How to Switch from Apple Music to Spotify and Keep Your Playlists

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Ready to switch from Apple Music to Spotify? Here’s how to keep your playlists intact during the move.

Many people are reluctant to switch music streaming services because of years of playlists. But what if you could take your playlists with you? You don’t have to spend hours curating which playlists, either. There are several services that will match up your music tracks and sync your playlists between Apple Music and Spotify.

Switching from Apple Music to Spotify Guide

Several third-party services make it easy to switch between music streaming services. It’s a great way for people with multiple streaming subscriptions to keep all their playlists synced, no matter which services they’re using. Here’s a quick guide on setting up SongShift to sync Apple Music and Spotify playlists.

  1. Open the SongShift app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap the SongShift icon at the bottom to get started.
  3. Tap ‘Setup Sources.
  4. Tap ‘Connect Music Services.
  5. Find the Apple Music icon and tap ‘Connect.’
  6. Enter your Apple Music credentials and agree.
  7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 for connecting Spotify.

Great! Once you’ve completed this step, SongShift is all set up for the switch between Apple Music and Spotify. Now you need to select which music, playlists, and albums you want to sync in the process.

  1. Select ‘Set up Source‘ and choose Spotify.
  2. Choose the album, playlist, or song you’re syncing.
  3. Tap ‘Set up Destination‘ and choose Apple Music.
  4. Tap ‘I’m Finished,’ and then you’re done.

SongShift then meticulously crawls through your Apple Music playlists. It will find matches for those songs and playlists on Spotify, then present you with a list. You can then choose to approve the import or make changes if you’re not happy.

It’s worth noting that not every song from Apple Music is available on Spotify. If you’ve saved an unavailable song, you won’t be able to move it over. SongShift will identify any songs that won’t be available on Spotify after it syncs your music.

SongShift not your cup of tea? There are a few other apps that allow users to transfer playlists from Apple Music to Spotify. Here’s a quick list.

Switch from Apple Music to Spotify – Alternatives

Tune My Music

Tune My Music is more focused on people who want to keep two music services in sync. One example given is curators who wish to keep playlists synced across multiple services. Another is copying playlists between platforms and keeping them updated with new additions. Tune My Music is a paid service with no free trial.


This platform is more similar to SongShift and offers individual playlist syncing for free. It connects with multiple music streaming services (Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, TIDAL) and features a premium upgrade for automatic playlist syncing.

Free Your Music

Free Your Music supports more platforms than some of the other music streaming services. For example, it supports JioSaavn and other India-only music streaming services. It is also the only app on this list that offers a paid one-time fee for unlimited syncing instead of a monthly subscription.