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How to Move Tidal Playlists to Apple Music

“Hi guys, my Tidal sub has run out and Apple Music looks more appealing to me now. I was wondering if there is any way to transfer playlists from Tidal to Apple Music. They're really big and I don't want to lose them.”

Tidal and Apple Music are two popular streaming services offering tens of millions of music tracks. Both of them have advantages and disadvantages. Some people choose Tidal for its high-quality songs while others prefer Apple Music for its easier library management. Also, there are some people who change between the services for a better experience. If you just change your subscription from Tidal to Apple Music, you must be wondering whether you can move your Tidal playlists to Apple Music.

move tidal playlist to apple music

It’s known that Tidal and Apple Music are rivals competing in the music streaming world. Thus, it’s no surprise that you are not allowed to directly move your Tidal playlists to Apple Music. Nevertheless, you can turn to a third-party tool to do the transfer. In this article, you are going to learn how to use the most popular multimedia tool – Tidal Music Converter to transfer your Tidal playlists to Apple Music.

Tool Required - Tidal Music Converter

Tidal Music Converter is a simple and 100% clean tool to save Tidal music to the local drive. With no need to install any extra apps (including the Tidal app), it can export your Tidal playlists as MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF files, keeping ID3 tags and up to Hi-Fi audio quality.

Key Features of Tidal Music Converter

Tidal Music Converter box

Tidal Music Converter

  • okDownload Tidal music to computer.
  • okConvert Tidal tracks to MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF format.
  • okConvert music at 10X speed.
  • okKeep ID3 tags after conversion.
  • okFree updates & technical support.

Tutorial: How to Transfer Tidal Playlists to Apple Music

Below we are going to show you how to transfer Tidal playlists to Apple Music in two parts. In part 1, we introduce the detailed steps to use Tidal Music Converter to export Tidal playlists to your local computer; and in part 2, we show you how to import the downloaded Tidal playlists to your iTunes Library step by step.

By Tidal Music Converter, you can download and export Tidal music to your local drive with a few simple steps:

Step 1Launch Tidal Music Converter and login to your Tidal account.

launch Tidal Music Converter

Step 2Customize the Output Settings

Click the "Settings" icon on the upper right corner. Here you can choose the output format (MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF) and designate the output folder. Also, you can organize the output files by Artist, Album, Artist/Album or Album/Artist.

choose mp3 as the output format

Step 3Add a Tidal Playlist to Tidal Music Converter

Open a playlist, artist or album, then click on the "Add" button and select & confirm the songs that you'd like to move to Apple Music.

add tidal music

Step 4Export Tidal Music to the Local Drive

Click the "Convert" button to start downloading your Tidal playlist. Once the conversion is done, you can click the "History" icon to find the well-downloaded Tidal music.

Find the well-converted files

Now that you've got your Tidal playlist as local files, you can easily import them to Apple Music by iTunes.

Step 1Launch iTunes and login to your Apple Music account.

Step 2 Go to File > Add File to Library, and select the Tidal music converted in part 1.

add music to itunes

Step 3 Now you have successfully added your Tidal playlist to iTunes Library, you can find the music in the "Songs" section.

Song Added to iTunes


You are unable to directly transfer your Tidal playlist to Apple Music, but you can use Tidal Music Converter to convert your Tidal music to MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC files, import them to your iTunes and then sync them to your Apple Music.

The Tidal tool is a shareware. It enables users to convert the first three minutes of each audio and convert 3 music files at a time for sample testing. You can download the program to check whether it meets your need and then decide whether you’d like to get it or not.