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Spotify is the biggest music streaming service available, so it's not uncommon to receive a Spotify link from someone to something they want you to listen to on your iPhone or iPad. If you're an Apple Music subscriber, however, that link isn't going to work for you. The opposite of course is also true – if a Spotify subscriber receives an Apple Music link, they'll have to search for the content manually in the rival service.

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Fortunately, there's a handy new app for iPhone and iPad that takes Spotify links and makes them something you can open in Apple Music. It also works in the opposite direction for anyone who uses Spotify and often receives links from someone who uses Apple's streaming service.

It's called MusicMatch, and it's a free download on the App Store. So if the above scenario is something that's irked you or your friends before, go and download the app, and you'll be able to convert those links into something useful in a cinch. Here's how it works.
  1. Receive a link to a song, album, or artist from someone.
  2. Copy the Spotify link you've received to the clipboard by long pressing it and selecting Copy.
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    Open MusicMatch.
    Tap Open in Apple Music.
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MusicMatch also offers a Safari extension that automatically redirects links from Spotify to Apple Music, although this option doesn't currently work in the opposite direction for Spotify users.

That's all there is to MusicMatch, a simple solution to a common problem experienced by many, if not most, Apple Music and Spotify users. Currently it only supports Apple Music and Spotify, but support for YouTube Music, Tidal, Pandora, and other services is something the developers are working on.

Article Link: How to Open Spotify Links in Apple Music and Vice Versa
 

SamRyouji

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Jun 1, 2016
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Now this is what most of users been waiting for.
Next, if they could eliminate the long pressing and hijack the link to open in their app then redirect to Apple Music / Spotify, that would be much better.
For example, integrate their app in "More..." button.
 

EmotionalSnow

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Nov 1, 2019
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Linz, Austria
Not really seeing how copying the link after long pressing the preview, opening another app, then letting that app redirect me to Apple Music is much quicker than just searching for it myself.
MusicMatch also offers a Safari extension that automatically redirects links from Spotify to Apple Music, although this option doesn't currently work in the opposite direction for Spotify users.
 

luckystar101

macrumors member
Nov 4, 2009
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Non working for me...if I click on One in Apple Music nothing happens.
I have only Apple Music installed on my phone....Do I need both apps installed?
 

kesenwangs

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May 16, 2021
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Vancouver
Hell to the no, I’m so lazy half the time I don’t even reply let alone copy a link open a third party app and press another button. No, you can sent a Apple Music link. Specifically share Apple one with six of my close friends for this reason lol. Also, that trailing tracking link on the end.. heyyyyy
 

CouldBeWorse

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Jul 14, 2011
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For all of you complaining about this being to cumbersome, per the article, if you install the Safari extension there is no manual copying/pasting links.
 

h3ysw5nkan

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Aug 17, 2016
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Not really seeing how copying the link after long pressing the preview, opening another app, then letting that app redirect me to Apple Music is much quicker than just searching for it myself.
If you are searching for Classical music, then yes, it’s way easier because the names are usually longer than you could remember.

E.g., Bagatelle No. 25 in A minor, "Für Elise" by Ludwig Van Beethoven, part xx
 
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varunsanthanam

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Dec 28, 2007
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It’s a bit frustrating to see this, because this app is a copycat app of an app I already built:


Macrumors even briefly mentioned it here:


And large parts of this app’s UI appear to be, uh, inspired by mine, down to the use of the term “preferred service”

If you want to take a look at my app, I’ve already added support for tidal, YouTube music and others, but I’ve also got a macOS app as well!

My safari extension also does not require the “all websites” permission ;)
 
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matthew23

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Aug 27, 2010
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It’s a bit frustrating to see this, because this app is a copycat app of an app already built:


Macrumors even briefly mentioned it here:


And large parts of this app’s UI appear to be, uh, inspired by mine, down to the use of the term “preferred service”

If you want to take a look at my app, I’ve already added support for tidal, YouTube music and others, but I’ve also got a macOS app as well!

My safari extension also does not require the “all websites” permission ;)
Just bought your app and it works great! Literally click on the spotify link and it opens in Apple Music with no copy/paste, etc. Great job! First App I've purchased in a long time.
 
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