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How to remove duplicates in Amazon Music playlists

I’ve recently migrated to Amazon Music from Spotify and local media servers. It’s actually pretty good although getting my playlists migrated was a pain.

Uploading seemed to cause a lot of duplicates, so then creating playlists from the recently imported or added files caused a lot of duplicates in the playlists. I listen to playlists on shuffle so this annoyed me because it means the probability of duplicated tracks is higher and you miss out on the other files. I found a way around it though!

  1. Create your playlists however you want.
  2. On Windows, install the local Amazon Music app.
  3. In the Amazon Music Windows App you can select all of the files in a playlist, right click and add to a new playlist
  4. The app will popup and tell you how many duplicates there are and ask if you’d like them to be filtered out.
  5. Delete the original playlist
  6. Rename the new playlist.
  7. Rejoice in a lack of duplicates.

For Spotify playlists I used STAMP from FreeYourMusic – ok but expensive.

It managed most of the files on my wife’s spotify playlists fine, and produced a file of songs it couldn’t match. Some made sense because they were misnamed, or not part of Amazon Music so needed manual uploading from our local collection. However, across several thousand tracks it failed to match about 60 it should have.

Also, the CSV to Amazon Music doesn’t appear to work in STAMP on Android. STAMP support upgraded me to a multi-platform license and it worked on windows. Still, it saved me hours despite being over-priced and not perfect.


3 responses to “How to remove duplicates in Amazon Music playlists

  1. Stau! (@frankpat) April 19, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    I used STAMP to move Spotify playlists to Amazon Unlimited. Not what I expected. Now I have hundreds of odd playlists many empty. Do you know of a way to delete all Amazon playlist at once – rather than click and delete each one?

  2. Stau! (@frankpat) April 20, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    I found a solution. Contact Amazon help. They can do it.

  3. Cliff Johnson February 2, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    Thanks for the tip, I accidentally added 300 dupes to a playlist and this was a super easy way to get rid of them!

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