Shuffling Songs Together With iTunes Grouping

The default behavior for shuffling songs in iTunes on your Mac is to play them in random order. However, you can use Grouping to group together songs on an album so that those songs play sequentially during a shuffle. This comes in handy with classical music, for instance, where a symphony may be broken up into several tracks.

Comments: 6 Responses to “Shuffling Songs Together With iTunes Grouping”

    Jim Moore
    6 years ago

    Thank you for this insight.
    Was wondering if you noticed if grouping carried over to the iPhone as well?

    6 years ago

    Jim: I think it does, but try it and see.

    Richard Wade
    6 years ago

    Appreciate your how this works on iPhone. It would be great if it's teamed with CarPlay!

    6 years ago

    Richard: All that CarPlay would add to this is the ability to start the shuffle using your car's controls. I don't see why it wouldn't work with it. Have you tried?

    6 years ago

    I had trouble at first when I had two different encodings of the same song, MPEG and AAC for example. Giving them new track numbers worked.
    Also I noticed when I grouped a bunch of tracks I got an option in the Get Info window called Work and Movement which may be something similar

    Adam Snyder
    6 years ago

    Very interesting article. I've have wondered about this for some time now.
    I did group 2 Van Halen songs together that should always stay together. Did this on my MacBook. Saw that it updated on my iMac as well. However I tried this on my iPhone. It will not play the one after the other.
    Did anyone ever come up with the conclusion if this carried over to iPhones as well?
    I'm either doing something incorrect or it simply won't transfer over??

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