Things You Need to Know about Spotify Web Player

Along with Spotify application, Spotify Web Player is also a good way to enjoy Spotify songs. In this article, we will introduce the differences between Spotify application and Spotify Web Player, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of Spotify Web Player.

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Whether Spotify Free or Premium subscribers, as long as you are a Spotify music lover, you will need to download high-quality Spotify music for offline listening. Imagine you can only listen to music with 160kbps audio quality in an Internet-available environment, that would be so disappointing for any Spotify lover.

Table of contents
1. What Spotify Web Player Can Do & How to Enable Spotify Web Player
2. How to Log in Spotify Web Player & Enjoy Songs with It
3. The Advantages of Spotify Web Player
4. The Disadvantages of Spotify Web Player
5. TuneKeep Spotify Music Converter: A Powerful Spotify to MP3 Converter
6. Simple Steps to Convert Spotify Songs to MP3 for Various Devices

What Spotify Web Player Can Do & How to Enable Spotify Web Player


There are two ways to enjoy Spotify songs, one is to install and use Spotify application on PC, smart phone or tablet, the other is to use Spotify Web Player. With Spotify Web Player, you can enjoy Spotify songs using a web browser and you don't need to install Spotify application. It may be the best way to enjoy Spotify songs on the computers where you are not allowed to install applications.

Spotify application uses Ogg Vorbis audio codec to stream music, however, Spotify Web Player uses AAC audio codec. When using Spotify Free, the audio quality is 128kbps AAC and Spotify Premium is 256kbps AAC.

You don't need to worry about whether some songs are not available when using Spotify Web Player, actually, you can access to all the songs same as on Spotify application. Besides, Spotify Web Player is not only for Windows and Mac, but also for smart phones and tablets. Let's check what can Spotify Web Player do.

  • Search for artists, albums, tracks, and playlists.
  • Browse Spotify Featured section, New Releases, and Genres & Moods.
  • Access and edit Your Library, including Playlists, Songs, Albums, and Artists.
  • View artist pages.

From the introduction above, you can know that there is no much difference when using Spotify Web Player. According to Spotify official website, the supported web browsers include Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera and Microsoft Edge.

Spotify Supported Web Browsers

However, you may encounter "Playback of protected content is not enabled" problem. To solve the problem, it's recommended to upgrade your browser to latest version first. And you may need to enable Spotify Web Player in your browser options.

Chrome: Here we use Chrome V87 as example. Enter "chrome://settings/content" in address bar, go to "Content" > "Additional content settings" > "Protected content" and enable "Allow site to play protected content".

Firefox: Here we use Firefox V84 as example. Click Enable DRM in the yellow warning bar at the top of the screen. If you do not see the yellow bar, enter "about:preferences#content" in address bar, go to "Digital Rights Management (DRM) content" and check "Play DRM-controlled content".

Edge: N editions of Windows 10 require a Media Feature Pack to enable the web player. Go to the Microsoft download center, select your language and click Download, choose your platform and click Next, then install it.

How to Log in Spotify Web Player & Enjoy Songs with It

Launch a Spotify Web Player supported browser we mentioned above, then enter the address "" and press enter. Then you will see Spotify Web Player as below.

Spotify Web Player homepage

Click "SIGN UP" button in the upper right to create an account. Or click "LOG IN" button to log in your Spotify free or premium account, and enter your account and password, or link to your Facebook, Apple or Google account. Please check or uncheck "Remember me" according to your need. After log in, you will see a familiar interface which is almost same as Spotify application. "Your Library" and all your playlists are displayed just like what it looks like in Spotify application. However, if you click your username in the upper right, there won't be settings menu.

Spotify Web Player Interface

All the operations in Spotify Web Player like playing songs, albums and playlists, sharing the songs, copying the links and creating playlists, are same as the operations in Spotify application. So it won't take you any time to learn how to use Spotify Web Player.

The Advantages of Spotify Web Player

Advantage 1: No installation Required

For working reasons, you may need to use a public or shared computer for some time. Under such a condition, you don't need to install Spotify application and you can still enjoy your favorite Spotify songs with Spotify Web Player. Also, Spotify Web Player may be the only way for you to enjoy Spotify songs when you are working on a computer where installation applications is prohibited.

Use Spotify Web Player on working computers

Advantage 2: Familiar Interface

The interface differences between Spotify Web Player and Spotify application are very slight and you don't need to spend any time to learn how to use it.

Advantage 3: Saving Hard Disk Space

You can directly play your favorite songs and don't need to download any songs. This helps to save your hard disk space, especially on some small-storage computers.

The Disadvantages of Spotify Web Player

Disadvantage 1: No Way to Download

You can't download any songs to your device when using Spotify Web Player even you are a Spotify Premium subscriber, because download function isn't provided in Spotify Web Player. If you are offline and you can't use Spotify application, then you have no way to enjoy Spotify songs.

Disadvantage 2: Can't Play Local Music Files

Spotify application allows you to play local MP3 music files if you enabled "Show local files" under "Local Files" section in Spotify Settings. However, this feature is not available in Spotify Web Player.

Advantage 3: Can't Adjust Audio Quality

We know that Spotify application allows you to manually or automatically adjust audio streaming quality depending on your network connection. However, Spotify Web Player uses 128kbps AAC for free users and uses 256kbps AAC for premium users, and there is no way to adjust the audio streaming quality. When multiple programs need to access internet and the bandwidth for Spotify Web Player is very limited, Spotify Web Player may not be able to play the songs smoothly which will cause bad listening experience.

Spotify App Music Quality Settings

Besides, You may also need to enable Spotify Web Player in browsers as we introduced above. For some novices or some old-age users, changing the options in browsers may be a little troublesome.

TuneKeep Spotify Music Converter: A Powerful Spotify to MP3 Converter

There is also a hidden advantage of Spotify application. With Spotify application on Windows or Mac, you can use a Spotify converter to download or convert Spotify songs, albums or playlists as MP3 files, which you can copy and enjoy on various devices conveniently.

TuneKeep Spotify Music Converter Wonderful Features

  • Download Spotify songs, albums or playlists as MP3, M4A, WAV, etc.
  • Support all Spotify plans including Spotify Free and Spotify Premium
  • Preserve all ID3 tags including song title, artist, album, artwork, genre, etc.
  • Easily sort downloaded songs by "artist", "album" and "artist/album"
  • Easily rename the output files with song title, artist, album, hyphen, space, etc.
  • Fully compatible with latest Windows, macOS and Spotify application

Simple Steps to Convert Spotify Songs to MP3 for Various Devices

TuneKeep Spotify Music Converter is very intuitive and easy-to-use. With only a few clicks, you can convert your favorite Spotify songs, albums and playlists to MP3. Check the guide below for your reference.

Step 1: Launch TuneKeep Spotify Music Converter

Launch TuneKeep Spotify Music Converter, and Spotify application will be launched automatically. Before conversion is done, please keep running Spotify and do not play Spotify songs on your own.

TuneKeep Spotify Music Converter interface

Step 2: Add Spotify Music to Spotify Music Converter

There are two ways to Spotify music to Spotify Music Converter, which are drag & drop and link copy & paste.

Drag & Drop: Simply display both Spotify and the converter in one screen at the same time, then easily drag a song, an album or a playlist from Spotify and drop it into the converter. You can repeat this step to add multiple songs, albums or playlists.

Drag Spotify Music Songs to Converter

Link Copy & Paste: Right-click a song, an album or a playlist, move to Share context menu and click "Copy Song Link", "Copy Album Link" or "Copy Playlist Link". Then go back to the converter, and click "Add Files" button, paste the link in the address bar in the left bottom. And click Add or + button to go to next step.

Copy Spotify Playlist Link

Step 3: Choose the Songs

No matter which way you use to add Spotify songs, all the songs in the album or playlist will be checked in the converter. If you do not want to download some of them, just uncheck the checkboxes and then click Add button to add the songs to the conversion list.

Choose Spotify Songs

Step 4: Choose Output Format

Spotify Music Converter uses high quality 320kbps MP3 as default output format. If necessary, you can click Options to change output folder, the way of sorting and renaming output files in General tab or change output format and its volume in advanced tab.

Spotify conversion list

Step 5: Start Spotify Music Conversion

Press "Convert" button to start downloading Spotify music and wait for a short time to complete the conversion. Output files can be easily found by clicking History button. Then you can click the little blue folder icon in History interface and open the output folder.

Downloading Spotify Music

Now, you can copy the output songs to a USB flash drive or a USB hard disk, or transfer to iPhone, iPad, Android devices, iPod, PSP, Walkman, MP3 players, etc. for a better offline Spotify music experience.


Both Spotify application and Spotify Web Player have advantages and disadvantages. You can choose how to enjoy Spotify songs depending on your need. However, if you want to enjoy better offline music experience from Spotify, the combination of Spotify application and TuneKeep Spotify Music Converter is much better. Do not hesitate to download TuneKeep Spotify Music Converter to have a try first if you also want to convert Spotify Music to MP3.