Choosing between music streaming services has always been a difficult decision to make. Most of the service providers allow you to try their software for free or for a portion of the original price for a certain period of time. Google Play Music offers a free trial of two months, while Spotify offers three months of premium service for the price of 0.99 EUR. Also, if you do not want to pay for such services, most of the companies allow you to listen to music with certain restrictions.
However, when you try a certain service but would like to switch to another service provider, you don’t want to leave your files at the software you are leaving. To avoid such things from happening, you have to import your data from one service to another. Playlists are among the most precious user data.
Let’s say you tried Google Play Music and would like to switch to Spotify but don’t want to leave your playlists behind. There are several methods you can use to import your data from Google’s service to Spotify. However, the easiest technique is to use a third-party app designed to import a Google Music playlist to Spotify.
For those who do not want to pay anything for importing data from one music streaming service to another, Stamp is the best option. With a free subscription, Stamp allows you to transfer one playlist at a time from Google Play Music to Spotify. If you have many playlists, this could take much of your time, but it’s free! If you do not want to devote much time to transferring your music data, you can buy the software for one operating system for 8.99 EUR or for 12.99 EUR if you would like to use the bundle option (all OSs).
1. Download the app from Stamp’s website and install it to your device.
2. After you are done, choose “Google Play Music” and log in to your account.
3. On the next screen, do the same for “Spotify.”
4. Your next move should be to choose the playlist/playlists you would like to import from Google Music to Spotify, tick it/them and click “Next.” You have to wait for the app to perform the required tasks and should then be done.
The upside of Soundiiz, compared to Stamp, is that you don’t have to download the application in order to use it. However, importing playlists from a streaming service to another will cost you money since it is a premium feature. However, it won’t cost you much since Soundiiz offers subscription plans starting at $3 per month.
1. To use this service you need to navigate to Soundiiz’s website.
2. Click “Start Now” and sign up for a new account.
3. Once your account is created, you have to confirm your email address.
4. After you complete that step, click “Platform to platform” on the top-right corner. From the music streaming service, choose Google Music,” log in to your account, and click “Google Music” again.
5. From the list, choose the playlist/playlists you would like to import to Spotify, tick it/them and click “Confirm and continue.” You have to select “Spotify” as the destination. In the pop-up, add your login details and click Spotify again.
Wait for a little while, and your playlist(s) should be imported from Google Music to Spotify!
For those who would like to transfer playlists from one music streaming service to another, but only on one occasion, I would recommend Soundiiz since you can cancel your subscription after the first month that had cost just $3. However, if you frequently transfer data between services, Stamp would be a better source, as you can purchase the software (no monthly payments) at a one-time fee of either 8.99 EUR or 12.99 EUR.