I know, it ain’t the newest of novelties…

The pretty awesome Genius Button

The pretty awesome Genius Button


At this point I would like to post about this great feature in iTunes, which is called “Genius”. The only thing the user has to do is choose a song and then hit the genius-button, which is located in the bottom right corner of iTunes.

Once you have done that, iTunes automatically creates a playlist (you can choose between 25, 50 or a 100 songs) which includes songs that are similiar or match the selected song. Pretty cool! Personally I like the feature, because you can create a genius playlist, then hit play and you don’t have to worry about some song coming up that doesn’t go with the overall theme of the playlist, if you want to call it like that.

The user also has the opportunity to save his various genius playlists, on the top right corner of the recent genius playlist there is a button that can be used to save the playlist.

 

number of songs / refresh-option / save the playlist

number of songs / refresh-option / save the playlist

The more perceptive reader already knows, that genius is especially useful if the iTunes library is rather extensive and its owner might have lost track of all the great the songs that are in the library. Genius now helps to find these long lost treasures.

The only downside to the genius feature might be the fact, that the whole thing only works if you upload your complete iTunes library information to apple. Although – of course – all data is anonymised, this seems to be a fly in the ointment.

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