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How to find playlists on Apple Music and add them to your library

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  • There are several ways to find playlists on the Apple Music app. 
  • One of the quickest ways to find a curated playlist on Apple Music is by using the search function.  
  • Other ways to find playlists on Apple Music include browsing the "For You" section and having other Apple Music users send you playlists.
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If you're a new Apple Music subscriber, or you're otherwise unfamiliar with the platform, it can be somewhat confusing to navigate. Even simple tasks like finding playlists may seem difficult. But finding mixes for that annual spring clean or daily workout doesn't have to be hard.
In addition to using the search function, you can also browse featured playlists in the "For You" tab in the app's bottom menu. Friends and family can also send you playlists. Finding playlists and adding them to your library yourself is easiest when you're already logged in to your Apple Music account using your Apple ID.
Here's how to discover a library of playlists available to download and listen to on your mobile phone, tablet, or computer's Apple Music app.

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How to find and add playlists on Apple Music on a mobile device

1. Open the Apple Music app.
2. Tap the magnifying glass icon.
Apple Music Playlist Mobile 1
3. Search for a playlist by artist, genre, or interest using keywords.
Apple Music Playlist Mobile 3
4. On the search results page, scroll until you see the "Playlists" heading.
Apple Music Playlist Mobile 2
5. Click "See all" to browse more playlist options than the featured lists.
6. To add a playlist to your library, tap the plus sign next to the title.
Apple Music Playlist Mobile 4

How to find and add playlists on Apple Music on a computer

1. Click the Apple Music icon in your mac's launchpad or window's applications list.
Apple Music Playlists Computer 1
2. Select the "Browse" button on the left-side menu.
3. Scroll until you see the "Top Playlists" option. Click "See all" to see more recommendations.
Apple Music Playlist Computer 2
4. Or go to the Search bar and bring up the search page.
Apple Music Playlist Computer 3
5. Type in a topic for a playlist by artist, genre, or interest.
6. On an artist or genre page, scroll until you see the "Playlists" section.
Apple Music Playlist Computer 4
7. Select a featured playlist or find one by clicking "See all."
8. Click +Add.
Apple Music Playlist Computer 5

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