How to Make a YouTube Playlist on iPhone

We all love our iPhone. We all love YouTube too, and as a source of music, it can’t be beaten. On YouTube, you can choose the version or the performance of the music you love, whether it is the live version, the digital remix, or the original performance – all in video format. So, finding out how to make a YouTube playlist on the iPhone offers a way to get the exact playlist you want, without the need for scrolling through the many choices.  

How to Create a YouTube Playlist with New App

So first up, open the YT app. This is the free YouTube app, and if you don’t already have this, you will need to go to the app store and download it now. The icon is a simple white play button in a red circle.

Step 1

First, find the song you want to add. You can do this by tapping the search icon and finding it either on YouTube or your home feed or library.

Step 2

Next, tap the three dots icon next to the song. This opens up a pop-up menu giving you options. One of these options is “Add to Playlist.” If you already have playlists, it will ask you which one you want to use. Alternatively, you can create a new playlist by clicking on “Create New Playlist.” This will need a title, so make up a suitable name next.

Step 3

Now you must choose your privacy settings. Anyone can see YouTube and your activity, so if you don’t mind this, choose the Public setting and other people can see your playlist too. 

Alternatively, choose the unlisted playlist option. This means that you can share it with friends but only if you send them a direct link.

If you want to keep your playlist hidden (all those Spice Girls tunes can be embarrassing, for example), you can choose the Private option.

Step 4

Once you have decided on your privacy settings, tap Create and add your first song. Then tap the Library icon. It looks like a musical note and is situated in the lower right hand corner of the screen.

When you tap the Playlists icon in the Library, all your playlists will open as if by magic. You can open the playlist you want by tapping on it.

Step 5

Find the song you want and click on it – this will automatically save it to your designated playlist. Once you have managed to do this, you will get a notification. Although most of us use YouTube on a regular basis for watching videos or finding music, when you know how to make a YouTube playlist on iPhone, it replaces the need for Spotify or other music streaming services.

If you have YouTube Premium, and YouTube Red, the app that accompanies the paid subscription, it is even better because you don’t have to be online to hear your playlist.  When you save to your playlist, you are given the option to play offline. This is a great option for a road trip playlist or for listening anywhere outside Wi-Fi range, without running through your mobile data.

Finding out how to make a YouTube Playlist on iPhone is a great way to listen to any type of music you want both online and offline.