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How to share Apple Music playlists on Mac

Share a Playlist in Mac Messages

Sharing a Music playlist full of tunes is a great way to share your love of music or favorite songs with friends and family. You can easily share an Apple Music playlist from iPhone and iPad or a Spotify playlist from iOS and Mac. So here we’ll show you how to share a playlist from the Music app on your Mac.

How to import and export playlists in Music on Mac

Import Music Playlist on a MacBook

If you use more than one music service or simply want to back up one of your playlists, the Music app on Mac can accommodate you. While there are additional tools and other methods, you do have the ability to pull in a playlist you saved from another location or save a current Music playlist as a backup or to import to a different service.

Here, we’ll show you how to easily import and export playlists in the Music app on Mac.

How to use Genius Playlist and Shuffle in Music on Mac

Genius Playlist and Shuffle in Music on Mac

Genius isn’t a new feature in the Apple Music app. But if you’re new to Music or just picked up your first Apple device, Genius is new to you.

This handy feature helps you discover songs in your music library. You can create a Genius Playlist which compiles tunes that go well together for a fantastic mix. Or you can use the Genius Shuffle feature which simply plays songs that sound good together based on the tune you pick.

The Genius Playlist and Shuffle features give you a nice and easy way to hear your music assembled just for you. Here’s how to use Genius in the Music app on Mac.

How to disable motion artwork for playlists in Apple Music

Playlist Motion Artwork Music iPad

Along with a slew of improvements and new features in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, Apple brought a bit of entertainment too. If you use Apple Music, you might notice some movement on your screen. Apple added motion to the artwork for Apple Music playlists.

While the feature is a nifty one, it’s also not for everyone. If you’d like to disable motion artwork for playlists in Music, we’ll show you how.

This tweak puts a song counter at the top of each Spotify playlist

Spotify has long been one of my favorite media streaming apps – perhaps even more so than Apple’s native Apple Music platform. But one thing that has always managed to grind my gears is how the playlist interface doesn’t even so much as display the number of songs you’ve added to it.

Fortunately, a solution for this problem now exists in the form of a newly released and free jailbreak tweak subbed SpotifyPlaylistNumberOfSongs by iOS developer Aleksilassila.

How to hide tracks on Spotify you don’t want to hear (and unhide them if you change your mind)

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You can hide Spotify songs within an album or playlist that you don't want to hear, as well as show hidden ones at will. When listening to your music, Spotify will automatically skip any hidden tracks. Temporarily hiding a song is much better than removing it completely. Follow along with us to learn how to hide Spotify songs and unhide them if you change your mind.

Listen while you work: Apple Music and Spotify playlists for focus

Apple Music Focus playlists Mac

Many people enjoy listening to music while they work. And whether you do it with earbuds on your iPhone or a speaker with your Mac, music can help set the mood. For concentration and focus, Apple Music and Spotify have assembled a several playlists to help.

If you’re looking for tunes that help you keep your mind on your work, rather than singing out loud, check out these listening options.