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How to Listen to Spotify Music Offline with Your Free Account

Peter Stewart | January 6, 2018 | 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, it had more than 140 million monthly active users and more than 70 million paying subscribers as of 4 January 2018. One of the limitations of Spotify free account is you can only listen to the songs when you are connected to internet. If you want to enjoy Spotify music offline, you need to pay for premium subscription. But, with our Spotify Music Converter, enjoying Spotify music offline with your free account is a piece of cake now.

What You Need to Know about Spotify Free & Premium

Spotify is the definitely the most popular streaming music service in the world. Unlike Apple Music, Spotify provides both free and premium service. With Spotify free, you don't need to pay any money for enjoying music. But also there are some limitations in free account which may be far away from your requirements. The main limitations of Spotify free are as below:

  • Ads will be inserted into tracks
  • Streaming audio quality is at 160kbps
  • Internet connection is required for listening
  • Offline listening is not available
  • Shuffle play is the only mode you can use on Mobile

Of course, you can pay $9.99 as individual or $14.99 for family per month. Then Spotify premium enables you enjoy 320kbps high audio quality, offline listening on a maximum of 3 different devices without ads interruption and play on your demand.

Spotify Free

However, many Spotify users would like to stick to free subscription but want to enjoy offline listening. So the question is: "Can I listen to Spotify offline with my free account?"

It was impossible before, but now with Spotify Music Converter, enjoying Spotify music offline with a free account is as easy as a breeze.

Perfect Solution for Spotify Offline Listening – Spotify Music Converter

Spotify Music Converter is a perfect music downloader and music converter for both Spotify free and premium users. It can download Spotify songs, albums and playlists to computer and convert to MP3, M4A, WAV or FLAC for offline listening on unlimited devices. Spotify Music Converter is extremely easy-to-use, you can download any favorite songs by drag-and-drop operation or pasting links of songs, albums, playlists and artists to the program.

  • Download Spotify Music to computer with your free account at ease
  • Download a bunch of songs by downloading Spotify albums and playlists
  • Convert Spotify Music to MP3, M4A, WAV or FLAC playable on various devices
  • Enjoy Spotify music offline on iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle, PSP, Sony Walkman and any MP3 players
  • Preserve ID3 tags and metadata including song title, artist, album, artwork, genre, etc.
  • Fully support latest Windows 10 and macOS Catalina

Easy Steps to Download Spotify Music for Offline Listening with Free Account

Step 1: Launch TuneMobie Spotify Music Converter

Download and install Spotify Music Converter and launch it. Spotify program will be automatically launched as well.

Spotify Music Converter Interface

Step 2: Add Your Favorite Songs, Albums or Playlists

There are two ways you can use to add Spotify songs, albums or playlists to the program. Display Spotify and Spotify Music Converter on the screen and drag songs, albums or playlists from Spotify to Spotify Music Converter, or right-click on Spotify song, album or playlist and click Share to copy song/album/playlist URL, then paste the link to search bar and click + button.

Add songs from Spotify to Spotify Music Converter

By default, Spotify Music Converter will check all the songs in the album or playlist, but you can uncheck any songs you don't want to download.

Step 3: Choose Offline Output Music Format

Click Options button and click Advanced to choose output music format for offline listening. By default, the program uses MP3, but you can also change to M4A, WAV or FLAC and change framerate or bitrate according to your need. If necessary, you can also change output folder in general tab.

Choose Output Folder and Output Format

Step 4: Start Downloading and Conversion

Now, simply click Convert button to start downloading Spotify music to computer and converting to your desired format. Spotify Music Converter will preserve all ID3 tags like song title, album, artist, artwork, etc. So you don't need to worry about confusing filename like track01.mp3.

Downloading Spotify Music

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 or add to iTunes library and sync to iPod Nano/Shuffle/Classic via iTunes, then enjoy them offline on your trip without using data connection.

Final Words

Spotify free doesn't provide the feature of offline listening and stream 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 or 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.