How to Transfer Apple Music Playlists to Spotify
Switching from Apple Music to Spotify can be scary due to the apparent risk of losing your playlists. It’s not a secret; it’s a major way that music streaming platforms use to lock you into their platform.
If you are in this predicament, there are ways to transfer music from Apple Music to Spotify, so you can finally take the leap. We’ll show you how to do it for a smooth transition.
Requirements to Transfer Your Apple Music Library to Spotify
Streaming platforms don’t usually provide an official way to export your music playlists, and Apple Music is no exception. To do this, we have to rely on dedicated third-party services to help you transfer music from Apple Music to Spotify.
In this guide we will use Adjust my music to move Apple Music playlists to Spotify. Tune My Music is our top choice because it supports many music streaming platforms and is free.
However, there are two mandatory requirements to undertake the process.
First, you must have an active Apple Music subscription plan. If you let your plan expire, don’t worry. You can get Apple Music for free and then cancel once you’ve transferred your music playlists. Second, you need to enable Synchronization Library in Apple Music. You can check if it is on or off by opening the Settings app > Music > Sync Library.
How to Transfer Your Playlists from Apple Music to Spotify
With that in mind, follow these steps to transfer your Apple Music library to Spotify:
Step 1. Go to Tune My Music and select let’s start. On the next page, select Apple Music from the list of available services as the music source.
If you are not signed in to Apple Music in your browser, a new window will open for you to do so. Select Sign in to your Apple Music account. Enter your Apple ID and password to verify your identity.
2nd step. Next, grant Tune My Music permission to access your Apple Music library by clicking Allow.
On the next page, Tune My Music will show your Apple Music playlists. By default, the tool selects all playlists and songs, albums, and artists from your library. If you only want to move playlists, deselect everything else. You can also move all your playlists or select only the ones you want to transfer to Spotify.
Step 3. When you are satisfied with your selection, click Select destination.
Step 4. Click on Spotify on the next page and select Accept to authorize the tool to access your account in the new window. You may need to sign in to Spotify if you haven’t already.
Tune My Music will display a summary page showing your source, destination, and playlists to transfer. If you’re not happy with your selection, you can always go back and add or remove whatever you need.
Step 5. Start your transfer by clicking Start moving my music.
The website will then display a progress bar. You can view songs and playlists that have already been moved and even missing ones. In our case, no missing songs were found, which means the tool moved all the songs.
If this happens, it does not mean that the song is not available on Spotify. It may be available, but the metadata is different. In this case, view the affected songs and manually add them to your Spotify library.
Step 6. To open your transferred playlist in Spotify, click the Open button next to the playlist name.
A note about Tune My Music
Although Tune My Music is free, the tool also has a paid version if you need to bulk transfer more than 500 tracks at a time. If you try to transfer more than 500 tracks on the free version, Tune My Music will only move the first 500 tracks (check the screenshot below).
The premium version also lets you automatically sync tracks daily, weekly, or monthly, which is handy if you want to use two services simultaneously. With synchronization, you don’t need to transfer music from Spotify to Apple Music next time you want to go back.
Ditch Apple Music for Spotify without Losing Playlists
Thanks to third-party music services like Tune My Music, you don’t have to lose your playlists when you switch platforms. If you’ve wanted to ditch Apple Music for Spotify for a long time or you’ve been planning it and are only held back by the fear of losing playlists, go ahead and do it.