How to Download Spotify Music on Mac?

If you could only choose one music streaming service, I believe Spotify would be one of the most popular platforms. Spotify offers users more than 100 million tracks and more than 4 million podcasts. Whether you have a free account or a premium account, you can enjoy the rich music resources provided by Spotify. Of course, if you subscribe to Spotify Premium you can also listen to ad-free music and download tracks to the Spotify app for offline listening. Please note that the download feature is only available to subscribers.

Offline listening enables users to expand the scope of their music enjoyment. If you are looking for how to download Spotify music on a Mac, then you must not miss this article. Here we will introduce two solutions to download music from Spotify for offline playback on Mac OS. So let’s take a look at the solutions below.

How to Download Spotify Music on Mac

Part 1. Download Spotify Music on Mac with Premium

If you already subscribe to Spotify, downloading songs is a simple matter. Spotify supports premium users to download songs for offline playback. So you can download it directly on Spotify by following the steps we will introduce next:

Step 1. Download the Spotify app on your Mac through Spotify's website.

Step 2. Open Spotify and log into your Spotify Premium account.

Step 3. Find the playlist or album you want to download. Then click the download button (an arrow pointing down) on the right to start the download.

Step 4. After the download is completed, you can find the downloaded playlist in Your Library.

Now you can enjoy downloaded music stored on your Mac even without an Internet connection. By choosing to enable "Offline Mode" for the Spotify app, you'll be able to see which playlists are available offline.

Part 2. Download Spotify Music on Mac without Premium

After you download the song from Spotify, open the corresponding download path and you will find that the song you downloaded is just a cache file. This means you can only play them on Spotify, and downloaded songs will become invalid once your premium account expires. So is there a way to get rid of this subscription restriction and easily get offline playback of Spotify music on Mac? The answer is Yes. You only need to use a professional Spotify music download tool to achieve this goal.

TuneCable Spotify Downloader is a music downloader specially developed for Spotify free users and premium users. It can help users batch convert Spotify music to a variety of popular formats, such as MP3, WAV, FLAC, ALAC, etc. With it, you can easily save your favorite Spotify songs, podcasts, albums, etc. on your Mac or other devices.

How to Use TuneCable Spotify Downloader

Step 1. Download and Run TuneCable

Download TuneCable Spotify Downloader on your Mac, and click to open it. In the pop-up interface, choose the audio source as needed: Spotify App or Spotify Web player. The former can save the highest sound quality at 1x the speed, while the latter can download Spotify music at 10x the speed.

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Step 2. Change the Output Setting

Go to the "Settings" tab in the lower left corner, and change the output settings as needed, including the output format, bit rate, sample rate, output folder, output file name, and more. You can also check the save lyrics option here, which allows you to save .lrc and .txt lyric files from Spotify. If you want to get the original audio quality of Spotify music, select Auto as the output format.

choose settings

Step 3. Add Spotify Songs to TuneCable

Choose and open one Spotify album or playlist you want to download on Mac from the Spotify app or the built-in web player, and then click the "Click to add" button in the lower right corner. TuneCable will list all the songs on a popup window by default, then you can pick up the specific songs. Tap on the "Add" button to enter the download page.

Click to add music

Add music

Step 4. Convert Spotify Songs

When you choose all the songs you want, click the "Convert" button to start the conversion immediately. After the songs are downloaded, you can view them in the "Converted" section, or click the folder icon behind the song to check all converted songs.

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Check converted songs

At this point, all downloaded Spotify songs will be permanently saved to your Mac in the output format you set. Feel free to stream them to any device you want for offline listening without the limitations of a subscription.


In this article, we introduce two methods to download Spotify music to Mac. The first is to download directly on the program through a Spotify premium account, but the disadvantage is that you can only play it on Spotify. Another method is to use TuneCable Spotify Downloader to download songs to your Mac. The advantage of this method is that you can get rid of the restrictions of subscription and be able to permanently save these downloaded songs for offline playback. If you are interested in this, why not click the download button below to try it out?