Can I download music to my MP3 player?

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Can I download music to my MP3 player?

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I just began using Spotify.  Can I download music to my MP3 player directly or do I have to get it to Window Media Player?  If I need to get music to WMP, how do I do that?  Thanks

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Hey :) 

 

stoney is right on the ball here.

 

Spotify relies on a a "closed system" in order to ensure artists are fairly paid for track plays. This means that a Spotify premium subscription only gives you access to Spotify's massive catalgoue, and the ability to download and play tracks offline inside the Spotify applications, not the ability to download tracks as mp3's.

 

This does mean, that you can only listen to Spotify content on devices which have a supported Spotify application, such as iOS, android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7/8 and Symbian (also on the desktop!). If you wish to download tracks as mp3 files to transfer to windows media player or to a generic mp3 player then you will need to purchase those tracks from another source. 

 

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good bye soptify!!!

 

I got this free permium for 2 years... with my smart phone... my phone is now destroyed, they wont repair it (unless i pay £200) AND THEY WONT EVEN REPLACE IT (i have been about 6 months without my playlist)

 

Just remembered my log in details... i can confirm that what one of the posters said about that *Listen anywhere play on ANY...T.H.I.N.G...* Is/was ture... this should extend to mp3 players/sony walkmans otherwise this informantion is false advertising and also illegal!!!!

 

looks like its back to *illegal* donwloads for me!!!

 

I really want my play list on my mp3 and this is how i understand it... if it is MY account (premium) and MY playlist/songs then i can upload them WHEREVER/HOWEVER i want!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! because these songs are in the *PUBLIC DOMAIN*!!!!!

 

goodbye falls advertising... good bye liars... good bye

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Re: Can I download music to my MP3 player?

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Dear dugchevy,

 

Spotify is not designed to download Music in MP3 or WMP Format. What you can do is activate the "Offline Mode". This will download the songs in a proprietary format which you can play back with your Smartphone, PC/Mac or iPod Touch using the Spotify Application. You can however not extract songs into other formats.

 

Regards

 

 

Re: Can I download music to my MP3 player?

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Hey :) 

 

stoney is right on the ball here.

 

Spotify relies on a a "closed system" in order to ensure artists are fairly paid for track plays. This means that a Spotify premium subscription only gives you access to Spotify's massive catalgoue, and the ability to download and play tracks offline inside the Spotify applications, not the ability to download tracks as mp3's.

 

This does mean, that you can only listen to Spotify content on devices which have a supported Spotify application, such as iOS, android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7/8 and Symbian (also on the desktop!). If you wish to download tracks as mp3 files to transfer to windows media player or to a generic mp3 player then you will need to purchase those tracks from another source. 

 

Peter

Peter
Spotify Community Mentor and Troubleshooter

Spotify Last.FM Twitter LinkedIn Meet Peter Rock Star Jam 2014


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what kind of format is Spotify, mp3 or something else ?

I own a 2 GB Ipod shuffle and want the music I have put onto my Ipod.

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drako83 wrote:

what kind of format is Spotify, mp3 or something else ?

I own a 2 GB Ipod shuffle and want the music I have put onto my Ipod.


Hey! Welcome to the community :) 

 

It is not possible to listen Spotify catalogue content to any device which does not support the Spotify application. With that in mind, you won't be able to transfer Spotify content onto your iPod shuffle. There is more information about this limitation in this post

 

Peter

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my Spotify says that it is compatible with Ipod, Iphone and Android products.

does that not mean that my 2 GB Ipod shuffle is also compatible since it is a Ipod product ?

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drako83 wrote:

my Spotify says that it is compatible with Ipod, Iphone and Android products.

does that not mean that my 2 GB Ipod shuffle is also compatible since it is a Ipod product ?


Spotify is compatible with iPod nanos, shuffles, classics and minis but it will only allow you to sync local files which you already own to those devices, not any content from the Spotify service. If you want the full Spotify experience, it needs to be an iPod Touch I'm afraid. 

 

Peter

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then I have been ripped off by the Ipod products and Spotify too, because Spotify does not warn it's consumers before hand when they are still brand new "I became a free member when spotify started it's 1st day" and the same applies to All Ipod products too

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I will now quote Spotify....  

"Find all your favorite songs and more, Share with all your friends, Listen wherever you are, on whatever you have."

Re: Can I download music to my MP3 player?

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Hi drako83!

 

I'm sorry to hear you feel this way about Spotify and iPod, we certainly don't want anyone feeling ripped off. 

 

As Peter mentioned, it's still possible to use Spotify on your iPod but only for the syncing of local files.

 

You can find info on how to sync these here

 

Please let us know if you have any other questions about this. 

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