Intro to playlists in iTunes on PC
A playlist is a custom compilation of songs, movies, TV shows, podcasts, audiobooks, or all media. You might want to create a playlist to do the following:
Suit a specific mood or occasion. For example, you could create a playlist for a dinner party, a wedding, or your morning workout.
Select certain podcasts to share with others on your local network or to sync with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
Burn a CD of songs.
Organize your iTunes library.
There are five kinds of playlists; you create the first kind yourself and iTunes creates the others for you.
Standard playlists: You create these playlists by dragging items to them.
Smart Playlists: You specify some criteria for iTunes to apply, and iTunes creates a Smart Playlist that updates automatically as your library changes.
Genius Shuffle: iTunes chooses a song, then plays songs that go great with it.
Genius Playlists: You select a song in your library, and iTunes creates a Genius Playlist of similar music in your library.
Genius Mixes: iTunes creates an ongoing playlist in a particular genre—like a commercial-free radio station—using the songs in your library.
Tip: When you join Apple Music, you can add playlists created by any Apple Music contributor to your iTunes library.
Changes you make to your iTunes library (creating playlists, for example) are updated across all your devices when iCloud Music Library is turned on in General preferences. If you’re not an Apple Music subscriber, the changes appear in your music library the next time you sync your device with iTunes on your computer.