How to Transfer Spotify Playlists to Apple Music the Easy Way

There’s now a really easy way to transfer Spotify playlists to Apple Music, and it requires very little effort. Here’s how to do it.

We’ve recently talked about the different ways to get your Spotify playlists on Apple Music, and it wasn’t as easy as it sounded, since Apple doesn’t have a built-in feature that lets users migrate their Spotify music to Apple Music.

However, a new third-party tool has released that makes the process as easy as we’ve seen so far.

The app is called Move to Apple Music and it’s available only on OS X. It’s a lot easier to use than other solutions that we’ve used, including S.t.A.M.P., which has been the best automated solution so far, but importing Spotify playlists using S.t.A.M.P. requires exporting the playlists in a .CSV file first, and it’s really not as automated as it should be.

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With Move to Apple Music, the process to transfer Spotify playlists into Apple Music is a lot easier and quicker, and the app even works with Rdio playlists as well.

If you want to switch to Apple Music from Spotify, here’s how to transfer your Spotify playlists to Apple Music the easy way.

Importing Spotify Playlists to Apple Music

Again, we’ve already discussed a few ways you can transfer Spotify playlists to Apple Music, but the easiest way to do it is by using the new Move to Apple Music app that you can download onto your Mac.

Unfortunately, it’s not free to use, as it costs $4.99 to download, but considering that it would take hours (potentially) to recreate playlists in Apple Music, spending $4.99 to save you all that time is probably worth it for you. Plus, we have yet to discover a free alternative that’s this easy to use.

In any case, once you have the app downloaded and installed, fire it up and follow these steps:

The first thing you’ll see when you fire up the app is an option to select either Spotify or Rdio. Since we’re using Spotify, we’ll select Spotify.

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You’ll then log into your Spotify account, which is how the app accesses your playlists. Don’t worry, though, the app doesn’t keep or even know your Spotify account credentials.

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From there, the app will show a list of your Spotify playlists, and you can uncheck or check any of the playlists shown. After you’re done selecting playlists, click Next.

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The next part is a bit weird, but it what makes the app gain access to iTunes and transfer your playlists from Spotify into Apple Music.

Start by clicking Capture Session in the Move to Apple Music app and then open up iTunes. From there, you simply just need to “like” any song in your iTunes library by clicking on the heart icon to the right of the song. You may have to like several songs for this to work, but you should eventually see a big “Yes!” appear in the Move to Apple Music app. Click Next to move onto the next screen.

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At this point, your Spotify playlists will begin to transfer to Apple Music. Depending on how many songs and playlists you have, this process could take a while, so sit back and relax for the time being.

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At the bottom, you may see a message saying that “X songs could not be found on Apple Music.” That’s because you have a Spotify song that isn’t available on Apple Music, so that song will be left out of the transfer, unfortunately. However, most songs you do transfer are available on Apple Music, so you’ll certainly have a majority of songs to listen to on Apple’s music streaming service.

9 Comments

  1. adelesamantha2015

    07/31/2015 at 11:45 pm

    Thanks for the article, Craig. For those who live outside US and want to access Spotify, you can use UnoTelly as I do to get around the geo block.

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  2. rogtheranter999

    08/03/2015 at 12:23 am

    I find it misses quite a few songs (it imported 999 out of 13,259 songs) so you have to run it over and over.

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  3. Kenneth Gilbert

    08/03/2015 at 9:06 am

    Move To Apple Music not working.

    10.10.4
    MTAM 1.2

    I’ve been trying for 45-60 minutes.

    It will not capture iTunes.

    Waste of $5.

    Thanks … Ken

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    • Bangelica

      10/14/2017 at 7:55 am

      Try checking out musconv.com, it’s a website that allows you to transfer your music from one service to another. – Bangelica

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  4. TheOracleOfAll

    08/03/2015 at 5:18 pm

    At this point, Move to Apple Music has transferred 3,300 songs and could not find 939. That’s about 4x rogtheranter999’s failure rate.

    More importantly, the transfer speed is running around 120 songs per hour. At this rate, it will take another 2 weeks to transfer over there rest of my 41,000 songs!

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  5. Move to Apple — Andre and Ramon

    08/03/2015 at 6:19 pm

    Hey guys, we are working hard to fix the issues some users are having. We are more than happy to give you guys a return!

    Reply

  6. Alberto

    08/21/2015 at 5:55 am

    So this app creates all the spotify playlists on iTunes, but will those playlist be synchronized across my idevices (iPhone/iPad)?

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  7. Brett

    09/13/2015 at 9:54 am

    Why does my iTunes alert me that it is trying to connect to an unauthorized server that could potentially expose all of my account info ?

    Reply

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