Switching from Apple Music to Spotify can be scary due to the apparent risk of losing your playlists. It’s no secret; it is one of the main ways music streaming platforms use it to block you on their platform.
If you are in this situation, there are ways to transfer music from Apple Music to Spotify, so that you can finally take the leap. We’ll show you how to do it for a smooth transition.
Requirements to transfer your music library from Apple 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 the third-party services dedicated to helping you transfer music from Apple Music to Spotify.
In this guide, we will use Tune My Music to move Apple Music playlists to Spotify. Tune My Music is our top pick because it’s compatible with many streaming music platforms and it’s free.
However, there are two mandatory requirements to carry out the process.
One, 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 sync library on 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 us begin. On the next page, select Apple Music from the list of available services as your music source.
If you haven’t signed in to Apple Music in your browser, a new window will open so you can sign in. Select Sign in to your Apple Music account. Enter your Apple ID and password to verify your identity.
Step 2. Next, give Tune My Music permission to access your Apple Music library by clicking Allow.
On the next page, Tune My Music will display your Apple Music playlists. By default, the tool selects all the playlists and the songs, albums, and artists in your library. If you only want to move playlists, deselect everything else. You can also move all your playlists or just select the specific ones you want to transfer to Spotify.
Step 3. When you are satisfied with your selection, click Select destination.
Step 4. Click Spotify on the next page and select To accept to grant the tool permission 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 indicating the source, destination, and playlists to be transferred. If you’re not happy with your selection, you can always go back and add or remove what you need.
Step 5. Start your transfer by clicking Start moving my music.
The website will display a progress bar. You can see the songs and playlists that have already been moved and even the ones that are missing. In our case, no missing songs were found, which means that the tool moved all the songs.
If that happens, it doesn’t mean the song isn’t available on Spotify. It may be available, but the metadata is different. In that case, view the affected songs and manually add them to your Spotify library.
Step 6. To open your transferred playlist in Spotify, click the opening next to the playlist name.
A note on Tune My Music
While Tune My Music is free, the tool also has a paid version if you need to bulk transfer more than 500 tracks at once. If you try to transfer more than 500 tracks in the free version, Tune My Music will move only the first 500 tracks (see screenshot below).
The premium version also allows you to automatically sync tracks on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis, which is useful if you want to use two services simultaneously. With sync, you don’t need to transfer music from Spotify to Apple Music the next time you want to go back.
Get rid of Apple Music for Spotify without losing playlists
Thanks to third-party music services like Tune My Music, you don’t need to lose your playlists when you switch platforms. If you have been wanting to get rid of Apple Music for Spotify for a long time or have been planning it and only stopped because of the fear of losing playlists, go ahead and do it.