Spotify Import Guide
To be able to import your Spotify streaming history, you need to have stats.fm Plus.
Spotify has changed the files they provided, upload all JSON files you received from Spotify excluding the video JSON file(s).
1. Request your data from Spotify
In order to request the extended streaming history files, simply press the correct buttons on the Spotify website.
To get started, open the Privacy page on the Spotify website.
Scroll down to the "Download your data" section.
Configure the page so it looks like the screenshot below (Unticked the "Account data" and ticked the "Extended streaming history" boxes).
Press the "Request data" button.
2. Confirm your request
As soon as your request is accepted by Spotify, you'll receive a link to confirm the request in your email. Confirm it, and Spotify will start gathering your data.
3. Turn on Sync streams to prevent a gap in your data
4. Wait until you receive your dataThis can take a while. As Spotify states:
We're currently gathering a copy of your personal data. This shouldn't take longer than 30 days. But don't worry, we'll send you an email when it's ready.That's still quite a long wait, but trust me: it's worth it :)
5. Download and extract the files
Once your data is ready to download, you'll get an email with a link to download a .ZIP file. You need to extract this file before proceeding. You can learn how to extract .ZIP files on this page.
Never share your files with others! The data may contain a lot of personal information, depending on what Spotify has sent you.
6. Import your files
After you downloaded the files to your device and extracted them, you can choose between either uploading the files via the stats.fm web import page or via the integrated in-app import on mobile.
- Web Import
- App Import
You can only upload one file at a time via the website.
When you have your extracted .JSON files ready, go to https://stats.fm/import, login and click "Import a new file" button. Then, select your first JSON file. You have to upload files one by one.
After clicking selecting the file, your file will be sent to the stats.fm servers to be processed. This can take a few minutes. Meanwhile you can already upload your next file.
If you don't like staring at a webpage for a long time, you can close the tab while your streams are being processed.
stats.fm also offers you to import your files directly via the app. Compared to the web import it also allows you to import the entire .zip file with all the relevant files automatically instead of a manual file-by-file upload.
To import your files via the app, open the stats.fm app. Then click on the settings icon in the top right of the screen. In the menu that opens, click on "Import files".
On the page you just landed on, you are able to choose between uploading the zip file (
my_spotify_data.zip) or the JSON files individually.
Once you have chosen your preferred method, the file picker will open, locate the file you want to upload and click on it. Finally, the files are prepared to be uploaded in the Upload queue, confirm the upload by utilizing the Upload button and the files are being processed.
No importable files present in the files you received? Check out this article.
Once your streams have reached the stats.fm servers, they need to be processed. Duplicate streams will be filtered out, and there will be a lot of calculations made for each stream in order to save it securely in the database. This can take a while. Depending on the amount of streams and the amount of people importing their streams at once, this can take just a few seconds up to a couple of hours. For every uploaded file, you will receive a notification from the stats.fm app about the status of the uploaded file.
File import failed? Please attempt to upload the errored file(s) again.
7. Ready to go!
Congratulations! You can now view your full listening history, play count, and much more. Your future streams will be synced to the database automatically.