Add and download music and video content from the Apple Music catalog

If you're an Apple Music subscriber, you can add content from the entire Apple Music catalog to your Library. You can also download content to listen to or watch when you're not connected to the Internet.

        An iPhone X open to the Browse section of the Music app.


Before you add or download content, subscribe to Apple Music and turn on iCloud Music Library on all of your devices.

When you add content to your Library, you can access it across all of your other devices, as long as you're signed in to all of your devices with the same Apple ID.

After you add content, you can download the content to your iOS devices or computers so that you can listen to or watch it when you're not connected to the Internet. You must download the content to each device that you want to use for offline listening.

There's no cost to add or download content. Learn more about Apple Music and how to join. If you don't subscribe to Apple Music but want to download content to your device, you can buy music from the iTunes Store app on your iOS device or in iTunes on a Mac or PC.


Apple Music features might vary by country and region. Learn more about what's available in your country or region.

Add content

To add content, find what you want to add, then follow the steps for your device.

When viewing an album in Apple Music, you might see the gray star icon to the left of to the song's title. The star indicates that the song is one of the most popular Apple Music songs. Look for the star to find hit songs.

 

An iPhone X showing Charlie Puth's album Voicenotes in the Music app.

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

  1. Open the Music app on your iOS device or the Apple Music app on your Android device and find something that you want to add to your Library.
  2. Tap the Plus icon to add a single song or tap +ADD to add an entire album, playlist, or video content.

After you add content, you can find songs, albums, and video content in your Library, and playlists in Library > Playlists.

On your Mac or PC

An iTunes window showing Charlie Puth's album Voicenotes.

  1. Open iTunes on your Mac or PC and find something that you want to add to your Library.
  2. Click the Plus icon to add a single song or click +ADD to add an album, playlist, or video content.

After you add content, you can find songs, albums, and video content in your Library, and playlists in the sidebar of Library under Apple Music Playlists.

On your Apple Watch Series 3 or later

You can add songs from the Radio app.

  1. Open the Radio app. 
  2. When you hear a song that you want to add to your Library, tap the More Options icon, then tap "+ Add to Library."


Download content

You can download content from the Apple Music catalog or from your iCloud Music Library. If the content is not already in your Library, you must add it before you can download it.

To download an item, find it in your Library and look for the Download icon near it. Tap or click the Download icon to download the item to your device. On your iOS device, when you download an entire album or playlist, the Download icon changes to  DOWNLOADED when the download is complete.

Use the Watch app on your iPhone to add music to your Apple Watch.

If you have Automatic Downloads turned on, content automatically downloads to your device or computer when you add it to your Library. You won't see the Download icon.


You can download content on up to 10 devices. This content is accessible only when your Apple Music subscription is active.


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