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New iOS app lets you transfer playlists between Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and iTunes

Published Oct 1st, 2016 12:00PM EDT
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If you’re a music lover, there’s undoubtedly never been a better time to be alive. Thanks to services like Apple Music, Spotify, iTunes and YouTube, the ability to listen to music from across the world has never been more affordable or accessible. But with so many avenues to listen to music, accessing your favorite songs and playlists across varying services can often be an exercise in frustration.

When Apple Music first debuted, for example, many people were eager to see what Apple’s take on music streaming was like. One downside, though, is that users who had previously built-up playlists on sites like Spotify had no way to export them to Apple Music.

At long last, there’s now a new iOS app that promises to solve this admittedly first-world problem.

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Dubbed 25 Most Played, the app is rather simple but extremely helpful. In short, it lets users “import, share, find, follow and port” playlists across Spotify, YouTube, Apple Music and iTunes. In other words, if you’ve got an extensive number of carefully constructed playlists on iTunes from back in the day, 25 Most Played promises to make it a breeze to import it into any music service of your choosing.

The app description reads in part:

25 Most Played is a free music app for finding, managing, and following music playlists for iTunes and Apple Music, Spotify, and YouTube. Import your playlists from one service and play them on another. And if you are moving to a new music streaming service, 25 Most Played can port your playlists for you.

25 Most Played allows you to follow playlists created by your friends on other streaming services and listen to them on the music streaming service you use – even with the videos on YouTube. Import your playlists so you can play them at parties even if the host doesn’t use the same platform as you.

Find playlists created by your friends, by people in your city, or by strangers with good music taste and save them to your home screen so they are easy to find and play via the music streaming service you prefer.

Will Apple eventually remove the app? It’s hard to say but it certainly wouldn’t surprise us. Which is to say, if you’re at all protective and serious about your musical playlists, you might want to try downloading this app (accessible via the source link below) as soon possible.

Yoni Heisler Contributing Writer

Yoni Heisler has been writing about Apple and the tech industry at large with over 15 years of experience. A life long expert Mac user and Apple expert, his writing has appeared in Edible Apple, Network World, MacLife, Macworld UK, and TUAW.

When not analyzing the latest happenings with Apple, Yoni enjoys catching Improv shows in Chicago, playing soccer, and cultivating new TV show addictions.