How to transfer from Apple Music to Spotify

When people decide to switch Apple Music to Spotify, the most common queation is can I transfer my Apple Music library to Spotify?

This article covers the simplest method to export your Apple Music playlist to MP3, as well as how to import local music to Spotify.

Part 1 How to export your Apple Music playlist to MP3

If you want to move your Apple Music songs/albums/playlists over to Spotify, a great solution is the Pazusoft Apple Music Converter, a powerful Apple Music downloader tool that allows you to download Apple Music songs to MP3, M4A, etc. with up to 320kbps.

About Pazusoft Apple Music Converter

Download Apple Music songs/albums/playlists to MP3, M4A, etc.

  • Download Apple Music songs/albums/playlists to MP3, M4A, etc.
  • Preserve 100% original quality.
  • Keep all ID3 tags.
  • Fast download speed.
  • Multiple formats.
  • 100% lossless quality.

Here's how to download songs, albums and playlists from Apple Music to MP3.

Step 1 Launch Pazu Apple Music Converter

Download, install and run Pazu Apple Music Converter on your Mac or Windows.

Apple Music Converter

Click the key icon to activate the full version if you have purchased a license, otherwise you can only use the trial version.

Apple Music Converter

Step 2 Log in your Apple Music account

Follow the on-screen instructions to sign in with your Apple ID.

sign in Apple Music account

Step 3 Choose output format

The default format is M4A in 256kbps. Apple Music Converter also supports MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV and AIFF. Click icon if you want to change output format or output folder.

Apple Music song format

Here you can also customize song name format with any combination of Playlist Index, Track Number, Title, Artist and Album.

file name format

Or set Pazu Apple Music Converter to archive output song with Artist, Album, Artist/Album or Album/Artist.

organize songs

Step 4 Choose a playlist, artist or album you want to download

Follow the instructions to choose a playlist, artist, or album that you want to download.

open a playlist

Step 5 Add songs

Click the Add button to select songs for converting.

add songs

All songs in the playlist or album are selected by default. Uncheck the songs you don't want to download if there are any, then click Convert button.

open a playlist

If you are using the trial version, you will get below pop-up window indicating trial version limitations, just click Try if you haven't purchased a license.

trial version

The songs you selected will be downloaded to the format you want.

convert Apple Music songs

After conversion, click to quickly locate the DRM-free Apple Music songs.

convert Apple Music songs

Click to view all downloaded songs. You can check them by converted date, artist or album.

convert Apple Music songs

Part 2 How to import local Apple Music songs to Spotify

Spotify allows you to play music files stored on your device.

  1. Click  in the top-right and select Settings
  2. Scroll to Local Files and switch Show Local Files on. 
  3. Switch off any sources you don't want. 
  4. Click ADD A SOURCE to select another folder. 

Music from that folder is now in Local Files in Your Library.

For Premium on iOS:

  1. Log in on your mobile or tablet using the same WiFi as your desktop.
  2. Go to Settings  > Local Files and switch on Enable sync from desktop.
    Note: You need to allow Spotify to find devices in the prompt that shows.
  3. Download the playlist with your local files.

For premium on Android:

  1. Log in on your mobile or tablet using the same WiFi as your desktop.
  2. Download the playlist with your local files.