How to Download Any Soundcloud Track for Free

So you want to download your favorite SoundCloud tracks so you can put them on your iPhone or iPad and have them on the go? Here’s how.

So you want to download your favorite SoundCloud tracks so you can put them on your iPhone or iPad and have them on the go? Well, the easiest method is with a PC and a free downloading program.

Get JDownloader

A while back, we reviewed a Windows application called JDownloader. For this task, it’s time to take it out of our Batman-Esque utility belt of apps and download otherwise un-attainable tracks. If you don’t have JDownloader installed, get it.

Note: Be sure to grab it from – not the copycat company owns and has included spyware in their version of it).

Download any soundcloud track free of charge

To download a track from SoundCloud, all you have to do is find the URL for the track’s unique page. The easiest way to find this is by right-clicking on the track title and then copying the link address.

copy soundcloud song url

Now open up JDownloader. If you set up Linkgrabber while installing JDownloader, the link will automatically be parsed and in your Linkgrabber tab. Click the Start arrow button to begin downloading.

Did the link now automatically show up in your Linkgrabber list? Add it manually using the Add URL button. If Jdownloader fails to find the associated MP3 file, try copying a different SoundCloud link.

jdownloader linkgrabber

The SoundCloud servers are smoking fast. Our download will finish before we even switch over to view the Download tab in JDownloader for those of us on broadband. Once the download

jdownloader download tab

JDownloader will save the file to its default location; usually, this is your %userprofile%/Downloads folder. Open it up in Windows Media Player or VLC and enjoy.

soundcloud playing locally in windows media player



  1. Quintus

    January 31, 2012 at 6:13 am

    Is this legal?

  2. Jake

    March 20, 2012 at 6:00 am

    You just copy paste your link to and you have it!

  3. Dick

    August 8, 2012 at 4:26 am

    Go fuck yourself

  4. Israel Lot

    August 12, 2012 at 1:50 am

    This Chrome Extension makes SoundCloud tracks download really simple. Just a click.

  5. Thomas J

    April 22, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    Or you can just use No extra software is needed

  6. Waseem

    April 21, 2016 at 2:37 am

    Hey Austin, if you’ve any plan to update this post. Then consider checking out this latest solution
    It has mass downloading support of up to 20 songs at a time, also it has soundcloud playlist downloading feature.


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