As much as people love their iPhones, some people do hate iTunes. Though users can’t do much about it because it’s an app that’s forced on to every iPad and iPhone users indiscriminately but it isn’t that bad after all. For some, iTunes has a pretty cool smart playlists feature that allows you set rules for including songs in a playlist. The rules make it easy for you so you don’t have to manually scan and add items from your music library whenever you want to create a new playlist. This feature is one of those Google Music lacks. Google Music will auto-generate a smart playlist but if you want to create your own playlist with your own rules you can’t without the help of a cool and awesome Chrome extension named Autoplaylists for Google Music. The extension has a free version as well as a paid subscription version. With the free version, you can create one playlist while the paid version allows you to create multiple smart playlists. The subscription costs $1.99/month.
Now install Autoplaylist for Google Music. Next, open Google Music and click the extension button just next to the URL bar. The app’s options screen will open where you can set rules for including songs in your smart playlist.
You can include songs from an album, a particular artist, last played, id, genre, duration and so on. You can as well add multiple conditions and sub-conditions, and also you can generate a playlist that matches any or all of the conditions you’ve set. You can also set a limit to the number of songs that should be included in a playlist and set the priority for which rules must be followed first. Click on “Save” at the bottom when you’re done.
This message shows that the playlist has been added. Go to Google Music app and look for the playlist under “Playlists” in the navigation drawer by the left.
The playlists will be created instantly and synchronized automatically. This extension is no doubt one of the useful ones we have ever seen created for Google Music although the price tag per-month might discourage a lot of people from using it for a long term. In as much as the subscription doesn’t cost that much, it can add up and maybe only audiophiles will be willing to pay for it.