How-To: Move your playlists from Spotify, Rdio, and more to Apple Music

With the launch of Apple Music just around the corner, music enthusiasts presently signed up for competing services like Spotify and Rdio may be planning to jump ship and offer Apple’s providing a shot. Apple first confirmed in a Beats Music Frequently Asked Question that there will be a Beats Music upgrade that permits users to import their libraries to the newer service, however users with music collections somewhere else seem to be out of luck with no main migration tool.

Thankfully, there’s an informal route to import all of your playlists from numerous services to Apple Music, but you’ll have to act before the 30th if you do not currently have a Beats Music account as Apple might turn off brand-new subscriptions (and trials) at any moment.


Considering that Apple will officially support migration from Beats Music, you can currently make use of that service as a bridge in between Spotify, Rdio, and several other sources. In order to do this, you’ll need a Beats Music account (the two-week totally free trial will do just great).

As soon as you’re set up on Beats Music, head over to the informal Beats Importer and use the button at the top of the page to login to your Beats Music account. This site uses the Beats API to connect to your account, so you don’t need to fret about it doing anything dubious with your login credentials.

Fr0m here you’ll have a variety of sources to selected from. You can link to Spotify or a public Rdio account, draw in a playlist file from iTunes or Windows Media Gamer, or import a CSV/XML file from other apps and services.

The Beats Importer will instantly discover the music in these playlists on Beats and develop a matching list on your account. When Apple Music introduces tomorrow early morning, a Beats app update will permit you to import those newly created playlists into Apple Music, and you’ll be able to benefit from your curated playlists right from the begining rather than investing hours recreating all your previous work.

As kept in mind above, Apple might shut off new sign-ups for Beats Music at any time leading up to tomorrow’s Apple Music launch as the new service replaces the service Apple got (although existing clients will not immediately lose their account as Apple develops the Android version of Apple Music being launched this fall), so you’re going to wish to sign up swiftly if you do not already have an account but want to take advantage of the Beats Importer to move from Spotify, Rdio, or other services.


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