How to Download Music from Spotify to iTunes for Playing

By Adam Gorden Updated on June 14, 2023
I'm a Spotify Premium subscriber, so I downloaded a dozen of songs from Spotify. Now I just want to move Spotify playlist to iTunes library so that I can burn Spotify music to CD for playing in the car. But I failed. Why? Does anyone know how to download music from Spotify to iTunes?

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Spotify, one of the largest digital music services in the world, is providing two kinds of membership for users to subscriber to, respectively Free Plan and Premium Plan. Both subscriptions allow users to stream any Spotify music online. But only Premium subscribers can download Spotify songs for offline listening. However, no matter whether you are a Premium subscriber or Free user, transferring Spotify playlist to iTunes library is strongly banned by Spotify. Don't worry! Here comes the effective solution that enables you to easily import Spotify playlist to iTunes anyhow.

Part 1. How to Transfer Spotify Playlists to iTunes Library

There are no direct ways listeners can transfer music between Spotify and iTunes due to the Digital Rights Management (DRM). Both Spotify streaming music files and downloaded music files are protected by DRM on your device, meaning that they're only accessible on Spotify's platform, including Spotify Web Player, Spotify app across your devices.

Transferring your Spotify playlists and even your entire library to iTunes can be a little tricky, as it requires a third-party tool, which allows you to access, export, and import your favorite playlists to iTunes effortlessly. As iTunes provides an option to upload your own music, you can manage and import your playlists into folders as long as you download them to a supported file format in advanced, such as MP3.

Supported file formats:
Spotify music: DRM-protected
iTunes import: MP3, WAV, AAC and AIFF
ViWizard output: MP3, WAV, AAC, M4A, M4B, and FLAC

Tool Required: ViWizard Spotify Music Converter

One of the best Spotify to iTunes/Apple Music converters is called ViWizard Spotify Music Converter. It allows you to access and transfer your songs, playlists, albums, artists, podcasts, audiobooks and even your entire Spotify music library to iTunes. It doesn't require a Premium subscription to convert and download Spotify music into MP3, WAV, or AAC. Then you can import the actual music files to the iTunes app and enjoy listening to Spotify music together with your iTunes music collection. At the same time, you've created a permanent backup of your Spotify music library in iTunes!

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Key Features of ViWizard Spotify Music Converter

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  • Download Spotify songs, albums, playlists, podcasts, audiobooks
  • Convert Spotify music to lossless MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A, M4B
  • Support playing offline Spotify music on any device at any time
  • Compatible with Windows and macOS, as well as, the latest Spotify

Both Premium and free users can benefit from this tool to transfer your favorite Spotify music across music platforms, including iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon Music, and more. Pick either Windows or Mac version of ViWizard Spotify Music Converter and try downloading your playlists into MP3.

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How to Download and Convert Spotify Playlist to MP3

How can I convert Spotify playlist to MP3 for free? In this post, you can get the best 3 solutions to download Spotify playlist to MP3 with ease.

Part 2. How to Download Spotify Library to iTunes

Make sure you have downloaded and installed ViWizard Spotify Music Converter as well as the Spotify desktop app to your computer. You can access your music library directly from the Spotify app after logged in with your Spotify account.

Step 1Import Spotify Playlist to the Conversion List

Launch ViWizard Spotify Music Converter, and it will load the Spotify app automatically. Then go to the Spotify music player to find any music track or album you want to download and convert, and drag them into the conversion window of ViWizard software. Or you can simply input the links of the Spotify songs to the search box on the main screen and click + to add Spotify songs.

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Step 2Set the Output Audio Preferences for Spotify

You can click the menu bar > Preferences > Convert to set the output preferences according to your own requirements. Here you are allowed to adjust the bit rate, channel, and sample rate. As you need to transfer Spotify songs to iTunes library, here you can choose MP3 or AAC as the output format. Then click the OK button to save the settings.

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Step 3Start to Download Spotify Playlist to iTunes

Now click on the Convert button to start converting Spotify music to MP3 or other iTunes compatible formats. After conversion, click the Converted button to enter the downloading list and continue to click the Search icon to locate the folder where you save your converted Spotify music files. Then you can upload Spotify songs to iTunes library.

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Part 3. How to Import Spotify Music to iTunes Library

Now we move to the final step to use the File button to import the downloaded Spotify music files to the iTunes app. After that, you can enjoy iTunes' features together with your favorite Spotify music.

3.1 Upload Spotify music files/folders to iTunes

  1. Open the iTunes app on your computer.
  2. Choose File from the top menu, and select Add File/Folder to Library.
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  4. Navigate to the music folders and files in File Explorer (Windows) or Finder (Mac), and select the desired music to open. If you open a folder, all the compatible music files it contains will be added to iTunes.
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  6. The music files will be added as downloaded music. Head over to the Recently Added, Songs, Albums, or Downloaded to check to see your Spotify music.
  7. You can create a playlist to include the desired music tracks, or play any music track effortlessly.

3.2 Sync Spotify music to iPhone/iPad/iPod through iTunes

If you own Apple devices such as iPhone, iPad, or iPod, transferring Spotify music to iTunes allows you to easily sync your music across all your devices. Spotify music will be transferred as downloaded music in the Music app and can be played offline.

  1. Connect your Apple device to the computer.
  2. Select your device at the top of the sidebar, and select the Music section in the sidebar.
  3. Choose Sync music > Entire music library, and select Apply to start the syncing of your music library.
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  5. Once done, select Done.
  6. Head over to the Music app on your Apple device and check to see your Spotify music in the Downloaded section.

Part 4. How to Transfer iTunes Library to Spotify

If you are looking for a way to transfer your iTunes collection to Spotify, fortunately Spotify also supports local files import and you can pick another tool called ViWizard Audio Converter to do the transfer. By converting and downloading your iTunes collection to a compatible file format with Spotify desktop app, you can play them together with Spotify's vast music library.

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Key Features of ViWizard Audio Converter

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  • Convert Apple Music to MP3, AAC, WAV, etc for playing on any device
  • Convert iTunes audiobooks and Audible audiobook into MP3 and others
  • 30x high conversion speed
  • Keep lossless output quality

ViWizard Apple Music Converter is the best iTunes to Spotify converter that helps users to download Apple Music, iTunes music, files, audiobooks, podcasts and Audible audiobooks to MP3, AAC, or FLAC. The conversion will be start and finish at a faster speed of 30x and in batches. Lossless audio and full ID3 tags will be kept and embedded with the downloaded music files. You can then add the local files to Spotify with ease.

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How to Transfer Your iTunes Playlists to Spotify in 3 Best Ways

If you wonder how to transfer iTunes playlist to Spotify, check this post and you are going to learn about 3 effective ways.


Until now, we've explained how to transfer Spotify playlist to iTunes and also show how to export iTunes playlist to Spotify. You can try using ViWizard Spotify Music Converter to convert Spotify music to iTunes library. If you meet any problem, just leave your comment here. We will try our best to help you.

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