Add music to your queue to play next

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

Add music to a queue on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Android device

  1. Open the Apple Music app.
  2. Play a song, album or playlist.
  3. Find a song, album or playlist that you want to play next. Then press and hold it.
  4. To move your selection to the top of your queue, tap Play Next  . Or tap Play Last  to move it to the bottom of your queue.

Manage your music queue

To see your music queue, tap the song that's playing at the bottom of your screen to open Now Playing, then tap Playing Next .

From here, you can:

  • Reorder music in 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.
  • Clear your music queue: If you play music that's not in your queue, you'll see an option to clear your music queue. If you choose Clear, the music in your queue will be replaced by the music you've selected to play.
  • See your listening history: Scroll up to History to see music you've listened to.

Add music to a queue on your Mac or PC

  1. Open the Apple Music app or iTunes.
  2. Play a song, album or playlist. 
  3. Find music that you want to add to your queue.
  4. On your Mac, select a song, album or playlist, then click More . On your PC, right-click on the song, album or playlist.
  5. To move your selection to the top of your queue, choose Play Next. Or choose Play Later to move it to the bottom of your queue.

Manage your music queue

To see your music queue, click Playing Next   in the top right-hand corner of the window.

From here, you can:

  • Reorder music in your queue: Drag a song up or down.
  • Remove a song: Hold your pointer over it and click Delete the Remove icon.
  • Clear your music queue: If you play music that's not in your queue, you'll see an option to clear your music queue. If you choose Clear, the music in your queue will be replaced by the music you've selected to play.

Share control of a music queue on Apple TV or HomePod

If you're at a friend's house or have guests over, you can all add music to the queue on an Apple TV or HomePod. To add music to someone else's queue, you need a subscription to Apple Music and an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.


 

  1. Connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to the same Wi-Fi network as the Apple TV or HomePod.
  2. On your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, open the Apple Music app.
  3. Tap the player at the bottom of the screen to open Now Playing.
  4. Tap AirPlay .
  5. Scroll and tap the card for HomePod or Apple TV. Then tap it again to return to the Apple Music app and see the music queue for that device.
  6. Find a song, album or playlist that you want to play next. Then press and hold it.
  7. To move your selection to the top of the queue, tap Play Next  . Or tap Play Last  to move it to the bottom of the queue.

Transfer your music 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 within 1 metre (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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