Do you like using Spotify to find your favorite songs? Is Spotify a part of your daily life? Spotify is one of the most popular music streaming services today. Besides having a complete collection of songs, Spotify also has a discovery music feature that is quite powerful. This feature allows you to find new songs very easily. So you can find other songs that you might have never heard before with the same genre as your other favorite songs.
Spotify has two types of services, free Spotify and premium Spotify (paid). I was a user of Spotify Premium (Family) in the past two years. One of the advantages possessed by Spotify Premium users is the download feature for offline listening. This is the default download feature that is already inside the Spotify application. The feature is quite useful.
But even though the download feature in the Spotify application is available, it turns out there are also many third-party software that can be used to download and convert tracks, playlists, and albums from Spotify to MP3 or other audio formats. Then is this kind of software effective and efficient compared to the default offline download feature provided by Spotify?
To find out the following is a review of one of these software, namely TunesKit Music Converter for Spotify for Windows. Just keep reading!
Key features you’ll deal with
The main feature of TunesKit Spotify Music Converter is as a DRM removal tool to download tracks, albums or playlists from Spotify so that they can be heard offline. By default, downloaded songs will directly become MP3 files, but actually there are several choices of audio formats that you can choose, including MP3, M4A, M4B, AAC, WAV, and FLAC. In addition you can also convert audio from Stereo to Mono, recommended if you want to listen with mono speakers or mono earphones. In addition, you can also change the audio frequency rate from 8000 Hz to 48000 Hz. And finally, the Bit Rate can be changed from 8 kbps to 256 kbps.
This setting is seen as quite flexible and various settings options will determine the quality of the convert (as well as the size of the file). For information, better quality audio files tend to have a larger file size. What’s interesting is that this software will maintain the metadata of downloaded music files, such as song titles, artists, composers, albums, years, track numbers, genres, including the artwork.
Ease of Use
In order to run its function, TunesKit Music Converter for Spotify requires that the Spotify application be installed on Windows. After that you can drag and drop track links, albums, or playlists from Spotify to TunesKit Music Converter. In addition to “drag and drop” you can also copy paste the track link, album, or playlist to the column provided. This software can directly display a list of music that will be downloaded. After that you just click the Convert button and the download will begin immediately. Occasionally the download process stops, and you are asked to play music that will be converted.
The download and convert process doesn’t take long, only 2-3 minutes per song according to the internet speed you use. And after it’s finished, all files will be stored in the specified folder. So in general, it can be concluded that this software is easy to use, although it is not as easy as its Mac version.
Now we come to the main question, which is better, access offline music with the Spotify’s default download feature or TunesKit Music Converter for Windows? Everything depends on the needs. If you only want to be able to hear Spotify songs, the default Spotify Premium feature can serve you, but if you want more access, then TunesKit is a better option. Hopefully this article can answer your doubts to use third party software to download Spotify songs and convert them to various audio formats. You can try this software in free mode to see if this is what you want. Once you are satisfied with the performance, you can switch to the paid version. Good luck and thanks for reading!