How to Create a Spotify Playlist From Your YouTube Likes

This step-by-step guide will show you how to create a continually updated Spotify playlist based on the videos you “Like” on YouTube.

Using the amazing (and completely mostly free) service “Ifttt” you can create a playlist in Spotify that’s based on the videos you “Like” or “Thumbs Up” on YouTube. Best of all, the playlist is constantly updated as you Like more and more videos on YouTube. Since Ifttt is a ‘service’ and not an App, there’s nothing to download either!

  1. If you don’t already have an Ifttt account, head over to their homepage and sign up for one. The process is simple and a free/basic account includes 3 applets – you’ll only need 1. Now enable this applet (link will open in a new window/tab) by toggling the Turn on switch to ON
  2. screenshot of an ifttt applet

  3. Ifttt needs permission to access your Spotify and YouTube accounts in order to create and update the playlist. Click Ok to begin.
  4. screenshot of ifttt asking for permission to access youtube and spotify

  5. Click ALLOW when asked if you want to grant Ifttt access to YouTube.
  6. granting ifttt permission to access youtube

  7. Then click OKAY when asked to grant Ifttt access to Spotify.
  8. granting ifttt permission to access spotify

  9. Now the fun part. Head on over to YouTube and start “liking” your favorite songs.
  10. clicking Like on a YouTube video to create a Spotify playlist

  11. You’ll need to wait a few minutes before they start to show up, but you’ll soon have a new Playlist in Spotify titled YouTube Likes
  12. a playlist in Spotify named on YouTube Likes

  13. If you open that Playlist you’ll see the songs that you’ve “Liked” on YouTube! <
  14. the YouTube Likes playlist in Spotify with a song added to it

  15. No all songs that you “Like” on YouTube can/will be found on Spotify, although in my experience it’s remarkably good at finding the song if it’s available to be found :)

If this helped be sure to check out our other Spotify playlists, tips and tricks.


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