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Is there a way to pick which song should play after the current song finishes?

I often browse my music library while listening, and I'll want to play a specific song, but not stop the current song in the middle. Is there a way to queue up a song to start after the current one?

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As they say in the iPhone world, "There's an app for that" (Review) :-) It's called OnCue.

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This requires just a little preparation: first you need to be playing a playlist.

  • create a new playlist
  • add your first song
  • hit 'Done'
  • Play the song you've added
  • hit the back button to view the playlist
  • hit 'Edit'

At this point you can add and rearrange songs without interrupting playback. I always miss the function 'Play in iTunes DJ' which iTunes on the Mac has, which would shortcut this whole process.

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You could try Play It Next, it does just that.

Play It Next

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OnTheFly Playlist does exactly what you are asking.

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Queue Music does exactly what you are asking for:

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You should get the Music Queue Player, this app will solve your problem. It uses the iOS music library and iOS 7 design and allows you to manage queues of songs that you can update whilst playing. You can also save queues. It's the best app of this kind I've seen!

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