How to Download Spotify Playlists and Songs on Mac

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February 22, 2024

Spotify offers both Free and Premium subscriptions, with the download feature exclusively available to Spotify Premium users. However, even if you have subscribed to Spotify Premium, you can only download albums and playlists. To download individual songs, you need to add them to a playlist and download the entire playlist. Furthermore, downloaded content can only be played through the Spotify app.

Fortunately, professional Spotify downloaders can help overcome the limitation. These tools are capable of downloading not only Spotify playlists and albums but also individual songs directly on your device. If you are interested, follow our guidance to learn how to download Spotify music on your Mac, with either a Premium or Free Spotify account.

How to Download Spotify Playlists on Mac with Premium

To download Spotify music to your Mac with a Premium account, install the Mac version of Spotify on your computer first. Then you can follow the steps below to download playlists and albums from Spotify:

Step 1. Launch the Spotify app on your Mac. Use the search bar to find the song you want to download.

search for a song

Step 2. Click on the three dots next to the song, and choose Add to Playlist to add the song to a new or existing playlist.

add song to playlist

Step 3. Locate the playlist in Your Library and click the Download icon to download the entire playlist for offline listening.

download playlist

Step 4. Find the downloaded playlist in Your Library and enjoy listening. If you want to make sure that only the downloaded songs are played, remember to enable the Offline Mode on Spotify.

How to Download Spotify Songs with a Free Account

Free Spotify accounts are limited to downloading podcasts only via the Spotify app. If you want to download Spotify songs on your Mac without a Premium subscription, we recommend Pazu Spotify Converter. This smart and versatile tool can help you download all types of Spotify songs, playlists, and albums for offline listening, regardless of whether you have a Free or Premium account.

Pazu Spotify Music Converter extracts Spotify music and convert it to various formats such as MP3, M4A, AIFF, WAV, FLAC, and AAC. It enables you to download Spotify music, including individual tracks, to your Mac and Windows computers quickly and efficiently.

Key features of Pazu Spotify Converter:

  • Download Spotify songs, albums, and playlists with either Spotify’s free or premium account.
  • Built-in Spotify web player, no Spotify app needed.
  • Download Spotify to MP3 in 320kbps.
  • Multiple output formats: MP3, M4A, AAC, FLAC, WAV, and AIFF.
  • Keep all ID3 tags.
  • Rename Spotify songs with titles, albums, artists, etc.
  • Archive downloaded songs by album or artist.
  • Multilingual interface.

Download Spotify songs on Mac with Pazu Spotify Converter

1. Log in to Spotify on Pazu Spotify Converter

Download and install Pazu Spotify Converter on your Mac*. After installation, launch the converter and log in to your Spotify account.

* Windows users can also use Pazu Spotify Converter to download Spotify songs and playlists.

2. Choose the output format

Click the gear icon on the top right corner. Here you can select the output format (AUTO[M4A], MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, or AIFF), choose output audio quality, customize the output path, organize the output files in various ways, rename output files, and more.

3. Search for Spotify songs you want to download

Use the Search feature to find the songs, albums, or playlists you want to download. Click the Add to List button to add songs to your download list.

4. Download Spotify Songs to Mac

You can download individual songs or batch-convert the entire playlist.

Download individual songs or specific songs you want

To download individual songs or specific songs of your choice, simply uncheck the ones you don’t want to download.

Click the Convert button to start downloading the Spotify songs to your Mac.

Download the entire playlist/album

Check all the songs in the playlist or album to download them all.

5. Find Your Downloads in the Local Folder

Once the conversion is done, you can find your Spotify songs downloaded as local files by clicking the folder button or directly going to the output folder you customized in the previous step.

Note: The free trial version of Pazu Spotify Converter enables you to convert the first three minutes of each song. You can remove the trial limitation by purchasing the full version.

In the End

Mac users with Spotify Premium memberships can easily download playlists and albums within the Spotify app. Alternatively, if you are using the free version of Spotify, the Pazu Spotify Converter offers a solution to download any track or playlist for offline playback on Mac.