Add music to your queue to play next on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Android device

Play a song, then have similar songs autoplay. Or queue up music that you want to play next. Share control of your queue. And transfer your queue between your iPhone and HomePod so you can keep listening without missing a beat — all with Apple Music.

Let Autoplay pick what plays next

Autoplay takes the work out of choosing what to play next. Just play a song, then Autoplay finds similar songs and plays them afterward.

To see your Autoplay queue:

  1. Tap the song that’s playing at the bottom of your screen.
  2. In the lower-right corner of your screen, tap Playing Next the Playing Next icon.
  3. Scroll down to Autoplay. 

To turn Autoplay on or off, tap the Autoplay button the Autoplay button icon in the upper-right corner of your screen. If you turn off Autoplay on one of your devices, then Autoplay is turned off on any device that’s signed in with your Apple ID.

iPhone showing the Autoplay button on the Playing Next screen

Autoplay is available only if you subscribe to Apple Music.

Choose what you want to play next

  1. Open the Apple Music app and play music.
  2. Find a song, album, or playlist that you want to play next.
  3. When you find something, touch and hold it, then choose when you want it to play:
    • To play your selection right after the song that’s playing, tap Play Next the Play Next icon.
    • To move your selection to the bottom of your music queue, tap Play Last the Play Last icon.
iPhone showing a song selected to play next

See and change what plays next

  1. Tap the song that’s playing at the bottom of your screen.
  2. In the lower-right corner of your screen, tap Playing Next the Playing Next icon.
  3. From here, you can see and edit your Playing Next and Autoplay queues.
    • Reorder music: Drag the three lines  the Reorder icon next to a song up or down.
    • Remove a song: Swipe left over a song, then tap Remove.
iPhone showing music that's being rearranged on the Playing Next screen

If you play music that’s not in your queue, you’ll see an option to clear your music queue. If you choose Clear, then the music in your queue is replaced with the music you’ve selected to play.

Share control of a music queue on Apple TV or HomePod

If you’re at a friend’s house or have guests over, you can all add music to the queue on an Apple TV or HomePod. Everyone that wants to add music needs a subscription to Apple Music and an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

  1. Connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to the same Wi-Fi network as the Apple TV or HomePod.
  2. On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, open the Apple Music app.
  3. Tap the player at the bottom of the screen.
  4. Tap AirPlay the AirPlay icon.
  5. Scroll and tap the card for HomePod or Apple TV. Then tap the card again to return to the Apple Music app and see the music queue for that device.
  6. Find a song, album, or playlist that you want to play next, touch and hold it, then choose when you want it to play:
    • To play your selection right after the song that’s playing, tap Play Next the Play Next icon.
    • To move your selection to the bottom of the music queue, tap Play Last the Play Last icon.

Transfer your music queue between iPhone and HomePod

Update your HomePod and iPhone to the latest version of iOS. Then you can transfer what you’re listening to between the two devices automatically, or with just a tap.

  • To transfer what’s playing on your iPhone to HomePod, bring your iPhone within 3 feet of your HomePod. Then tap the message on your iPhone that says Play on HomePod.
  • To automatically transfer what’s playing back and forth between your iPhone and HomePod, just hold your iPhone close to the top of your HomePod.

HomePod isn’t available in all countries and regions.

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