Connecting 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 scrobble Apple Music on Mac or PC.
  • If you’re using an iPhone or iPad, you should download a Last.fm-enabled app like Marvis Pro.

Historically, Last.fm and Apple Music have never worked well together. Unlike Spotify, there is no universal way to connect your Last.fm account to Apple Music and watch whatever you listen to whenever you want.

But in the last few years things have gotten better. Now you can scroop your Apple Music tracks from a Mac, PC or iOS/iPadOS device to Last.fm – you just need to download some apps.

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

Instead of directly linking your Last.fm account to your Apple Music account, you need to link the Last.fm app to your computer. This ensures that anything you play in the Music app (Mac) or iTunes (PC) can automatically switch to Last.fm.

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

2. Under Last.fm Desktop Scrobbler title, click red Download Now button.

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

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

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

Everything you listen to in the Music app or iTunes will now automatically switch to Last.fm. If you open the Last.fm app while listening, it will tell you exactly what is playing; the Mac app even tells you how many times you’ve listened to that particular artist and song.

Music app and Last.fm app on Mac are watching Relient K's “Be My Escape”.

The macOS app shows you how many times you’ve heard 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 properly scrobble Apple Music with this app, you have to manually open the app and press a button frequently.

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 switch to Last.fm as you do so.

Unfortunately, neither app is free. Soor is $6.99 and Marvis Pro is $7.99. If you want to scrobble your music, you’ll also need to make sure you’re listening to Apple Music through these apps rather than the default Music app.

But both apps auto-scroll your music without having to press an extra button, making them much better for constant Last.fm music tracking.

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

Soor shows you what you’ve been scribbling lately.

soor; Apple; William Antonelli / Insider



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