How to Rip Music from Spotify [Ultimate Guide]

By Charles Davis Updated on 2023-10-12 / Update for Spotify Tips

"Can you rip songs from Spotify?" Yes. There are many ways and tools that can help rip music from Spotify online, free and paid. No need to master ripping technology, you can use one of them to rip Spotify to MP3 by doing a few clicks only. In this post, we will provide you with a detailed tutorial on how to make it step by step. Now, let's move on.

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Part 1. How to Rip Spotify Music/Songs/Playlists by AudFree Spotify Music Converter

In this part, we'd like to share the best tool - AudFree Spotify Music Converter to help you rip songs from Spotify. It adopts built-in music downloading and converting technology for Spotify. It can rip from Spotify playlists, songs, albums, podcasts and so on. And it enables you to rip Spotify to MP3, FLAC, WAV, AAC, M4A, and M4B without damaging the original audio files.

In addition, it supports fast conversion speed, which can run at 5X faster speed and export lossless Spotify tracks. What's more, it allows you to organize the Spotify music library better as it can keep all ID3 tags and export audio by artist or album automatically. With it, you can save Spotify music as local files and listen to them offline.

Main Features of AudFree Spotify Music Ripper

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  • Rip and download Spotify music, playlists, albums, audiobooks, podcasts, etc.
  • Rip Spotify to MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, etc.
  • Convert and save Spotify songs with or without Spotify Premium
  • Work at 5X faster speed with 100% original quality preserved

AudFree Spotify Music Ripper is available for Mac and Windows operating systems. You can just click the above right 'Download' button to download and install it on your computer. After that, you can refer to the following complete guide to rip music off Spotify.

Step 1Import Spotify music/playlist to AudFree program
add music to andfree spotify ripper
Start the AudFree Spotify Music Converter. There are two methods to import Spotify files to this software. You can directly drag and drop songs and tracks from the Spotify app to the main interface of AudFree. The other is to enter the 'Share' option to hit on 'Copy Spotify URL' and paste the Spotify link into the search box of AudFree. Then click the '+' button to confirm it and Spotify playlists will show up in the main window.
Step 2Define output format as MP3 (320 kbps) for ripping
set output format as mp3 for ripping
Click the 'Preferences' option from the top-right menu bar and the settings window will pop up. Then you can set output format, convert speed, and others in the opening window. Please select the output format as MP3 to rip Spotify music to MP3. You can also customize bit rate as 320 kbps, and sample rate as 44,100 Hz to export higher quality MP3 Spotify files.
Step 3Start to rip Spotify to MP3
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When all things are done, please click the 'Convert' button at the bottom-right corner. It will begin to download and rip MP3 from Spotify at 5X faster speed at the same time. After conversion, you can locate all Spotify MP3 files by touching the 'file' icon. At last, those Spotify music tracks are able to be transferred to any media player and device for offline playback.

Part 2. How to Rip Music from Spotify for Free

The tool above requires you to pay to use its full function. Or, you can just use its free trial to convert a part of Spotify track. Yet, if you want to find a free tool to rip audio from Spotify, then you can check out Audacity, a free and top Spotify recorder we'd like to recommend. It is a powerful audio recording and editing tool that runs with Windows, Mac and Linux OS. So, you can use it to rip from Spotify soundtracks. In this tool, you can change the output format, recording speed and more. But it is noted that it won't keep lossless audio quality. Now, let's see how to operate it.

rip spotify music for free via audacity

Step 1. Download, install and then open the Audacity software on your Windows, Mac, or Linux computer.

Step 2. Locate the Spotify app and start it. Then you can head to find and play any song you want to rip.

Step 3. Back to the Audacity program, then tap the 'Record' button to begin capture and rip song from Spotify.

Step 4. Once recorded, click on 'File' > 'Export' > 'Export as MP3' to save Spotify music as MP3 audio format.

Part 3. How to Rip Songs from Spotify Online

Besides the ways above, you can also rip from Spotify online. To do that, here let's check SpotifyDown. It is a popular online tool that can help users to download and rip music from Spotify without installing an extra program. Besides, it is easy to convert and download Spotify music files to computer with high quality. Now, let's see how it works.

Step 1. Open the Spotify app or Spotify web player on your device. Then locate the music track that you want to rip and copy its URL.

Step 2. After that, enter SpotifyDown official website and put the link into the blank box on the page. Then tap the 'Paste' > 'Download' button.

search for spotify songs in spotifydown

Step 3. Now, SpotifyDown will detect the track and then show you the track's cover and other info. Next, you can click on the 'Download' button to rip songs off Spotify and save them on your computer.

rip music from spotify online by spotifydown

Part 4. How to Rip Audio from Spotify on Android/iOS

If you use Spotify on Android or iOS device, then we will introduce two ways for you to rip Spotify songs. Let's go to check how to do that step by step.

Rip Spotify Music via SpotiFlyer on Android

SpotiFlyer is a tool on Android that can help download and rip music off Spotify without Premium. And it can save Spotify music as MP3 audio format and keep full ID3 tags. Below are the steps about how it works.

Step 1. Download and install the SpotiFlyer app from GitHub on your Android device. After that, open it.

Step 2. Go to the Spotify platform to copy the link of the song/playlist/album you like.

Step 3. Head to the SpotiFlyer app and paste the copied link into the blank box. And then click on 'Search'.

add spotify songs to spotiflyer on android

Step 4. Later, click on the 'download' icon to download and rip songs from Spotify to Android.

rip songs from spotify on android via spotiflyer

Rip Music off Spotify via Shortcuts on iOS

For iPhone, iPad or other iOS users, you can use Shortcuts app to help rip from Spotify. That's because there is a Spotify album downloader in it. Here you can follow the steps below to start.

rip spotify songs on ios via shortcuts

Step 1. First, go to the Spotify service to get the link to the track that you like to rip from.

Step 2. Open the Shortcuts app and search for the Spotify album downloader.

Step 3. Once found, hit on the downloader and put the track's link in the search box.

Step 4. Click on 'Done' > 'OK' to rip Spotify album and keep it on your iOS device.

Part 5. In Conclusion

These are the ways we shared with you to rip music from Spotify on computer and mobile device. Anyway, now, ripping songs off Spotify is an easy way. There are many other traditional Spotify rippers in the market to rip songs from Spotify to MP3. But, they always come with some unexpected drawbacks. For example, long ripping time, poor output music quality, limited output formats, and so on. You can check the table below to learn more differences among them.

AudFree SpoDable Audacity SpotiFlyer Shortcuts
Output Sound Quality Lossless High High High
Supported Output Format MP3, AAC, M4A, FLAC, WAV, M4B MP3, WAV, OGG MP3 MP3
Support Spotify Types podcasts, songs, playlists, audiobooks, etc. playlists, albums, etc. songs, playlists, etc. songs
Block Spotify ads
Conversion Speed 5X 1X 1X 1X
Supported OS Windows/Mac Windows/Mac/Linux Android iOS
Customize Output Quality
Keep ID3 Tags
Price $14.95/month Free Free Free

In this case, you are highly recommended to have a try of AudFree Spotify Music Converter. You will be attracted by the powerful features in it. It can work fast, output lossless audio quality and support personalized settings. With the help of this smart software, ripping music from Spotify cannot be made easier. After that, you can keep Spotify music on your computer or other devices for offline listening.

Charles Davis

Charles Davis

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Charles Davis is the chief-editor of AudFree Company, who writes a variety of tech articles and music reviews, such as hot software releases and Spotify music tips.

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