How to view and share playlists with friends in Apple Music

Apple Music has always been focused primarily on your music experience, but the last couple of years have seen the streaming service become a little more social by allowing you to connect with your friends who also subscribe to the service. Part of this is sharing playlists with your friends, letting them see what you've built, and vice versa. You can share any playlist that you've created yourself, or that was created by another Apple Music user and added to your library.

This is how you can share playlists with friends using Apple Music.

How to share a playlist with your friends in Apple Music

Any playlist that you can edit can be shared with your friends using your Apple Music profile.

  1. Open Apple Music on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap Library if you're not already on that tab.
  3. Tap Playlists.

    Open Music, tap Library, tap Playlists

  4. Select a playlist either that you've created, or that another Apple Music subscriber has created and that you've added to your library.
  5. Tap Edit in the top-right corner of the playlist.

    Tap a playlist, tap Edit

  6. Tap the switch next to Show on My Profile and in Search to the green on position.
  7. Tap Done.

    Tap the switch, tap Done

How to view which playlists you're sharing with your friends in Apple Music

See which of your playlists are easily viewable by your friends.

  1. Open Music on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap the For You tab.
  3. Tap on your avatar in the top-right corner.

    Open Music, tap For You, tap Avatar

  4. Tap View Profile.

    Tap View Profile, view playlists

Your shared playlists make up the top row of shared items.

How to view a friend's shared playlists in Apple Music

You can also check out the playlists that your friends have selected to share.

  1. Open Apple Music.
  2. Tap the For You tab.
  3. Tap on your avatar in the top-right corner.

    Open Music, tap For You, tap Avatar

  4. Tap View Profile.
  5. Tap one of your friends under Following.

    Tap View Profile, tap friend

The playlists that they've shared on their profile make up the top row of shared items.

Questions?

If you have any more questions about sharing playlists in Apple Music, be sure to ask in the comments.

Updated August 2019: Updated for iOS 12 and iOS 13.

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