The Best Tools to Transfer Music Playlists

You spend a lot of time curating the perfect playlists on your music app of choice. Whether it’s Spotify, Apple Music, or Amazon Music, playlists help define your listening experience.

But what happens when you decide to cancel Spotify Premium and switch to something like Apple Music. Do you have to manually recreate each playlist? It could take literal days! Fortunately, there are tools that can help you.

We’ll detail some of the best options for transferring playlists below, so whichever platform you prefer, there should be an option for you.

We’ll detail some of the most popular options for transferring playlists below, because who really wants to spend hours (or days!) doing it manually? All of the choices below work with all popular streaming services and even some of the less popular options.

Adjust my music

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If you take your playlists seriously, Tune My Music offers both free and paid plans to sync your playlists across different platforms. The free plan allows up to 500 song transfers, but the paid version offers unlimited transfers and up to 20 automatic syncs. This means that if you edit a playlist on one platform, Tune My Music will also make the edits on connected playlists.

SongShift

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Like Tune My Music, SongShift can handle the burden of transferring your favorite playlists, but it takes a much more mobile approach to the process. Unfortunately, you’ll need to be on iOS to use this one. If not a dealbreaker, the app uses JSON and TXT files to transfer your playlists. There are also free and paid versions of it.

FreeYourMusic

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If you like flexibility, FreeYourMusic might be your best bet. This option is available on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS. For people willing to shell out the cash, you get features like live sync and smart links to share playlists with anyone, but even free users get unlimited transfers, which could be perfect for those with larger libraries.

Soundiiz

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Soundiiz is the final option we’re looking at today, and it accomplishes the same things as the others on this list. Unlike some of the other options, it’s only available through a browser, but it still comes with features to transfer playlists from one platform to another. There is a free plan, with premium plans starting at just $4.50 per month.

How to choose the option that is best for you

Ultimately, many of these options offer similar functionality. Your choice will depend on which one works best with the devices you own and the streaming services you use.

All of these four choices (Soundiiz, FreeYourMusic, SongShift, and Tune My Music) all offer the most popular music streaming platforms. This includes Spotify, YouTube Music, Apple Music, Tidal, Amazon Music, etc.

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George L. Hernandez