This guide will show you how to transfer Spotify playlists to Apple Music and quickly create a new Apple Music playlist with that music. If you follow the guidelines exactly, you will get Spotify playlists imported to Apple Music without waiting for Apple to create a Spotify to Apple Music tool.
You will have to use a three-step process that will take some time to move your Spotify playlists to Apple Music, but if you have a large number of Spotify playlists that you have carefully created, it is faster than manually rebuilding the playlists.
If you live and die by your playlists, this tool is essential for transitioning from Spotify to Apple Music. You can try this on 10 songs in a playlist, but you won’t be able to use full playlists until you buy the full version of the app for around $5.
A three-step process to add your Spotify playlists to Apple Music and then create Apple Music playlists from those songs. You have to use all three steps as the Spotify to Apple Music Playlist tool doesn’t actually create a playlist, and the Spotify connect feature pulls all your music, not just playlists.
If you just need to move your Spotify music to Apple Music, you can use the second step, but most users will want to use this solution to transfer Spotify playlists to Apple Music playlists. For now this is only available on Mac, but a Windows version is also in the making.
Export Spotify Playlists to CSV
The first thing you need to do is export your Spotify playlists to a CSV file. This is a special file that you can open in Excel or Numbers if you want, but basically you are creating a text version of your playlist so you can import it to Apple Music using iTunes.
go export and login with your Spotify account. Next, select the playlist you want to export, or select Export all to download a zip containing a csv file for each Spotify playlist. Use this option if you have a large number of Spotify playlists to import to Apple Music.
Once you have Spotify playlists on your computer, you are a third of the way. You can download all playlists at once, but you may want to import one playlist to Apple Music at a time for a few days.
Transfer Spotify Playlists to Apple Music
this StAMP tool It can export a csv to Apple Music. The website makes a bold claim that it can transfer Spotify playlists to Apple Music, but it is very important to know that it only transfers playlist songs to your Apple Music library.
Unless you’re using a smart playlist and importing a new playlist per day as we outlined in the next section or sorted by date added, it won’t create a new Apple Music playlist for those songs, which you have to do manually.
Download and open StAMP to get started. The free version works with 10 songs in a playlist, while the paid version can handle large playlists.
If you want your Spotify music on Apple Music, sign in to Spotify. If you want to create playlists using a smart playlist. You should touch the CSV.
Once you’ve selected the CSV or Spotify account, you’re almost ready to get started. Make sure iTunes is open, you’re subscribed to Apple Music, and you’re on the For You or New tab in iTunes on your Mac.
Once this is set, click on Parse and then stop touching your computer until the app is finished. The app will search for the song in Apple Music and add it to your library, but you can’t touch the computer while this is happening. The app simulates clicks and keystrokes so if you click anywhere else you will ruin everything. There is a notification for every successful addition to your Apple Music library.
Once complete, you won’t see a new Apple Music playlist eligible for the Spotify playlist, but all of those songs will be in your Apple Music library.
Rebuild Spotify Playlist on Apple Music
There are two options to recreate your Spotify Playlist on Apple Music. Most users will want to use the slightly more involved process to convert their playlist to Apple Music in one day, but you can do it over several days.
If you want to quickly add these songs to a new Apple Music playlist, you need to add a playlist to Apple Music per day, and then create a new Smart Playlist in iTunes, which shows the most recently added to iTunes in the last day.
Then you can save this version of the playlist as a static playlist that matches your Spotify playlist. It’s long and not as automatic as we’d like, but it’s a good option if you need to move long playlists, better than manually searching for each song.
The other option is to import all the playlists you want to Apple Music and then click on My Music. Right click on the columns and add Date Added. Sort by Date Added down to the minute, so you have the songs you added in order. Then highlight and add the songs you need to add to the new playlist. Repeat for the rest of your Spotify playlists.
Is this the perfect way to move your Spotify playlists to Apple Music playlists? Not really, but better than manually typing in song names for 4,000 tracks.