Create Radio Stations Apple Music

Plenty of us create playlists in the Music app with songs we love. But sometimes music goes undiscovered if we don’t venture past those playlists. With this in mind, you can create a radio station in the music app based on songs you like.

You can create the station from tunes you see on Apple Music or those in your library. The songs on the station are similar to those you base the station off of. So, you can listen to music similar to your tastes, but may also hear something new. Cool, right?

Here’s how to create a radio station in the Music app on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

Create a radio station on iPhone and iPad

Open up your Music app and get ready to create a station.

1) Navigate to the song you want to create the station from, whether on Apple Music or in your library.

2) Tap and hold on the song to bring up the menu for it.

3) Select Create Station.

And that’s all there is to it! When you want to listen to your newly created station, you can go to Library > Recently Added or For You > Recently Played. You’ll see those stations marked as Radio.

Create Radio Stations Music iPhone

Create a radio station on Mac

On your Mac, open iTunes and follow these steps to create the station.

1) Like on iOS, locate the song you want to base the station on, in Apple Music, your library, or a currently playing song.

2) Click the More (three-dot icon) button next to the song.

3) Select Create Station.

Create Radio Stations iTunes Mac

To listen to your newly created station, click For You and go down to Recently Played.

Recently Played Created Stations iTunes Mac

Create a radio station with Siri

You can create a radio station on Apple Music with Siri on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, or HomePod as well. Open Siri and give her a command similar to those below.

Create Radio Station Siri on Mac
  • “Hey Siri, create an Apple Music station based on {song title} by {artist}.” You can use this command for a song not currently playing.
  • “Hey Siri, create an Apple Music station.” You can use this command with HomePod and a station will be created based on the last song that was played.
  • “Hey Siri, create an Apple Music station based on this song playing.” You can use this command if you are currently playing a song on your device.
Create Radio Station Siri on iPhone

Wrapping it up

Creating a station in the music app is a handy way to hear songs like those you already enjoy while discovering something new at the same time.

Are you going to create a radio station? Or maybe you have already and have learned of a new artist you enjoy? Let us know!