Google Music hit the scene to compete with the likes of Spotify and other music streaming services. However, most of these services don’t offer ways to import playlists from one to the other. Portify is an easy way to import Spotify playlists into Google Music, we’ll show you how to get started.
Whenever you try out a new music service, like Google Music, it can be frustrating to have to seek out all the music you’ve compiled through other services. Spotify offers some of the best ways to create, import and export playlists around, and Google Music is just getting started. That’s where tools like Portify come in handy. They make it easy to transfer playlists to Google Music. If only more services made it easier to do the same.
Portify works in 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows, 64-bit Linux and Mac OS X. This is the first app from its developer and may cause issues for you. While I encountered no issues with Portify, let me know in the comments if you do so I can troubleshoot any errors.
Using Portify To Import Spotify Playlists To Google Music
We’ve shown you how to import your Spotify playlists into Grooveshark, now we’ll show you how to do it for Google Music with the help of Portify.
Once download, you’ll need to unzip the archive and store the contents somewhere easily accessible.
Then, within that folder, click on “app” to get started. You can always create a shortcut, pin it to the Start screen or link to it as you want in your operating system of choice. This can be the quicker way to access Portify as you need to use it to import playlists from Spotify to Google Music.
When you open Portify for the first time, Windows Firewall may block it from opening.
If you use a third-party firewall, it may also block it. If so, you want to allow access to Portify on your computer.
Portify offers an easy to use wizard that walks you through the process of importing Spotify playlists into Google Music.
You’ll be warned that you may be violating Spotify and Google Music’s Terms and Conditions by continuing. However, neither Spotify nor Google Music have made a statement or issued changes to their Terms of Service that ban importing playlists. In fact, Spotify in particular has pioneered the process of importing and exporting playlists for its service.
Click “Get started” to continue.
First, you’ll need to login to your Google Music account.
If you haven’t enabled Google Music, yet, you’ll need to do so before continuing. When ready, login and click “Submit.”
Now, you’ll need to login to your Spotify account.
Portify will warn you that you need a Premium Account with Spotify to continue, but this isn’t true. Portify will still work if you use a Paid or Free account.
If you use Facebook to login to Spotify, you need to use your Spotify account details and not your Facebook ones in Portify.
Enter your login details, then click “Submit.”
It’ll take just a few moments to load your Spotify playlists.
Depending on the number of playlists and how many tunes they contain, this could take upwards of a few minutes.
Once loaded, you’ll be able to check each playlist you want to import into Google Music.
Not every song will be available in Google Music. This can be for a variety of reasons, such as Google Music not having that song available. You’ll be alerted to what tracks aren’t available later.
For now, click on the playlists you want to transfer over, and when ready, scroll down and click “Start Transfer.”
Again, depending on the number of tracks in your playlists, this may take a few minutes.
You’ll be shown the process in Portify as the tracks are found, not found or filtered as karaoke tracks by Google Music.
When finished, you’ll be told the process is complete and given a link to see what tracks couldn’t be transferred.
Click “Show tracks not found on Google Music” to see what was missed.
My biggest tip for users when it comes to missed tracks in Portify is to search Google Music for them manually. I found five of the six tracks Portify missed by doing this, and it was because they were tagged differently in Google Music than they were in Spotify.
Now, you can listen to your favorite tracks on Google Music as you see fit without having to manually comb through the service to find your favorite songs and albums.
While you may need to find some missing tracks, it’s not that frustrating to find a handful of tracks as opposed to recreating your playlists from scratch on Google Music.
Portify is by far the easiest tool I’ve ever used to import playlists from one service to another. While I’m a diehard Spotify fan, and have been using the service exclusively since its launch in the US, being able to try out new streaming music services is exciting. Google Music isn’t half-bad, at least to me, but being able to easily import my playlists with Portify made it easier for me to get started.
If you’re looking for a way to try Google Music without spending the time creating your playlists all over again, give Portify a try to day and import your Spotify playlists in Google Music within minutes.