Playlists

Playlists are collections of tracks you and others can build for every mood, event, etc. You can make or follow as many playlists as you like - the only limit is your imagination.

Find playlists

  • To find playlists you’ve created, go to Playlists under Your Music or Your Library.
  • To find playlists created by Spotify, artists, or your friends, use Search. Just enter the name of a playlist or words that suggest your mood or activity (e.g. “celebrate” “workout”). Click Follow when you find the playlist you want to save it.
  • Alternatively, head to your friend’s or favorite artist’s profile page and select PUBLIC PLAYLISTS to see what playlists they have available. 
  • You can also find playlists in Genres & Moods

Pick a device below to learn how to create and edit your own playlists.

Desktop

Create a playlist

  1. Click New Playlist on the left. 
  2. Give your playlist a name and hit Enter. 

Add a track

  1. Right-click the track and hover you cursor over Add to Playlist.
  2. Select a playlist. 

Tip: You can also drag and drop tracks into a playlist. To select multiple tracks to move, hold cmd (Mac) or ctrl (Windows) as you click your track selections. Check out more keyboard shortcuts you can use with Spotify

Remove a track

  1. Right-click a track within the playlist.
  2. Click Remove from this Playlist

Note: You can only delete tracks from your own or collaborative playlists.

Delete a playlist

  1. Right-click the playlist.
  2. Click Delete.
  3. Click DELETE to confirm.

Note: You can't delete a playlist you didn’t create. But you can unfollow it by clicking FOLLOWING (this will change to UNFOLLOW once you hover your cursor over the button).

Organize playlists into folders

  1. Right-click anywhere under PLAYLISTS on the left.
  2. Select Create Folder.
  3. Give your playlist folder a name.
  4. Drag and drop your playlists into the folder. 

WebPlayer

Create a playlist

  1. Click Your Music on the left.
  2. Click the Playlists tab in the top left.
  3. Click New Playlist.
  4. Give your playlist a name and click CREATE

Add a track

  1. Hover your cursor over the track. 
  2. Click Options  on the left. 
  3. Click Add to... 
  4. Select a playlist.

Remove a track

  1. In the playlist, right-click the track.
  2. Click Delete.

Delete a playlist

  1. Right-click the playlist.
  2. Click Delete.

Note: You can't delete a playlist you didn’t create. But you can unfollow it by clicking FOLLOWING (this will change to UNFOLLOW once you hover your cursor over the button).

iPhone

Create a playlist

  1. Tap Your Library .
  2. Tap Playlists
  3. Tap CREATE NEW PLAYLIST.
    Alternatively, tap Edit in the top right corner, then Create new Playlist.
  4. Give your playlist a name and tap Create.

Add a track

  1. Tap the Options  to the right of the track. 
  2. Tap Add to Playlist.
  3. Select a playlist.

Remove a track

  1. In the playlist, tap Options  in the top right corner.
  2. Tap Edit.
  3. Tap remove  to the left of the track.
  4. Tap Delete to confirm. 

Delete a playlist

  1. In Playlists, tap Edit in the top right corner.
  2. Tap Remove  to the left of the playlist.
  3. Tap Delete to confirm.

Note: You can't delete a playlist you didn’t create. But you can unfollow it by clicking FOLLOWING (this will change to UNFOLLOW once you hover your cursor over the button).

iPad

Create a playlist

  1. Tap Your Music on the left. 
  2. Tap Playlists
  3. Tap Edit in the top right corner.
  4. Tap Create new Playlist.
  5. Give your playlist a name and tap Create.

Add a track

  1. Tap the Options  to the right of the track. 
  2. Tap Add to Playlist.
  3. Select a playlist.

Remove a track

  1. In the playlist, tap Options  in the top right corner.
  2. Tap Edit.
  3. Tap Remove  to the left of the track.
  4. Tap Delete to confirm. 

Delete a playlist

  1. In Playlists, tap Edit in the top right corner.
  2. Tap Remove  to the left of the playlist.
  3. Tap Delete to confirm.

Note: You can't delete a playlist you didn’t create. But you can unfollow it by clicking FOLLOWING (this will change to UNFOLLOW once you hover your cursor over the button).

Android

Create a playlist

  1. Tap Your Library .
  2. Tap Playlists.
  3. Tap New Playlist  in the top right corner.
  4. Type in your new playlist name and tap CREATE.

Add a track

  1. Tap Options  to the right of the track.
  2. Tap Add to Playlist.
  3. Select a playlist.

Remove a track

  1. In the playlist, tap Options  to the right of the track.
  2. Tap Remove from this Playlist.

Delete a playlist

  1. Tap Options  to the right of the playlist.
  2. Tap Delete Playlist.
  3. Tap DELETE to confirm.

Note: You can't delete a playlist you didn’t create. But you can unfollow it by clicking FOLLOWING (this will change to UNFOLLOW once you hover your cursor over the button).

Windows Phone

Create a playlist

  1. Tap Your Music .
  2. Tap Playlists
  3. Tap New Playlist .
  4. Type in your new playlist name and tap DONE

Add a track

  1. Tap Options  to the right of the track. 
  2. Tap Add to playlist.
  3. Select a playlist. 

Remove a track

  1. In the playlist, tap Options  to the right of the track.
  2. Tap Delete

Delete a playlist

1.    Tap Options  in the top-right corner of the playlist. 
2.    Tap Delete

Note: You can't delete a playlist you didn’t create. But you can unfollow it by clicking FOLLOWING (this will change to UNFOLLOW once you hover your cursor over the button).