tags.
Cons : Download only the first 100 songs in a playlist.
Downloads songs from the YouTube.
May download wrong songs.
Apowersoft Audio Recorder
Apowersoft Audio Recorder allows you to record streaming music from music sites, video playforms, radio stations or capture sound from audio chats effortlessly. Is can be used as a Spotify downloader to download any Spotify songs, albums and playlists by recording them in MP3, WMA, AAC, M4A, WAV, M4R and AC3. It will recognize ID3 tags of the recorded Spotify music, but you can also edit the tags afterwards.
Price : Lifetime license $79.95
Can record audio segments.
Cons: Have to manually play and stop Spotify music.
Windows version can't recognize individual songs.
Can't customize output song quality.
Wondershare Streaming Audio Recorder
Wondershare Streaming Audio Recorder is a real-time digital audio recorder that records any audio source that’s automatically detected on your computer. You can use it to record Spotify songs in MP3 or M4A format. As it records sound from soundcard not Spotify app, make sure no other sound is played during the recording, or it will be recorded together.
Price : Lifetime license $19 for Windows and $29 for Mac
Recognize ID3 tags automatically.
Cons: Have to manually play and stop Spotify music.
Output format only mp3 and m4a.
Only record at up to 256kbps.
Spotify downloader that we don't recommend
Below results often appear when you google Spotify playlist downloader, but we don't recommend them for below reasons.
1 GitHub - ritiek/spotify-downloader
- Spotify-Downloader downloads songs from YouTube in an MP3 format by using Spotify's HTTP link. It's not an app or a website with user-friendly interface. You need to be a technical professional and know how to code to use it.
2. Spotify Downloader for Android
There is an Android app called Spotify Downloader, which allows you to download Spotify songs on Android devices for free. You can download the apk from Aptoide or GetJar . You just need to enter your spotify user account name (or any account name), click on the playlist, then select the tracks and click on 'Start'. You don't need to use your password or authenticate. Seems pretty easy, hah? But the user ratings for this Spotify Downloader is only 3.21. Many users complain that it often says there is a problem with internet connection and couldn't download anything. Besides, it downloads songs from YouTube, not Spotify. Sometimes it doesn't download the entire song, sometimes only a minute and a half of it.
Actually it's not a Spotify playlist downloader at all. It only allows you to convert your Spotify playlists to free text, Deezer, SoundCloud, CSV and link.
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