How to create and share Apple Music playlist with friends (2023)

How to create and share Apple Music Playlist

Apple Music is one of the popular online music streaming apps that allows users to create and share playlists with others. With a wide variety of genres to choose from, users can create personalized playlists in Apple Music and share them with friends and family through AirDrop, Messages, Mail, or social media. Spoiler alert: It’s as easy as biting an Apple!

How to create a playlist in Apple Music on iPhone and iPad

  1. Launch the Music app on your iPhone.
  2. In the Search bar, find the song you want to add to a playlist.
  3. Tap and hold the title of the song.
  4. Tap Add to a Playlist ➝ select New Playlist.
  5. You may add a playlist image, change the name, or add a description.
  6. You can further add songs to the playlist by hitting Add Music.
  7. Once done, tap Done.

    Tap and hold the title of the song, Add to a Playlist, New Playlist, hit add button to add music, tap done

Another way is:

  1. In the Music app, search and open the song you want to add.
  2. Tap the three dots in the top right corner.
  3. Select Add to a Playlist.

    Method 2- In music app, search song, tap three dot and add to playlist

Continue with steps 4-7 mentioned above.

Note: For those wondering how to add music to a shared playlist on Apple Music, you can follow the same steps, and instead of choosing New Playlist, choose one from the existing ones.

How to share a playlist in Apple Music on iPhone and iPad

  1. Launch the Music app → tap Library at the bottom.
  2. Press and hold the playlist you want to share.
  3. Scroll down and tap Share Playlist.
  4. Choose how you want to share like AirDrop, Messages, Mail, etc.

    Open Apple music, tap Library, Press and hold the playlist, tap share playlist, choose how you want to share

Another method:

  1. Open the playlist you want to share.
  2. Hit the three dots at the top right corner.
  3. Tap Share Playlist…
  4. Choose how you want to share.

    Open playlist, hit three dots, tap share playlist, Choose how you want to share

You can use these two methods even on playlists shared with you or the one created for you in the Apple Music app.

How to create a Playlist in Apple Music on Mac

  1. Launch the Music app on your Mac.
  2. Search and select the song you want to add.
  3. Click three dots next to the song.

    Open music app, select song, tap three dots
  4. Select Add to Playlist.

    Select Add to Playlist in Apple Music
  5. Add relevant pieces of information where needed.

    Add relevant pieces of information where needed

If you have the song on the home screen, just click the three dots next to it and select Add to Playlist.

How to share a playlist in Apple Music on Mac

From the All Playlists page:

  1. Hover the mouse over the playlist.
  2. Click the three dots icon.
  3. Select Share.
  4. Now, choose how you want to share.

    Hover the mouse over the playlist, click three dots, select share, choose how you want to share

Method 2:

  1. Open the playlist you want to share.
  2. Click the three dots on the right side.

    Open playlist you want to share, tap three dots
  3. Click Share and choose how you want to share.

    Click Share and choose how you want to share

FAQs

Q. If you share a playlist on Apple Music, can the other person add to it? 

Yes, if you share a playlist on Apple Music with another person and have edit access, then they can add songs to the playlist.

Q. Can you and a friend make a playlist together on Apple Music? 

Once you have shared a playlist with a friend, and they have access to the playlist, they can add, remove, or re-order songs.

Share Music and love ❤️

Apple Music has become a favorite for ecosystem fans with features like smart playlist and karaoke. Additionally, with functions to create and share playlists, you can now extend how you feel with your friends or discover new music together. That being said, if you have any doubts or queries, let me know in the comments.  

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