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How to transfer Amazon Music playlists to Apple Music
Switching to a new music streaming service might seem intimidating, but with some advanced preparation, you don’t have to lose all your carefully curated songs. Transferring your Amazon Music playlist to Apple Music can be done manually, but that will take quite a long time. Instead, here’s how to automatically transfer your tunes from Amazon Music to Apple Music.
Editor’s note: this article was updated on June 8, 2023, to expand information on Soundiiz, answer reader FAQs, and add new info on other services.
How does transferring music work?
Most streaming platforms don’t let you directly transfer playlists to another one (they are competitors, after all). Thankfully, options like Soundiiz and TuneMyMusic 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 the metadata from your current tracks and match it up with tracks in the destination service. However, it’s not a foolproof process. Errors can occur, especially for artists or tracks with sparse or incorrect metadata. That’s rare, though, and you can correct these errors manually if they occur.
For this article, we’ll walk you through how to use the free version of Soundiiz to move Amazon Music playlists over to Apple Music.
How do you transfer Amazon Music playlists to Apple Music?
- Download Soundiiz and select Amazon Music as the source.
- Designate Apple Music as the destination.
- Select the Amazon Music playlists you want to transfer over.
- A pop-up will ask if you want to confirm that Soundiiz can connect to your Amazon Music and Apple Music accounts.
- Hit Accept, and let the app do its thing in the background.
- Once complete, Apple Music playlists should match your Amazon Music playlist suggestion.
Now that the process is complete, you’ll want to scan over the playlists to ensure everything transferred properly. If not, you’ll need to manually correct some songs within your playlists, but this doesn’t normally happen. After that, you can revoke the access permissions you gave Soundiiz on both Amazon and Apple Music.
The free version of Soundiiz is limited to transferring 200 tracks/playlist. You can pay $4.50/month for the Premium plan to transfer unlimited songs. Of course, if you want a different user experience there’s SongShift. This costs $4.99/month and has the added benefit of sharing your playlists with friends. You also get iOS 14 Widgets with SongShift, which might make the extra few cents worth it. Like Soundiiz, TuneMyMusic is $4.50/month. You can cancel any of these services immediately after using them.
How do you transfer TIDAL playlists to Apple Music?
The process for moving over TIDAL playlists is pretty similar to Amazon Music. First, you select TIDAL as the origin and Apple Music as the destination in Soundiiz, then you pick the playlists you wish to transfer.
A window appears asking for permissions to access metadata from both services. You must hit accept for the transfer process to begin.
As before, you’ll have to check manually once it completes, just in case any errors pop up. After you do that, you can revoke third-party permissions on both music streaming platforms.
How do you transfer YouTube Music playlists to Apple Music?
YouTube Music users can follow similar steps to transfer their playlists to Apple Music. Again, you first select YouTube Music as the source Apple Music as the destination in Soundiiz. Then, allow third-party app permissions in the pop-up window.
After that, Soundiiz will read the metadata of your YouTube music playlist and then use it to move your songs over to Apple Music. You might have to correct errors manually, as with any other service.
How do you transfer Deezer playlists to Apple Music?
Deezer playlists are also pretty simple to move to Apple Music. Once again, you select your desired Deezer playlists as the source in Soundiiz, and Apple Music as the destination.
Next, Soundiiz will ask for permissions, which you must accept for the process to begin. After a short period, you should find your previous Deezer playlists in your Apple Music accounts.
Afterward, you can check for any errors and correct them manually, then finally, you can revoke third-party permissions in both streaming services.
How do you transfer Qobuz playlists to Apple Music?
Qobuz listeners can also easily move their playlists to Apple Music. Set your Qobuz playlists as the source and Apple Music as the 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 time, your playlists should now be in Apple Music. Check for errors and correct them, then revoke third-party access in both Qobuz and Apple Music.
How do you transfer Spotify playlists to Apple Music?
Transferring Spotify playlists to Apple Music follows similar steps to all the other streaming platforms mentioned above. First, you set Spotify as the source in Soundiiz, then Apple Music as the destination. Afterward, you must accept the terms and conditions.
The transfer process will complete in a short time. Be sure to check for any errors and correct them, then you can revoke third-party access permissions in both Spotify and Apple Music.
What if your playlists are missing songs or have incorrect songs?
Because the metadata for every song in your playlists may not be perfectly correct, a few might not make the leap to Apple Music. It may also be the case that a particular song, artist, or album is not available in Apple Music.
If the problem is simply poor metadata, you can manually search for your songs and albums in Apple Music and add them as required. Both Soundiiz and Tune My Music will alert you if they could not move any songs over in the transfer process. You may also have to remove incorrectly matched tracks that arrive due to artists having the same or similar names, track titles, or album titles. However, be sure to verify everything before deleting your old music subscription service because your playlists will be deleted with it.
What are the privacy concerns of using a third-party music transfer service?
The transfer service needs access to both of your accounts. That means passwords, login details, and more. These third-party services only have access to specific information, however. Plus, your music streaming platform likely lets you revoke third-party access once everything is finished. For Amazon Music, that means using the Login With Amazon page in a browser and revoking the service’s access rights there.
Frequently asked questions about Amazon Music and other services
Apple Music is a music streaming service, and iTunes now exists just as a store where you can purchase music.
Both platforms are music streaming services and they work on Android or iOS. If you have a Prime membership, Amazon Music is a much better deal than Apple Music. They cost $8.99/month and $10.99/month, respectively. If you don’t have Prime, you’ll pay $10.99/month for Amazon Music.
To find playlists on Amazon Music, open the app > Tap Library > Playlists.
That depends on the service, but generally speaking, you can find this in your music service’s account settings.
To cancel your Amazon Music subscription:
- Go to your Amazon Music Settings.
- Choose the section labeled “Amazon Music Unlimited.”
- Click the Cancel button in the “Subscription Renewal” area.
- Confirm the cancellation.
To cancel your Spotify Music subscription:
- Log into Spotify
- Under the Your Plan tab, select the Change plan option.
- Scroll down until you see a section labeled Cancel Spotify.
- Click the Cancel Premium button.
To cancel your TIDAL subscription:
- Log in to the TIDAL website.
- Click the Subscription option.
- Select Cancel my subscription and confirm the cancellation.