I have a very simple wish, namely all I want to do is to sync the Spotify playlists on my PC with those on my IPad. My motivation for doing this is that, rather than having to switch on the PC to stream music to my Bluetooth speaker, I’d much rather do it using the more user-friendly and compact tablet.
Upon performing a Google search, there appear to be several different threads suggesting different courses of action. Can anyone offer me a simple guide on how to perform what I’d hoped would be an easy procedure, or alternatively point me in the direction of what they believe to be the best, most understandable discussion on the subject?
In addition, I’d like to backup my Spotify playlists to USB, a CD or an external hard drive, just to give me some piece of mind. (Ideally I’d have liked to have been able to back them up to ICloud but I believe this isn’t possible). I understand that as all Spotify data files are encrypted, copying files to USB/CD isn’t possible, but Sidify offer a tool which can convert them to MP3 or other formats. Is the Sidify tool the best means of doing this, or are there alternatives available?
(I also came across a thread which stated that another way of circumventing the Spotify encryption issue is to copy playlists to ITunes – but what if some songs on my Spotify playlists aren’t available (i.e. can’t be purchased) on ITunes – would this be a problem? I’d prefer to keep most of my music within Spotify for this reason.)
Apologies for the lengthy thread and many thanks in anticipation of your help.