Spotify is a leading music platform across the world. And a good choice for the fans of the mainstream media industry, but Spotify lacks rare music albums and songs. SoundCloud, on the other hand, is where rare music finds its place.
Be it any indie music, old collections, or underground music — there is a good chance that you will find it on SoundCloud. But then again, handling more than one platform seems troublesome and complex. For many, using two platforms to play media may not sound like a big deal, but bringing everything under one roof comes with its benefits of seamlessness.
Turns out, there is a way to add songs to Spotify from SoundCloud and bring everything under one hood, after all. Want to learn how to add SoundCloud songs to Spotify? Well, scroll down and find out!
The quickest and most straightforward way to add SoundCloud songs to Spotify is to download them using a music downloader and add them to Spotify.
There are numerous SoundCloud music downloaders, but the most simple tool is Allavsoft.
Allavsoft allows you to download songs from SoundCloud and convert them to popular file formats like MP3 or FLAC without degrading the quality. Plus — its sleek and modern interface makes the job easier and allows you to download songs from SoundCloud within seconds. And given that Allavsoft also permits you to download songs from other sites like YouTube, Spotify, Deezer, Tidal, and more such host sites, there is no point in looking for other music downloaders.
Step 1. Copy the desired SoundCloud music URL.
- Download and Install the Allavsoft on Windows or Mac.
- Launch the program.
- Copy and Paste the desired URL from SoundCloud.
Step 2. Choose the format of the output.
- In the Convert box, checkon the “Automatically Convert to:” box.
- Click on thedown arrow.
- Andchoose the desired format of the Output song.
- Click on theDownload button to start downloading songs from SoundCloud.
Now that you have downloaded the desired song or playlists from SoundCloud, you can add the songs to Spotify.
The steps to add SoundCloud songs to Spotify from local storage differs depending on the device. Nevertheless, we have outlined both methods. So, you can upload downloaded SoundCloud songs to Spotify on Mac and Windows. And then access them via iPhone or Android devices.
You have to use the Spotify app on the Mac in order to move the desired local playlists.
Step 1. Open the Spotify app on Mac. Click on the Account picture to access the Settings menu in Spotify.
Step 2. On the Settings page, scroll down until you locate the Local Files option. Enable the toggle assigned to Show Local Files.
Once you enable the toggle assigned to Show Local Files, a new menu will appear on the Spotify app.
Click on the toggle assigned to Download, Documents, or My Music to add the folder (given the songs are already arranged and stored in a folder in one of these destinations). Or you can click on Add a Source to upload songs via a different folder on the Mac.
Click on any of the songs in the playlists to access them via Spotify’s Mac app.
Step 3. After adding the source of the local music files. Close the app. And reopen the Spotify app. You will locate all the local music files via the Your Library folder on the Spotify app.
- There will be a separate folder listed as Local Files.
- Click on any song in the playlists to access them via Spotify’s Mac app.
You can add these songs to a separate playlist like native Spotify songs. But you cannot add them to the Liked Songs list.
You can also access the created (Local Folder or another name) playlists on the Android or iOS app, given you have signed via the same account (still, you will have to enable some options). The following steps will teach you how to upload local songs on Windows. And after that, you will learn how to access the uploaded local files via iPhone or Android.
As underlined earlier, the steps to upload local music files on Windows differ from the method to upload music files on Mac. So, here are the step-by-step instructions to upload SoundCloud songs (downloaded via Allavsoft) on Windows.
Step 1. Open the Spotify app on Windows.
- Click on the three dots (horizontal ellipsis) at the top-left corner of the screen.
- Choose Edit.
- And click on Preferences.
Step 2. Scroll down to the Local Files sections and enable the toggle.
Step 3. Click on Add a source.
- And choose the folder where you stored the SoundCloud songs downloaded via Allavsoft.
- Click on OK to add the local music files.
Step 4. Enable the folders that you just added to Spotify.
Step 5. Close the Spotify app. Reopen itand access the Your Library option. You will find a Local Files option within Your Library. From there, you can access the Local Files on the Windows computer.
- You can add the songs to a separate playlist for easy access like you add native Spotify songs. But you cannot add the local music files to Liked Songs list.
There you go! That’s how to transfer songs from SoundCloud to Spotify. Of course, this sounds like a tiresome job. But the benefit is you can also access the SoundCloud songs via iPhone or Android. Scroll down to learn how to access the added SoundCloud songs via Spotify’s iPhone or Android app.
Whether you have uploaded the SoundCloud songs via Windows or Mac, there is a way to access the added SoundCloud songs via the iPhone app. But there are some configurations to access the app.
Here’s how to access the added SoundCloud songs on the Spotify iPhone app:
Step 1. Open the Spotify app on the iPhone. (Ensure it is signed via the same account linked on the Mac or Windows).
Step 2. Go to the Settings menu.
Step 3. Scroll down to the Local Files option. On the next page, enable the toggle assigned to Local Files.
Step 4. Now go to the Your Library and select the Local Files folder. You have to download the files to listen to them on the iPhone.
If this is not working for you, scroll down to the FAQ section to fix the local songs not showing on iPhone or Android issues.
Step 1. Open the Spotify Android app. Ensure that both Windows or Mac devices and Android phone is connected to the same wi-fi network. (Plus, ensure that both devices are linked with the same Spotify account).
Step 2. As long as both the devices are connected to the same wireless network (use ethernet if you do not have Wi-fi) and the same account, you can find the Local songs via the Your Library menu.
Under Your Library, click on Local from PC to access the local music files. Again, you have to download the songs to listen to them on Android device.
That’s how you can access the SoundCloud songs (downloaded via Allavsoft) on the iPhone or Android Spotify app.
There is another method to add songs to Spotify from SoundCloud. And that is to transfer songs from SoundCloud to Spotify using a third-party tool like TuneMyMusic.
TuneMyMusic allows you to copy playlists and music libraries from SoundCloud to Spotify. Additionally, you can also sync two or more playlists created on two different services.
There are also other customization features like adding your local songs to the playlists and backing up the entire library. Not only this, but TuneMyMusic also makes it very simple to transfer songs from SoundCloud to Spotify.
Step 1. Visit tunemymusic.com and click on the “Let’s Start” button.
Step 2. On the next screen, you will see all major music services. Choose SoundCloud to transfer the playlists to Spotify.
Step 3. After selecting SoundCloud, log in with the same credentials of your own SoundCloud account.
Step 4. Choose the playlist you want to transfer from SoundCloud to Spotify. And choose the destination as Spotify.
Step 5. Click on Start Moving My Music option on the next page.
Step 6. You will have to log in to the destination service. For context, log in to the Spotify account to which you want to move the SoundCloud playlist.
Once you do this. TuneMyMusic will list the playlists on Spotify.
1. Why I cannot access the Local Files on iPhone or Android Spotify app (fix the issue)?
If you have followed all the steps correctly, these might be one of the reasons you cannot access the Local Files on iPhone or Android:
- Your computer and mobile device are not connected to the same wi-fi network.
- Your computer and mobile Spotify app are not linked to the same account.
- The Spotify app on the computer or mobile is not updated.
- You might not have enabled the Local Files option on the computer or Mac.
So, ensure that you have the same wi-fi network, the Spotify apps (on both the devices) are updated and linked to the same account, and you have enabled the Local Files toggle.
2. Do I need a premium Spotify account to access the Local Files on the iPhone or Android app?
Yes. You have to download the Local Files songs.
3. Is the same wi-fi network on both devices necessary to access the Local Files on iPhone or Android app?
No. Only temporarily. Once you download the songs on the respective devices, you can stream the Local Files without the same wi-fi network.
4. How to remove Tune My Music Access to Spotify?
- Go to the User Settings page on Tune My Music.
- Go to the Connections menu.
- And click the Disconnect option assigned to the Spotify app.
That’s how to add songs to Spotify from SoundCloud. You can use the Allavsoft method to add SoundCloud songs to the Spotify app. Or, use Tune My Music (a premium service) to link the accounts and sync your playlists.
Now, there is benefit and drawbacks to both methods.
Talking about the drawbacks first: the Allavsoft method requires you to download the SoundCloud songs and transfer them via PC or Mac. Some users might enjoy the offline access, but for some, downloading and uploading songs might feel like a big deal (so, it is a personal preference). Coming to Tune My Music, you must have Tune My Music premium at all times to enable both services to be linked.
And the benefit is clear: both the services allow you to upload to Spotify from SoundCloud.