I am trying to figure out how the live updating feature on smart playlists works. I created a simple smart playlist with one rule "Media Kind is Music". I ticked the box to "limit to 25 items selected by random". I also ticked the box for "live updating". When I clicked OK to save the smart playlist, iTunes selected 25 songs from my music library and put them in the smart playlist.
I then synced the smart playlist to my iPhone. The same 25 songs appeared in the smart playlist on my iPhone. So far, so good. Then I played a number of the songs in the smart playlist on my iPhone. I also played songs from the smart playlist in iTunes on my MacBook Pro.
I exited and re-entered iTunes multiple times. I re-synced my iPhone several times as well. The smart playlist, both in iTunes and on the iPhone, still contains the same list of 25 songs that were selected when I first created the smart playlist.
How do I get the smart playlist to refresh and change its song selection? Or am I misunderstanding what "live updating" is meant to do? More generally, how do I create a smart playlist that automatically changes its song selections periodically? Thank you for the help! Discussion is locked Permalink You are posting a reply to: Smart Playlist with Live Updating The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
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