4 ways to create and share music playlists with friends and family

Just like food, music is best enjoyed with other people. That’s why playlists are a great way to connect with others. You can bond over your favorite songs and even develop your skills as a disc jockey.

When trying to create the perfect playlist, you might forget the name of a specific song. Luckily, you can just hum a few bars of the melody and let the technology do the rest. It’s true: Google lets you search for music by humming – and you don’t have to be a good singer for that to work.

Here’s our simple guide to the Google Hum feature. Fortunately, sharing playlists is easier than ever. Just use these four simple apps to stream the music.

It’s hard to beat Apple Music. It is one of the most popular music streaming services. In fact, data from Statista revealed that it was the most popular music streaming service in the United States from March 2018 to September 2019.

Spotify came second, but more people were attracted to Apple Music for various reasons. First of all, it’s easy to use and offers lots of customizable features. For example, it lets you change the audio quality and even use Dolby Atmos in certain situations.

Second, audiophiles love its inclusion of Lossless Audio, which preserves the original files so you can hear them the way the artists intended. Tap or click here for details on free Apple Music updates.

Remember how easy it is to create a playlist. Just follow these steps:

  • Open the app and tap Library.
  • To hit Playlists, then select New playlist.
  • Name your playlist and press Add music.
  • After adding your songs, select Do.

After that, you are ready to start sharing your playlist. Just open the playlist you want to share and click on the icon with three dots at the top of the playlist page. This opens a context menu. Click on Share Playlist to spread love.

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It’s no exaggeration to say that Spotify is one of the most popular music streaming apps. You can discover over 70 million tracks, including over 3.2 million podcasts, all for free.

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At least 4 billion playlists have their home on Spotify. It’s super easy to get started. Just head to your library, hit the + sign at the top, name your playlist and press To create.

This is what the steps will look like on your screen:

Then press Add songs. This opens a new window with some suggested songs. Just press the + button to add songs.

You can also search for songs you have in mind to start adding them. It’s super simple:

Sharing your playlists is a breeze. Once you’re done creating your playlist, select it and tap the three dots under the title. This opens a menu of options: you can add songs, edit, delete the playlist and more. Faucet To share at the bottom of the window.

You can create a share link, share via messages or click on the Following button to share via specific apps or even email. It’s a quick and easy way to share cool new songs with your friends and family.

Sharing is child’s play with Pandora. It’s easy to get started: just head to the My collection screen and press New playlist. Enter a name, press Following and start adding your favorite songs or albums.

Once you’ve created your perfect playlist, it’s time to share the magic. On your smartphone app or computer, go to My collection. Next, find the playlist you want to share.

Then press the To share icon, which is next to the play button. You can then select your preferred sharing medium.

Here’s a caveat: this doesn’t work if your profile is set to private. Make it public to share your music with another listener.

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Choose from thousands of stations and playlists with this streaming service. You can access over 2 million songs ad-free. If you plan to listen offline, you can also download the songs in advance.

Want to listen through Alexa? Just tell your Amazon Echo what music, genre or song you want. Plus, Amazon Music Unlimited opens up a whole new world. With it, you can access 60 million songs.

To create a playlist, go to the menu, select Add to playlist and knock Create a new playlist. Give it a name and press To safeguard. To share a playlist, tap the three vertical dots on the right. To select Share Playlist.

It really is that simple. You can choose if you want to share it via Facebook, Twitter, your inbox and more. You can also press press Copy link for more ways to stream your tunes.

Listening to music is like therapy

In fact, there is an entire field devoted to music therapy. Some professionals use the magic of music to help patients with cancer, Parkinson’s disease, MS and Alzheimer’s disease. Kim sat down with one of these professionals to learn more. Find out in this episode of Kim Komando explains.

George L. Hernandez