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Apple Music Playlists

Want to share an Apple Music playlist? Just know that those with whom you share will need an Apple Music subscription to listen to it. If that person uses Spotify instead, instructions are included below as to how you can transfer the playlist to Spotify and share it that way.

Share Playlists on iPhone and iPad:

  • Open the Apple Music app, tap the Library icon at the bottom of the screen, and then select Playlists. If you don't see a Share Playlists button, that means you haven’t set up an Apple Music Profile. (instructions follow below)
  • The share Sheet will pop up with various options to share your playlist. Tap Copy for a link to the playlist, or select from the various available apps to share via text message, email, or another messaging app.

Can't see the Share button? Until you have an Apple Music profile, you won't be able to share any of your playlists. Another reason why you might not see the Share button is that you haven't merged your local music library with Apple's Cloud Music Library.

  • To create an Apple Music profile, open the Apple Music app on your iPhone or iPad, then tap the "Listen Now" tab in the bottom-left of the screen. Tap the icon in the top right section of this screen.
  • If you've already set up an Apple Music profile, you'll see it here. If you haven't created your profile, you'll see a prompt here labeled "Set up Profile." Tap it to continue.
  • The app will guide you through the rest of the profile creation. You'll choose a username, help others find you, and follow your friends.
  • If you need to create your Apple Music profile on a Mac or PC, instructions are in the next section.

screenshot of how to select Share Playlist

Share Apple Music Playlists on Mac and PC:

screenshot of 3-dot icon in Apple Music


  • Open the Apple Music app on MacOS or the iTunes app on Windows. Once the app is open, find and open the playlist you want to share.
  • Tap the 3-dot icon on the right side, directly above the sonds in the playlist. Click the Share option, then choose from the available options to copy the link or share via Messages, Mail, or another app.

Need to create your Apple Music profile on Mac or PC?:

  • Open the Apple Music app on MacOS or the iTunes app on Windows.
  • Select "Listen Now" in the menu on the left, then in the top right of the main window, select the My Account icon (your photo or initials).
  • Tap the Get Started button, and you will be guided through the rest of the process.

Move playlists from Apple Music to Spotify:

Doing so requires a third-party tool, Tune My Music. Using the free tier means you can transfer up to 1,000 songs for free.

  • Point a browser window to Tune My Music and select "Let's Start" on the home page.
  • Select the source service: In this case, Apple Music. A pop-up will ask you to connect your Apple Music account with Tune My Music. Enter your Apple Music credentials (Apple ID email address and password), and sign in.
  • Apple will ask you to confirm you want to allow Tune My Music to access your Apple Music library. Click "Allow."
  • Once Tune My Music has access to your Apple Music library, it will show you all the playlists in your account. Scroll to Playlists section and uncheck the playlists you don't want to transfer.
  • Tap "Next: Select Destination."
  • Select "Spotify" from the list of music streaming services. Another pop-up will ask you to sign into your Spotify account. Tap agree to proceed.

P.S. You can also use this tool to share a Spotify playlist with Apple Music!


Screenshot of Apple Music requesting confirmation to move music files

Spotify Playlists

Share a Spotify playlist from an Android or IOS phone:

spotify screenshow showing 3-dot icon

  • You can send a playlist to anyone by getting the playlist link.
  • Tap the 3-dot icon on the right side, directly above the songs in the playlist. Tap Share.
  • The next screen will display sharing options, depending on your phone.
  • Tap the sharing options you wish and follow the on-screen prompts.

Share a Spotify playlist from a desktop or web player:

  • The process is nearly identical if you're accessing Spotify via a desktop app or web player!
  • Find the playlist you want to share and tap those 3 dots again.This will open up a small menu.
  • Go down to share to expand the sub menu and either copy the playlist link or the widget embed link.

screenshot of spotify's share menu

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