How to Add Music to iMovie from Spotify

No idea how you can add your favorite Spotify songs to iMovie? If not, then no worries! We will help you understand the process of adding Spotify songs to Apple’s application iMovie.

For video editing, you need to add your favorite songs. At times these songs are saved on a certain application like Spotify, for this particular reason you need to cover the gap between Apple’s video editing tool iMovie and Spotify.

The article will cover a detailed discussion of the following:

  • What is the iMovie Application?
  • How to Add/Move Spotify Music to iMovie?
  • Method to Convert Spotify Songs to iMovie
  • Use Spotify Songs in iMovie

Let’s start the blog!

What is the iMovie Application?

Apple specially designs the iMovie applicationfor Mac, iPhone, and iPad. This application allows you to use the video editing feature without any degree or detailed knowledge. You can create images and videos like a professional with little to no video editing experience.

How to Add/Move Spotify Music to iMovie?

Spotify doesn’t directly support iMovie, therefore, certain third-party applications allow you to use Spotify. For instance, you are a Spotify Premium user and you download the songs on your Apple device, which is in OGG format played by the Spotify application only. This will not allow iMovie to play the songs because the downloaded format is not supported.

However, we can use some other methods to move Spotify songs to iMovie. Let us look at the method to get a clear understanding.

Step 1: Install a Third-Party Application

In the first step, you need to install a third-party application of your choice to move the music from Spotify to your device and then to the iMovie application. For instance, here we will consider the AudFree Spotify music converter.

Move Spotify Music to iMovie

Step 2: Move Spotify Songs to the Converter

It’s time to add the songs to the converter using the + sign or you can drag and drop your playlist or songs. You can also copy and paste the URL of your favorite songs and click on the + sign at the end.

You can also select the quality and other specifications from the top right corner.

Step 3: Start the Conversion Process

You can start the conversion process as soon as the songs or the selected playlist gets copied to the converter. Click on Convert at the end.

This lets you download all your favorite songs and playlists on your device. Now, it is time to start moving the converted songs to iMovie.

 Method to Convert Spotify Songs to iMovie

After successfully downloading the songs on your device you can start moving these on your iMovie application. Let us understand the process.

Step 1: Transfer Songs to iTunes

First, you will transfer all the downloaded songs to iTunes. Just navigate to the Files option then select “Add File to Library”. This adds the songs to iTunes.

Step 2: Synchronize the Songs

In the next step, you need to sync the Spotify songs with iTunes. First, select the iOS device from the device icon at the top. Now select the Music category and check from the Playlist part if all the Spotify songs are covered. Now click on Sync then Apply to complete the process.

Use Spotify Songs in iMovie on iPhone

After the completion of sync, you need to navigate to the iMovie application.

  • In the first step, navigate to Movie then Create Movie.
  • Click on the + icon under the video already added.
  • Now navigate to Audio then My Music to add your songs.
  • In the last step, click on the + icon next to the desired song. Your song is added to the current video.

You are now all set to play the video with your favorite song.

Use Spotify Songs in iMovie on Mac

You can also use the iMovie application on Mac. All you have to do is to open the iMovie application and then launch a new project.

  • Navigate to Audio which consists of multiple options to select from. For this particular case, we will select Music which gives access to all the locally stored songs on Mac.
  • Click play then drag and drop to the video.
  • Add the songs to your favorite videos.

This sums up the discussion on how to add music to iMovie from Spotify.


. To add music to iMovie to Spotify you need to use a third-party application first to download the Spotify songs and then save these songs in iTunes. Now you can open iMovie to create a video with your favorite Spotify songs. In this article, we discussed in detail the method to convert Spotify songs and then add these songs to iMovie.

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