Ever wanted to try a music streaming service other than Spotify, but were put off by the difficulty of creating your favorite playlists again? Fear not, because it’s actually possible to transfer your Spotify playlists to streaming services like Apple Music, Deezer, Tidal, and Amazon Music without the added stress of sifting through each app’s catalog.
It’s reasonable to feel compelled to check out other streamers. The ongoing controversy over the Joe Rogan podcast at Spotify – understandably – has left some subscribers uneasy about where the money is going. Not to mention the fact that artists like Neil Young and Joni Mitchell have had their music libraries removed from Spotify in protest.
Even if you’re avoiding the drama, you might be considering switching to a music streaming service that offers higher quality streams. Apple Music offers spatial and lossless audio support, giving a growing selection of its tracks more detailed and immersive sound. Deezer, Tidal, and Amazon Music also offer Hi-Res Audio options for paid subscribers. Meanwhile, we’re still awaiting a Spotify HiFi release date – it’s the company’s new tier of streaming, which was meant to bring higher quality streams to the platform (but not Hi-Res Audio).
Spotify isn’t the only player in town when it comes to great music streaming services, but if you’ve ever wanted to listen to the competition, you might want to be armed with your own music arsenal in order to take on these others. applications for proper rotation. Read on to learn how you can transfer your favorite Spotify playlists to Apple Music, Deezer, Tidal and more.
Unfortunately, there is no official method provided by major streamers to easily transfer your playlists from app to app, and that’s a real shame. However, this is a realistic limitation. Not all streamers have the exact same music library, and not necessarily the same file format, even. This can naturally cause conflicts between individual songs and their metadata.
Luckily, there’s a reliable and safe third-party method to transport your Spotify playlists to Apple Music, Deezer, Tidal and more. A website called Soundiiz makes the process relatively simple, and while there are similar playlist transfer sites, such as Tune My Music, Soundiiz is the most polished and user-friendly site we’ve tried.
This is largely due to Soundiiz’s easy to understand user interface. When logging into Soundiiz, you’ll see a list of top music streaming apps lined up in a sidebar on the left side of the page. This sidebar lets you easily connect your accounts, preparing them for transferring playlists between each other. And of course, it doesn’t only work on the Spotify side, because you can also transfer playlists at Spotify from any other streaming app available on Soundiiz as well.
How to create an account with Soundiiz
When you first visit the Soundiiz website, you’ll be greeted by the homepage that breaks down everything you can do with the service. To get started, you’ll need to create an account, but don’t worry – the basic Soundiiz account is completely free and you won’t be charged unless you upgrade to the Premium plan.
First, click the “Get Started Now” button on the homepage, and you will be redirected to the login page, where you can choose to sign up with any of your Google, Facebook, Twitter, Existing Apple or Spotify. If you don’t have any – or just don’t want to link Soundiiz to any of them, you can scroll down a bit and click “Sign Up” to create an individual Soundiiz account.
Once you’ve signed up, you can begin the playlist transfer process.
How to connect Soundiiz to your Spotify account
As mentioned, the sidebar on the left of the Soundiiz dashboard displays a list of the most commonly used music streaming services. Spotify, Tidal, Deezer and more are present and catered for, but Soundiiz supports a total of 47 different apps, meaning you’re likely to be covered even if you’re using a less popular service.
Our first stop, however, is to connect your Spotify account to Soundiiz. To do this, look for the Spotify icon in the left sidebar (it should be at the very top of the list). Click it to bring up a prompt to connect your account. Clicking “Connect” here will bring up a separate Spotify login window where you can enter your Spotify login details.
If you’re a little worried about connecting your Spotify account to a third-party site, rest assured that Spotify recognizes Soundiiz as a legitimate tool, and you’ll be prompted to agree to authorize Soundiiz before it connects to your Spotify account.
With your Spotify account now connected to Soundiiz, you will see that the red dot next to the Spotify icon has turned green, indicating that your accounts are connected. Click on the Spotify icon one more time and you will see that Soundiiz has listed all the playlists you have created on Spotify. You are now almost ready to transfer our playlists.
However, you will first need to repeat the process you just did for Spotify with the streaming service you want to transfer your playlists to. To do this, just follow the steps we just did for Spotify with your desired transfer location, whether it’s Apple Music, Tidal, or whatever. Keep in mind, however, that any app with a blue arrow icon next to it only supports transfers. from the app, not at this. Amazon Music is an example of this in the sidebar.
That said, Soundiiz seems like an outlier here. Other playlist transfer sites like Tune My Music seem to support transferring Spotify to Amazon Music, so if you need to do it in the future, we suggest you use this website for the do, or wait for Soundiiz to offer it as a feature.
Once you have Spotify and at least one other streaming service connected to Soundiiz, we can finally begin the playlist transfer process.
How to Transfer Playlists from Spotify to Another App
Now that you have Spotify and at least one other account linked to Soundiiz, you can start transferring your music from Spotify to another music streaming service. In the dashboard, click on “Transfer” in the left menu and a new window will open.
From the options that appear, you can only select “Playlists” on the free account. It’s worth noting that Premium Soundiiz accounts can transfer individual artists, albums and tracks – something to think about if you really want to enjoy your Spotify experience on another platform.
Click on “Playlists”, then you will be prompted to select your source platform. This is the app that you will transfer your playlists to from, which in this case is Spotify. Go ahead and select Spotify from the list of options.
The next menu prompts you to select the playlist you want to transfer. To do this, simply check the box next to the desired playlist, followed by “Confirm and continue”.
You can then edit the playlist name, enter a description, remove duplicate tracks, and choose to set playlist privacy. However, only a title is required to continue, so confirm the changes you want to make, then click “Save Configuration”.
The following menu unfortunately reveals another limitation of the free Soundiiz account: you can only transfer a maximum of 200 songs at a time. If your playlists are larger, you’ll need a Premium Soundiiz account to transfer everything in one go. You also probably figured out that with the free account, you can only choose to transfer songs from one playlist at a time.
Check that your desired songs are there, then click “Confirm”. Finally, you will be asked to choose your destination. This will be the app that your playlist is transferred to at. And that’s all. Soundiiz will display a progress bar indicating the progress of the transfer process, along with an estimated completion time. You can then head to the selected destination app to make sure the transfer was successful.
Until the biggest music streaming services come together to form an official standard for transferring music between apps, third-party tools like Soundiiz are your best bet for doing so with relatively few substantial downsides.
Obviously, some inconvenience arises with features locked behind a premium account, or some apps strictly supporting a transfer-only option, but Soundiiz and similar apps are a reliable and easy-to-use option nonetheless.