How to Share a Playlist on Apple Music with anyone?

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December 6, 2023

Sharing playlists is a great way to introduce your favorite music to friends. Apple Music allows you to share playlists through social media, Messages, or a link. Note that the people you share a playlist with will also need an Apple Music subscription to listen to your shared playlist.

Related: How to Make a Collaborative Playlist on Apple Music?

How to share an Apple Music playlist with your friends?

Share Apple Music Playlists on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Open the Apple Music app.
  2. Tap the playlist you want to share.
  3. Tap the three-dot icon at the top-right, then Share Playlist….
  4. Choose from the options like AirDrop, Messages, Mail, and simply copy the link.

Share Apple Music Playlists on Mac and Windows

  1. Run the Apple Music app on macOS or the iTunes app on Windows.
  2. Click to open the playlist you want to share.
  3. Click the three-dot icon at the top-right, then Share Playlist.
  4. Choose from the options.

When you share an Apple Music playlist via link, recipients can open the playlist with any browser and listen to the songs once they log in.

If you haven’t set up your Apple Music profile you may need to do that first. To do that, go to your “Listen Now” page on Apple Music, hit the Face button on upper right and follow prompts.

Recipients can open your shared link in browser and preview any songs. To enjoy full songs, an Apple Music subscription is required.

How to see what friends are listening to in Apple Music?

Apple Music allows you to see what your friends are listening to and your friends can also see what you’re listening to. But first you need to create a profile.

  1. Open the Apple Music app.
  2. Tap Listen Now.
  3. In the upper-right corner of the Listen Now screen:
    • On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, tap the photo icon the photo icon.
    • On your Android device, tap the More button the More button, then tap Account.
  4. Tap Set up Profile.
  5. Follow the onscreen prompts to create a username, find and follow friends, share playlists, and more.
  6. Tap Done.

To see and play music that your friends are sharing, go to Listen Now, then scroll down to Friends Are Listening To.

To see a specific friend’s profile, go to your profile, then tap their photo under Followers or Following. From here, you can see their shared playlists and what they’re listening to.

Extra: How to download Apple Music playlists to MP3?

The best way to get Apple Music for free is to download Apple Music songs to MP3 with Pazu Apple Music Converter. After that, you can still play the songs offline even after you cancelling Apple Music subscription.

Pazu Apple Music Converter lets you convert any copy protected Apple Music and iTunes songs you have in your library to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, AIFF without any loss in quality. One of the distinguishing features of Pazu Apple Music Converter is that it can download and convert Apple Music at a really fast speed — almost 10 times faster than any other similar software. It is integrated with the Apple Music web player, so you can batch convert any Apple Music playlist or album to the format you choose without iTunes app. The following tutorial will show you how to download Apple Music to MP3 and get Apple Music for free. 

Step 1 Launch Pazu Apple Music Converter

Download, install and run Pazu Apple Music Converter on your Mac or Windows.

Apple Music Converter

Step 2 Choose output format

The default format is M4A in 256kbps. Apple Music Converter also supports MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV and AIFF. Click the gear icon if you want to change output format or output folder.

Apple Music Converter settings

Step 3 Choose a playlist, artist or album you want to download

Follow the on-screen instructions to choose a playlist, artist, or album that you want to download.

add Apple Music songs

Step 4 Start to download Apple Music songs

Click “Convert” button to start downloading Apple Music songs, albums and playlists to mp3, so you can play them anywhere you want, even after cancelling Apple Music subscription.

convert Apple Music to MP3