A Note about Spotify Transfers

Published Oct 10, 2020 by The SongShift Team

Update: October 21, 2020

With the release of SongShift v5.1.3, you will again be able to transfer playlists from Spotify to another service. The only caveat is, you have to have created the playlist yourself, or the playlist must be collaborative and followed by you.


Curated playlists created by Spotify are not eligible for transfer.

In Closing

We are incredibly grateful to Spotify for updating its Developer TOS to allow these transfers. We're excited to continue to provide you a great music transfer experience.

The following no longer applies.

Unfortunately, as of SongShift v5.1.2, you will no longer be able to create transfers from Spotify to another music service. We understand this will be a disappointment for a lot of you. We wish we didn't have to.

Why then?

The Spotify Developer Platform Team reached out and let us know we'd need to remove transferring from their service to a competing music service or have our API access revoked due to TOS violation. While this is not the news we wanted to hear, we respect their decision.

As we advance

To continue to provide some level of support for Spotify, we'll still be supporting transferring from other services to Spotify.

We will continue to roll out planned features for SongShift. Some quality of life improvements, some new supported services, and other things best left a surprise.

*Any new features will have the same limitation of not supporting transfers out of Spotify.

Closing Words

This update is a painful one to push out to you all. We hope to continue to be of help with all your other music transferring needs.