Creating Music Playlists On Your Mac

In the Music app on your Mac you can create playlists containing any songs from your library. You can arrange these songs inside the playlist, and also organize your playlists. You can also create Smart Playlists that select songs based on search criteria and automatically update as you add new music.

Comments: 9 Responses to “Creating Music Playlists On Your Mac”

    Fisher Glen
    2 months ago

    Can you get rid of the album cover preview so you can view more of the songs in your playlist? I believe this was a recent addition by Apple.

    2 months ago

    Fisher: Just scroll up?

    Bruce Holland
    2 months ago

    Hi Gary. I have a playlist that has quite a few unintended duplications on it. Is there an easy way to identify them and delete them? Regards Bruce.

    2 months ago

    Bruce: How long is the playlist? Just go through them and delete the ones you don’t want. I’m not aware of any special function that will do it for you.

    Bruce Holland
    2 months ago

    Thanks Gary. I was fairly sure that was the answer. Unfortunately, the list is long and the duplications are not next to each other so just deleting one at a time is very time consuming.

    Sherry
    2 months ago

    What’s the difference between Apple Music and iTunes? I haven’t downloaded any music so this is new to me.

    2 months ago

    Sherry: Apple Music is a monthly subscription service where you can listen to anything you want. It is like Spotify. iTunes is a “store,” the iTunes Store, where you can buy music. You pay once per song or album and can listen to it from that point on. iTunes also used to be the name of the music/media app on the Mac, so don’t confuse it with that app. Note that Apple Music also sync seamlessly across devices over the Internet, whereas songs you buy from the iTunes Store have to be synced manually by connecting your iPhone/iPad to your Mac.

    Adam
    2 months ago

    This video demo was very well done Gary. I have known about all but 1 feature for many years now as they carried over from iTunes. But being the huge musical fan that I am and creating smart lists years ago, I am glad that you put this out there for everyone to learn if they didn’t already know. Things I take for granted not everyone knows. I am forwarding this video link to many friends and family.
    I have in the in the past year added Apple Music to my already existing iTunes Match service

    Jasper
    2 months ago

    WRT to Bruce’s duplication-track-in-playlist question. I don’t think that this is what you want but you can look for real duplicate files by selecting Songs (left side bar) then go to the File Menu > Library > Show Duplicate Items. This is just based on track titles, I think, so you get, say, studio *and* live versions of the same track. If you hold ⌥ you get the option of Show *Exact* Duplicate Items.

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