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Sync iTunes Playlists to Spotify [2020 Updated]

Are you looking for some useful methods to sync iTunes Library to Spotify? Previously, Spotify owned the function of importing iTunes Playlist to Spotify directly (File >> Import Playlists >> iTunes), but they just cancelled this function in 2018. There is no more 'Import iTunes' function, instead they launched a new feature 'Local Files' to sync iTunes music, downloaded music and music library to Spotify. If you want to figure out how, please read 'Method 1 ' in this passage to learn.

If you are worried that you will lose the qualification to listen Apple Music or Spotify Music once the subscription expires, you'd better read 'Method 2 ' for help. Because we've already solved this problem! Obviously, we can't restore your eligibility since Apple and Spotify own their rules. What we mention here is to download the real music files from iTunes, as well as download your purchased Apple Music or music which you subscribe in Apple Music. When you get these downloaded iTunes music files, you can import to Spotify client for playing.

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

In this method, you need to install both iTunes and Spotify clients on computer. In order to play syncing iTunes music on Spotify on your phone device, please ensure you have signed in both Apple account and your Spotify account. Now follow our steps below to see how to sync iTunes Library to Spotify directly.

Step 1: Set iTunes Preferences

Now launch your iTunes on computer and make some settings, please go to 'Edit' >> 'Preferences'. Don't forget to login your Apple account, otherwise purchased Apple Music will not be shared.

share itunes library settings

Step 2: Enable 'Share iTunes Library XML with Other Applications'

Select 'Advanced' option and enable 'Share iTunes Library XML with Other Applications', then click 'OK' to apply this setting.

share itunes library xml with other applications settings

Step 3: Set Spotify Preferences

Now launch your Spotify client on computer. Click on the '...' icon and choose 'Edit' option, then tap 'Preferences' to make settings. (Attention: This function is only capable for Spotify PC users to sync iTunes Playlists to Spotify.)

launch spotify and choose properties

Step 4: Enable 'Show Local Files' & 'iTunes'

Scroll down until you see 'Local Files' and 'Show songs from' two options. Enable 'Local Files'. Make sure you have enabled 'iTunes' under 'Show songs from' option.

enable show songs from itunes

Step 5: iTunes Music Will Show in Local Files in Spotify

And now you can choose 'Local Files' in 'Your Library' in Spotify client. All iTunes songs will display in Spotify now, you can enjoy iTunes Playlists on Spotify as you wish.

show itunes playlists in spotify local files

Method 2: Permanently Download iTunes Songs and transfer to Spotify

I know that some of you may ask, "What's the difference between 'Method 1' and 'Method 2'? Since we've already synced iTunes music to Spotify directly, and that's the simplest way to do. Do we need to continue with 'Method 2'?"

Let me tell you why. In 'Method 1', syncing iTunes music to Spotify are online synchronization. Once you lose your Apple account or your Apple Music subscription expired, you will not be available to listen these music in iTunes anymore, as well as the synchronized iTunes music in Spotify.

'Method 2' gives you a smarter option to transfer iTunes music to Spotify. Even the above situations appear, you can still enjoy iTunes tracks in Spotify, computer or any other device. Now start to learn how.

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

There is no way to download iTunes music (as well as purchased Apple Music) previous until you met us here. iTunes Music Downloader is specially designed for Apple Music users to download iTunes M4P music, audiobooks, Apple Music to computer. In this part we will show you how!

tips You need an iTunes Music Downloader!

This is the best tool to download real music files from iTunes Library and playlist. TuneCable's iTunes Music Downloader supports to download iTunes music and purchased Apple Music to computer. Once your Apple Music's subscription expired, you can still enjoy these songs offline.

TuneCable's Apple Music Converter provides four output formats which are MP3, AAV, FLAC and WAV. With these downloaded iTunes music files, you can transfer them to Spotify and every playable device for offline listening. TuneCable provide with both Windows and Mac version, you can know more features from: Windows Version / Mac Version

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

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

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Step 2: Select Desired iTunes Music to Convert

All music in your iTunes Library and playlist will display in a pop up window. Simply select the songs which you want to download for and tap 'OK' to confirm your selection.

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Step 3: Customize Download Format of iTunes

Tap 'Settings' icon from the menu bar to customize iTunes output format. There are four download formats that TuneCable's iTunes Music Downloader provide - MP3, AAC, FLAC, and WAV. In this part you can customize 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, FLAC, WAV
  • Conversion Mode: Intelligent Mode, iTunes Record, YouTube Download
  • Output Quality: Low(128kbps), Medium(192kbps), High(256kbps), Very High(320kbps)

Output Settings

  • Output Folder: You can choose to change it or not
  • Output Name: {Track Number}, {Title}, {Artist}, {Album}
  • 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 Downloaded iTunes Music History

Once the conversion process has done, you can view downloaded iTunes music tracks in 'Converted' module. In order 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 supports to edit the tag after conversion.

conversion history

Notice: For trial users, TuneCable only allows to convert the first 3 minutes of each song. To enjoy the complete 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 existed on your computer. Now follow 'Part 2' to see how to sync them to Spotify. (Tips: These download iTunes music files can save on every device for playing.)

view downloaded apple music files on computer

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

Now you've got downloaded iTunes music files, 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.

import downloaded itunes playlists

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.

transfer downloaded itunes playlists to spotify

tips Other Option:

If you are not Spotify or Apple Music user but Amazon users, we still have other option for you. You can download and convert Amazon songs and playlists from Amazon to local forever. Or you can sync Amazon music to Spotify as well.

amazon music recorder
Amazon Music Converter

This Amazon Music Converter is aiming for recording songs, album and playlists from Amazon. Supports to convert Amazon music to MP3/AAC/FLAC/WAV audio formats and save on different devices.


Summary: In short, above are two approaches 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 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, Power Point, video, Smart Home, etc. for playing and editing. You don't need to worry about the expired subscription any more. 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.




Spotify Music Downloader
spotify music converter

Download any track, album or playlist from Spotify without using Spotify App.

Amazon Music Recorder
Amazon Music Converter

Supports to convert Amazon music to multiple audio formats and save on different devices.