One of Spotify’s killer features is the ability to share collaborative playlists with other Spotify users. Apple music doesn’t quite take it to that extent, but it is possible to share playlists with your friends using Apple’s music service. In fact, it’s even possible to share one-way editable playlists that dynamically update on the recipient end once it’s added to their Apple Music library. We’ll show you how in this post.
Share an Apple Music playlist on iPhone and iPad
1) Create a new playlist or select an existing one.
2) Tap the ellipsis icon on that playlist and select Share.
3) Pick a sharing option like Messages, Mail, or another from your Share Sheet and follow the prompts to send a link to your playlist.
The recipient can open the link, which will open the playlist in Apple Music. They can tap the ellipsis icon to add the playlist to their own Apple Music library.
Once the playlist has been added to the recipient’s Apple Music library, any changes that the creator of the playlist makes will automatically show up on the recipient’s end. For example, you can rearrange the order of songs, you can add or remove tracks, and the playlist will update accordingly. You can also change the playlist cover image, or change the name of the playlist, and those changes, too, will reflect on the recipient end.
As a side note, if the recipient has offline downloading enabled for the entire playlist, then new songs added by the playlist creator will be downloaded on demand when possible.
Do more with Music
For other help with the Music app, check out these helpful how-tos.
- How to create and edit playlists in the Music app on iPhone and iPad
- How to use Apple Music Replay to get a playlist with your top songs
- 10 useful tips and tricks for Apple Music users
- How to add any Apple Music album to your iPhone’s Home screen
- How to automatically create an Apple Music playlist with songs you Shazam
Are you going to share an Apple Music playlist from iPhone or iPad? Let us know!