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How to Download Beats 1 Playlists for Offline Listening


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Apr 12, 2001

Now that you've been testing out Apple Music for about a month, you've probably come across some questions about what else you can do with the streaming music service. We sure have.

If you are a fan of Beats 1 but don't want to use up your data listening to Zane Lowe's voice on your commute to work everyday, you can download the playlist from your favorite deejays and listen to their chosen tunes offline for as long as you wish.

You can't listen to Beats 1 live in offline mode, but you can access playlists from a deejay's previous radio show similar to the way you would access cable movies and television shows on-demand.

Step 1: Find a Deejay

The first thing you will need to do is find the deejay playlist you wish to listen to. If you want to find out whom Elton John is listening to, or think Julie Adenuga plays the songs you want to hear, you can find their Beats 1 playlists on their Apple Connect pages by performing a quick search in iTunes while in the Radio tab.

The search will usually turn up "X on Beats 1" where X is the name of the deejay. Select that result to see a list of the deejay's playlists. Tracks will be listed by date, so you can easily find the most recent radio show, or even start from the beginning.

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macrumors 65816
Nov 24, 2005
Here's the dumbest limitation on Apple Music: I can listen to the offline Beats 1 playlists in my country, but the live radio station is blocked. Go figure.
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macrumors 65816
Nov 24, 2005
Might want to look into your own country's laws for that limitation

No problem with any other internet radio station, nor with Apple radio stations like "The Mix Tape". Probably a rights issue that wasn't resolved, but that doesn't change the fact that's it's silly for me as a paying customer.


macrumors 6502a
May 9, 2012
Beats 1 needs a Rock Show. I'm getting tired of hearing hip-hip every time I jump in.


macrumors newbie
May 26, 2008
Ok when I tap on the Beats1 banner now it just starts playing the live stream! I remember it working as described below a couple of weeks ago but it's not working now. I can't see any way to get to the featured DJ's page within the iOS app...

"On iOS, you can also find featured deejays under the Beats 1 tab. Tap the Beats 1 banner (not the Now Playing button) to access more information. Scroll down to Featured Shows and select one."

A friend has the same problem. We're in New Zealand if that makes a difference.
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