Apple Music - Where are the Genius Playlists?

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  1. nope7308, Jul 15, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2015

    nope7308 macrumors 65816


    Oct 6, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    Since updating to the new Music app, I'm no longer able to locate Genius Playlists on my iPhone 6. I have verified that Genius is turned on in iTunes, and that my iPhone is set to sync the entire music library.

    On the actual phone, however, I can't locate any of the Genius playlists -- the only playlists visible are the ones that I've created. The only way I can find/listen to the Genius playlists are on my computer.


    Also, is there a way to remove 'recently added' from the Music App itself? So far, I'm not liking this updated music app AT ALL. I don't want the subscription whatsoever -- even if it's free -- which renders half of the buttons in the app itself completely useless.
  2. penter macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2006
    Can't believe no one's responded to this...

    From what I've gathered elsewhere, its not "currently available."
    Seems like it was an option that could be turned on in the Music section, under the phone's Settings (probably in the Beta release), but its no longer available.

    Hope they bring it back....
  3. Crusoe macrumors regular

    Feb 6, 2014
    Hopefully I've understood your question.

    1. Find the song you want to base a Genius playlist on
    2. Tap the ellipsis (...) next to the song name and select Create Genius Playlist
    3. If you return to your Playlists tab, the new Genius playlist is listed (under the title of the song)
    4. Repeat - I have three Genius playlists showing at the moment

    Haven't found a way to remove Recently Added, though.
  4. nope7308 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Oct 6, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    I appreciate the attempt, but we're talking about different things.

    What you're describing is the manual creation of a Genius Playlist. Briefly, you select a target song, which iTunes then analyzes to approximate the genre, tempo, etc., A Genius Playlist is then generated with the target song as its source.

    By contrast, I'm referring to the Genius Playlists that are automatically generated after iTunes analyzes your entire music library. These playlists are often separated by genre, being titled 'Alternative Rock', 'Indie/Folk', etc.

    The automatically generated playlists are more versatile because they capture all songs within a given genre; the single-song Genius Playlists are less versatile because they only have one song as their target sample. Does that make sense?

    I don't know if the lack of Genius Playlists is a bug, or an intentional omission. I don't think Apple explicitly addressed this during the keynote, so I'm looking forward to the next update. Let's hope for the best...
  5. Jessica Lares, Jul 21, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2015

    Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    The mix feature was removed on 8.4 and if you try and sync the song based playlists, they disappear too after a sync. But what I'm hearing is that they're tweaking it and it'll be back.

    The workaround would be using Doug's AppleScript (I have yet to try this on the current version of iTunes though):

    When you hit play, it's supposed to load up the entire list of tracks in the iTunes queue, and so this script takes all of them and puts them in a regular playlist.

    EDIT: Works fine in the latest iTunes BTW. I'm running it twice on every mix.
  6. Crusoe macrumors regular

    Feb 6, 2014
    Ah, understood now. Thanks for clarifying.

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