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Lesson 14. Advanced iTunes Match Tips > How to Get Genius Playlists with iTunes...

How to Get Genius Playlists with iTunes Match Enabled on iOS

One clever feature offered by iTunes is called Genius Playlists (see Figure 14.3). When you’re in the mood for a specific song, you can click the Genius button to allow iTunes to generate a playlist inspired by that tune. To create the playlist, iTunes looks at the tracks other iTunes users around the world listen to most if they like your original song, too. The algorithm likely involves other factors as well, but Apple—characteristically—hasn’t offered any specifics about how iTunes Genius works its magic.

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Figure 14.3 The Genius button is the atom-like icon at the right edge of the play bar.

And it can feel like magic. When it works well, iTunes Genius can serve up perfect playlists based on the initial song you seed with.


  

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