Creating Playlists In Roon

Creating Playlists

You can add tracks or albums to playlists from almost any screen in Roon. First, select what you want to add by right-clicking if you're using a mouse, or pressing and holding when using touch. A selection bar will appear across the top of Roon:



Click the 3 dots icon and select Add To A Playlist to add the selected songs or albums to an existing playlist, or to create a new playlist.



Methods for Creating Playlists

1. Adding the currently playing song

If you want to add the currently playing song, access the queue by navigating to the Now Playing screen. Next, click the 3 dots icon under the album artwork of the song that’s currently playing and select Add To A Playlist.


Select a current playlist or select Create Playlist at the bottom of the window to create a new one.

2. Adding a song or songs from what’s currently in the queue

If you want to add a song or songs from what’s currently in the queue, access the queue by clicking on the View Queue icon at the bottom of the screen.



Right-click (or long-press) one of the songs in the queue. Click on the 1 selected dropdown and select all or continue to right-click other songs in the queue. Once you have selected your desired songs, click the 3 dots icon above and select Add To A Playlist.



Select a current playlist or select Create Playlist at the bottom of the window to create a new one.

3. Adding a song or songs from the Tracks Browser


One of the benefits of using the Tracks Browser to create playlists is that you can use filtering and Focus to select unique content to create the playlist from. For example, you can select all of the tracks you have marked as a Favorite that you played in the last month. See Focus in the User Guide under Browsing and Playing Music.

Once you’ve narrowed down the desired songs to add to your playlist, right-click (or long-press) one of the songs. Click on the 1 selected dropdown and select all or continue to right-click other songs. Once you have selected your desired songs, click the 3 dots icon above and select Add To A Playlist. Select a current playlist or select Create Playlist at the bottom of the window to create a new one.




4. Adding a song or songs from History

If you want to add a song or songs that you’ve recently heard or maybe you’ve had people over and everyone contributed songs to the queue and you want to save them in a playlist, creating a playlist from History is a great way to do it. Right-click (or long-press) one of the songs in History. Click on the 1 selected dropdown and select all or continue to right-click other songs. Once you have selected your desired songs, click the 3 dots icon above and select Add To A Playlist. Select a current playlist or select Create Playlist at the bottom of the window to create a new one.




5. Adding a song or a complete album from the Album View

You can add a song, multiple songs, or a complete album while viewing an album. Select the album you want to add to a playlist. From there you have a few options.
- Click on the 3 dots icon next to a single song and select Add To A Playlist. (see below)
- Right-click (long press) your desired songs and click the 3 dots icon at the top of the screen and select Add To A Playlist.
- Click on the 3 dots icon near the album name at the top of the screen, to add all the songs in the album, and select Add To A Playlist.


6. Add an album or albums from various views within Roon

From the various areas within Roon that you can view multiple albums, such as the Album Browser, while viewing an Artist, Browsing a Genre, Composers Browser, or even the Overview page, you can add an entire album or albums to a playlist. Similar to the Tracks browser, you can use Focus and filtering to create unique selections for playlists. 

Just right-click (long press) each album you want to add to a playlist and click the 3 dots icon above and select Add To A Playlist. Select a current playlist or type a name to create a new one.



There are many more ways to add songs to a playlist. Almost anywhere you see the 3 dots icon, you can select Add To A Playlist.

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