Apple Music has more tracks than Spotify (over 90 million vs. 70 million) in better quality (Apple Music’s library is lossless and offers Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos, Spotify’s doesn’t have either) with better features (Apple Music’s iCloud Music Library allows users to access their libraries wherever they go, Spotify doesn’t). Both services cost about the same (Spotify offers a “free” tier of their that’s festooned with ads for the truly cheap).
So, it makes a ton of sense to upgrade from Spotify to Apple Music and transfer your Spotify playlists. It’s easy. See below.
Chris Velazco for The Washington Post:
If you use any Apple products regularly, Apple Music is perhaps the obvious choice — the service comes preloaded on basically all of them. Ubiquity isn’t the only thing Apple Music has going for it, though — in addition to its full music library, you can sync up to 100,000 of your own songs (i.e. ones you didn’t pay Apple for) across your collection of Apple devices.
And while audiophiles generally turn their noses up at streaming services, nearly all of the music we’ve searched for on Apple Music is available at better-sounding “lossless” quality at no additional cost.
Upgrading from Spotify to Apple Music and transferring your Spotify playlists is extremely easy.
My personal favorite solution is SongShift — a tool I’ve used for many years with little trouble. It allows you to move your playlists back and forth between a range of popular streaming platforms — for free.
First off, you’ll want to download SongShift from the App Store. Once you’ve got it, it’s as simple as selecting the supported music services you want to transfer to and from, and then logging in to each via SongShift.
Once you’ve signed in to each, click Setup Source and choose the playlist you’d like to transfer from Spotify. Next, select Setup Destination and choose Apple Music. Then simply click I’m Finished, and the transfer of your precious playlists will begin.
You can now review SongShift’s work to check that everything is in order. Select Ready for Review and browse all the matches the app has made. If there’s a mistake, select the problem match, which you can then rematch by manually searching for the correct song. Click Confirm Matches when you’re all done, and SongShift will create the new playlist in your destination.
That’s it. You’re switched. In an age of locked-down ecosystems, it is admittedly surprising that there is still such a quick solution—so use it while it’s around.
MacDailyNews Take: If you’re still slumming it with Spotify, with its lesser library, lesser quality, and lack of important features like Apple Music’s iCloud Music Library, but were concerned about losing your playlists when upgrading to Apple Music, fret no more!
It’s time to upgrade to America’s No.1 streaming music service, Apple Music!
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I actually started using the free Spotify a month or so ago just to watch Joe on occasion.
I understand why the Mainstream doesn’t like him.
Anything longer than a sound bite to them is much too complicated and involves facts, so obviously they need to filter that from us simpler folk.
We’re supposed to be stuck with the “Bubbleheaded bleach-blonde, comes on at five, She can tell you bout the plane crash with a gleam in her eye”
That’s right, we don’t really need to know what’s going on…or we figure out just how far it’s gone.
Looks like all the vax’d folks don’t like your comment LOL
But did they get their supersized boosters and boosters for the boosters? lol
Yes, local TV news sucks, and it has been that way for decades, mostly since corporations took over from actual broadcasters, and started seeing their news departments as mere profit centers as opposed to any sort of journalism.
But just because local news is vapid, doesn’t mean Joe Rogen isn’t a jerk who feeds his audience misinformation along with the sometimes interesting conversation.
If a newspaper or broadcast network publish out-and-out lies, they can be sued. But internet outlets like Facebook, TikTok, Spotify, et. al. can let any content out there and wash their hands of any responsibility for truth, fairness and accuracy. I’m not sure of what the answer could be, but misinformation is now killing people by the thousands, and something needs to change.
Agree. Additionally, it’s news, not “News Entertainment”!
Leftist control-freaks are far more dangerous than “misinformation” (aka anything that isn’t prog enough) WriterGoy
“But just because local news is vapid, doesn’t mean Joe Rogen isn’t a jerk who feeds his audience misinformation along with the sometimes interesting conversation.
If a newspaper or broadcast network publish out-and-out lies, they can be sued.”
CNN, NYT, WashPost, MSNBC fed us misinformation for 4 years of Trump?
Do you not see the ridiculousness of your comment?
THEY fed us complete bullshit and continue with this 1/6 crap but you’re upset Rogan used Ivermectin like tens of thousands of others around the world and had good results?
Maybe YOU are part of the problem.
Will I be shamed, if I don’t switch? Would it help if people know I recycle and keep my thermostat at 68 or less?
Why would I want to leave Spotify now that they kicked that stinking redneck Neil Young off and iTunes is advertising him? Lets Go Rogan!
SongShift seems like a good solution for iPhone users who want to drop Spotify. Spotify is struggling for profits but at least Apple has other streams of revenue to compensate for any losses of its music streaming service. I can’t imagine how Spotify manages to survive with so much competition. I suppose it’s that ad-based tier that really keeps Spotify going and growing.
MusCanv tool is the best solution to transfer playlist.