Everything new available to Apple Music in iOS 17

Apple previewed iOS 17 during the WWDC 2023 keynote, and although Apple Music wasn’t part of the presentation, the company has added several new features to its music streaming app after the official introduction of this software update. Here’s everything you need to know.

Apple Music has several new features in iOS 17

SharePlay in the car: With iOS 17, Apple Music users can use SharePlay to control the music in the car through CarPlay, so everyone can play their favorite songs and contribute to what’s playing.

Collaborate on playlists: With iOS 17.3, Apple Music lets users invite friends to join a playlist so anyone can add, reorder, and remove songs. It will also be possible to use emojis to react to the song choices in Now Playing. Here’s how to create a collaborative playlist.

Favorite Songs playlists: Quickly get back to your favorite songs in this new playlist. Find the Favorite Songs playlist in your Library or just ask Siri.

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Even more to favorite: iOS 17.1 lets you select your favorite songs, albums, playlists, and artists. Your favorite music is automatically added to your Library and improves your recommendations.

Motion in now Playing: Animated covers don’t appear solely on the artist’s album page anymore but also on the music player.

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Song Credits in Apple Music: Fans can view comprehensive data about the artists who contributed to their favorite tracks, including their roles and the instruments they played.

Interactive widget: Apple Music on iOS 17 has a special widget that allows you to play/pause music without opening the app. The company added even more widget options with Top Charts.

Tweaked UI: Themini-player on the app is now rounded and less intrusive.

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Crossfade between songs: After years of this Android-only feature, Apple has added crossfade support between songs on iOS. Crossfade will smoothly transition between tracks, so the music never stops. Users can select when they want crossfade to start action from 1 to 12 seconds.

Tap to AirPlay suggestion: When opening your Music app on iOS 17, it recognizes the HomePods and smart speakers around you and suggests the ones you use the most. It also varies between rooms.

Journal app: It creates personalized suggestions of moments for you to remember and write about based on several iPhone features, including songs you have listened to in Apple Music.

Apple Music Sing update: You can use your iPhone with Apple TV to sing along to your favorite songs using Apple Music Sing. You can see yourself on the TV alongside live lyrics.

Wrap up

Apple Music surely got a lot of love from Apple with iOS 17, and a perfect match for the system is using it with AirPods Pro 2. Thankfully, this software update also brought several new features for Apple’s wireless earbuds. You can learn more about iOS 17 below.


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