Here’s how to transfer your playlists from Apple Music to Spotify without losing any of your music.
Switching from Apple Music to Spotify has many advantages — from a clutter-free UI to superior cross-compatibility and great music discovery.
Unfortunately, Apple doesn’t provide an in-app option to move songs from its streaming service to Spotify or any other platform.
If you’re going to switch from Apple Music to Spotify, you’ll need a third-party app. And to help you with that, we rounded up the top four third-party apps to seamlessly transfer your Apple Music playlists to Spotify below:
|App Name||Free account limit||Subscription plans||Platform|
|Tune My Music||500 files||$4.5/month or $24/year||Web browser|
|Soundiiz||200 files||Premium: $4.5/month or $36/year|
$9.50/month or $75/year
|Web browser and Play Store|
|FreeYourMusic||100 files||Basic: $14.99/year|
|Play Store and App Store|
|SongShift||No limit||$4.99/month, $19.99/year, or $39.99/lifetime||App Store|
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1. Tune My Music
One of the best apps to help you with this is Tune My Music. This web-based tool helps you switch your Apple Music playlists to Spotify, Tidal, Deezer, and several other streaming platforms.
It offers a free plan that restricts your transfer limit to 500 files. However, you can purchase the monthly ($4.5) or annual ($24) paid plan for unlimited exports.
To switch your playlists from Apple Music to Spotify using Tune My Music, follow these steps:
- Go to Tune My Music and click on Let’s Start.
- Select Apple Music as your source in the next menu, then click Login to your Apple Music account to access it from the browser.
- Next, grant Tune My Music access to your Apple Music library by tapping Allow. The website will redirect you to a new page where all your playlists have been automatically selected for the switch. You can unselect any playlist you don’t want to move.
- Click Select Destination, and choose Spotify.
- Click Agree to allow Tune My Music access to your Spotify account. You may also have to log in to your account if you’ve not done that before on your browser.
- You’ll see a summary of the source and destination for the transfer alongside your selected playlists. If you’d like to change anything, you can go back and do so. If not, tap Start Moving My Music to begin the playlist switch.
- When the process is complete, Tune My Music will display a menu with songs on the new playlist and those that weren’t moved. If a song didn’t transfer to your Spotify library, it’s possible the metadata is different, and Tune My Music couldn’t find it. Not to worry, you can search for it manually and add it to your playlist.
Unlike Tune My Music, Soundiiz has a web-based portal and an Android app you can download from the Play Store to swap your Apple Music playlists to Spotify.
The Free Plan allows you to move up to 200 music files and transfer your playlists one at a time.
However, with the paid plans, you get unlimited exports and multiple playlist transfers simultaneously. Soundiiz subscription packages include:
- Premium: $3/month billed annually or $4.50/month billed monthly.
- Creator: $6.25/month billed annually or $9.50/month billed monthly.
Here’s how to move your Apple Music playlists to Spotify using Soundiiz:
- Log into the Soundiiz website.
- On the dashboard, under Tools, select Transfer.
- Click on Select Source, then tap Apple Music. Enter your Apple ID to log in, then click Allow on the Access Request page.
- Click on Select Destination > Spotify. Enter your login credentials, then click Agree when redirected to your third-party app permissions.
- Click on Start.
- Choose the pencil icon in the Playlists box’s lower right corner.
- Select the playlist you want to move, then click Confirm and continue.
- Click Confirm my selection.
- Make the necessary changes to your playlist’s title and description, then click Save configuration.
- Mark the boxes next to the songs you want to move to Spotify. Once done, click Confirm.
- Click on Begin the transfer! and wait for the transfer to finish.
If you own an iOS, macOS, Android, Windows, or Linux device, you can use the FreeYourMusic app to move your playlists from Apple Music to Spotify.
Like Tune My Music and Soundiiz, FreeYourMusic features free and paid plans. The free subscription limits your exports to 1 playlist and 100 songs.
You’ll need to purchase a FreeYourMusic payment package for unlimited playlists and music tracks. The available subscription plans include the following:
- Basic: $14.99/year
- Premium: $49.99/year
- Lifetime: $249.99
To execute a playlist transfer from Apple Music to Spotify using FreeYourMusic, follow these steps:
- Select Apple Music as your source in the FreeYourMusic app on your smartphone.
- Select Spotify as your destination.
- Select the playlists or songs you want to transfer.
- Click Begin Transfer to complete the process.
Another top-recommended option is SongShift. This application facilitates seamless playlist transfers across multiple streaming platforms.
Here’s how to transfer your Apple Music playlist to Spotify using SongShift:
- Download the SongShift app. As of now, SongShift is only available for iOS devices.
- Launch the app to display all available services. Scroll down and click on Apple Music.
- Click Continue. Then, select OK when you’re prompted to grant SongShift access to Apple Music in a pop-up window.
- From the available services list, pick Spotify.
- Click Continue.
- Tap Get Started.
- The Shifts page will be opened where you can begin transferring your playlists. In the top right corner of the screen, select the + icon.
- Choose Playlist under Apple Music, and select the playlist you want to import to Spotify.
- In the top right corner of the screen, select Confirm.
- Select Spotify as your destination, then tap on Start Shifts to begin the transfer.
- Go to Review to evaluate the song matches. Replace the incorrect entry by clicking on it and finding the correct song.
- Select Confirm Matches > Continue to complete the transfer.
Apple Music to Spotify: Transferring Limitations
Tune My Music and other third-party music transfer and sharing apps don’t actually move your playlists from Apple Music to Spotify. Instead, they use a song-matching algorithm to execute the process.
Because of this, you may experience scenarios where the app fails to transfer some songs successfully. Let’s look at these limitations below:
- Some songs may be missing from your Spotify playlist
- Several new playlist songs may lack album covers or refuse to play
- Some tracks might get duplicated
Some songs may be missing from your Spotify playlist
It often happens that some music files don’t have metadata to enable your third-party app to find them during the transfer, or the artist isn’t listed on your preferred music streaming platform.
In such instances, you may struggle to add such songs to the new playlist.
However, it’ll be impossible to find a music file if the artist isn’t available on Spotify.
Several new playlist songs may lack album covers or refuse to play
After transferring music from Apple Music to Spotify, you may notice some songs don’t display their album art.
Spotify may also display this pop-up: “This song is not currently available in your country or region,” whenever you try to play other tracks.
You can solve both issues by deleting the songs and adding them to the playlist manually.
Some tracks might get duplicated
If you’ve transferred a playlist from Apple Music to Spotify and want to do it again for songs that your third-party app may have missed, the app may duplicate already-existing songs in your music library.
This error often happens because music files typically have different metadata on streaming services.
For instance, one song may exist on separate albums with different playtimes on Spotify. This is why your app reads it as a separate song and adds it to your playlist even if you already have a copy.
To make sure this won’t happen, thoroughly review the playlists you transfer to avoid duplication.
Moving from Apple Music to Spotify often comes with the fear of losing your curated playlists, especially since Apple’s streaming service lacks an in-app option for a playlist transfer.
Thankfully, you now know how to ditch one streaming service for the next and still keep your favorite songs and albums with tools such as SongShift and Tune My Music.
Have you used any of these tools to switch playlists between streaming platforms before? How was the experience? Did you lose any playlists or albums in the process? We’d love to know your thoughts in the comments!