How to Transfer Your Spotify Playlists to Tidal in Two Ways

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February 27, 2024

Music lovers may decide to transfer between music streaming services for various reasons, as each platform comes with distinctive features and caters to specific preferences. If you’re thinking of switching from Spotify to Tidal, a primary motivation could be the superior audio quality offered by Tidal.

Even with the ad-supported plans available on both Spotify and Tidal, you may notice that the same song on Tidal delivers a richer sound, particularly in terms of depth and overall sound balance. Although Tidal’s audio quality is limited to “Low” for free users, it can reach up to 320 kbps. In contrast, Spotify provides a maximum audio quality of 160 kbps for free users and 320 kbps for Premium members. In addition, Tidal offers “High” sound quality (16-bit, 44.1kHz) to its HiFi subscribers and “Max” sound quality (Up to 24-bit, 192 kHz with lossless files) to HiFi Plus users.

The difference in audio quality may be a compelling reason for users who prioritize a higher-fidelity listening experience to choose Tidal over Spotify. However, copying your long-time curated playlists from one platform to another can be a headache. Not to worry, there are third-party playlist transfer tools available to make the process easier. Tidal even recommends such a service on its website. Furthermore, you can also convert CSV/TXT files to Tidal playlists.

Option 1. Use Playlist Transfer Tools

A playlist transfer tool is a software or online service designed to facilitate the migration of playlists or music libraries from one music streaming platform to another. To transfer your Spotify playlist to Tidal, Tidal recommends using TuneMyMusic, as indicated on its website.

TuneMyMusic

TuneMyMusic offers both Free and Premium plans. With the free plan, you can convert up to 500 tracks, but it doesn’t include automatic playlist syncs. Premium users, priced at $4.5 per month or $2 per month with annual billing, enjoy unlimited playlist conversions and up to 20 Automatic Syncs. The online tool also supports exporting playlists to TXT and CSV files. Additionally, you can copy your favorite artists from your Spotify library to Tidal, as well as your Liked Songs. However, TuneMyMusic cannot transfer playlists curated by Spotify, such as RapCaviar.

There are alternative playlist transfer tools, such as Soundiiz, FreeYourMusic, or SongShift that you can use to convert your Spotify playlists to Tidal. Similar to TuneMyMusic, there are also some limitations with the free versions of these tools. Soundiiz can only transfer playlists one by one with a free account. The free trial of FreeYourMusic just allows the transfer of up to 100 tracks, and you need to install the app first. SongShift is free with premium features for a charge but it is exclusively available for iOS devices.

Here are steps to transfer your Spotify playlists to Tidal using TuneMyMusic:

Step 1. Visit tidal.com/transfer-music and click the “Transfer Music” button. You will be redirected to the TuneMyMusic website.

Step 2. Choose Spotify as the source that you want to transfer playlists from.

select source

Step 3. Log into your Spotify account. By clicking on AGREE you will allow the app to access your activity on Spotify.

Step 4. Select “Load from Spotify account“.

load from spotify account

Step 5. Playlists created by you and other users in your Spotify Library will be listed together with your favorite songs and artists. Playlists curated by Spotify will not be shown here. You can select which playlists you want to copy. Then click “Transfer to TIDAL” to begin converting.

select playlists to move

Step 6. Confirm on your Tidal account and wait for TuneMyMusic to finish the transfer. Once completed, TuneMyMusic will give you a report on which playlists have been transferred. Then you can find your converted Spotify Library under MY COLLECTION on Tidal.

transfer completed

Option 2. Convert CSV/TXT Files to Tidal Playlists

TuneMyMusic also allows you to transfer CSV/TXT files as Tidal Playlists.

If you have a CSV file including as simple information as track name, artist name, and playlist name, TuneMyMusic can transfer it into playlists in your Tidal collection.

Track nameArtist namePlaylist name
I Ain’t WorriedOneRepublicBest Day of My Life
American AuthorsBest Day Of My LifeBest Day of My Life
The ScientistColdplayCounting Stars
Counting StarsOneRepublicCounting Stars
A sample format of a CSV file that you can use to be converted into Tidal playlists:

For TXT files, you can include only the artist and track names. The process of playlist conversion is also simpler compared to that of CSV. However, TuneMyMusic will transfer all the songs from the TXT file into a single playlist.

txt file

Follow the guide below to convert a CSV file into Tidal playlists with TuneMyMusic:

Step 1. Visit TuneMyMusic.com, and click “Let’s start“.

tunemymusic

Step 2. Choose “Upload file” as the source that you want to transfer playlists from.

select the source

Step 3. Choose the CSV file on your device, or directly drag the file to the box.

upload file

Step 4. Set the song name, artist name, and playlist name as the corresponding column title in the CSV file. Then click Continue.

playlist settings

Step 5. TuneMyMusic will show the songs in your playlist. Click Choose Destination and select Tidal as your destination.

choose destination

Step 6. Click Start Transfer and wait for TuneMyMusic to transfer the songs into Tidal playlists. After done, you can find the playlists under My Collections on your Tidal.

transfer completed

Extra Tip: How to download TIDAL to MP3 or FLAC?

If you’re looking for a method to download your favorite Tidal tracks to MP3 or FLAC, Pazu Tidal Converter is the best choice. This powerful tool enables you to convert any Tidal songs, albums, or playlists to a range of popular audio formats, including M4A, MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, and AIFF, on your Mac or Windows device. By following the simple steps outlined below, you can quickly and easily download Tidal music to MP3 or FLAC and enjoy your favorite tunes offline, anytime and anywhere.

Pazu Tidal Converter

tidal converter
  • Built-in TIDAL web player, no TIDAL app needed.
  • Download TIDAL music to lossless WAV/FLAC/AIFF.
  • Convert TIDAL to MP3.
  • Downloads TIDAL songs at 10X faster speed.
  • Keep ID3 tags after conversion.
  • Multilingual interface.

1. Run Pazu Tidal Converter

Download, install, and run Pazu Tidal Converter on your Windows, which features a built-in Tidal web player.

tidal converter

If you have purchased a license, click the key icon to register the converter. If not, continue using the trial version.

2. Log in to your Tidal account

Follow the onscreen instructions to log in to your Tidal account. Enter the credentials and hit Log In to proceed. 

log in

3. Choose the output format

In addition to MP3, the Pazu Tidal Converter lets you download Tidal songs to M4A, AAC, FLAC, WAV, and AIFF. Click the Settings option (the cog icon) located at the top right corner to change the output format or output folder if you need.

You can also customize the output song name with any combination of Title, Artist, Album, Track Number, and Playlist Index.

song format

4. Add TIDAL songs

Click any playlist you want to download.

add songs

Then click the red icon to load songs. All songs in the playlist will be added by default. You can uncheck the songs you don’t want to get.

select songs

5. Start to download TIDAL to MP3

Click the Convert button to start downloading Tidal music to MP3.

download songs

After conversion, click the folder icon to quickly locate the downloaded Tidal songs in the format you choose.

find downloads