How to Transfer Playlists from Spotify to Apple Music

Transfer Playlists from Spotify to Apple Music


Digital music services are slowly becoming the trend because they enable users to access millions of songs without having to waste precious storage space in devices. Spotify is the undisputed king of music streaming with over 70 million users. Last year, apple announced its very own music service. It had put many into a spot of bother. People are unable to figure out a way to transfer their carefully curated playlists from Spotify to Apple music because Apple doesn’t offer an importer. The thought of having to start all over again is disheartening. Unfortunately, there is no easy way out of it. But, worry not folks! There are third party applications that will save the heartache and time. Intrigued? Keep reading.

There are two reliable third party apps that will do the job. STAMP and Move to Apple Music search for and assemble tracks from the users Spotify playlist in Apple music. Though the features offered differ, the end result is the same.

  • The apps require people to tweak accessibility settings of their devices so as to allow performance of intended task. The entire process is not a matter of one-click but these apps are designed to help people through.
  • Move to Apple Music prompts people to like songs via the heart icon after which, a series of “certification invalid” alerts are triggered. Choosing the ‘continue’ option every time the pop-up appears, will grant access to intercept iTunes data. STAMP, on the other hand, requires control of accessibility feature.
  • STAMP allows users to import any file in .CSV format enabling it to export anything that is compatible with Exportify. Move to Apple Music, however, allows users to work with Spotify or Rdio only. If this gave STAMP brownie points, one shouldn’t make a decision yet.
  • Move to Apple Music works behind the scenes enabling normal usage of the device. STAMP takes total control of your device. If it is disrupted, there isn’t a troubleshoot option. This implies that the entire process needs to restart from scratch.
  • Move to Apple Music is compatible only with Mac OS X (10.9) Maverick or later. The trial version is free whereas, the full software needs to be purchased.
  • Users should note that neither app recreates playlists in your music library. The tracks from your playlists are searched and added from Apple Music directly. Due to this, the accuracy of either app wasn’t 100%. There are certain songs that apple music might not support or, may list them differently. But, it is better than having to assemble the tracks from scratch.

Until Apple offers an inbuilt option, there aren’t many options apart from these third party apps for people to work their way around these shortcomings.

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