SoundCloud is a social platform for sharing and listening to music for free. It's a great tool for exploring new and upcoming artists, mainly because users from around the world upload their audio files and songs for you to listen to at no cost. If you'd like to enjoy SoundCloud music offline, there are several ways to download songs and other media.
You must be logged in to your SoundCloud account on the desktop to download content. You can't download content from the SoundCloud iOS or Android mobile apps.
The SoundCloud Download Feature
Downloading music from SoundCloud seems simple. Artists have control over whether their content is available for download. When you see a Download button beneath a track or under the More option, select it to download and save that content. If you don't see a Download button, it's because the creator hasn't made that content available for download.
There are some problems with the SoundCloud built-in download feature. First, most content on SoundCloud isn't available for download. Second, some content with a download option may send you to a third-party website to download the media. To proceed with the download, you may have to register an account with the third-party service or log in to another service, such as Twitter or Facebook. While this method is typically legitimate, as it's set up by the artist, it may link your social media accounts to a media page you may never use again.
Users with a SoundCloud Go or Go+ subscription can save content for offline listening on a mobile device. Subscriptions are priced from $4.99 a month to $9.99 a month. A 30-day free trial is offered.
Download From SoundCloud With a Browser Extension
A SoundCloud downloader browser extension is another way to save SoundCloud content and enjoy your favorite free-to-listen music offline. Search for SoundCloud downloader in the Chrome or Firefox web store to find the extension you'd like to use.
Downloaders are frequently removed from the extension web stores for violating the SoundCloud terms of service. Once installed, you should be able to use a downloader without issue. If it's removed from the web store, you won't be able to install it again.
Some downloaders add a Download button to SoundCloud media pages. Others add a SoundCloud icon to the browser where you paste a SoundCloud web address and download the content.
Installing downloader extensions may be a security risk. Some extensions can open a computer to viruses or other vulnerabilities.
Download With a Third-Party Downloader
Finding a third-party website with a SoundCloud downloader is another way to save SoundCloud content for offline listening. This method is useful because it doesn't require you to install anything. However, be aware that third-party sites have the same security risks as extensions.
KlickAud is a popular SoundCloud downloader website. Here's how it works:
Find a song or other content to download from SoundCloud.
Copy the URL from the address bar.
Navigate to the KlickAud site (or to another third-party website with a SoundCloud downloader).
Paste the song URL and select the Download button.
Downloader websites may have bugs or other issues that prevent a smooth download. If a website you frequent isn't working, search for another and test it out until you find one you're comfortable using. Search Google for download from SoundCloud or SoundCloud downloader to find additional options.