Spotify Premium offers high quality (320kbit/s) streaming experience and offline listening without ads interruption. However, the offline music downloaded is DRM (digital rights management) protected. Free subscribers can’t even download Spotify music. Luckily, there are Spotify downloaders for Mac to help you download Spotify music DRM free even without a premium subscription.
With these downloaders, you can download any Spotify tracks, albums, or playlist and saved them in plain formats, such as mp3, m4a, Ogg, FLAC, etc. Since it is DRM free, you can save the downloaded songs to iTunes, YouTube Music, iPod, or any MP3 player.


All the methods mentioned here are for personal and educational use only.

You should not use any of these methods to distribute or pirate music.

Spotify Premium is recommended for high music quality experience.

It may be illegal to use this in your country, so be informed.

Spotify to MP3 Shortcut for Mac

If you have updated to macOS Monterey, you can use Shortcuts on your Mac. I have created a Spotify to MP3 shortcut that allows you to download Spotify playlists to MP3 in bulk. You can get this shortcut from Rountinehub. Be sure to use Safari to add the shortcut to your library.

Spotify to MP3 Shortcut for Mac

Once you have got the shortcut, you can copy the URL to a Spotify playlist and run this shortcut. It will display all songs in the playlist and offer the option to select songs to download. When downloaded, you will be prompted to select a location on iCloud or your iPhone to save the file.


Allavsoft is a multi-source media downloader for Mac and Windows that allows you to batch download Spotify songs to MP3, OGG, FLAC, or other formats. You also download multiple Spotify tracks, albums, playlists at the same time.

When you launch the app, you just need to copy and paste the Spotify music or playlist link to Allavsoft and it will directly download Spotify to MP3 in 320kbps. You will need to input your Spotify account (free account will do) when you use it for the first time. The downloaded music is DRM free and you can play the downloaded Spotify music offline on iTunes, Windows Media Player, iTunes, iPhone, Android devices, iPod, etc.

While downloading, Allavsoft will keep all the metadata that Spotify provides including ID3 info, thumbnail, or cover image. With a built-in media player, Allavsoft allows you to play the downloaded Spotify music directly. 

Allavsoft for Mac

If you don’t like MP3 format, Allavsoft also allows you to convert Spotify music to FLAC, M4A, AC3, WAV, AIFF, OGG, etc. The built-in media file converter enables it to convert file format to be captible for many specific devices. 

As mentioned, it is a multiple source media downloader. Allavsoft also allows you to download music from Deezer, YouTube, Qobuz, Tidal, Slutload, SoundCloud, etc. What’s more, you can use it to download videos from Udemy, YouTube,  Vimeo, Dailymotion, Twitter, Facebook, etc.

TuneMobie Spotify Music Converter for Mac

Tunemobie Spotify Music Converter allows you to convert Spotify songs and playlists to MP3, AAC, FLAC and WAV format. Of course, it will remove DRM protection from Spotify in the process, so you can play the downloaded songs with your music player freely.

It requires the Spotify desktop app to be installed. The logic behind this is that TuneMobie Spotify Converter adopts advanced acceleration technology to record Spotify audio tracks in the background at a faster speed.

TuneMobie helps you keep the original quality along with all the metadata while converting Spotify to MP3. Namely, when you check the details of the downloaded Spotify tracks, you will see the title, artist, album, track number, etc.

Since it is recording Spotify music, be sure to allow the best streaming quality in Spotify app settings. If you have Spotify Premium, the output music quality is much better than free accounts. 

Spotify to MP3 Converter Online Free

I have spent a lot of time in search of an online Spotify to MP3 downloader. Finally, I have found one. It can help you download a Spotify playlist to MP3.

Spotify to MP3 Converter Online Free

When you get to the web page, you can input Spotify playlist ID, link, or URI to continue. I have tried to enter the full URL to a Spotify playlist, but it won’t work. Instead, I paste the Spotify playlist ID and load all the tracks in the playlist successfully.

Once loaded, you will see a download link below each Spotify track and you can click it to download. However, there is no Download All button to download all tracks from a Spotify playlist.

D-FI [Free]

D-FI is an open-source Spotify Deezer music downloader for downloading music from streaming music services. It supports downloading tracks, albums, artists, and playlists from Spotify, Deezer, and Tidal. You can select music quality from 128kbps, 210kbps MP3, or FLAC. 


You can start downloading Spotify tracks by inputting links or searching. It will auto-tag the downloaded MP3 or FLAC files including album cover image and lyrics. 

However, this program is terminal-based without a beautiful interface. Deep down, Spotify and Tidal tracks will be sourced from Deezer using ISRC matching and UPC for albums. If you input Spotify artist link, it will only download the first 10 tracks from that artist. 

Unlock More Methods

In our premium content, we offer a few more ways to download Spotify music and podcasts. As our premium members, you will also have access to all of our custom shortcuts.


You can choose one of these 5 Spotify downloaders for Mac. Personally, I prefer Allavsoft because it actually downloads music from Spotify. It does not require you to install the Spotify desktop app. The music quality is the best even if you don’t have Spotify Premium. 

TuneMobie records Spotify music in the background in a much faster way. If you have Spotify premium subscriptions, the converted quality will be much better than that with free accounts. If you check the details of the converted file, you will see 320kbps MP3 but the sound quality is different because of the recording sources. 

D-FI is totally free, but the music source is from Deezer. As you know not all Spotify tracks are available on Deezer, so some Spotify tracks may fail to download with D-FI. 

By cody

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