Apple Pushes Collaborative Apple Music Playlists Launch to 2024

Collaborative Apple Music playlists, a feature that Apple has promised for iOS 17, won't be coming in 2023. With today's iOS 17.2 release, Apple updated its ‌iOS 17‌ features list [PDF] to note that the option to collaborate on playlists has been delayed.

apple music collaborative playlists
Apple tested collaborative playlists in the early iOS 17.2 betas, but ended up removing the feature in the fourth iOS 17.2 beta. There were likely bugs in the option that Apple was not able to remedy in time to bring the feature to iOS 17.2, and as iOS 17.2 will be the last publicly available update to ‌iOS 17‌ in 2023, we won't be getting collaborative playlists until 2024.

In the iOS 17.2 beta, playlists gained a "Collaborate" option that created a link to a playlist, and anyone with access to that link was able to add to the playlist. Users had control over who was able to contribute, with an option to approve each person that asked to join and tools for removing users.

It is not clear when collaborative playlists in ‌Apple Music‌ might launch, but we will likely get an iOS 17.3 update in January, with testing to begin in December.

While collaborative playlists did not come in the iOS 17.2 update, Apple did add a Favorites ‌Apple Music‌ playlist that aggregates songs that are favorited.

Related Roundups: iOS 17, iPadOS 17
Related Forums: iOS 17, iPadOS 17

Popular Stories

iOS 18 CarPlay Feature

iOS 18 Adds These 5 New Features to CarPlay

Thursday June 13, 2024 7:44 am PDT by
Apple did not mention CarPlay during its WWDC keynote this week, but iOS 18 includes a handful of new features for the in-car software. Overall, there is not a whole lot new for CarPlay on iOS 18, with changes seemingly limited to the Messages and Settings apps so far. Below, we recap everything new for CarPlay on iOS 18. New for CarPlay on iOS 18 1. Contact Photos in Messages App...
ios 18 button bulge

iOS 18 Adds Pop-Out Bezel Animation When Pressing iPhone Buttons

Tuesday June 11, 2024 10:40 am PDT by
iOS 18 includes a small but interesting change for the buttons on the iPhone, adding more of a visual element when changing volume, activating the Action button, or locking the screen. When you press an iPhone button in iOS 18, the display bezel bulges outward slightly. This feature is available for the volume buttons, Action button and the power button, and it will also likely be used for...
iOS 18 Mock iPhone 16 Feature Gray

Revealed: iOS 18 Works With These iPhone Models

Monday June 10, 2024 3:57 am PDT by
iOS 18 will be compatible with the same iPhone models as iOS 17, according to a post on X today from a private account with a proven track record of sharing build numbers for upcoming iOS updates. iOS 18 will be compatible with the iPhone XR, and hence also the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max models with the same A12 Bionic chip, but older iPhone models will miss out. Here is the full...
maxresdefault

First Look at Messages via Satellite in iOS 18

Thursday June 13, 2024 11:29 am PDT by
Apple has been gradually expanding its suite of satellite connectivity features for iPhone, and iOS 18 brings a significant new one in the form of Messages via satellite. The feature allows users to send and receive iMessages and SMS texts, including emoji and Tapbacks, while out of range of cellular and Wi-Fi networks. CNET met up with Apple's senior director of platform product marketing,...
iOS 18 Siri Integrated Feature

Massive iPhone Upgrade Coming This Week But These Devices Will Miss Out

Sunday June 9, 2024 1:25 pm PDT by
Apple is planning a major AI overhaul in iOS 18, with a feature set it is referring to as "Apple Intelligence." However, these new features will not work on older iPhones, even if they do appear on the new operating system's device compatibility list. Apple's initial AI roadmap for iOS 18 is said to come in two parts: Basic AI features that will be processed on-device, and more advanced...
Generic iOS 18 Feature Real Mock

Your iPhone 15 Can Show the Time When It's Out of Battery in iOS 18

Wednesday June 12, 2024 2:57 pm PDT by
The iPhone has had a Power Reserve function that holds back a small amount of battery life to allow features like Find My and NFC unlocking to work even when your device has died, and in iOS 18, Apple seems to be improving the feature further for the iPhone 15 models. As demonstrated on Reddit, when the battery on an iPhone running iOS 18 is exhausted, the phone can continue to show the time ...

Top Rated Comments

JGIGS Avatar
27 weeks ago
How long has Spotify had this feature?
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
neuropsychguy Avatar
27 weeks ago
This is the main feature I was looking forward to in iOS 17. Oh well, I can wait longer.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Onimusha370 Avatar
27 weeks ago
I really think they should take a year off and just catchup with features in iOS and MacOS. I hate the endless cycle of delayed features and updates which don't come out until 9 months after they're announced.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
k1121j Avatar
27 weeks ago
I will never understand why they repeatedly announce features that don't end up in the release of the OS. its a tad annoying just announce it when its ready for goodness sake.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Nautilus007 Avatar
27 weeks ago
Surprise surprise, must be all hands on deck for the Vision headset that nobody asked for...
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cudi Avatar
27 weeks ago

('https://www.macrumors.com/2023/12/11/apple-music-collaborative-playlists-2024/')

Collaborative Apple Music playlists, a feature that Apple has promised for iOS 17, won't be coming in 2023. With today's iOS 17.2 release, Apple updated its iOS 17 features list [PDF ('https://www.apple.com/ios/ios-17/pdf/iOS_All_New_Features.pdf')] to note that the option to collaborate on playlists has been delayed.



Apple tested collaborative playlists in the early iOS 17.2 betas ('https://www.macrumors.com/2023/10/26/ios-17-2-beta-1-features/'), but ended up removing the feature in the fourth iOS 17.2 beta ('https://www.macrumors.com/2023/11/28/ios-17-2-beta-4-features/'). There were likely bugs in the option that Apple was not able to remedy in time to bring the feature to iOS 17.2, and as iOS 17.2 will be the last publicly available update to iOS 17 in 2023, we won't be getting collaborative playlists until 2024.

In the iOS 17.2 beta, playlists gained a "Collaborate" option that created a link to a playlist, and anyone with access to that link was able to add to the playlist. Users had control over who was able to contribute, with an option to approve each person that asked to join and tools for removing users.

It is not clear when collaborative playlists in Apple Music might launch, but we will likely get an iOS 17.3 update in January, with testing to begin in December.

While collaborative playlists did not come in the iOS 17.2 update, Apple did add a Favorites Apple Music playlist that aggregates songs that are favorited.

Article Link: Apple Pushes Collaborative Apple Music Playlists Launch to 2024 ('https://www.macrumors.com/2023/12/11/apple-music-collaborative-playlists-2024/')
Delay it! Give me working and functioning features. Take as long as you need, I need no bugs
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)