You have a good collection of music and other content on iTunes or on Apple Music but I don't always want to listen to an entire album. Sometimes you want tojust hear your favorite songs. This is when you turn to playlists. You can create a playlist in iTunes or the Apple Music app and sync it with your phone or tablet, or you can create a playlist directly on your mobile device. You can also create multiple playlists for movies, TV shows, and podcasts.
If you're running macOS Catalina or later on a Mac, you can use the Apple Music app. Anyone using a Windows PC or an older Mac will use iTunes. The two programs work similarly.
Create a new playlist
You can create your own playlists in different ways. . In iTunes or the Music app, click File> New> Playlist to create a new one.new entry in the Playlists section. Type in whatever name you want to give to your new playlist, such as the name of an artist or genre.
Click on the Songs entry to see your library of individual songs. Find the tracks you want to add to the playlist and drag them to the new one byend of the playlist. Select multiple songs at once using Shift + Click or Ctrl + Click on Windows and Shift + Click or Command + Click on macOS.
Another way to add a song is to right click on the song, hover over Add to playlist and select the playlist. You can also create a playlist if you select the individual songs you want to add and then right click on any of the tracks. Hover the mouse over Add to Playlist , then select New Playlist to bring up the songs in the playlist.
You There are several ways you can edit your playlist. To delete a song, right click on it and select Remove from playlist from the context menu.
You can also rearrange the order of songs. Select and drag a song up or down in the list. Release your mouse when the song is nested in its new location.
You want to add a short deion of the playlist? Right click on the album cover art and select Add Deion . You can also burn the songs to a CD if you click Burn Music playlist on disk .
Create smart playlist
Although playlists must be created and managed manually, a smart playlist is automatically updated when you add music to your library. You can create one by opening File> New > Smart Playlist , then selecting the rules the playlist will use.
Keep selecting content as Music , then use the drop down menus to set the rules for the playlist. The first menu gives you a wide range of choices including Artist, Album, Composer, Genre and Year. In the second drop-down menu, you can choose different criteria, such as "contains " or "does not contain.
Use the open field to enter the name of an artist, album, genre or other item depending on what you chose in the first menu. iTunes automatically tries to predict the name you want. Select the correct name. To add multiple rules, click on the + sign. Select a type such as Artist, Album, Genre, or Year. Choose the criteria, then enter the information to complete the rule.
When you are done, make sure the option for Live update is checked, then click on OK . Assuming you haven't specified a limit for the number or length of list items, your playlist automatically grows as you add new music that matches your rules.
Want to get rid of a playlist? Right click on it and select Remove from library from the menu, or just select it and press Delete on your keyboard.
Edit automatic playlists iTunes
Notice in the left pane that iTunes has already created playlists for you from the music you have purchased, songs with certain items in common, and the music you have played frequently. Click on any of these playlists to discover the songs.
iTunes maintains and continually updates these automatic playlists as you go.as you listen and add music, but you can change the editing rules. Open one of these playlists and click on the Edit Rules link under the playlist title.
You can now modify some of the criteria for the playlist, like duration, media type and number of items.Click OK when done for your changes to take effect.
Create Playlists for Movies, TV Shows, or Podcasts
You can also create playlists for TV shows, movies, podcasts and audiobooks.ize a Windows PC or use an older version of macOS, you can do this in iTunes. Mac users running Catalina or later can turn to the Podcasts app.
In iTunes, select the library you want to see, such as TV shows or podcasts. Then follow the same steps as described to create music playlists. The process is slightly different in the Podcasts app. Instead of creating a playlist, you create a station and then add your selected podcasts and episodes.
Now you may want to sync your playlists with your iPhone or iPad so you can listen to them on the go. device to your computer. In iTunes, click your device icon. On a Mac with Catalina or higher, open Finder and select your device.
Select the library that contains the list of playback that you want to synchronize, such as music or TV shows. In the Sync window, check the playlists you want to synchronize. Click the Apply or Synchronize button to synchronize the selected content, includingdisregard the playlists you checked.
When syncing is complete, switch to your device Open the app that contains the playlists you are syncing. Hit the Playlists entry and you should see the synced items.
Create a new playlist on iPhone or iPad
You can also bypass your computer and create a playlist directly on your iPhone or iPad. On the Lists screen Reading on your device, tap the New button in the upper right corner of the screen or the New Reading List button.isename and deion for your playlist, then press Add music .
In the Library window, select Songs, Albums or ano The category you want to view to retrieve your playlist items.
Drill down to view the items you want to add. Press the + icon next to a track you want to include in your playlist. When you are done adding your items, tap Done in the corner upper right of the window.
The items you selected appear in your new playlist. You can add more items, delete existing items, and change the order of your current items. done, tap Done . Now you can tap your new playlist and enjoy music. Apple Weekly for the latest news, reviews, tips and more straight to your inbox. ", " created_at ": null, " updated_at ": null}) " x-show = "showEmailSignUp () " class = "rounded bg-gray - lightest text- md: px-32 md: py-8 p-4 font-brand mt-8 container-xs ">
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