Update as of 7/29/2015: An upgrade to this app fixed all problems, and, while it works slowly, it does indeed work now.
As a long-time Spotify user, I’ve built up a collection of dozens of playlists containing thousands of songs. Recreating those playlists in the new Apple Music app could take ages. You can imagine, then, how happy I was to find MoveToApple.com and the MoveToAppleMusic app, which promises to automate the process of pulling your Spotify (and Rdio) playlists into iTunes.
After grinding away on my playlists for two full days, MoveToAppleMusic informed me it had transferred 1,700 songs (235, it claimed, were not available on Apple Music) and dumped several dozen .txt files on my desktop.
After paying for a “really easy and simple” solution, I was surprised the manual step of importing playlists was still required — but not as surprised as I was when I tried to import the playlists! Most of them contained only five or six songs (the originals often contained hundreds of tracks), and most of those songs were duplicate copies of a single song — “Sing” by Josh Wilson.
The programmers released a new version of the app today, so I started the entire process from scratch. Unfortunately, the new version gets to the “Transferring Playlists” step and locks up before the action even starts.
I requested a refund (which the programmers claim they’re happy to offer, should things go wrong), but instead of cash, I received an email asking me to upgrade the app and try it again. At this point, though, I’m not much inclined to do so … and I’m thinking that Apple missed a boat here by leaving this kind of migration effort to third parties. Despite all the glowing tech press about this app, I think you’d be better served to hire an Indian personal assistant to get a job like this done. (And even with the app working now, a virtual assistant might get the job done faster!–MM)