Add Spotify Music to iMovie on iPhone/iPad

If you are a user of Apple device, you can create and edit videos on your iPhone, iPad or Mac easily. But when editing movies, it's necessary to add BGM in the video. You can only import local music from Apple Music library or GarageBand to iMovie for background music. Therefore many Spotify users wonder if there is a solution to add Spotify songs to iMovie as background music. Let's check three ways to add music to iMovie project:

  1. Built-in soundtrack music and sound effects included with iMovie.
  2. Songs you've downloaded to your device in the Music app.
  3. Your own custom songs created in an app like GarageBand or custom sound effects stored in iCloud Drive, on your device, or in another location.

We'll see, except option one and option three, we can add downloaded songs to iMovie. Thus for Spotify users, we just need to save Spotify music to MP3 files offline then we can add music to iMovie easily. If you are a Spotify Premium user, you will know you can not move downloaded Spotify songs to any device even if you can download songs offline. If you are a free user of Spotify, you can't even download songs from Spotify.

There is an effective way to help you out. You just need a perfect Spotify to MP3 downloader like AudiCable Audio Recorder. This program enables you to save music from Spotify to MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, AIFF offline in a few clicks. After that, you can add Spotify songs to any video editors like iMovie. How it works? Let's check detailed steps below.

Add Spotify Music to iMovie on iPhone/iPad

Steps to Add Spotify Music to iMovie on iPhone/iPad/Mac

Compared with music converters, AudiCable Audio Recorder is safer and more reliable. Many music converters can download online music at faster speed, but errors often occur. Then you will spend more time to download songs from a playlist. AudiCable records songs at original speed, but you can listen to songs online while caching them. And actually, you can download all songs you want within one day. AudiCable will download songs automatically from a playlist one by one without any help. And this program is compatible with all users of various streaming music apps. With only one app, you can download songs from all platforms.

AudiCable Audio Recorder

AudiCable Audio Recorder

  • Download music from Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Tidal, Line Music, Deezer, YouTube Music, Pandora, SoundCloud and other music sources.
  • Record and save streaming music to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC.
  • Keep the original audio quality.
  • Save songs with ID3 tags.
  • Handy tools: Audio Editor / Tag Editor.
  • Free updates & technical support.

To add music to iMovie, you can download Spotify music to MP3 files with AudiCable then import them to iMovie easily. Follow detailed steps below now.

Part 1. Download Spotify Music to MP3 Songs

Step 1: Download and install this ad-free and clean program - AudiCable Audio Recorder on your computer then start it directly. It's safe and easy to use. Unlike other music recorders, you do not need to install Spotify app on the computer.

Step 2: On the main interface of this music recorder, you can navigate to Spotify. Clicking on Spotify will initiate built-in Spotify Web Player. Log in with your Spotify free account or Premium account. Both plans are available. And in fact, a free Spotify account is feasible.

start AudiCable

Step 3: After successful login, navigate to the playlist you need to download. And note that you need to check the output settings before downloading music. Go to the upper right, click the "setting option" to set the output format as MP3. And we can choose to save MP3 files up to 320kbps. Finally, set a proper output folder on the computer. Generally, we name the output folder according to the name of the music playlist. Then all songs can be well-organized after all downloads. To apply all settings, just close the setting window.

convert spotify music to mp3

Step 4: Playing songs in the music playlist one by one. You don't need to record manually. Just play the songs in order automatically, AudiCable will record all songs simultaneously. And all songs are saved with ID3 tags.

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Part 2. Add Spotify Music to iMovie

Add Spotify Music to iMovie on iPhone / iPad: We can not add audio files to iOS devices directly. It's limited on Apple part. You can only sync playlists with iTunes. But I will not upload Spotify music to iPhone or iPad with iTunes. Because iTunes will overwrite the existing playlists on iPhone or iPad. It's totally a disaster. I want to share a free tool I used before. This tool has free version to export and import music, photos, videos, apps and other mobile contents on PC for mobile devices.

Step 1: Download and install Syncios Mobile Manger free version on the computer. After that, start Syncios. And on the primary interface, you can see all Syncios tools. We need to start Mobile Manager.

start syncios

Step 2: Connect iPhone or iPad to computer via a USB cable. Then go to Music option on the menu bar. All audios will be loaded from the connected iOS device. Choose a playlist or create a new playlist. Click Add then import music from the computer.

Step 3: Locate the downloaded Spotify songs on the computer and import them to iPhone or iPad.

import spotify music to iphone

Step 4: After that, unlock your iPhone or iPad, open iMovie. Click "add button" > Audio > My Music > Playlist to locate the newly imported songs and add it to your video.

add spotify music to imovie

add spotify music to imovie


To customize a special gift or make a professional video, iMovie is helpful. Sound tracks from imovie are not enough for us. Since we can import music from Spotify after reading this article, we'd better act quickly. If you find this post is helpful, please share people around you.

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