How to connect Last.fm to Apple Music

  • You can connect Last.fm to Apple Music using the official desktop app or a third-party app.
  • The official Last.fm desktop app lets you stream Apple Music on a Mac or PC.
  • If you’re using an iPhone or iPad, you’ll need to download a Last.fm-enabled app like Marvis Pro.

Historically, Last.fm and Apple Music have never worked well together. Unlike Spotify, there’s no universal way to connect your Last.fm account to Apple Music and keep track of what you’re listening to at any time.

But things have improved in recent years. Now, you can transfer your Apple Music tracks to Last.fm from a Mac, PC, or iOS/iPadOS device — you just need to download some apps.

How to connect Last.fm to Apple Music on Mac or PC

Instead of connecting your Last.fm account directly to your Apple Music account, you’ll need to connect the Last.fm app on your computer. This will cause anything you play in the Music app (Mac) or iTunes (PC) to automatically go to Last.fm.

1. On your Mac or PC, go to the Watch My Music page of the Last.fm website.

2. In accordance with Last.fm Desktop Scrobbler heading, click the red Download now button.

3. Download the Last.fm app and install it, then open it.

4. When prompted, connect the app to your Last.fm account. Depending on your system, you may also need to give the app permission to read the music your computer is playing.

5. If you are using a computer, click the Last.fm icon in the taskbar at the bottom of your screen, then Settings. In the pop-up window that appears, make sure that iTunes it has a check mark next to it.

Anything you listen to in the Music app or iTunes should now automatically go to Last.fm. If you open the Last.fm app while you’re listening, it’ll tell you exactly what’s playing — the Mac app will even tell you how many times you’ve listened to that particular artist and song.

The Music app and the Last.fm app on Mac, watching the song

The macOS app shows how many times you’ve listened to the song, along with some information about the band.

Last.fm? Apple; William Antonelli/Insider



How to connect Last.fm to Apple Music on iPhone or iPad

There is an official Last.fm app for iOS/iPadOS, but it doesn’t work very well with Apple Music. To run Apple Music properly with this app, you have to manually open the app and press a button every now and then.

Instead, you’ll want to use a third-party app like Soor or Marvis Pro. These are alternative music apps that let you view and play your Apple Music library, and you’ll switch to Last.fm while doing so.

Unfortunately, neither app is free. The Soor costs $6.99, while the Marvis Pro is $7.99. You should also make sure you’re listening to Apple Music through these apps, not the default Music app, if you want to scrobble your music.

However, both apps automatically scrotter your music instead of making you press an extra button, making them much better for continuous streaming of Last.fm music.

The Apple App Store page for Soor and the Last.fm history menu in the Soor app.

Soor shows you what you’ve recently scrolled through.

Soor? Apple; William Antonelli/Insider



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