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Sync iTunes Playlists to Spotify [2023 Updated]

Do you want to sync your iTunes library with Spotify? Spotify used to allow users to easily import iTunes playlists into the app (File >> Import Playlists >> iTunes), but this feature was discontinued in 2018. Instead of the "Import iTunes" option, Spotify has introduced a new tool called "Local Files" that allows users to sync their iTunes songs, downloaded audios, and music library to Spotify. Please read "Method 1" in this section if you want to learn how to use this feature.

If you are concerned that you may lose the ability to listen to Apple Music or Spotify Music once your membership ends, you should read "Method 2" for assistance. Because we've already figured it out! We are unable to reinstate your eligibility since Apple and Spotify own their regulations. What we're talking about here is to download the real music files from iTunes, as well as download your purchased Apple Music. When you have these downloaded iTunes music files, you may import them into the Spotify App for continuous playing & listening.

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Method 1: Sync iTunes Library to Spotify on Computer for Listening

You'll need both the iTunes and Spotify applications installed on your computer to apply this method. Please ensure that you have logged in to both your Apple account and your Spotify account in advance. Now, follow the instructions below to sync your iTunes library directly to Spotify.

Step 1 Set iTunes Preferences

Now open iTunes on your computer and make some necessary adjustments. Please go to the drop-down menu, and select "Edit" >> "Preferences". Remember to sign in to your Apple account. Otherwise, purchased Apple Music will not be shared.

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Step 2 Enable "Share iTunes Library XML with Other Applications"

Select the "Advanced" option, and enable "Share iTunes Library XML with Other Applications". Click "OK" to apply this setting.

share itunes library xml with other applications settings

Step 3 Set Spotify Preferences

On your PC, launch the Spotify client. Choose the "Edit" option from the " ... " icon, then tap "Preferences" to make changes. (Attention: Syncing iTunes Playlists to Spotify in this way is only available for Spotify PC users.)

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Step 4 Enable "Show Local Files" & "iTunes"

Scroll down to the "Local Files" option, enable "Show Local Files" and "iTunes" under the "Show songs from" menu.

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Step 5 Check iTunes Music in Local Files of Spotify

And now you can choose "Local Files" in "Your Library" on Spotify. You will see your iTunes audios have been synced into Spotify.

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Method 2: Permanently Download & Transfer iTunes Songs to Spotify

Syncing iTunes music to Spotify is an online synchronization in Method 1. You won't be able to listen to these tracks in iTunes or the synced iTunes music on Spotify if you lose your Apple account or your Apple Music membership expires.

Method 2 is a more intelligent way to transfer iTunes music to Spotify. Even if the aforementioned circumstances arise, you can still listen to iTunes tunes on Spotify or any other app/device. Now is the time to start learning how.

Part 1: Download iTunes Library, Playlists & Songs to Local

What tool can we refer to download and save iTunes songs locally? TuneCable Apple Music Converter is specially designed for Apple Music users to download iTunes M4P music, audiobooks, and Apple Music to the computer.

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TuneCable iTunes Music Downloader is the best tool to download real music files from iTunes Library and playlist. It allow you to download iTunes songs, audiobooks, podcasts and Apple Music to your computer local. Once your subscription to Apple Music expires, you can still enjoy these audios offline.

The application supports six output formats: MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, and ALAC. You may transfer these downloaded iTunes music files to Spotify and any other playing device for offline listening. TuneCable is available in both Windows and Mac versions; for more information, see Windows Version / Mac Version.

Key Features of TuneCable iTunes Music Downloader:
  • Record iTunes M4P music, podcasts, audiobooks, Apple Music
  • Convert Apple Music files to MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF/ALAC
  • Convert iTunes audio at 10X faster speed with lossless quality
  • Keep ID3 Tags information after conversion
  • Enjoy free updates & technical support
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Step 1 Launch iTunes Music Downloader

First of all, please download and install TuneCable iTunes Music Downloader on your computer. Launch it and click "+ Add" to select songs which you want to download from iTunes to your computer. You can select purchased Apple Music to download as well. (*Tips: Please make sure you have installed iTunes on the computer and log in with your Apple account.)

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Step 2 Select the Desired iTunes Music to Convert

All music in your iTunes Library and playlist will be displayed in a pop-up window. Simply select the songs which you want to download and tap "OK" to confirm your selection.

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Step 3 Customize the Download Format of iTunes

Tap the "Settings" icon from the menu bar to customize the iTunes output format. There are six download formats that TuneCable iTunes Music Downloader provides - MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC. In this part, you can customize the Conversion Mode, Output Quality, Output Path and other parameters at the same time. Close the window directly to apply your settings.

Convert Settings

  • Output Format: MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC
  • Conversion Mode: Intelligent Mode, iTunes Record, YouTube Download
  • Output Quality: 128kbps, 192kbps, 256kbps, 320kbps

Output Settings

  • Output Folder: You can choose to change it or not
  • Output Name: {Track Number}, {Title}, {Artist}, {Album}, {Playlist Index}, {Year}
  • Output Organized: None, Artist, Album, Artist/Album, Album/Artist
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Step 4 Download and Convert iTunes Music

Before downloading these songs, you still can add more songs from iTunes Library to download. Simply click "+ Add" button to add more Apple Music songs to convert if you want, or you can simply click "×" icon behind each song to delete the one you don't want to download. Finally, click "Convert" to download these selected iTunes music files.

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Step 5 View the Downloaded iTunes Music History

Once the conversion process is done, you can view the downloaded iTunes music tracks in the 'Converted' module. To check these tracks more intuitively, you can play these downloaded iTunes songs in TuneCable directly. Moreover, they all remain with the original ID3 information and TuneCable support editing these tags after conversion.

check conversion history

Notice: For trial users, TuneCable only allows them to convert the first 3 minutes of each song. To enjoy the complete conversion of iTunes music tracks for offline listening, please buy the full versionWindows / Mac.

Step 6 Check the Real Downloaded iTunes Music Files on Computer

Click the open folder icon behind each song to open the output folder directly. As you can see in the screenshot below, these iTunes Music files are real that exist on your computer. Now follow "Part 2" to see how to sync them to Spotify. (Tips: These download iTunes music files can be saved on every device for playing.)

view the downloaded itunes apple music files on computer

Part 2: Sync Downloaded iTunes Library, Playlists & Songs to Spotify

Now you've got the downloaded iTunes music files, and what we gonna do is to import these songs to Spotify. We will use another way to sync iTunes music to Spotify. See how to do it.

Step 1 Launch Spotify Client on Computer

Now launch Spotify client and go to "Edit" >> "Preferences".

launch spotify and choose properties

Step 2: Add "iTunes Folder" to Spotify

Scroll down to "Show songs from" and click "ADD A SOURCE" to import downloaded iTunes music to Spotify.

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Step 3: Import Downloaded iTunes Library/Playlists & Apple Music to Spotify

Choose "TuneCable iMusic Converter" folder and click "OK" to import your iTunes Music to Spotify.

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Summary: In short, two approaches above are to convert iTunes music and Apple Music playlist to Spotify for playing. One syncs iTunes music online, the other downloads iTunes music files first then import them to Spotify for offline listening. You can choose the one according to your needs.

iTunes Music and Apple Music downloaded by TuneCable's Apple Music Converter can save on various devices for playing. You can put these songs on USB, PowerPoint, video, Smart Home, etc. for playing and editing. You don't need to worry about the expired subscription anymore. With TuneCable, you can easily enjoy music whenever you want! Now start to transfer iTunes music to Spotify!

On the contrary, if you are eager to know how to sync Spotify music to iTunes, please refer to 'How to Easily Transfer Spotify Playlists to iTunes Library' tutorial for help.

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