If you're an Apple Music subscriber, you can download the playlists that your friends on the service have elected to share.

Before you can see what your friends are listening to in ‌Apple Music‌ you need to set up your profile and start sharing. Follow the first set of steps below to do so, and then continue onto the second series of steps to view your friends' shared playlists in ‌Apple Music‌.

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How to Start Sharing

  1. Launch the Music app on your iPhone or iPad, or open iTunes on your Mac or PC.
  2. Select the For You tab.
  3. Tap or click your profile picture in the upper right corner of the screen or iTunes window.
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  4. Tap See What Friends Are Listening to; in iTunes, click Get Started.
  5. Follow the steps to set up your ‌Apple Music‌ profile and start sharing. After you've done so, your shared playlists and songs that you listen to will be displayed on your profile page.

How to Subscribe to a Friends' Playlist

  1. Tap or click the For You tab.
  2. Tap or click your profile picture in the upper right corner of the screen or iTunes window.
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  3. Tap or click your profile picture on the Account page.
  4. Scroll down and select one of your friends under Following.
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  5. If your friend is sharing playlists, you should see them under their profile -- tap or click a playlist to open it.
  6. Tap or click the +Add button to add your friend's playlist to your library.
    1. Every time your friend adds a song to the playlist, it will be updated with the new content, so this is a good way to effectively subscribe to the music that your friends are listening to.

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