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.


An iPhone X with the Apple Music Account screen open. See What Friends Are Listening To is highlighted.

Start sharing

You set up a profile in the Music app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch; in iTunes on your Mac or PC; or in the Apple Music app on your Android device.

  • On your iOS device: Open the Music app, then go to For You. Tap your photo or the My Account button in the upper-right corner of the screen, then tap See What Friends Are Listening To.
  • On your Mac or PC: Open iTunes, then go to For You and click your photo or the My Account button in the upper-right corner of the iTunes window. In the "Discover music with friends" message that appears, click Get Started.
  • On your Android device: Open the Apple Music app and tap the Menu icon in the upper-left corner of the screen. Tap your photo or Apple ID, then tap See What Friends Are Listening To.

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 Follow More Friends on iOS and Android or click Find More Friends on your computer. If your friends are already sharing music, tap Follow next to their name. If you want to invite a friend to share, tap Invite.

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


An iPhone X with Apple Music open to the For You tab.

 

See what your friends are listening to

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

If you want to see a specific friend's profile page, view your profile, then tap or click on their photo or icon under Followers or Following. You can see their shared playlists and what they've been listening to lately.

You'll also see your friends and followers in various sections of For You, Browse, Radio, and Search. If you want to access their profile page from one of these sections, just tap or click the content that you see their icon or photo on, then scroll to the Friends Who Listened section and tap or click their photo or icon.


 

An iPhone X showing John Appleseed's Apple Music profile page.

Control who sees what you share

On your profile page, tap or click Edit to see your account details. If you select Everyone, all Apple Music subscribers can see what you're listening to. If you select People You Approve, 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 iOS device: 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, Control-click or right-click the item, then choose "Hide from Listening To."
  • On your Android device: Long press on the item that you want to hide, then choose "Hide from Profile."

You can also make playlists private.

  • On your iOS device: 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 "Publish on profile and in search." (If there's no checkmark in the box, the playlist is already private.)
  • On your Android device: 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 the More Options icon 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 iOS device: In the Music app, go to For You, tap your photo or  the My Account button , tap your name, 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 your photo or the My Account button , then click Edit. Below your user name, click Delete Profile.
  • On your Android device: 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 an user-created playlist, you can report it to Apple and we'll investigate the issue. You can report a concern with any content that an Apple Music user uploads or shares. 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 the More Options icon or the More Options icon on your iOS device, click the More Options icon on your Mac or PC, or tap the More Options icon on your Android device and choose "Report a Concern."


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