Have premium membership, how do I download music?

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Have premium membership, how do I download music?

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Hello everyone,

 

New to Spotify and just paid for my premium membership. Could someone tell me how I can download music to my PC?

 

Thanks!

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Hey! Welcome to the community 🙂 

 

Spotify premium allows you to download playlists for offline usage inside the Spotify client. This means you will be able to listen to tracks when you don't have an internet connection. 

Check out this page for more info on that 🙂 

 

You can't however take those tracks (or any Spotify content) outside of the Spotify client for use in another program as you do not own the tracks.

 

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Hey folks,

 

You'll find the most updated steps on how to download your music for offline listening on your desktop in this support article.

 

Hope that helps!

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Hey! Welcome to the community 🙂 

 

Spotify premium allows you to download playlists for offline usage inside the Spotify client. This means you will be able to listen to tracks when you don't have an internet connection. 

Check out this page for more info on that 🙂 

 

You can't however take those tracks (or any Spotify content) outside of the Spotify client for use in another program as you do not own the tracks.

 

Peter

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How to take those tracks (or any Spotify content) outside of the Spotify client for use in another program as you do not own the tracks.

 

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Spotify content is only playable using the spotify application on the relevant device.

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how do i down load music to my pc

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@bigjohn47 wrote:

how do i down load music to my pc


Hey, welcome to the Community.

 

With a Premium subscription you can sync music to be available offline on your computer/mobile, but there's no way to export content outside of Spotify. We offer a streaming model so you pay a subscription (or use the ad-supported Free service) to stream tracks from our catalogue. We then pay royalties based on those streams. If you were able to export music outside of Spotify we wouldn't be able to track plays and wouldn't be able to compensate rights-holders, which we don't think is fair.

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I thought thats the whole point of the premium account. You pay so you can download music... what a waste of time then if you cant. I dont mind paying but I dont want to be stuck with just one software which is why I didnt want to use itunes or Amazon.....

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I thought thats the whole point of the premium account. You pay so you can download music... what a waste of time then if you cant. I dont mind paying but I dont want to be stuck with just one software which is why I didnt want to use itunes or Amazon.....


Spotify is a streaming service, not a download service 😉 

You pay to stream music from Spotify, you never "own" it. The offline playlist feature is more like renting a DVD in old school times (before we had netflix!). 

 

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sad to hear this, I've just bought few months Premium.

I discovered  some very good versions of few songs on Spotify  and wanted to slowdown some solos with other programs.

Maybe you can add this to spotify as new feature?

I know a lot of musicians, who would be appreciated if you could do this.

Regards

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Spotify, don't you realise that I like to own the music? I was about to purchase Spotify premium hearing that you can download the music while offline, but now I see that it's still kept on your program. While I like the idea, I want to still have my music if something ever happens to Spotify.
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