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How to transfer your playlists from Spotify to Tidal

Submitted by Tech Insider on May 27, 2022 - 4:12pm

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  • If you want to switch from Spotify to Tidal, you can transfer your playlists using a service like Tune My Music.
  • Tune My Music is free if you have fewer than 500 tracks to move, but if you have a large Spotify library, you can upgrade to Tune My Music Premium.
  • Tidal is a popular alternative to Spotify, especially among audiophiles because the service offers higher audio quality.

Both Spotify and Tidal offer similar music streaming capabilities, so there are any number of reasons why you might want to switch from one to the other.

Whether you desire Tidal's better sound quality (it offers lossless audio; Spotify does not) or you are uneasy about Spotify's business practices regarding the meager royalties it pays musicians while making nine-figure deals for specific podcasters, it's easy to make the switch and to take your existing Spotify music with you. 

Why switch from Spotify to Tidal?

Both Spotify and Tidal offer expansive music catalogs with tens of millions of tracks. That means unless you have relatively esoteric musical tastes, you're likely to find almost anything on either platform. 

Perhaps the most compelling reason to switch to Tidal is the fact that Tidal has better sound quality. If you subscribe to Tidal HiFi Plus ($19.99 per month), many tracks are available in a lossless, high-fidelity format up to 9,216kbps. Tidal even has a small selection of tracks encoded in Sony 360 Reality Audio, which is a multi-channel, immersive surround-sound experience. 

Even using Tidal's more modest HiFi subscription plan ($9.99 per month), you still get excellent sound quality ip to 1,411kbps with offline listening and the ability to skip an unlimited number of tracks. In contrast, Spotify's highest-possible audio quality is a meager 320kbps. 

How to transfer your music from Spotify to Tidal

If you're ready to make the switch from Spotify to Tidal, one thing you don't want is to lose your existing library of Spotify playlists — especially if you've spent years building a personal library of music you rely on daily. The good news is that it's easy to import your existing Spotify playlists into Tidal so you don't have to rebuild them from scratch. You can do this with a service called Tune My Music

If you have fewer than 500 tracks to transfer, you can do this for free. More than that, though, and you can transfer just the first 500 tracks, or pay for the service's premium plan, which starts at $2 per month. 

1. Open Tune My Music in a web browser and click Let's Start

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To transfer your music from Spotify to Tidal, you can use a website called Tune My Music.

2. On the Select the Source page, click Spotify

3. Give Tune My Music permission to access your Spotify account by logging in if necessary and clicking Agree

4. You'll probably want to transfer all your playlists to Tidal, so click Load from your Spotify account. After a moment, you should see a list of your Spotify content, including favorite songs and artists and a list of your playlists. 

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In most cases, you'll want to choose Load from your Spotify account.

5. Click Select Destination

6. On the Select Destination page, click Tidal

7. Give Tune My Music permission to access your Tidal account.

8. Review the list of music that will be transferred and then click Start Moving My Music

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Tune My Music will transfer 500 tracks and playlists for free, though you'll need to upgrade to Premium for more.


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