How to Download Spotify Album with Premium or Free Account

Spotify Premium lets you download songs, playlists, albums and podcasts onto your computer or mobile device. This means that even if you’re not connected to the internet, you can still listen to Spotify songs that you’ve downloaded.

You can download up to 10,000 songs on a maximum of 5 different devices(now changed to on each of up to 5 different devices). You should also remember that downloading music on one device won’t download it on any other. You’ll need to download your music on each device separately if you want it available everywhere. The songs you downloaded on one device can't be transferred to another device since they are drm protected.

Here we will show you how to download albums from Spotify, using both the desktop app for Mac and PC, and the mobile app for iPhone and Android devices.

Update: Spotify now allows premium users to download albums.

  • For Premium, you can download albums, playlists, and podcasts
  • For the free version of Spotify, you can download podcasts

Download Spotify albums in the desktop app

To download albums with Spotify desktop version, you need to add the album or all songs you want to download to a playlist, then download the playlist. You can’t download albums using the desktop version of the Spotify app before adding it to a playlist.

1. Open Spotify on your Mac and PC and find the album you want to download. You will find there is no Download toggle as you can see in a playlist page. Click the ... icon and choose Add to Playlist - New Playlist.

2. Find the playlist in the side bar. It is named with Artsit name - Album name.

You can find the Download icon. Toggle it to download the album.

Download Spotify albums in the Mobile/tablet app

1. Open the Spotify app on your mobile/tablet and find the album you want to download.

2. Tap the “Download” switch, located below the green “Play” button, so it toggles to the right and turns green.

When you're not connected to the internet, you can still listen to what you've downloaded on that device. You can download up to 10,000 songs on each of up to 5 different devices. When you unsubscribe to Spotify premium, the albums you have downloaded will also disappear. The downloaded songs can only be played with Spotify and can't be read with other music player. Besides, you can't transfer them anywhere.

Download Spotify albums without premium

Is it ture that Spotify free users can also download Spotify albums ? The answer is yes. With Ondesoft Spotify Converter, you don't need a premium account to download Spotify songs, albums and playlists. Also the songs will be downloaded to mp3 format, so you can play them anywhere you want. There will be no 10,000 songs and 5 device limitation. You can preserve the albums forever.

Ondesoft Spotify Music Converter is a professional Spotify to mp3 converter that allows you to easily download Spotify album to mp3 with either free or premium account. It will help you remove the Spotify DRM protection and convert songs to 4 common formats without quality loss. The following guide shows how to download Spotify albums to MP3 in 3 steps.

Step 1: Download, install and run Ondesoft Spotify Converter on your computer.

Log in your Spotify account, premium or free.

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Step 2 : Add Spotify albums

Find the albums you want to download to mp3 on your Spotify app. Drag&drop the Spotify albums to Spotify Converter directly. All songs in the album will be displayed and checked by default, you are free to uncheck the ones you don't want to download.

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Step 3 : Download Spotify album to MP3

After adding songs to the converter, you are able to customize the output settings by clicking the Options button. Then click the Convert button, the converter will start to download songs in the Spotify albums to MP3.

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When the conversion is done, click the History button, then you will find all converted Spotify songs. Now you can play them with any mp3-supported device or player.

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