16

Is there a difference between iTunes' "Play Next" and "Add to Up Next" buttons? (See screenshot above). They appear if I right click an album and it seems to me that they do the same thing: Adding the songs of the album (or artist) to my "Up Next" line.

https://www.m-i-u.de/images-i73108b6rj8j.png
(source: m-i-u.de)

  • 2
    Lizzan's answer is correct, and I understand your confusion - I had the same question myself. I was listening to an album, then I used "Add to Up Next" on another album and was surprised that the "Up Next" list had the new album coming up next, with the original album following. I think this is because the original album was navigated to directly, not added to the queue using "Add to Up Next" controls, i.e. only items explicitly added to "Up Next" are stacked. – James McCormack Feb 11 '14 at 15:03
12

'Play Next' adds the song/album to be played directly, 'Add to Up Next' adds the song/album at the end of the songs/albums that have already been added to Up Next. For the first song/album, this will make no difference, but try adding a couple more and you'll see the difference.

In other words, 'Play Next' works as a stack - Last In First Out, while 'Add to Up Next' works as a queue - First In First Out.

  • 5
    This is true except for songs that are simply in the Up Next list by virtue of their being next in order on the album or playlist you're listening to. So if you choose either "Play Next" or "Add to Up Next" for a song or album, both of those actions will put the song or album to the top of Up Next, as the the current album or playlist was never actually in Up Next. – lukethompson Sep 30 '14 at 20:10
  • @lukethompson True, though I think Apple needs to look at that particular handling of songs. – Anriëtte Myburgh Apr 11 '16 at 14:36

You must log in to answer this question.

protected by Community Jan 20 '16 at 23:49

Thank you for your interest in this question. Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site (the association bonus does not count).

Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead?

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .