Symbols used in iTunes on Mac
When you import music and videos, symbols indicate the status. Other symbols enable you to do tasks.
Description of symbol
What the symbol means
The item is a video.
The item is a PDF file.
Next to a song: The song can’t be located; it may have been moved or deleted.
Next to a podcast: Recent episodes haven’t been downloaded because you have multiple unplayed episodes.
The song is stored on the Internet; when you click the song, it is streamed live to your computer.
The song will be included in the specified action. For example, only songs with a checkmark are imported when you import a CD.
Speaker with sound lines
The song is playing.
Click to eject a CD or disconnect a device.
Blue dot next to a movie, TV show, or podcast
You haven’t begun to play this item.
If this appears next to a TV show season or podcast series, there is at least one episode in the season or series that hasn’t been played.
Half-blue dot next to a movie, TV show, or podcast
You’ve begun to play this item, but haven’t yet played it all the way through.
Arrows at the right of the display window
Click to switch between displays. This symbol appears only if iTunes is performing an action (such as updating Genius or downloading a file) while an item is playing.
Click to turn subtitles on or off.
Genius playlist icon
A playlist created by iTunes based on a song.
Smart playlist icon
A playlist you create based on rules you specify.
Music playlist icon
A playlist you create of any songs you choose.
Movies playlist icon
A playlist you create of any movies you choose.
TV Shows playlist icon
A playlist you create of any TV shows you choose.
Podcasts playlist icon
A playlist you create of any podcasts you choose.
Audiobooks playlist icon
A playlist you create of any audiobooks you choose.
Cloud with an arrow pointing down
The song is stored in iCloud and available to be downloaded to your computer.
Cloud with a diagonal slash
The song isn’t eligible to be uploaded to your iCloud library. For example, the song file might be larger than 200 MB, or encoded at 96 kbps or less.
Two clouds with a diagonal slash
Your iTunes library contains duplicate versions of this song, and only the other version was uploaded to your iCloud library.
Cloud with dotted outline
The song is being matched, but the process hasn’t been completed yet.
Outline of a heart next to a song, album, or artist
Click to let Apple Music know that the song, album, or artist is one of your favorites.
Heart icon next to a song, album, or artist
You’ve chosen the song, album, or artist as a favorite.
An item contains explicit content (such as lyrics).
The speaker is available via AirPlay.
AirPods are available.
HomePod is available via AirPlay.
On iTunes 12.8 or later, a stereo pair of HomePods is available via AirPlay.
On iTunes 12.8 or later, a group with a HomePod and a speaker is available via AirPlay.
The TV is available via AirPlay.
Speaker with lock
You need to enter a password to connect to the AirPlay-enabled speaker.
TV with lock
You need to enter a password to connect to the AirPlay-enabled TV.
Exclamation point inside a triangle
The selected AirPlay device has an error.
Exclamation point inside a triangle with lock
You’ve selected an AirPlay-enabled device but haven’t entered its password.