Add music to your queue to play next

With the Apple Music app, you can queue up music that you want to listen to. Have friends add music to your queue. And transfer your music queue back and forth between your iPhone and HomePod so you can keep listening without missing a beat.

Add music to the Up Next queue

Follow the steps below for your device.

On your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Android device

  1. Open the Apple Music app and play a song, album, or playlist.
  2. Find music that you want to add to the Up Next queue.
    • To add an album or playlist, open it. On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, tap More the More Options icon. On your Android device, tap More the More Options icon.
    • To add a song, press and hold it.
  3. Tap Play Next  or Play Later .

Manage your Up Next queue

Tap the song that's playing at the bottom of your screen to open Now Playing, then tap Up Next  . From here, you can:

  • Reorder your queue: Press the Reorder icon next to a song, then drag it up or down. 
  • Remove a song: Swipe left over it, then tap Remove.
  • See your listening history: Scroll up to History to see music that you've listened to.

If you play a new album or playlist, you'll see the option to keep or clear your Up Next queue.

On your Mac or PC

  1. On your Mac, open the Apple Music app. On your PC, open iTunes for Windows.
  2. Play a song, album, or playlist. 
  3. Find music that you want to add to the Up Next queue.
  4. On your Mac, click More  next to a song, album, or playlist. On your PC, right-click on the song, album, or playlist.
  5. Choose Play Next or Play Later.

Manage your Up Next queue

Click Up Next  in the upper-right corner of the window. From here, you can:

  • Reorder your queue: Drag a song up or down.
  • Remove a song: Hold your pointer over it and click Delete the Remove icon.

If you play a new album or playlist, you'll see the option to keep or clear your Up Next queue.
 


On your Apple TV or HomePod

If you have an Apple Music subscription, you can use the Apple Music app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to add music to the queue on your Apple TV or HomePod.

  1. Connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to the same Wi-Fi network as your Apple TV or HomePod.
  2. Open the Apple Music app, then tap the player at the bottom of the screen to open Now Playing.
  3. Tap AirPlay .
  4. Scroll and tap the card for HomePod or Apple TV. Then tap it again to return to the Apple Music app and see the Up Next queue for that device.
  5. Find music that you want to add to the Up Next queue.
    • To add an album or playlist, open it, then tap More the More Options icon in the upper-right corner.
    • To add a song, press and hold it.
  6. Tap Play Next  or Play Later .


 

Share control of the Up Next queue

If you're at a friend's house or have guests over, you can all share control of the Up Next queue for an Apple TV or HomePod. Everyone just needs a subscription to Apple Music, and an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch that's connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the HomePod or Apple TV.

  1. Open the Apple Music app, then tap the player at the bottom of the screen to open Now Playing.
  2. Tap AirPlay .
  3. Scroll and tap the card for HomePod or Apple TV. Then tap it again to return to the Apple Music app and see the Up Next queue for that device.
  4. Find music that you want to add to the Up Next queue.
    • To add an album or playlist, tap More the More Options icon in the upper-right corner.
    • To add a song, press and hold it.
  5. Tap Play Next  or Play Later .

Transfer the Up Next queue between iPhone and HomePod

Update your HomePod and iPhone to the latest version of iOS. Then you can transfer what you're listening to between the two devices automatically, or with just a tap.

  • To transfer what's playing on your iPhone to HomePod, bring your iPhone with in 3 feet of your HomePod. Then tap the message on your iPhone that says Play on HomePod.
  • To automatically transfer what's playing back and forth between your iPhone and HomePod, just hold your iPhone close to the top of your HomePod.

HomePod isn't available in all countries and regions.

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