How to Scrobble Apple Music on Computer/iOS Devices

Q: "I switch to Apple Music 6 month free trial instead of paying for Spotify monthly as the perk of purchasing AirPods. But I found that there is not an auto scrobbler like Spotify on iPhone to record my listening habits to my account. So, where could I find the Apple Music scrobbler? Or, how can I scrobble Apple Music on my iPhone?"

Actually, there is no official function provided by Apple to scrobble Apple Music. Fortunately, you can find many kinds of scrobbler apps on computers and mobile devices to track your listening history when playing Apple Music. Today, in this page, I will introduce the best Apple Music scrobbler, Last.FM to scrobble Apple Music on Mac, PC, iPhone, or iPad.

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Part 1. How to Scrobble Apple Music with Last.FM Scrobbler on Computer/Phone

Last.FM scrobbler app is one of the common-used scrobblers, which enables you to see your top artist, album and song charts, view the detailed information of artists and watch the music videos of your favorite songs. When you open the 'Scrobbling' feature, it will track all your tastes and recommend songs according to your habits. Nowadays, you are able to connect Apple Music to Last.FM account, which means that you can scrobble your Apple Music songs via this Last.FM scrobbler with ease. Don't know how to do it, please check the following steps out.

How to Scrobble Apple Music on Computer with Last.FM

Step 1. Download Last.FM desktop scrobbler app on your computer by visiting Last.FM official website.

Step 2. Once you've installed it, register a new account and log into it. If you already have a Last.FM account, please connect your Last.FM account directly. Please don't forget to authorize the app to read playing music on your computer.

Step 3. Open the Last.FM desktop app. Go to the preferences menu or settings menu. Here, you'll find an option named Scrobbling. Click to it to modify your preferences, such as Enable scrobbling and Scrobble podcasts.

Step 4. In the pop-up window, please check the mark next to the iTunes option. Now, you can listen to music via the Music app on Mac or iTunes app on Windows PC, all Apple Music songs will be scrobbled with Last.FM automatically.

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There is also a Last.FM Web Scrobbler extension. If you'd like to track songs playing from Apple Music Web Player, you can download this free extension to your web browsers, including Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Opera, and Firefox.

How to Scrobble Apple Music with Last.FM on iPhone/iPad

Step 1. Download iOS app from the App Store and then sign up a new account.

Step 2. Open the Apple Music app and listen to songs as you like on your iPhone or iPad, and then scrobbler will track the music you stream well. It also allows you to scan and submit Apple Music scrobbles manually.

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You can check scrobbles on Apple Music via clicking the 'Scrobbles' button from the bottom toolbar of the main interface.

Part 2. How to Get Apple Music Scrobble from Other Streaming Music Services

Although Last.FM can clearly display your stats of listening habits, your profile, and other info, I can't agree that Last.FM and Apple Music match perfectly, especially the app for iOS/iPadOS. The obvious disadvantage of Last.FM is that it doesn't allow you to scrobble Apple Music on Android.

To completely figure out the issue of scrobbling Apple Music, it is time to download and transfer Apple Music to other streaming music services that support 'Scrobble' function smoothly, like Spotify. After that, scrobbling Apple Music on all devices anywhere is possible.

Here, you can use this all-in-one Apple music downloader, namely AudFree Apple Music Converter, which is endowed with powerful audio transcoding, being able to convert Apple Music to MP3, FLAC, WAV, AAC, M4A, M4B, etc. and download unprotected Apple Music locally without any quality loss. With the help of this tool, you can connect Apple Music to any other services.

AudFree Apple Music Converter

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  • Losslessly download Apple music to MP3, M4A, AAC, etc.
  • Download Apple Music as local files for scrobbling
  • Support downloading audiobooks from iTunes
  • Run at up to 30X faster speed while keeping ID3 tags

Taking advantage of the newest technology, AudFree Apple Music Converter running at 30X faster speed can process a batch of Apple streams (no limits to the numbers) in one time with 100% raw metadata preserved. Original ID3 tags like Artist, title, album art, etc. will be found in the converted files for simple management. With such powerful support from this smart tool, any audios in Apple Music can be easily scrobbled.

How to Get Apple Music Downloads for Scrobbling

Step 1Load and import tracks from Apple Music to AudFree Auditior
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Download and open AudFree Apple Music Converter. Then the iTunes app will be opened later. Directly drag and drop the song from Apple Music Library to the blank field of AudFree Auditior. Or you can tap on the Load iTunes Library icon in AudFree Apple Music Converter to add Apple Music files.
Step 2Modify the output parameters of Apple Music
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On the Windows device, please go to the menu icon on the top edge of AudFree. Then select to Preferences > Convert option. On the Mac device, please look for the system menu tab of the Mac. Then click to AudFree Apple Music Converter. After that, you will access to the settings page to redefine the output settings like format, bit rate, sample rate, channel, etc.
Step 3Download Apple Music songs without protection for scrobbling
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When the settings are set up, don't forget to click Save. Then tap on Convert. to download and convert tracks. When the conversion goes end, please follow the on-screen prompts to go to the destinated folder where the local Apple tracks are saved.

Scrobble Apple Music on All Devices via Spotify

As Spotify and Last.FM work together without any problem, here, we will show you how to scrobble Apple Music by syncing Apple Music to Spotify and then scrobbling them via Spotify.

Sync Apple Music downloads to Spotify

Step 1. Launch Spotify desktop app, go to the 'Settings' section.

Step 2. Scroll down to 'Local Files' section and choose 'Add A Source' to locate downloaded Apple Music and upload local Apple Music files to Spotify.

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Scrobble Apple Music from Spotify

Step 1. Launch Last.FM app on all devices, including Android phones.

Step 2. Click the Settings > Applications > Connect next to Spotify Scrobbling to authorize Spotify access.

Step 3. Now, you can play added Apple Music from Spotify, and Last.FM will scrobble them with ease.

Part 3. Solutions to Last.FM not Scrobbling Apple Music

If the Last.FM scrobbler for desktop or mobile app can't scrobble Apple Music you are playing, you can refer to the following steps to fix it well:

Step 1. Please check the network connection of your devices.

Step 2. Navigate to the 'Settings' in Last.FM app and go to Music to turn off 'Scrobble to'.

Step 3. Turn on this feature again and log into your account details again. Now you can check whether scrobbling Apple Music works perfectly or not.

Part 4. In Conclusion

Here are ways for you to scrobble Apple Music on Mac, PC, iPhone, iPad, and Android with the assistance of Last.FM scrobbler. Now, you can start to track your Apple Music listening habits and get more liked Apple Music songs.

Nov 7, 2022 5:40 PM

Updated by James Blair to Apple Music Tips


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