Guide to creating and importing music playlists on Spotify

To create playlists on Spotify you just need to have a simple account and select your favorite songs, more complex is to import a playlist already created elsewhere.

Spotify is one of the most popular music streaming platforms worldwide. In fact, thanks to its versatility on different devices, ease of use and the feature of suggesting related tracks based on previous listens, the platform is much loved by people of all age groups.

First of all, however, it is important to understand how to create playlists on Spotify and possibly even how to import them from other platforms. In this article we'll provide you with all the information you need to use Spotify at its best and enjoy all the music you love.

Creating playlists on Spotify: practical guide

The first thing you need to know when you access Spotify is how to create playlists. First of all then you access Spotify from desktop by going directly to the streaming service's website, or from mobile by downloading the app for Android or iOS. When logging in there will be the option to sign up by manually filling in all the fields, or by logging in directly through your existing social profiles, such as Facebook.

After logging in, to use Spotify you must select the "Your Library" item and from there you can start adding songs by giving a custom name to your playlist. After creating it you can then start adding the tracks you want, this procedure is the same for both Android and iOS users. This procedure is the same for both Android and iOS users. Users who choose to have a Premium plan will have some additional features available for the creation of custom playlists.

To play your playlist, simply go to "Your Library", click on the name of the chosen playlist and start random playback or Shuffle listening. At any time you can add new songs, remove them or modify them: just click on the icon with the 3 dots at the top right. These procedures can also be carried out from the desktop, following the same steps, but with the difference that you can choose whether to use the platform's client, or directly the website. In the first case you'll have to download the program to your computer first.

On Spotify playlists can also be made collaborative, but only with the Premium plan. This means that your friends or other people can add and reorder music tracks. You will then have to download the playlist and set the privacy from private to public.

Importing Spotify playlists: is it possible?

Many users wonder if it is possible to import and export playlists on Spotify. The answer is yes, but as a first thing it is important to check that you have subscribed to the Premium plan. After that you can import playlists from one Spotify account to another, but you can also import them from different platforms such as YouTube. The procedure is not complex and all users may be able to do it, but they will have to rely on external platforms to carry out the import correctly.

To transfer a playlist from YouTube to Spotify, for example, you can use online programs such as TuneMyMusic that allows you to transfer your music tracks in a few simple clicks. You only need to access the platform's website, select through the permalink the YouTube playlist you want to import, select the program where you want to add it by logging in with your data. In a few minutes you will be able to listen to your songs on Spotify.

If, on the other hand, you want to import songs from iTunes to Spotify, you can proceed in another way. As of February 2018 Spotify has removed the ability to automatically import playlists from iTunes, so to do so now you will have to follow a different process. First, you log into Spotify from your desktop and at the same time you also start iTunes. Make sure that the songs in the playlist are all with MP3 extensions because Spotify does not read other extensions.

Next, in Spotify's settings, activate the "view local files" feature. At this point you will see on the left, in the section "Your library" and "Local Files" the iTunes MP3 files: in this way you can create your own playlist.

There are other programs that allow you to export and import Spotify playlists such as Moover and iMusic: the important thing is to understand all the steps and make sure you use platforms that facilitate the transfer in a completely legal way.