Note: There seems to have been quite a few threads on grayed out tracks on iTunes but none of them seem to be relevant with my question/issue.

Context: I have just subscribed to Apple Music about 2 weeks ago for the first time. Still on trial period.

As shown in the image below, these are the 2 albums I added to my library from Apple Music. The first album, I also download the physical files, whereas the second album I do not download for offline listening.

Track 10 for first album is grayed out for some reason, while track 4 for the second album is grayed out.

Both songs are playable. I have no issues playing them despite being shown in gray.

What is it indicating?

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1 Answer 1


I finally found a solution to this. If you sort by song you can see a check mark next to most songs but the greyed out ones won't be checked. Just make all songs checked and they work again. Hopefully this helps you and others with a similar problem.

  • That actually works! Thanks. But, what does the checkmark actually mean?
    – uzyn
    Feb 19, 2016 at 15:33
  • @uzyn whether u want to play it or not. like ever. Nov 7, 2017 at 22:43

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