download music from spotify without premium

How to Download Music from Spotify Without Premium

Learn how to download music from the Spotify app with a free account in 5 simple steps.

It’s known to us all that Spotify offers two types of subscriptions. You can sign up as a free member or upgrade to become a Premium user. The most attractive feature available for Premium subscribers only is the Download option it offers. Some Spotify Free users are wondering whether they can download songs from Spotify for offline listening with a free account. This article will give you a comprehensive answer. Not only can you learn the main differences between Spotify Free and Premium, but you can also learn a very simple way to download music from Spotify without Premium.

Spotify is a popular music streaming service, competing with Apple Music, Amazon Music Unlimited, Tidal, Deezer, etc. In terms of the number of subscribers, Spotify is the King in the music streaming world. As mentioned above, it offers Free and Premium plans. What are the differences between them? Is Premium worth the money?

Part 1: Spotify Free VS Spotify Premium

We can say that Spotify is a freemium service. Spotify Free users can access some basic functions while Spotify Premium subscribers are provided with more wonderful features. By signing up as a free member, you can stream ad-supported Spotify songs for free, with some functional limitations. For example, a stable network is always needed to enjoy Spotify. If you use a mobile app, you can only skip 6 tracks an hour, and you can't select a specific song for playback.

Spotify Premium users are provided with a more pleasant listening experience: 1) There are no ads at all. 2) You can choose songs to play or skip songs at will. 3) It offers higher audio quality. 4) It enables offline streaming. If you are planning for a business trip or listening to songs in a place without a stable network, the last feature will bring you great convenience.

Is there any way to download Spotify songs with a free account? Yes. We need a third-party tool - AudiFab Spotify Music Converter. It can not only download ad-free songs from Spotify Free, but also retains the source sound quality and keeps ID3 tags.

Part 2: AudiFab Spotify Music Converter

AudiFab Spotify Music Converter is a useful tool specially designed for Spotify users. You can download songs from the Spotify app to your local computer, no matter you are a Spotify Free or a Spotify Premium user. You can use it to save Spotify songs as MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, ALAC or AIFF files. It supports both Windows and Mac operating systems and is compatible with Windows 7, 8, 10, 11 and macOS 10.15-14 Sonoma.

audifab spotify music converter

AudiFab Spotify Music Converter

  • Download music from the Spotify app to the computer.
  • Convert Spotify music to MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF/ALAC.
  • Keep original audio quality, ID3 tags and lyrics after conversion.
  • One click to burn Spotify music to CD.
  • Free updates and technical support.

Part 3: How can we use AudiFab to download music from Spotify without Premium?

AudiFab Spotify Music Converter is a 100% clean and safe program. Except for the Spotify app, it requires no need to install any extra apps. Moreover, it’s easy to use and we can use it to download music from Spotify with our Free account in 5 simple steps.

Open AudiFab Spotify Music Converter.

Open AudiFab Spotify Music Converter. For Win users, we endorse Spotify App for faster and better conversion. After clicking the mode, the Spotify app would be launched automatically in the background.

Note: For Mac users, we endorse Spotify webplayer for high-speed conversion.

choose spotify conversion mode main interface

Import music from the Spotify app to AudiFab.

Drag and drop a song or a playlist from Spotify Free to AudiFab. AudiFab Spotify Music Converter would read them automatically. Check the Spotify songs that we’d like to download for offline listening and then click the Add button.

add spotify free music to audifab

Customize the output settings.

Click the Settings icon in the bottom left corner. Here we can select the output format and specify the output folder. Next, just switch to Home window to apply the changed settings.

customize output settings

Export music from Spotify Free to the computer.

Click the Convert button and AudiFab would immediately start exporting the Spotify Free songs to the local computer.

export spotify songs to computer

Find the Spotify downloads on the local drive.

Click the Converted tab and we can check and locate the Spotify downloads.

check spotify free downloads

Also, we can go to the output folder set in Step 3 to find the downloaded Spotify songs. They are all ad-free and we can listen to them offline anywhere, anytime.


Spotify Premium subscribers are allowed to download music from Spotify and listen to tracks offline, yet Spotify Free users are denied of the feature. If you are a Spotify Free user and want to download music from the Spotify app without Premium, you can turn to AudiFab Spotify Music Converter. It’s a well-designed tool for both Spotify Free & Premium users. You can use it to save Spotify songs as MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, ALAC or AIFF files to your local drive so that you can always enjoy them offline.

AudiFab Spotify Music Converter is free to try. It can be downloaded for free and converts the first minute of each audio file for sample testing. If the program meets your need, you can buy a license to unlock the time limit.

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