How to Use the New iTunes Genius Feature

How to Use the New iTunes Genius Feature

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These are instructions on how to enable and use the new iTunes Genius feature.

Genius makes playlists from songs in your library that go great together. The Genius sidebar recommends music you do not already have from the iTunes Store.

Step One
Launch iTunes by selecting its icon in the dock.
How to Use the New iTunes Genius Feature

Step Two
Notice the new Genius bar at the right of the iTunes window. If you do not see it you can click on the Genius sidebar toggle button.
How to Use the New iTunes Genius Feature

How to Use the New iTunes Genius Feature

Step Three
Click the Turn on Genius button in the sidebar
How to Use the New iTunes Genius Feature

Step Four
Click the Turn on Genius button again to continue.
How to Use the New iTunes Genius Feature

Step Five
Enter your Apple ID and password then click the Continue button. If you do not have an Apple ID you can sign up for one here.
How to Use the New iTunes Genius Feature

Step Six
Check the box to agree to the Genius Terms and Conditions and then click the Continue button.
How to Use the New iTunes Genius Feature

Step Seven
iTunes will now gather information about your iTunes Library.
How to Use the New iTunes Genius Feature

Step Eight
It will then send the information to Apple.
How to Use the New iTunes Genius Feature

Step Nine
You will now be informed that Genius has been turned on. You can now create Genius playlists and use the Genius sidebar.
How to Use the New iTunes Genius Feature

Step Ten
Notice that if you select a song from your iTunes music library the Genius sidebar will populate with Top Albums, Top Songs You Are Missing, and Recommendations
How to Use the New iTunes Genius Feature

Step Eleven
Select a song from your iTunes library and click the Genius button.
How to Use the New iTunes Genius Feature

Step Twelve
iTunes will now populate a list of similar songs from your library and create a new Genius playlist.
How to Use the New iTunes Genius Feature

Step Thirteen
You can limit the Genius playlist to 25, 50, 75, or 100 songs, refresh the playlist or save the playlist.
How to Use the New iTunes Genius Feature

Step Fourteen
Notice if you click a different song in the playlist the Genius sidebar will again populate with Apple's recommendations
How to Use the New iTunes Genius Feature
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