8 Useful Apple Shortcuts You Should Check Out

Every year we like to take a fresh look at the different shortcut options that are available to use with the Shortcuts app on iOS devices and Mac, just to see what's new. We've found several useful shortcut options and rounded them up for MacRumors readers.

  • Internet Radio Search - Internet Radio Search is designed to allow you to search for, select, and play various internet radio stations.
  • Play Entire Current Album - If you're playing an Apple Music song and you want to listen to the entire album, this is the shortcut to get. It finds the album that the currently playing track belongs to and then plays the full album.
  • Search On - Search On is a search anything tool. When you run the shortcut, it provides a sheet of options, so you type in what you're looking for and then you can choose to search Google, YouTube, Reddit, Instagram, Amazon and other sources.
  • Shazam++ - Shazam++ lets you Shazam a song and then open it on your favorite music platform, giving you a quick way to listen to Shazamed content on any music service of your choice. It also provides artist, album, and song info, lyrics, sharing tools, and more.
  • iPod Shuffle - iPod Shuffle creates a random 100 song shuffle list of the songs you have added to ‌Apple Music‌ over the years. You can select different timeframes, such as the past year, past two years, or past three years.
  • Redditer - Redditer is a simple shortcut that lets you go directly to your favorite subreddit.
  • Built-in Sounds - This shortcut plays the Background Sounds built into iOS devices, but you don't need to go to the Accessibility settings to get to them.
  • Open App on Apple TV 1 - This simple shortcut is designed to wake up your Apple TV and launch the app that you select, such as the TV app.

Do you have a favorite Shortcut? Let us know in the comments and we may feature it in a future video.

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Top Rated Comments

Archmage Avatar
29 months ago
Y’all need to just let your phone manage its own charging. It knows better than you.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mr. Awesome Avatar
29 months ago

I can better that one (depending on when/why you use dark mode of course). I have this as an automation at sunrise/sunset. Triggers without having to push anything (and I can still switch in control center).
You do realize that sunrise/sunset Dark Mode is a built in system function, right?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sir_Macs_A_Lot Avatar
29 months ago

Someone create a shortcut to see if and where a movie or show is streaming.
The 'Just Watch' app is pretty good at keeping track of what's streaming on all services and can notify you when your movie or show becomes available...plus it's free to use.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
maerz001 Avatar
29 months ago

Could be that I got used to my automation and didn’t realise this actually has become a system function.
It was always there
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Shifts Avatar
29 months ago
You want me kneeling asking for forgiveness?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
roland.g Avatar
29 months ago
I really found none of these useful.

And to the poster who often uses a shortcut “I’m getting pulled over.” Often? Really?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)