Where are user created playlists in Apple Music? Are there any?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by riverfreak, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. riverfreak, Oct 4, 2016
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    riverfreak macrumors 6502a

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    One of the best things about Spotify is the ability for any regular schnook to create playlists and share them. I love being able to search for songs and see playlists from other people including that song. It's like sharing mix tapes with strangers who have similar music taste. And then there are great playlists people have made, like one that contains every song played on "Halt and Cach Fire"

    When creating a playlist, in AM, there is an option to make it "public". But I can't seem to see public playlists from random joes anywhere. Where are they?
     
  2. doolittle27 macrumors member

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    I believe Apple Music doesn't have such feature. At least not just yet. The public button is only to be shared among friends or contact list I guess. Because of this feature, I still keep my Spotify subscription. It's more fun to see others' playlists.
     
  3. riverfreak thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you for your response.

    To me, this is such an obvious feature. This type of thing is the absolute basis of social networks, not the breathless celebrity worship on the failed Ping and or artist follow functionality, whatever it is called.

    Finding other people who like the same songs as you, and the playlists they include the songs on, is the most natural and organic way of finding new music. Not via the pompous rarified celebrity/pro DJ stuff. What a joke.
     
  4. riverfreak thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    In short:

    Apple Music devotes too much energy to trying to connect users with artists instead of connecting users to other users. Or: listeners to other listeners.
     

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