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How to Download Spotify for Mac

After registering for a Spotify account, you get directed to a page that should automatically launch the installation file for your Mac. To download the software, follow these steps:

  1. If the installation file doesn’t automatically launch, go to Spotify and click Download Now.

    Whether the file launches automatically or you manually download it, your browser prompts you to save the Spotify.dmg file.

  2. In the Firefox browser, click Save File to confirm the save.

    You may get a slightly different message, depending on the browser you use.

    The file shortly appears in your Downloads folder.

  3. Double-click the file to open it.

    A window appears, prompting you to drag the Spotify icon to your Applications folder.

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  4. Click the icon in this window and drag it to the Applications folder shown next to it.

    A dialog box may appear, saying that Spotify can’t be moved because Applications can’t be modified.

  5. If the warning dialog box appears, click Authenticate, enter the administrator’s username and password in the text boxes provided, and then click Log In to approve the process and install the program.

    A dialog box may appear, asking whether Spotify can access your keychain.

  6. (Recommended) Click Allow to give Spotify access to your keychain.

    Your keychain can save you from having to enter the administrator password every time you open the program. But you may need to reenter it when the software gets updated every now and again.

Spotify is now stored in your Applications folder. You can create a link to it in your Dock by clicking and dragging the icon.

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