Q: I have given a Sony Walkman as a birthday gift to my best friend. But I don't know she's using Spotify service to explore music trips. She told me that she couldn't download music from Spotify to Sony Walkman. Thus, is there a detailed tutorial to help us finish this process?
But when it comes to Spotify and Sony Walkman, there is one thing you need to know. Does Spotify work with Sony Walkman? It's well-known that the Sony MP3 player doesn’t have the Internet connection ability. That's to say, the Sony Walkman can't use Spotify directly.
You might fix out the solution that you can transfer music from Spotify to Sony Walkman for playback. Yet, you will meet some obstacles because of copyright protection and format compatibility. To unlock these limits, you can use a third-party tool to download Spotify music for Sony Walkman. Today, we will expound on the tutorial on how to download music to Sony Walkman from Spotify.
Part 1. Why Doesn't Sony Walkman Support Spotify Directly
Sony Walkman is a series of top-end MP3 player models charging for $199.99 to $3,199.99. It's famous for the high-quality listening experience and high-resolution audio compatibility. It supports a wide variety of audio formats, including Apple Lossless (ALAC), FLAC, MP3, M4A, WAV, and so forth.
Besides, Sony Walkman comes with large built-in memory and up to 45 hours of battery life. Combined with charming advantages, it is the worthy recommended MP3 player. It brings ultimate music entertainment with long-time playback.
However, why Sony Walkman can't use Spotify officially? First, there is no Sony Walkman Spotify app available to install in the market. In this case, you can only load music from Spotify to Sony Walkman from a computer via the USB cable. Thus, you should download Spotify songs, playlists, or albums to your computer drive.
Spotify never provides an option to download Spotify songs for free. It's necessary to update your account to the Spotify Premium plan to get this function. But with a premium account, the downloaded Spotify files are encoded in Ogg Vorbis format. Obviously, this special Ogg format is not included in the line of Sony Walkman-supported mainstream audio formats.
As a result, you need to change Spotify to MP3 for Sony Walkman. An excellent Spotify Music Converter seems a nice option to realize this goal.
Part 2. How to Download Music from Spotify to Sony Walkman
AudFree Spotify Music Converter is one of the full-featured Spotify music converting tools. It is specially designed to download music from Spotify to a local drive. It's available for both premium and free Spotify users. Without a doubt, it has the ability to do Spotify format converison. It can convert Spotify songs to Sony Walkman-supported audio formats, like MP3, FLAC, WAV, M4A, and more.
To play high-quality music on Sony Walkman, it preserves 100% lossless audio quality. All ID3 tags also will be preserved in converted Spotify files, including the year, title, artwork cover, artist, album. It's able to organize output Spotify music library for Walkman MP3 player by artist or album.
Thanks to this professional software, it makes Sony Walkman a Spotify MP3 player.
How to Download Music from Spotify for Sony Walkman
Now, let's how to use this mighty and smart AudFree Spotify Music Converter. We can use it to download and convert Spotify music to MP3 for Sony Walkman. After that, it's possible to put Spotify music to Sony Walkman.
- Step 1Load Spotify tracks to AudFree
- There are two options to add Spotify playlists to AudFree software. You can choose to drag and drop any song or playlist from the Spotify app to the conversion windows of AudFree. Or you can copy and paste the Spotify link to the search box of AudFree and press the '+' button to confirm.
- Step 2Set Spotify output format for Sony Walkman
- Sony Walkman is compatible with MP3, FLAC, WAV, M4A, and other common audio formats. You can go to the top menu bar of AudFree and choose the 'Preference' option to open the format window. And then, please choose one of the Walkman supported formats as the output format. Besides, you can set the other output audio preferences, like bit rate, sample rate, and so on.
- Step 3Download music from Spotify for Sony Walkman
- To start the download process, please touch the 'Convert' tab at the bottom-right corner. AudFree will convert Spotify songs to free audio formats for Sony Walkman. In general, this smart Spotify downloader can work at up to 5X faster speed.
Part 3. How to Transfer Music from Spotify to Walkman from Computer Drive
Now, all uploaded Spotify songs and playlists are saved in the history folder. You can locate unprotected Spotify MP3 files by clicking the 'Converted' button. After that, please refer to the following instruction to transfer them to a Sony MP3 player.
Step 1. Please connect the Sony Walkman MP3 player to your computer via the USB cable.
Step 2. Once connected successfully, you can see the folder of Walkman in the 'Devices with Removable Storage' panel. Double click the 'Walkman' icon to open the 'Storage Media' folder.
Step 3. You can enter the local folder that includes downloaded and converted Spotify songs. Copy favorite Spotify music and paste them to Sony Walkman directly.
Congratulations! You can play Spotify on Sony Walkman offline without a problem. By the way, you can also transfer Spotify songs to any other MP3 player for playback, like iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle, Creative Zen, Samsung Gera S3, etc.