Digital Sharing for Apple Users: A Take Control Crash Course
by Joe Kissell

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Send Radio Stations to Others

In the previous chapter, I admitted to not playing games. In this one, I must confess another anomaly: I don’t listen to the radio. It’s just a habit I never acquired—that goes for both conventional and Internet-based radio. When I want to listen to music, I choose something from my extensive iTunes library rather than hoping a DJ or curator randomly picks something I might like. What a weirdo, right?

Anyway, pretty much everyone else I know does listen to the radio, and many of my friends are particularly fond of Internet “radio” services such as Apple Music Radio, Pandora, and Spotify. Services like these typically let you create customized “stations” that play music based on your personal tastes. If you think your friends might like to listen to the same music, you can share (that is, send) your stations to them. Here’s a quick summary of how to do that with each major service.

Sharing an Apple Music Radio Station

  1. In iTunes, hover over a station name.
  2. Click the More icon > Share Station.
  3. Choose a sharing method from the pop-up menu .
**①** After selecting a custom Apple Music Radio station, click the More   icon > Share Station and choose a sharing method from the pop-up menu.
After selecting a custom Apple Music Radio station, click the More icon > Share Station and choose a sharing method from the pop-up menu.

Sharing a Pandora Station

  1. From the Pandora Web site, click the Share button.
  2. In the dialog that appears, make sure Station is selected.
  3. Enter a note.
  4. Optionally select Facebook and/or Twitter if you want to post to those networks.
  5. Click Share to share with your followers and any networks you selected in Step 4. Or, click Email Instead, enter one or more email addresses, and click Share to email the station.

For other ways to share, see Sharing on Pandora.

Sharing from Spotify

In the Spotify Mac app, you can listen to prebuilt genre radio stations or create your own based on an artist or album. (You can also create radio stations based on playlists, but those can’t currently be shared.)

To share an artist- or album-based radio station, single track, or playlist:

  1. Right-click (or Control-click) the name of the station or other item.
  2. From the contextual menu, choose Share.
  3. Enter a note.
  4. Select the Facebook, Twitter, and/or Tumblr icons if you want to post to those networks.
  5. Click Share to share with your followers and any networks you selected in Step 4.

    Or, click Send to, enter a friend’s name, and click Send to send the music to that friend.

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