[2 Ways] Export Playlist from iTunes to Spotify

You may want to export iTunes playlist to Spotify so that you can enjoy it in the app. The two methods in this guide can be nice tries for you to transfer iTunes playlist to Spotify.


By Demi / Updated on May 31, 2024

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Export playlist from iTunes to Spotify

Hi, I’m new at Spotify and I can’t import my playlists from iTunes into Spotify. When I click File > Import Playlist > iTunes but nothing happens. Please help me.

- Question from Apple Community

Just like Apple Music and iTunes, Spotify is also a nice music player. For some copyright reasons, you may need to switch from one music app to another to listen to different music. To make things simpler, this guide will elaborate you two ways to export iTunes playlist to Spotify.

iTunes To Spotify


Method 1. Export iTunes playlist to Spotify

With the update of the Spotify app, it doesn’t allow you to import iTunes playlist directly. But luckily, the app leaves you a new choice to import external files on computer. Please note that Spotify supports MP3, M4P, MP4 format only. It doesn’t support the iTunes M4A format. Please make sure the songs you’d like to import are compatible.

Download the latest version of Spotify and iTunes on your computer and follow the steps below to transfer iTunes playlist to Spotify.

Set iTunes settings
Step 1. Launch iTunes on your computer > Click Edit > Choose Preferences.

Step 2. In the prompt screen, choose Advanced > Turn on Share iTunes Library XML with other applications > Click OK to save the change.

Turn On Share iTunes Library XML

Set Spotify settings
Now, you can import iTunes playlist to Spotify on computer by following the steps below.

Step 1. Run the Spotify app on your computer > Log in with your Spotify account.

Step 2. From the left pane, choose the three-dot icon > Edit > Click Preferences.

Step 3. Scroll down and enable Show Local Files > Toggle on iTunes under the Show songs from the section.

Import iTunes Songs To Spotify

To check if iTunes playlists have been transferred to Spotify, you can go to YOUR LIBRARY section of Spotify.

Method 2. Export iTunes playlist and more to Spotify

Since iTunes doesn’t allow you to transfer non-purchased songs. Besides, you may fail to export iTunes playlist to Spotify due to any unexpected errors on iTunes. Then FoneTool, a professional iOS transfer tool, is recommended.  

You can rely on it to transfer both purchased and non-purchased songs from computer to iPhone first. Since the playlists are transferred to Apple Music apps on iPhone, the second step is to move the songs from Apple Music app to Spotify. 

Step 1. Transfer iTunes playlist from computer to iPhone
You can follow the steps below to transfer iTunes playlist to iPhone, as well as local music, videos, photos from computer to iPhone.

1. Click the icon below to download FoneTool to your computer > Install and run FoneTool on your computer.

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2. Connect your iPhone to computer with a stable USB cable > Click Phone Transfer > Choose PC to iPhone option and click PC to iPhone.

Transfer To iPhone

3. Click the folder icon to open the folders on your computer > Choose the songs or other types of data you’d like to export to iPhone.

Tip: How can you locate iTunes playlist on computer?
iTunes enables you to make a copy of all the music files to one folder on computer, you can make it by going to Files in iTunes > Library > Consolidate Files. Now, you can locate and add iTunes playlist from C:\Users\YourUserName\Music\iTunes\iTunes Media.

Select Files

4. Make sure you have selected all wanted music files from iTunes playlist and computer > Click Start Transfer to export them to your iPhone.


Besides transferring files from computer to iPhone, FoneTool also supports transfer from iPhone to flash drive, computer, and another iPhone.

Step 2. Move music from the Apple Music app to Spotify
To move music from the Apple Music app to Spotify, you need the assistant of a transfer app. For better illustration, let’s use FreeYourMusic as an example. You can also choose other apps like SongShift to make it.

1. Download and install FreeYourMusic from App Store > Select Apple Music as a source > Select Spotify as the destination.

2. Select the playlist you’d like to export to Spotify > Confirm your action and done.

FreeYourMusic Apple Music To Spotify

Then, you can go to the Spotify app to check whether the iTunes playlists have been exported successfully.


That’s all for the 2 ways to export iTunes playlist to Spotify. You can choose to download Spotify app on computer and import playlists to Spotify on computer.

To transfer more music to Spotify, you can also rely on the transfer tool - FoneTool. Then move the music to Spotify on iPhone. If the guide helps you, please share it with others.

Demi · Editor
Demi is an editor of FoneTool group as well as a good advisor in the area of iOS-related issues. She does well in finding solutions to people's problems. She enjoys traveling, gardening, and watching movies. She spends most of her free time with her pet and family.