You may have noticed that Spotify’s premium users have access to offline music listening. Is that even possible for a free user?
The answer is, of course, YES. Spotify does not permit us to download music without a premium account. Fortunately, there is a solution to the problem. This tutorial will teach you how to download Spotify to mp3 step by step. It is achievable, and no advanced computer skills are required. After that, you will be able to listen to Spotify music without a premium account.
Spotify offers a Free and $9.99 per month Premium plan. You can enjoy all Spotify music online for a free account. However, if you’d like to upgrade your Spotify account, one of the benefits of a premium account is allows users to enjoy music offline. This great feature is handy when the internet connection is unavailable, or you want to save the data from your mobile data plan. Check the more detailed comparison of Spotify free and Spotify Premium. Many Spotify users with a free account wonder if they could also enjoy Spotify offline. This guide will show you how to download music from Spotify without a premium account.
The benefits you will get after reading this post:
- Save music from Spotify to MP3 or any other popular file format. The MP3 files are much more flexible. You could play it offline on your phone or MP3 player.
- Make a unique ringtone from a Spotify song.
Sounds good? Let’s begin
How to download music from Spotify without a premium account?
As you may be aware, no matter how hard you try, it is not possible to directly download music from the Spotify server. If you want to listen to Spotify without paying for a subscription, we must go another way. A handy music recorder tool is recommended for recording music from Spotify. It allows you to download an mp3 file from Spotify with a single click. This program is not free to use. For a lifetime license, you should pay $25.
Let me show you how to use it in detail:
Please download the software (Cinch audio recorder) as below:
Step 1: Install the software and launch it. Now press the yellow “Record” button in the upper-left corner.
Step 2: Start playing the music you want to download on Spotify. The recorder will record music automatically once it detects sound playing from your computer. The default output is the MP3 format. You could also save Spotify to WAV format if you want to save music as a raw audio file (lossless sound quality).
Step 3: After the recording is finished, right-click on a recorded song in the library and then select the “Open folder” you will see all recorded songs in MP3 format.
That’s it. You have downloaded music from Spotify with only three steps without a premium account. Now you can transfer recorded Spotify mp3 files to your iPod or other MP3 players for listening offline. The quality of the MP3 will be the same as the original music.
P.S. The free trial version allows you to record up to 5 Spotify songs.
How to make a unique ringtone from a recorded song?
Now you have the MP3 from Spotify, and all recorded songs are on the list. You could make a ringtone from one of the recorded songs.
To make a ringtone, let’s start to crop a song for making a ringtone. Just click the “bell icon” at the right of the music. You will see an interface for audio editing below.
Choose your favorite section of a song as a ringtone. You could set a starting point and ending point. You could preview the ringtone by clicking the “play” button. If everything is ok, click the “Save” button to save it on your computer in the .mp3 format.
Keep in mind that if you try to make a ringtone for your iPhone, ensure that the ringtone’s length is no longer than 40 seconds. Otherwise, iTunes will refuse to copy the ringtone to your phone.
Access this ringtone file by clicking on the “Folder” icon on the bottom right. Then browse to the “Ringtone” folder, copy your music, paste it into your local device, and set the theme as your ringtone.
Other Spotify downloading services
If you search with the keyword “Spotify downloader” on Google, you will find some sites that provide Spotify URLs for mp3 service. It is straightforward to use. Just copy and paste the URL of a Spotify song or playlist into the search bar and click the convert button. The site will download music from Spotify without a premium account. However, those services parse the URL’s song t, search it on third-party music-sharing (p2p) sources, and then download them. It means that all songs you downloaded with those services are not really from Spotify. You may get the wrong version of the song you want or low-quality music.
Now you should be able to download music from Spotify without a premium account for offline listening.
Please comment if you have a better way to play Spotify music offline with a free account.