Using the iTunes Up Next List (#1391)

Using the iTunes Up Next List (#1391)


Let’s take a look at the Up Next List in iTunes
12.6. To get to the Up Next List click on this button
here. Now I’ve got it empty right now but you can
see Up Next, History, and Lyrics. So I’ve selected Up Next. You can see that I’m in the music section
here. I’ve got my library selected and I’m just
looking at the artist view here. So if I start playing a song, like the first
song on the first album, what will happen is you can see that it’s playing, and you
can see in the Up Next List it lists that song and then every song after it in the order
according to this view here. So every song in the rest of this album and
every song in the next album continuing on. So what happens with Up Next? Well say I want to, instead of just letting
it continue, I decide I want to hear this song next. I can click on the three dots here, select
Play Next, and it goes into this list here. You can see the list is now divided into two
pieces. The first piece here is what I have just added
as play next. So there’s that next song. That’s what is going to play as soon as this
song is done. Then after that is the continued list of everything
that came after what I originally had selected. So it’s going to play this one next and then
it’s going to resume playing everything else on the list. I can clear that out so that it doesn’t play
everything else on the list. It only plays the song I’ve selected as play
next and then stops. Now if I add another song and I say Play Next
it will go onto the list at the top. So it will actually be the next song played. The previous one I selected to play next will
move down to the bottom. However, if I were to go and say select Play
Later it gets added to the bottom of that list instead of to the top. So you have the option of building your list
with songs being played next or being played last in the Up Next List. Now you can also view Up Next in the MiniPlayer. So go Window, MiniPlayer. The MiniPlayer comes up and you can pull the
top up to expand it. You can see you have the same control you
have here with Up Next, History, and Lyrics you’ve got here. So you can see Up Next. You can see what’s in the list there. If I add new songs to it by clicking on the
three dots, you can see I’ve added that song here to the end and I’ve got this handy list
that stays open unlike this list here which only appears when I click. You still have the Clear button in both. So this allows you to kind of play DJ either
for yourself or, you know, if there’s other people around you can just keep adding songs
either to be played next on the list or be played last in the list. In addition you can click to remove a song. So you can see I’ve got these little X’s over
here and you can drag and drop songs. So I can rearrange the order here anytime
I want in the MiniPlayer and you can do the same here in this little pop-up to rearrange
the songs as well. So you have complete control of what is to
play next. This is great because instead of having to
interrupt a song or to kind of hang around till the song is just about over and then
start a new song you can kind of prepopulate this list as you like to play the songs that
you want. It’s great to be able to create a playlist
to do this but if you’re not going to create a playlist that you will reuse, you just want
to play some songs right now and you don’t necessarily want to save the order that they’re
played in, then using the Up Next List is a great way to do that.

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