How to Transfer Amazon Music Playlists to Apple Music

Switching to a new music streaming service can seem daunting, but with advanced preparation, you don’t have to lose all of your carefully curated songs. Transferring your Amazon Music playlist to Apple Music can be done manually, but it will take a lot of time. Instead, here’s how to automatically transfer your songs from Amazon Music to Apple Music.

How does music transfer work?

The first three steps of using Soundiiz, showing the Source Selector, Playlist Selector, and Destination Selector.

Soundiiz will ask you where you want your playlists to come from, which ones you want to transfer, and where they go.

Most streaming platforms don’t let you transfer playlists directly to another (they’re competitors, after all). Fortunately, options like Soundiiz and Tune My Music exist. These services ask you for the source of your playlists (Amazon Music in this case) and where you want them to end up (Apple Music). They take metadata from your current tracks and associate it with tracks in the destination service. However, this is not a foolproof process. Errors may occur, especially for artists or tracks with sparse or incorrect metadata. This is rare, however, and you can fix these errors manually if they occur.

Related: How to Transfer Spotify Playlists to Apple Music

What are the privacy concerns of using a third-party music transfer service?

The transfer service needs access to both of your accounts. This means passwords, login details, etc. However, these third-party services only have access to specific information. Also, your music streaming platform itself probably allows you to revoke access to third parties after everything is done. For Amazon Music, this means using the Sign in with Amazon page in a browser and revoking access to the service there.

An image of the Amazon Music HD mobile app play queue page next to a Samsung Galaxy Plus case.

Moving your tracks from Amazon Music to Apple Music is a fairly quick process, thanks to services like Soundiiz and Tune My Music.

You can use whatever service works best for you, but for simplicity and the purposes of this guide, we’ll stick with Soundiiz.

How to Transfer Amazon Music Playlists to Apple Music?

Screenshots showing the process of migrating from Amazon Music to Apple Music using Soundiiz.  From left to right are the playlist selection screen, the migration options screen, and the destination selection screen.

After choosing Amazon Music as the source of your playlists in Soundiiz, you can configure the migration options and then select Apple Music as the destination.

Moving your songs from Amazon Music to Apple Music is quite easy with Soundiiz. Basically, you select Amazon Music as the source and Apple Music as the destination. You then choose the playlists you want to migrate and the service mostly does the rest.

A pop-up window will appear asking you to confirm that the service can connect to Amazon Music and Apple Music. It will list all the permissions needed to read your tracks’ metadata. Press “Accept”, then let it run in the background.

When done, your Apple Music playlist should be populated with your songs from Amazon Music. Go through the list to make sure no errors have occurred. If so, you will need to fix them manually. After that, you can revoke the access permissions you granted to Soundiiz on Amazon and Apple Music.

How to transfer TIDAL playlists to Apple Music?

A woman holding a Google Pixel 3 with the Tidal HiFi app stopped.

Tidal HiFi costs $9.99/month for one person, or $19.99/month for the HiFi Plus model.

The process of moving on TIDAL playlists is quite similar to that of Amazon Music. First, you select TIDAL as the origin and Apple Music as the destination in Soundiiz, then you choose the playlists you want to transfer.

A window appears asking for permissions to access the metadata of both services. You must press accept for the transfer process to begin.

See: TIDAL vs. Spotify

As before, you’ll need to manually check when done, just in case any errors occur. After that, you can revoke third-party permissions on both music streaming platforms.

How to Transfer YouTube Music Playlists to Apple Music?

A hand holding a Google Pixel 3 with the YouTube Music Premium app open to search.

Transferring YouTube Music playlists to Apple Music is quite simple.

YouTube Music users can follow similar steps to transfer their playlists to Apple Music. Again, you first select YouTube Music as source Apple Music as destination in Soundiiz. Next, allow third-party app permissions in the pop-up window.

Related: YouTube Music vs. Spotify

After that, Soundiiz will read your YouTube music playlist metadata and then use it to move your songs to Apple Music. You may need to correct errors manually, as with any other service.

How to transfer Deezer playlists to Apple Music?

Pictured is the Deezer app now playing the hand-held screen against a blue tile background

The background color of the main “Now Playing” section also changes color depending on the song you are listening to.

Deezer playlists are also quite easy to move to Apple Music. Again, you select your desired Deezer playlists as the source in Soundiiz and Apple Music as the destination.

Next, Soundiiz will ask you for permissions, which you will need to accept for the process to begin. After a short time, you should find your previous Deezer playlists in your Apple Music accounts.

Read: Deezer vs. Spotify

Then you can check for errors and fix them manually, then finally you can revoke third-party permissions in both streaming services.

How to transfer Qobuz playlists to Apple Music?

The Discover page of the Qobuz music streaming service application opens on a Samsung Galaxy S10e smartphone.

Moving Qobuz playlists to Apple Music only takes a few steps.

Qobuz listeners can also easily move their playlists to Apple Music. Set your Qobuz playlists as source and Apple Music as destination in Soundiiz, then hit accept in the pop-up window to give Soundiiz the permissions it needs to complete the process.

After a short while, your playlists should now be in Apple Music. Check for any errors and correct them, then you can revoke third-party access in both Qobuz and Apple Music.

How to Transfer Spotify Playlists to Apple Music?

Close-up of the podcast section on the Spotify app in iOS.

If you care about podcasts, Spotify might be for you, although it still doesn’t have the best user interface when it comes to Spotify player.

Transferring Spotify playlists to Apple Music follows similar steps to all other streaming platforms mentioned above. First, you set Spotify as the source in Soundiiz, then Apple Music as the destination. Then you have to accept the terms and conditions.

Keep Reading: Apple Music vs. Spotify

The transfer process will complete in a short time. Make sure to check for errors and fix them, then you can revoke third-party access permissions in Spotify and Apple Music.

What if there are songs missing from your playlists or incorrect songs?

Juxtaposed screenshots of Apple Music vs Spotify Premium search in their respective apps on mobile.

Both Apple Music and Spotify have large collections of songs, albums, and playlists, but sometimes a few items can get lost in the shuffle.

Since the metadata for every song in your playlists might not be completely correct, some of them might not make the jump to Apple Music. It could also be that a particular song, artist, or album just isn’t available in Apple Music.

If the problem is just poor metadata, you can manually find your songs and albums in Apple Music and add them if necessary. Soundiiz and Tune My Music will notify you if they were unable to move songs during the transfer process. You may also need to delete tracks that don’t match correctly because artists have the same or similar names, track titles, or album titles. Be sure to check everything before Delete your old music subscription service, as your playlists will be deleted along with it.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Transferring Amazon Music and Other Music Services

How do I cancel payments on my old music service before upgrading to a new one?

It depends on the service, but generally speaking, you can find it in your music service’s account settings.

To cancel your Amazon Music subscription:

  1. Go to your Amazon Music Settings.
  2. Choose the section called “Amazon Music Unlimited”.
  3. Click it to cancel in the “Subscription renewal” area.
  4. Confirm the cancellation.

To cancel your Spotify Music subscription:

  1. Login to Spotify
  2. Under the “Your plan” tab, select the “Change plan” option.
  3. Scroll down until you see a section called “Cancel Spotify”.
  4. Click it Cancel bounty button.

To cancel your TIDAL subscription:

  1. Log in to the TIDAL website.
  2. Click on the “Subscription” option.
  3. Select “Cancel my subscription” and confirm the cancellation.

George L. Hernandez