I've joined Spotify following a recommendation from my future son-in-law as a means to an end which I'll try and explain.
I've a serious collection of cassette tapes, some of which date back to the 1970's, which I'd like to transfer to my laptop and subsequently to a USB stick, so I can play them in my car. I appreciate there are various systems that will enable you to do this, but he seems to think that it might be easier for me to simply download what I can find from here, rather than going through the onerous task I've mentioned.
My questions are threefold really.
1. Do I need to subscribe to a paid Spotify service to download?
2. I haven't a clue how to go about configuring things, although am quite capable of working it out with guidance. Any advice on this front would be much appreciated. Not a total technophobe, but of a slightly older generation and would appreciate a little tolerance along with sensible advice please.
3. Would I be better just purchasing a 'tape to pc' type system, downloading the software and doing it that way?
Sorry for perhaps coming across as a little slow off the mark, but as I say I'm no 'yoof' and would be grateful if someone with a little patience could help me out
@midlifecrisis - You can't "download" any Spotify content to a USB stick even with Spotify Premium. With Spotify Premium, you can download playlists into offline mode, but they still must be played back through a Spotify app on a supported device, such as the iPod Touch I use in my car. If you don't have such a device, it might be cheaper to buy the converter rather than a new device!
As a cheat way to get similar functionality back if you want. Make a new playlist folder (File > New Playlist Folder) in the desktop client, then drag and drop all of your playlists into it. The folder view then acts like the old library tab.