See what friends are listening to in Apple Music

With Apple Music, you can share what you're listening to with friends and see what they're listening to.

     

Start sharing

In the Music app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, or in iTunes on your Mac or PC, go to For You, then tap or click on your profile icon  or photo. In the Apple Music app on an Android phone, tap the menu icon  in the upper-left corner, then tap your photo or Apple ID. Then follow these steps:

  • On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch: Tap "Start Sharing with Friends," then tap Get Started.
  • On your Mac or PC: In the "Discover music with friends" message that appears, click Get Started.
  • On your Android phone: Tap "Start Sharing with Friends," then tap Get Started.

Follow the steps to set up your profile and start sharing. Your shared playlists and the songs that you listen to will appear on your profile page.

To find and follow friends, scroll to the bottom of your profile page and tap or click Find More Friends. If your friends are already sharing music, tap  next to their name. If you want to invite a friend to share, tap .

Sharing music with friends is not available for Child accounts that are part of Family Sharing.

     

See what your friends are listening to

After you follow your friends, a Friends Are Listening To section appears in For You.

To see what a specific friend is listening to, tap or click on their icon on your profile page. You can see their shared playlists and what they've been listening to lately.

     

Control who sees what you share

On your profile page, tap or click Edit to see your account details. When you started sharing, you chose who can follow you. If you chose Everyone, all Apple Music subscribers can see what you're listening to. If you chose People You Choose, only people who you approve can see your listening history. You can change between the two settings at any time.

If you want to hide content from your listening history, find what you want to hide under Listening To on your profile page.

  • On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch: Use 3D touch or long press on the item that you want to hide, then choose "Hide from profile."
  • On your Mac or PC: Move your mouse over the item that you want to hide, then click  . Choose "Hide from Listening To."
  • On your Android phone: Tap the item that you want to hide, then tap  and choose "Hide from profile."

You can also make playlists private.

  • On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch: Go to Library > Playlists and tap on the playlist that you want to make private. Tap Edit in the upper-right corner. Turn off "Show on My Profile and in Search."
  • On your Mac or PC: Click Library, then click the playlist that you want to make private. Under the playlist's title, click the box next to "Show on my profile and in search." (If there's no checkmark in the box, the playlist is already private.)
  • On your Android phone: Tap the menu icon  in the upper-left corner, then tap Library > Playlists. Tap on the playlist that you want to make private, then tap  in the upper-right corner. Tap edit, then turn off "Show on My Profile and in Search."

Stop sharing

If you make your activity and playlists private, your profile picture and user name will still be visible in Search. To remove yourself entirely, delete your Apple Music profile:

  • On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch: In the Music app, go to For You, tap on your profile icon  or photo, then tap Edit. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and tap Delete Profile.
  • On your Mac or PC: In iTunes, go to For You, click on your profile icon  or photo, then click Edit. At the bottom of the page, click Delete Profile.
  • On your Android phone: In the Apple Music app, tap the menu icon  in the upper-left corner, tap your photo or Apple ID, then tap Edit. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and tap Delete Profile.

When you delete your profile, your user handle and music activity clear from Apple Music, but your Apple Music subscription isn't affected. If you shared a playlist with a friend and they saved it to their device, the playlist disappears. Your library and playlists don't change.

Report a concern

If you see something offensive on a user's profile or in a playlist, you can report it to Apple and we'll investigate the issue. Items that you can report include:

  • Playlist names
  • Playlist images
  • Playlist descriptions
  • User names
  • User images
  • User handles (for example, @johnappleseed)

To report an offensive name or image, go to the user's page or playlist's page, then tap  on your iOS device, click  on your Mac or PC, or tap  or your Android phone and choose "Report a Concern." You'll find this option on any content that an Apple Music user uploads or shares.

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