How to create a Collaborative Playlist on Apple Music?

As of now, Apple Music does not support the creation of collaborative playlists like Spotify does. However, there is good news on the horizon. Apple has announced that iOS 17 will introduce a new feature called Collaborative Playlists in Apple Music. This feature will enable subscribers to collaborate with family and friends on playlists, allowing all participants to contribute new songs and more. The announcement was made during the 2023 WWDC keynote, where a screenshot showcased four friends working on a "Game Night" playlist, displaying the song and profile picture of the person who added it. With the forthcoming update, Apple Music users can look forward to an enhanced playlist sharing experience.

Apple Music Collaborative Playlist

While full-fledged collaboration on Apple Music playlists, where multiple users can add songs, is not currently available, you can still create and share playlists with your friends. If a friend shares a playlist with you on Apple Music, any updates or changes they make to that playlist will automatically reflect on your end as well. So while it may not be a real-time collaboration, sharing playlists allows you to enjoy the updates and additions made by your friends within your own Apple Music experience.

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How to share an Apple Music playlist?

To share a playlist in the Apple Music app, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Apple Music app on your device.
  2. Navigate to the playlist you want to share.
  3. Tap on the three-dots icon located in the top-right corner of the screen.
  4. From the options that appear, select "Share Playlist."
  5. In the share sheet that appears, choose the desired sharing method from options such as AirDrop, Messages, Mail, third-party messaging apps, or social media apps.
Apple Music Collaborative Playlist

How to share a playlist on your Apple Music profile?

With your Apple Music profile, you have the fantastic ability to make your playlists public, expanding their reach to anyone searching within Apple Music. This means a broader audience can discover and enjoy the music you've carefully curated.

To make a playlist public on Apple Music, follow these straightforward steps:

On iOS:

  1. Open the Apple Music app on your device and tap Listen Now.
  2. At the top of the app, locate and tap the photo icon (or your photo if already set).
  3. If you already have a profile, tap "View Profile." If not, tap "Create a Profile."
  4. Tap "EDIT."
  5. Choose the playlists you wish to share on your profile and have them appear in Apple Music search results. Conversely, deselect the playlists you prefer to keep hidden.
  6. Once you've made your selections, tap "Done."
Apple Music Collaborative Playlist

On Mac:

  1. Open the Apple Music app.
  2. Click the playlist you want to share on profile.
  3. Check the Publish on profile and in search checkbox.
Apple Music Collaborative Playlist

By following these steps, your chosen playlists will be made public, allowing others to discover and enjoy your musical creations through Apple Music. Once your playlist is made public, it becomes searchable by its title, enabling users to discover it when they search for related terms or explore public playlists. They can listen to your playlist and even choose to follow it, which ensures they receive updates whenever you make any changes or additions to the playlist. This way, your followers can stay up to date with your musical selections and continue to enjoy the updates you bring to your curated playlist.

How to Make a Collaborative Playlist with Caset – Playlist Collaboration?

Since Collaborative Playlists are not currently available on Apple Music, there are third-party apps like Caset – Playlist Collaboration that allow you to create collaborative playlists on Apple Music. To create a collaborative playlist using the Caset app, follow these steps:

  1. Download the Caset: Next-Gen Mixtapes app on your iPhone or iPod touch (iPad is not currently supported). The app is free to download, but it may offer in-app purchases.
  2. Launch the Caset app on your device and sign in with your Apple account.
  3. Tap the "Create" button to start creating your first mixtape and begin collaborating with your friends.
  4. On the next screen, tap "Import Playlist" to import the playlist you wish to collaborate on with your friends.
  5. You can sort the songs in various ways, such as by album, artist, title, your reaction, added by who, chronological order, or recently added. If desired, you can also tap "Add Track" to include more songs.
  6. Now it's time to initiate collaboration on the playlist. Tap the "Invite" button to share the invitation.
  7. Choose an app to share the invitation through, such as Messages. Alternatively, you can copy the link and send it via email or share it within a group chat.

By following these steps, you can leverage the Caset app to create collaborative playlists with your friends, even though it is not directly supported within Apple Music. This way, you can enjoy the experience of collaborating on playlists and sharing your music preferences with others.

Apple Music Collaborative Playlist

Extra Tip: How to download Apple Music to MP3?

To convert DRM protected Apple Music songs to mp3, all you need is Ondesoft iTunes Converter . Available on Mac and Windows, it allows you to quickly download any Apple Music songs to DRM-free mp3, m4a, etc. with 100% original quality and all ID3 tags.

1. Download and Launch Apple Music Converter

Download, install and launch Ondesoft Apple Music Converter on your Mac or Windows.

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2. Sign in your Apple Music account

Click the Sign in button and enter your Apple ID.

Apple Music Converter


3. Change output format(optional)

The default output format is lossless M4A. Ondesoft Apple Music Converter also supports converting Apple Music to MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV and AIFF. You can also customize output file name with any combination of title, artist, album, playlist index and track ID.

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4. Select music

Follow the on-screen instructions to choose the playlist or album you want to convert.

Apple Music Converter

Click Add songs.

Apple Music Converter


5. Start Conversion

By default, all songs in the playlist/album will be checked. If there are songs you don't want to convert, please uncheck the box. Then click Convert button to start downloading songs to the format you choose.

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After conversion, click below folder icon to quickly locate the downloaded songs.

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Apple Music Converter

Apple Music Converter
Download Apple Music songs, albums, playlists to MP3, M4A, AAC, FLAC, WAV and AIFF.

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