How to download Zing MP3

Do you know about the music streaming service called ‘Zing MP3’? Zing MP3 is one of the most popular music streaming services in Vietnam. It offers a wide range of Vietnamese music as well as a rich collection of international music, boasting a stylish and sophisticated design. To put it simply, Zing MP3 is available in Japan, but lacks the download function and some songs may not be available for playback. Nevertheless, it offers 320kbps audio quality completely for free, making it a hidden gem among music streaming sites. This article will provide a detailed guide on how to use Zing MP3.

What is Zing MP3

Zing MP3 is a music streaming service operated by the Vietnamese IT company VNG. Launched in 2007, it has gained popularity as one of Vietnam’s largest music distribution sites.

The key features of Zing MP3 include:

  1. Free streaming of music
  2. Enjoy music at up to 320kbps quality
  3. Karaoke function
  4. Browse artists’ personal pages
  5. AI-powered music search system
  6. Download feature (for premium members only)

Zing MP3 is available for free but requires user registration. To register, you’ll need an account on Zalo, a messaging app operated by VNG. Keep in mind this specific requirement for registration.

In Vietnam, there are web browser versions, desktop app versions, and mobile app versions available, but in Japan, only the Android version is released.

Using Zing MP3: Unable to Listen or Use?

How to Register for Zing MP3

Zing MP3, operated by the Vietnamese IT company VNG, requires an account on their chat app called ‘Zalo’ for registration. Zalo, similar to Vietnam’s version of LINE, is free to use but requires a registered phone number. (Registration is possible with a Japanese phone number.)

Steps to register:

  1. Open the Zing MP3 site and tap the icon at the top right.
  2. Scan the QR code for Zalo.
  3. Your Zalo account will reflect on Zing MP3.

Zing MP3 Menu Guide

As the interface is entirely in Vietnamese, it might be challenging to navigate. Here’s a simple guide to the Zing MP3 menu screen.

Please refer to the image for a translation of the primary menu buttons. The basic functions are similar to other music sites, so you won’t likely get lost.

Zing MP3’s interface is similar to platforms like Soundcloud, Deezer, and TIDAL. Clicking on a song launches a web player displaying playback options at the bottom. It also includes features to view lyrics and for karaoke, enabling users not only to listen but also sing along.

Though some content may not be accessible from Japan, in my experience, I didn’t encounter any songs that I couldn’t play. Therefore, generally, you can access most of the displayed songs.

Playing Music on Zing MP3

To play a song, simply click on its artwork.

You can control playback, move to the next track, or shuffle play using the web player at the bottom.

The player also supports sound adjustments like sound effects and bass tuning. It’s a highly capable player, offering settings like balance and equalizer.

Creating Playlists on Zing MP3

Even for free users in Japan, creating playlists on Zing MP3 is possible.

Click on ‘Playlist’ in the menu. Click on the ‘+’ icon. Set the playlist name, choose sharing and shuffle play preferences. Your playlist will be created. Click on the ‘…’ next to a song and select ‘Add to playlist’. The song will be added to your playlist.

Downloading Music from Zing MP3

Zing MP3 offers a download feature; however, users from countries other than Vietnam cannot access this functionality. Here are two methods to download music from Zing MP3:

Using StreamFab YouTube Downloader

StreamFab YouTube Downloader is software that enables downloading videos as MP4/MKV/MP3 from over 1000 sites like YouTube, amazon video download, and Facebook. It supports unencrypted M3U8 format videos, allowing smooth downloading of videos that might not be downloadable via other software.

By using StreamFab YouTube Downloader to download from Zing MP3, you can play offline, play in the background, transfer to USB, or play on an MP3 player. It supports up to 320kbps audio quality, making it suitable for those who prioritize sound quality. With its browser detection feature, downloading is as simple as playing Zing MP3 in your browser.

Steps to download Zing MP3 songs with StreamFab YouTube Downloader:

  1. Launch StreamFab and copy the URL of the desired Zing MP3 song. Paste it into the search bar and open it in the built-in browser.
  2. Upon playing the song, set the output format and quality in the displayed download pop-up.
  3. Click the ‘Download Now’ button to start downloading the Zing MP3 song.
  4. Monitor the download progress under ‘Downloading.’ The downloaded songs will move to the ‘Downloaded’ section.

Zing MP3 Downloader Unavailable

Zing MP3 Downloader, an extension that supposedly allows downloading from Zing MP3, couldn’t be used upon my trial. (As of December 2023)

I explored other extensions compatible with Zing MP3, but none could download correctly. Since they seem outdated, they might no longer bypass Zing MP3’s copyright protection.

Solutions When Unable to Download from Zing MP3

Use software capable of bypassing copyright protection since Zing MP3’s content has copyright guards, preventing downloads through typical download tools. Review and stabilize your internet connection; unstable connections might cause interruptions or prevent proper processing. Aim for a minimum of 5Mbps for downloads. Switch to a wired connection if wireless is unreliable and turn off devices occupying bandwidth. Restart your device; a simple yet effective method to clear cache and resolve hardware-related issues causing instability.


This article introduced Zing MP3, Vietnam’s No.1 music streaming site. While browsing through Vietnam’s music begin¬†for the first time, I found a wide variety of music genres, stylish artwork, and surprisingly high audio quality. While obtaining a Zalo account is necessary, it’s free to use even from Japan. If you’re curious, why not give it a try?

To freely listen to downloaded music offline from Zing MP3, consider using ‘StreamFab YouTube Downloader.