Apple Music: Add songs, albums and playlists to your library

How to add playlists, albums and songs from Apple Music to your library

One of the best things about Apple Music is the sheer amount of great music you can find on the service. There really is an enormous number of songs and albums available for all tastes. And Apple Music also offers some great curated playlists for you to enjoy.

But some folks might not know how to add the music they like from Apple Music to their own music library. Not to worry, in this tip I'll show you how to easily add songs, playlists and albums from Apple Music to your library.

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Tap the More Options icon to add songs, albums or playlists from Apple Music to your library.

How to add songs, playlists and albums from Apple Music to your library

Just follow these simple steps to add songs, albums and playlists from Apple Music to your library:

On your iPhone, iPod or iPad:

1. Find the song album or playlist you want to add in the Music app.

2. Tap the More Options icon that appears to the right of the name of the song or album.

3. Then tap on Add to My Music.

You can find your newly added songs and albums by going to My Music then Library. You can access your new playlists by going to My Music then Playlists.

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Click the More Options icon to add a song, album or playlist from Apple Music to your iTunes music library.

On your PC or Mac:

1. Find the song, album or playlist you want to add in iTunes.

2. Click the More Options icon that appears to the right of the album or song name.

3. Click on Add to Library.

You will find your newly saved songs in My Music in iTunes. Your new playlists will appear in the iTunes sidebar of the Playlists tab found under Apple Music Playlists.

Apple Music's amazing selection of music is so easy to save to your library

At the beginning of this post I mentioned the sheer amount of music available in Apple Music, and I wanted to reiterate that here. I'm finding myself very pleasantly surprised by how easy it is to find good songs via the Apple Music service.

I find myself listening to a lot of different music now by clicking on the For You tab in iTunes or in the Music app in iOS. Each day Apple Music seems to get better and better at finding music that I might enjoy listening to as I go about my day.

Of course it wouldn't mean much for Apple Music to provide a lot of great songs, albums or playlists if I couldn't easily save them for later listening. But as you can tell from the tip I included above, it's actually quite easy to save music in Apple Music.

I've been finding that I regularly save some songs, playlists and even entire albums as I use Apple Music. As time goes by, I expect to have a lot more great music in my library than I've had in recent years before Apple Music was available.

I probably wouldn't have found a lot of the new music I've been enjoying without Apple Music's curation features. So I'm finding that Apple Music offers some real value in terms of discovering new music and then saving it to my own ever expanding music library.

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