what's the point of the genius playlists in iTunes?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jojoba, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. jojoba macrumors 68000

    Dec 9, 2011
    Do you use them? Are they worth using? Do they make better playlists than what you are able to make yourself?
  2. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020


    Feb 16, 2012
    for me? 1. no, 2. no, 3. NO :D
  3. Mr. McMac Suspended

    Mr. McMac

    Dec 21, 2009
    Far away from liberals
    I don't use the genius playlist feature at all. I make my own
  4. DeaconGraves macrumors 65816


    Apr 25, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    I've used them a couple of times in the past. The problem I see is that they don't really change that much from the time you turn them on. So even though the playlist is technically "randomized," the "Power Rock" playlist will still play the same songs everytime you start it, just in a slightly differ order.

    That said the playlists aren't bad. Everything in one fits well together. I'd say they make better playlists than I would, but I'm not very good at making playlists. :D

    Genius playlists is basically Pandora but confined to your iTunes library. Not very useful overall, but it does what it's supposed to do.
  5. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    Same here.

    Genius sometimes pulls up songs I forgot that I had, which leads me to explore my library more. I like that a lot.
  6. jojoba thread starter macrumors 68000

    Dec 9, 2011
    Thanks. So my conclusion is, it won't revolutionalise my music collection but I might give it a try one day when I don't have anything better to do :)

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