For people who subscribe to multiple music streaming services, such as Apple Music and Spotify, interoperability and curing playlists has been a constant challenge. While apps like SongShift have enabled the creation and sharing of playlists between services, compatible streaming services have tried to limit this functionality.
The ability to sync playlists between services, including the Little Apple Music Icon Apple Music, Little Pandora Icon Pandora, Tidal, Little Spotify Icon Spotify and Little YouTube Music Icon YouTube Music is useful for individual users and curators who want to grow music playlists , while taking into account platform exclusivity. Unfortunately, these streaming services have tried to limit this functionality by denying playlist management applications, such as Small SongShift iconSongShift, access to their APIs.
As SongShift describes in a blog post, Spotify blocks your access to the service’s API and is therefore no longer compatible with exporting playlists from its version 5.1.2. The SongShift development team made the following statement:
“The Spotify developer platform team contacted us and informed us that we should remove the transfer from their service to a competing music service or have our API access revoked due to a PTT violation. Although this is not the news we would like for to listen, we respect your decision.”
While the ability to import playlists from other music streaming services to Spotify using SongShift is still available, Spotify playlist export is no longer possible in any capacity.
In the wake of this news, a new application currently available on iOS and iPadOS called Small Playlisty iconPlaylisty allows you to export playlists from Spotify to Apple Music. In addition to Apple Music, Spotify, and YouTube Music, Playlisty is also compatible with Small setlist.fm iconsetlist.fm, Small Siri Shortcuts iconSiri Shortcuts, and various cloud services with compatible playlist spreadsheet formats, including .csv and .m3u.
The playlist is currently available for free with an in-app purchase for unlimited playlist duration in the Apple App Store.