How to create a playlist in Android

You are about to embark on a long journey and have decided to make the journey more enjoyable by listening to good music with your trusty Android smartphone. However, once you have prepared everything, you have realized that in recent times you have only listened to the tracks of an album or the tracks that have been randomly passed through streaming applications (perhaps using the radio functionality), without create any kind of "collection" that can automatically reproduce your Songs favorites.

Don't worry, there is a remedy for everything, even for this: in this guide, I will show you how to create a playlist on Android using the main applications to listen to music in the system of the "green robot", to be able to play music continuously and without having to change tracks manually. In addition to the modes of action offered by streaming applications, I will show you how to create playlists using the audio files and tracks stored in the device memory, so that you can organize and listen to them in an orderly way using the playback application « standard »included in all modern Android smartphones.

So, without waiting any longer, cut a few minutes from your free time and read very carefully everything I have to tell you on the subject: I am sure that, by the end of this reading, you will be perfectly able to create play queues on your device and make the best use of them. With that said, I hope you enjoy reading it and have fun.

  • How to create a playlist on Android through streaming services
    • YouTube
    • Spotify
    • Music from Amazon
    • Apple Music
  • How to create a playlist on Android for free

How to create a playlist on Android through streaming services

Much of today's music is listened to through streaming apps, so it goes without saying that in the first part of this guide, I'm going to show you how to create a playlist on Android with the most popular streaming services. Remember that most of them place limitations on listening to tracks for free, and these limitations often affect playlists as well. With that said, let's get down to business.


YouTube It is probably the most used application for watching videos, but it is also used a lot for listening to music. It also allows you to create video clip playlists with great ease. In what sense? I'll explain it to you right away.

First, open the YouTube app on your smartphone and find the video of the first song you want to put on the list by touching the icon of the magnifying glass in the upper right corner and typing the artist or song name, and then start playing the video clip.

While the music video scrolls, you can start creating your music playlist by tapping on the Save On the next screen, you can choose whether you want to add the video to one of the playlists you already have in your account. Google (removing or adding a check mark in the corresponding box) or create a new one by clicking on the element New playlist.

In the latter case, you must choose the name to give to the playlist and indicate your visibility ( Public if you want the contacts who follow your channel to see it; Not on the list if you want your playlist to be accessible only to those who know its address URL; Private if you want to keep the playlist for yourself and make it invisible to other YouTube users and those who follow the channel); to confirm adding the song, simply touch the voice OK. From now on, you can add new videos to your newly created playlist by tapping the "short" button. Save since the application will immediately add the song to the last used or created playlist.

To quickly access your saved playlists, go to the YouTube app home screen and tap on the menu Collection located at the bottom right, then tap one of the playlists in the list to start playback (you can also sort them alphabetically or place the most recent playlists at the top, using the drop-down menu Playlist (AZ) o Playlists (recently updated).

With the free YouTube account, you can listen to music by inserting ads and without the possibility of turning off the screen or changing the application (in these two cases the music will stop); If you want to remove these limits, you can subscribe to YouTube Music Premium and use your specific music app, as I explained to you in my YouTube music guide.


Sorry? Use Spotify You haven't been able to create a playlist in the Spotify Android app in a while? Don't worry, it's not difficult at all. To do this, start the application on your device, log in, if necessary, with your account credentials by pressing the button Login to or through the account Facebook and, once connected, search for the first track (or the first album) of your interest by tapping the button Search in on the bottom bar.

Once you've identified the song or album, tap on the ( ) that corresponds to you, then select the Add to playlist. At this point, a new screen should open where one of the existing playlists can be selected; If you want to create a new one, press the button New playlist present at the top, provide a name to the playlist, so tap Create The track or album will be added immediately.

To listen to the playlists saved in Spotify, just touch the button My library will take you to the section Play list and then choose the playlist to play. Note that the free version of Spotify does not allow you to listen to the songs in the desired order (shuffle only) and has ads to regular intervals- To overcome these limits and remove the ads, you can subscribe to Spotify Premium by following the instructions I gave you on how to subscribe to Spotify.

Amazon Music

About Amazon Prime Music The exclusive music streaming service for Amazon Prime users, creating a playlist in the relevant Android app is really a very simple matter - after launching the app, log in (if necessary) using your The Amazon account and when connected, touch the symbol magnifying glass Put it in the upper right corner and find the song, artist or album you want to listen to. Once you have found the item you are interested in, click on the ( ) present next to each entrance and then at the entrance Add to playlist.

You will be shown an overlay screen where you will have to choose whether to create a new playlist or add the song to an existing playlist; When selecting the first option, you will have to enter a name to be assigned to the playlist to be created and confirm it by touching the voice Save. To access the saved playlists you just have to touch the voice Music at the bottom and select the Play list.

Please note that the service Top music offers access to approximately 2 million tracks, versus a complete multimedia catalog of more than 50 million tracks; to access the latter, you can subscribe separately to the service Amazon Music Unlimited… Referring to the steps explained in my how-to guide Amazon Music Unlimited works.

Apple Music

Are you proud to be a subscriber to the service Apple Music, enough to download the dedicated Android app, but you have no idea how to create a custom playlist on it? No problem, I will help you.

To get started, launch the app and, if necessary, log in with your Apple ID Once inside, search for a song or artist by tapping on the magnifying glass … Placed in the upper right corner. Once you have identified the item you are interested in, do a extended tap in it, press on the voice Add to playlist … Is attached to the menu that opens and then the item is touched… New playlist.

At this point, indicate a Name, a description e an image to assign to the playlist and, if desired, immediately complete it with other songs: touch the voice Add music to search for a clue of Apple Music Catalog or among those present in the Bookstore. You can add songs of your interest by touching the White box with the pink border placed next to them: At the end of the selection, tap the pink tick at the top of the screen and you're done.

How to create a playlist on Android for free

If the above instructions have not been helpful to you as you do not intend to create a playlist on Android through the most popular streaming services, but it is your precise intention to collect all the music tracks stored in the memory of your device in a convenient "play queue", then this is the section of the tutorial that is most suitable for you.

For your convenience, I recommend using the app Play music (the same one I told you about a few sections ago), already installed "as standard" in the Android devices: can play songs through Internet and it is perfectly capable of playing and organizing the songs available in the device memory.

Just to get started, then, launch the aforementioned app by calling it from the Android drawer, hit the button in the upper left corner, and in the menu that appears, place a check mark next to the item Downloaded music only. From this moment, the application will disconnect and will only show the songs of your device.

To create your playlist, tap on the and then select the Multimedia collection from the proposed menu: navigate through the tabs at the top ( Artists, Album, tracks and so on), locate the musical element to add, play in the ( ) that corresponds to him and, finally, in the entrances Add to playlist e New playlist. To conclude, enter a name and one description and confirm your creation by pressing the button OK.

Wait, are you telling me that you want to transfer all your music to Android but you don't know how? In this sense, I suggest you read my guide on how to upload music to Android, where I showed you all the necessary steps to transfer MP3 (or other audio formats) from your computer to the internal memory or to the microSD card from his Android device.