Seeing as this is fitness month, it is only befitting we include a rundown on how to create playlists for the media player. Music is an excellent motivator while at the gym so I always have a few lists at my disposal depending on the activity. Whether it be a road trip, physical fitness, or even a playlist for getting things completed at work, the process for creating a collection of your top hits or favorite artists is an easy task.
Create a Playlist
- Launch the Music Application
- Tap on Playlists
- From the Playlists screen, Tap Create
- Using the scroll bar at the top of the screen you can add by song, artist or albums. Beside each of the items in the list, tap on the (+) sing to include in your playlist
- When adding all of the songs by a particular artist: tap on the artist or albums, and select Add All at the bottom
- Tapping on Filter Songs will allow users to search for a specific item in their music library
- After all of the items are added tap on Done in the upper right to complete the action
- On the next screen, create a name for your playlist. In addition, you can re-order the songs in your list by dragging them in the order you want (using the three bars to the right), or remove by using the (-) dash sign to the left of each song.
- Any forgotten albums or albums can be inserted by choosing the Add Songs at the bottom
- When all items have been added and your list is complete, tap Save
- The list now appears under the My Playlists heading in the media player
Add music currently playing to a playlist
If you come across a song on your Now Playing screen that you would like to include in one of your existing playlists simply follow these steps:
- While a song is currently playing, tap the three dots, overflow menu, and select Add to Playlist
- If an album is playing and you wish to add all of those songs to an existing playlist, tap and hold on the album name at the top and tap Add to Playlist and then select the one you wish to add to
Edit, Rename or Delete a playlist
Playlists are not set in stone, which means they are modifiable in terms of adding / removing songs, changing the name, or deleting entirely if you no longer wish to save it.
- From the Playlists screen tap on Edit
- At the top of the screen, tap on the current name of the playlist to revise the name
- To re-order songs, tap and drag on each one to where you would like to place it
- To add a song tap on the Add Songs icon on the bottom
- Tap save when all changes have been made
Deleting a playlist is rather easy. Simply tap and hold on the playlist you wish to delete from the Playlists screen and select the option from the side action menu.
Managing the Now Playing Screen to organize content
After all of the steps above and you still do not wish to create a playlist, there is a way to change things up a bit on the Now Playing screen to modify the playing order. This way users have the opportunity to skip certain tunes and go right to their favorites.
- To add songs to the now Playing Screen: While a song is currently playing, tap and hold on another song, album or playlist and choose Play Next or Play Last from the side menu
- To remove or modify the song order: From the Now Playing screen, tap on the three dots, overflow menu, and select Edit Order. In the screen that follow, you may change the order by dragging using the three lines or remove by tapping on the dash sign to the left of each item.
- To save the Now Playing screen as your own personalized playlist, tap on the overflow menu, three dots and choose the following options:
- To save the song as a new playlist, tap Save as Playlist from the side menu
- To add the song to an already existing playlist, tap on the Add to Playlist option in the side menu
I usually rotate between a few different playlists for my workouts. As you can see from above you do not have to use BlackBerry Link but can manually perform this function right on your device.