Creating a Smart Playlist

You can create playlists of certain types of music, songs with certain ratings, or songs that match other rules. iTunes can update these playlists automatically.

For example, you could create a playlist that’s no more than 5 gigabytes (GB) in size and includes your most highly rated jazz songs. Or you could create a playlist of songs by a particular artist. When you import a new CD from that artist, the songs can be added automatically to the Smart Playlist.

To create a Smart Playlist:

  • Choose File > New Smart Playlist.

    iTunes smartplaylist Creating a Smart Playlist

A Smart Playlist icon has a gear on it.

iTunes smartplaylistgear Creating a Smart Playlist

To change a Smart Playlist, select it and choose File > Edit Smart Playlist.

Related Topics

About playlists

Playing a Genius playlist or Genius Mix

Creating a mix using iTunes DJ

Rating songs and other items


iTunes video tutorial: Create Playlists

Creating a Smart Playlist