Spotify to MP3

What is the best way to save music streaming to file? What tools are available as audio recorder?
How can I record Spotify to MP3?

At a glance: This tutorial shows in only three steps how you can record Spotify to MP3 music files

1) Download, install and open the Spotify recorder software.
2) Play back the music in Spotify.
3) Record the music to MP3, AAC or WMA.

Step 1: Download, install and open the Spotify recorder tool

Start Audials Music. Switch to the Music Streaming view. Select as file format e.g. MP3 as the desired audio file format.

Step 2: Play back the ​​​​music at Spotify

Click on the Spotify tile. In the window that opens, click for high-speed recording. Then open Spotify and play back the music that you would like to record and save.

Important to know:

You'll be amazed to see that Spotify plays your music in 5x speed! By clicking "Start another Spotify instance for parallel recording" you can even record from two Spotify instances in parallel, thus reaching 10 times speed!

Step 3: Music will be recorded and saved as MP3-, AAC- or WMA-file

The Spotify music streaming is automatically recorded and the music saved as single MP3 files, perfectly tagged and in highest audio quality. That's it! Easy, isn't it?

What is the tool doing exactly?

The Spotify audio streaming is automatically recorded, separated into individual files, converted into your preferred file format like MP3, WMA, AAC or others and tagged with ID3 tags, album cover und song text. The completed files are then displayed in the Audials player on your right. You can now play the files with Audials or drag & drop them into another application or Windows Explorer to export them.

What is the best solution to save Spotify music to MP3?

You can play back each song at Spotify manuelly and record it with Audacity, but this will be not the best solution, as you will have a lot of work to do. Is this what you are looking for? No? Read on! We are since 2005 in business and we saw a lot of ups and downs of many tools. From our point of view and as target of the following test & review we examine the software market in first place for the best solution for users, that will give users with an absolute minimum of time, effort automatically the best possible quality. In second place we also looked for the solution with the best price & performance ratio to do the best job for you. We defined the most important criteria in the following table on the left and you can see how the examined tools comparing to that:


Audials MusicSidify 
Spotify Music Converter
Spotify Music Converter 
Spotify Music Converter
Search and record music files directly from Spotify                   ✔                   ✔ 
Records two files at five times the speed
                  ✔                   ✔                   ✔
Individual track recordings
Listen to tracks whilst they are being recorded
Identifies songsall
Boasts a lyrics search engine
Provides basic output formats (MP3 & M4A)
Advanced output formats (e.g. WMA, AAC, OGG, WAV, FLAC)
                  ✔                   ✔
Name output files as desired
Offers audio book mode
Comes with an audio editor
Music management
Manages smartphones & clouds
Universal streaming recorder for all media    


What people often ask

Can you convert Spotify to MP3?

Audials Music could record music streaming from Spotify and save it as MP3 file. If users will have other music files in different audio file format it is possible to convert them to MP3 without any quality loss, too. Audials Music includes a audio converter and Audials One could convert any media as universal converter for audio and video files.


Can you transfer music from Spotify to MP3 player?

If the Spotify stream is recorded to a MP3 music file you can easily transfer it to a by USB cable connected MP3 player or smartphone with Audials Music. You can upload your music to cloud, too.


Can you download music from Spotify?

With Audials One you can search & record Music from Spotify. Audials Music could record with five times speed one music track and two songs parallel. Both solutions will save the Music like a download from Spotify.


About Spotify

Spotify is a trademark and music streaming service developed by Spotify Technology S. A., which is headquartered in Sweden. Spotify provides more than 40 million songs and audio books. Spotify launched first its service in 2008 and is today available in 65 regions. Spotify offers a freemium service with basic features and advertisements or limitations. A paid subcription offers additional features, improved music streaming quality and no advertisments.  In 2018 Spotify had 180 million monthly active users including 83 million paying subscribers. Spotify allows to download and use offline 10,000 music tracks on one devices and up to 5 devices with one account. Music from Spotify is copyrighted. Any redistribution of it without the consent of the copyright owners may be a violation of the law in most countries, including the USA.

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Audials AG is not affiliated with Spotify, nor the company that owns the trademark rights to Spotify. This page is provided for compatibility purposes only, and in no case should be considered an endorsement of Audials Software products by any associated 3rd party.