This app lets you transfer your Spotify and Rdio playlists to Apple Music with a single click

Creating playlists is as much of an art form as blowing glass. Creating the perfect playlist takes time and effort. But when you want to transfer a playlist from Spotify to Apple Music you are pretty much out of luck. You can of course recreate the playlist inside Apple Music, but that’s a hassle. However, there is an application that makes transferring playlists from Spotify to Apple Music so simple a caveman could do it.

Beyond importing your songs, this Mac-exclusive software also produces your Rdio and Spotify playlists in the format iTunes accepts. “We don’t block your computer while transferring your songs, feel free to use it,” says the blurb.

The app uses the official login API from all services so it won’t access your data directly.

“We use this great library called mitproxy in order to intercept the data iTunes sends to Apple’s server,“ their FAQ explains. “In that way we can replicate exactly the same request as iTunes would do when you click on ‘Add to My Music’ button.”

The application is called Move to Apple Music (MtAM) and moves Spotify and Rdio playlists into your Apple Music application. For this tutorial I will be using Spotify.

Follow our guide to quickly transfer your playlist to Apple Music..

Step 1: Select Your Service

When you open MtAM you will need to select your music service — Spotify or Rdio.

STEP 2: After selecting Spotify you will need to log into your Spotify account and allow Move to Apple Music access to the app. You may also receive messages on your computer from Apple.

STEP 3: Select your playlist

After logging into your Spotify or Rdio account, a list of available playlist will populate the screen. Use the check box to select the playlist or playlist you want to transfer to Apple Music. Note: transferring music can be time-consuming. Transferring a 50-song playlist took me about half an hour, so be aware that downloading large or multiple playlist will not be a quick process.

STEP 4: The Tricky part

In order for MtAM to transfer the playlist from Spotify to Apple Music it needs to “capture an iTunes session.” Click Capture Session and open iTunes. Once iTunes is open, like any song inside your library or in Apple Music.

During this process it is common to receive the following error messages from your computer and iTunes. Disregard and click Allow and Continue respectively. This is the tricky part and you may have to click on these messages many times.

STEP 5: Transfer music

When you click Next, Move to Apple Music will begin checking your tracks. This process shouldn’t take more than a few seconds.

After checking for your songs, MtAM will begin transferring the songs from Spotify to Apple Music. Pay attention to the timer at the bottom to see how long your transfer will take.

During this process MtAM will notify you if there are songs present in the Spotify playlist that could not be found in Apple Music. If this occurs you can view all the songs that were not found in a .TXT file after the transfer is complete.


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