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How to Listen to Spotify Music Offline with Spotify Free Account

Peter Stewart | February 4, 2023 | License plans: 1 month $14.95, 3 months $29.95 & more | Buy Windows Version | Buy macOS Version


Spotify is the most popular streaming music service. One of most important factors is that Spotify provides a free plan which allows users to enjoy Spotify music on PC and mobile with a free account, though there are some limitations. To many users, the limitation that Spotify free user can't download songs for offline playback might be the biggest inconvenience. In this article, we will provide some ways to enjoy Spotify music offline with Spotify free account. The most efficient and reliable way is to use TuneMobie Spotify Music Converter to convert Spotify songs, albums and playlists to MP3, M4A or WAV files.

The Main Differences between Spotify Free and Spotify Premium

Spotify is the definitely the most popular streaming music service in the world. It has most active users, however, half of them are Spotify Free users. As we know, Spotify provides both free and premium tiers and the free plan might be one of the most important factors that Spotify can attract so many users. With Spotify free, users don't need to pay a penny for enjoying the songs. In contrast, users have to endure some limitations. The limitations can urge part of Spotify Free users to upgrade to Spotify Premium. Check the screenshot below to learn the main differences between Spotify Free and Spotify Premium.

Spotify Free VS Premium

  • Shuffle play: For some Spotify curated playlists and users' all customed playlists, Spotify free users will have to endure the limitation that songs will be forced to play in shuffle mode.
  • Ad free: Spotify Free will have to listen to 30-second or 1-minute advertisement every several songs.
  • Unlimited skips: Spotify Free users can only skip 6 times per hour when some songs they don't like are being played.
  • Listen offline: Spotify Free users can't download songs for offline playback. When you don't have an internet connection at home or outside, Spotify app becomes useless.
  • Play any track: Some of the new albums can be only played by Spotify Premium users. For some of the albums, Spotify free users have to wait for several weeks.
  • High quality audio: The audio quality for Spotify Free users is up to 160kbps while Spotify Premium users can enjoy high audio quality up to 320kbps.

Among the several limitations for Spotify Free users, the biggest inconvenience should be lack of offline playback. That is why so many Spotify free users are seeking for a way to enjoy Spotify songs offline with Spotify free account. In fact, there are several ways you can use, but the ways might be unstable, outdated or time-consuming.

Several Ways to Enjoy Spotify Songs Offline with Spotify Free Account

There are several ways to help you enjoy Spotify songs offline without using Spotify Premium account. However, most tools are free and maintained by individuals, while Spotify changes time and time. So most tools are unstable or outdated.


AllToMP3 used to be an application on Windows and macOS, which allows you to download Spotify songs as MP3. However, it's now out of maintenance and it's useless now.


Spotify++ for iOS

Spotify++ is a modded version of Spotify official iOS app. You can use it on iPhone and iPad. Spotify++ gives you access to all the Spotify Premium Features for free. Though you don't need to jailbreak your iPhone/iPad, you need to install extra unauthenticated app called "AppValley" first, then install Spotify++ from "AppValley". You can search more details from Google and you are at your own risk.

Spotify Premium APK for Android

Similar to Spotify++, you can also get Spotify Premium APK from internet, then install it on your Android mobile or tablet. You may need to manually update the APK file to latest version time and time. And there is a high chance that your Spotify account will be blocked.

Chrome Browser Extension

There are some Chrome browser extensions which can help you download Spotify songs from Spotify web player as MP3. The most famous extension might be Spotiload (formerly called "Spotify VK Downloader"). There were also some other extensions with similar features. However, as the time went by, those extensions have been abandoned and none of them works any more.


The tools mentioned above may still work as of now. However, the tools are unstable, not user-friendly or outdated. Besides, you need to use them at your own risk. If you want stable and safe solution to enjoy Spotify songs offline with Spotify Free, you shouldn't miss TuneMobie Spotify Music Converter which will be introduced below.

Spotify Music Converter - Perfect Way to Enjoy Spotify Songs Offline with Free Account

TuneMobie Spotify Music Converter is one of the most efficient and reliable way to help you download and convert Spotify songs, albums and playlist to MP3, M4A, FLAC or WAV which you can play offline on both computers and mobile devices. It supports both Spotify Free and Spotify Premium. TuneMobie Spotify Music Converter comes with easy-to-use interface, common output formats, fast conversion speed, high-quality output files and flexible options. It's an ideal solution to enjoy Spotify songs offline with Spotify Free account.

TuneMobie Spotify Music Converter

  • Download Spotify songs to hard drive with either Spotify Free or Spotify Premium
  • Skip to download Spotify Free ads automatically
  • Convert Spotify songs with a built-in Spotify web player without using Spoitfy app
  • Convert Spotify songs, albums and playlists to MP3, M4A, WAV, AIFF or FLAC in bulk
  • Preserve ID3 tags like title, album, artist, track number and artwork
  • Sort output files into folders by artist, album, album/artist or artist/album
  • Rename output files in bulk by artist, title, album, track number, hyphen, space, etc.
  • Enjoy incredible 20X faster conversion speed on both Windows and macOS
  • Fully compatible with latest Windows and macOS (Intel & Apple silicon)

The free trial of TuneMobie Spotify Music Converter can convert first 3 minutes of each song and convert 3 files at one time. It's enough for testing whether you can download Spotify songs as MP3 files for offline playback. You can download the free trial version depending on OS you are using.

Easy Steps to Download Spotify Songs as MP3/M4A/WAV for Offline Listening with Free Account

TuneMobie Spotify Music Converter is extremely easy-to-use. Whether you are using Spotify Free or Spotify Premium, the steps of converting Spotify songs to MP3/M4A/WAV/FLAC for offline listening are the same.

Step 1: Launch TuneMobie Spotify Music Converter and Log in

Launch TuneMobie Spotify Music Converter and you will see a built-in Spotify web player. Click "Log in" button at the upper right corner to log in your Spotify account with email address and password. If necessary, you can check "Remember me" option so that you don't need to log in the converter again next time.

Launch TuneMobie Spotify Music Converter

Step 2: Choose Audio Format

TuneMobie Spotify Music Converter supports MP3, M4A, WAV, AIFF and FLAC as output formats and use AUTO Option (256kbps M4A) as default outptu format. Each format can be used for offline listening, but it's recommended to choose a most suitable format depending on your device or applications you are using. If necessary, you can click Settings icon at the upper right to open Settings dialog to change output format, output folder, the way of renaming and sorting output files.

Spotify Music Converter output settings

Step 3: Choose Spotify Album or Playlist

Now go back to built-in Spotify web player and browse your favorite albums and playlist. Open the detailed page of an album or a playlist you want to convert.

Browse built-in web player

Step 4: Add to Conversion List

In the detailed page of an album or a playlist, you will see a button in the middle right. Move your mouse to the button and it will be changed to "Add to List". Click this button to add the album or the playlist to conversion playlist.

Add Spotify album/playlist to conversion list

Step 5: Select Songs

The converter will show you all the songs in a list with checked status. If necessary, you can uncheck any songs you don't want to convert.

Select songs

Step 6: Start Spotify Music Conversion

Now simply click the Convert button and selected Spotify songs will be converted to selected audio format.

Converting Spotify songs

After conversion, you can click History button and click the little icon to open output folder and get offline music files. Now you can copy the output songs to any MP3 players, flash drive, SD card or USB hard drive, add to iTunes library and sync to iPod Nano/Shuffle/Classic via iTunes, or add to video editing programs as background. After copying to MP3 player, Sony Walkman, iPod or your other device, you can enjoy Spotify songs offline on your trip without using data connection.

Bottom line

Spotify free doesn't provide the feature of offline listening, and it streams the songs at 160kbps, so the audio quality of downloaded and converted songs will be at 160kbps. Actually, most users can't tell from the quality difference between 160kbps and 320kbps, so it's enough for daily offline listening. By converting Spotify music to MP3 or M4A, you can also play Spotify songs using your favorite software application on computer when you don't have internet access, or using favorite music app on mobile instead of Spotify.

If you are looking for a way to enjoy Spotify songs offline with Spotify free account, then do not hesitate to download TuneMobie Spotify Music Converter to have a test first.