Playlisty emerges as alternative to SongShift's Spotify playlist export feature
For people that subscribe to multiple music streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify, interoperability and playlist curation has been a constant challenge. Though apps like SongShift have allowed for cross-service playlist building and sharing, compatible streaming services have been looking to curb that functionality.
The ability to synchronize playlists across services including Apple Music, Pandora, Tidal, Spotify, and YouTube Music is useful for both individual users and curators looking to cultivate music playlists while accounting for platform exclusivity. Unfortunately, these streaming services have been looking to curb this functionality by denying playlist management apps like SongShift access to their APIs.
As SongShift describes in a blog post, Spotify is blocking their access to the service's API, and will therefore no longer be compatible for playlist exporting as of its version 5.1.2 release. The SongShift development team gave the following statement:
"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."
Though the ability to import playlists from other streaming music services into Spotify using SongShift are still currently available, Spotify playlist export is no longer possible in any capacity.
In the wake of this news, a new app currently available on iOS and iPadOS called Playlisty allows you to export Spotify playlists to Apple Music. Other than Apple Music, Spotify, and YouTube Music, Playlisty is also compatible with setlist.fm, Siri Shortcuts, and various cloud services with compatible playlist spreadsheet formats including .csv and .m3u.
Playlisty is currently available for free with an in-app purchase for unlimited playlist length on the Apple App Store.