How do I make my playlist visible on Apple Music?

Making your playlists visible and shareable on Apple Music is easy if you follow a few simple steps. Apple Music allows you to create personal playlists that only you can see, as well as public playlists that all Apple Music users can find and listen to. If you want your playlist to be public, just follow these instructions.

Check Your Settings

The first thing you’ll want to do is check your settings in the Apple Music app. Open the app and tap on the “Library” tab at the bottom. Then tap on “Playlists” at the top of the screen. Tap on the playlist you want to make public, then tap on the 3 dots in the upper right corner. choose “Share Playlist”.

This will open the sharing settings for that playlist. Make sure the switch next to “Make Public” is turned on. If it’s off, just tap on it to toggle it on. Once this switch is turned on, your playlist will be visible to all Apple Music users.

Name Your Playlist

Make sure your playlist has a name if you want it to be searchable. An untitled playlist won’t show up in any searches. To add or change the name, tap on the 3 dots in the upper right corner when viewing the playlist and choose “Rename”. Type in the name you want for your playlist.

Add Description

Adding a description to your public playlist helps users know what it’s about if they find it while searching. With your playlist open, tap the 3 dots and choose “Edit Description”. Type a short description of the playlist so listeners will know what to expect.

Share the Link

Once your playlist is public, you can share the direct link with anyone to allow them to access it. Open the playlist and tap the 3 dots icon. Choose “Share Playlist”. This will give you a few different options for sharing the link to your playlist via text, email, social media and more. Anyone who gets this link will be able to view and listen to your public playlist.

Check it on the Web

You can also view and share your public playlist on the Apple Music web player. Go to and log in with your Apple ID. Click on “Library” and you’ll see your public playlists listed there. Hover over the playlist and click the 3 dots icon to get the option to share the playlist link or embed it into a website.

Make Collaborative Playlists

If you want to make a playlist that multiple people can contribute to, you can make a collaborative playlist. Open the playlist you want to make collaborative and tap the 3 dots icon. Choose “Make Collaborative” and it will give you the option to invite friends to contribute to the playlist by adding their own songs.

Follow Other Public Playlists

You can also find tons of great public playlists created by other Apple Music users. To browse or search public playlists, tap “Browse” at the bottom of the screen in the Apple Music app. Tap on the search icon and search for something like “public playlists”. You can also tap on “Playlists” to browse various public playlists users have created.

When you find a public playlist you like, you can tap the follow button to follow that playlist and any new songs added will appear in your library. Following public playlists is a great way to discover new music.

Add to Your Library

If you want quick access to a public playlist you like, you can add it to your library. Find the public playlist and tap on the + button to add it to your library. This adds it to the Playlists section in your library for easy access.

Download for Offline Listening

One of the advantages of Apple Music is the ability to save music for offline listening when you don’t have an internet connection. This works for public playlists too. Just make sure the playlist is marked for download by tapping the cloud download icon next to it in your library. The songs will download so you can listen offline.


Making your playlists public and shareable is a great way to share your musical tastes with friends or other Apple Music users. Just remember to check your sharing settings, give the playlist a title and description, and share the direct link. Finding public playlists other users have made is also a great way to discover new music. So go ahead and make your playlists public for all to enjoy!

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Apple Music is a streaming music platform developed by Apple Inc. It offers access to over 90 million songs and 30,000 playlists. Apple Music also offers music videos, live radio stations, and optional additional content such as behind-the-scenes footage and artist interviews.

Apple Music evolved from Apple’s previous music services, including iTunes Radio, which were criticized for being unfocused and difficult to use. Apple Music aimed to address these issues by streamlining the user interface and providing curated editorial content to help users discover new music.

An Apple Music subscription costs $9.99 per month for individuals, $14.99 per month for families up to six members, and $4.99 per month for students. Users can listen across a range of devices including iOS devices, Macs, PCs, and Android phones.

Some key features of Apple Music include:

  • On-demand streaming access to a catalog of over 90 million songs.
  • Thousands of expertly curated playlists across different genres and activities.
  • Apple Music Radio with live stations hosted by artists.
  • Integration with Siri for voice control of music playback.
  • Offline listening – ability to save songs for offline listening.
  • Lyrics view and karaoke-style scrolling lyrics.
  • Music videos included with many songs.

Since launching in 2015, Apple Music has grown to over 90 million subscribers worldwide as of 2022. It is the second most popular music streaming service globally behind Spotify.

Apple Music can be accessed via:

  • The Apple Music app on iOS and Android.
  • iTunes on Macs and PCs.
  • The Apple Music web player at
  • AirPlay on Apple TV and other AirPlay-enabled devices.
  • CarPlay integration in many newer car models.

Key differentiators of Apple Music compared to competitors like Spotify include:

  • Deep integration with Apple’s ecosystem of devices and services.
  • Curated human editorial playlists and content.
  • Beats 1 live radio station with original programming.
  • Spatial Audio and Dolby Atmos support.
  • Lossless High Resolution Audio streaming.

Overall, Apple Music aims to go beyond just offering a catalog of music by curating the best listening experience possible through human-curated recommendations, quality over quantity, and innovative features like Spatial Audio.