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how do I gift a playlist in itunes 11

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dsafian Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
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Dec 9, 2012 12:06 PM

Hello, I'm trying to give a playlist as a gift, and all the info I've found is not working. I've found info the you select the playlist > go to menu > store > Share playlist - but when I go to the menu > store > there is NO option for Share Playlist. Any advice? - thanks!

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,330 points)
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    Dec 9, 2012 2:38 PM (in response to dsafian)

    dsafian wrote:

     

    but when I go to the menu > store > there is NO option for Share Playlist. Any advice? - thanks!

     

    Dunno but do you have the playlist selected on the left side of iTunes?

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,330 points)
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    Dec 9, 2012 2:52 PM (in response to dsafian)

    Try right click the playlist name.

  • Troels Kolding Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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    Dec 13, 2012 4:16 PM (in response to dsafian)

    Hi. Have exactly same issue. I can see how to gift songs individually but this is not right path. Did you find out a solution? This is essential feature so close to Xmas!

  • Larry Lanechanger Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 24, 2012 7:11 AM (in response to dsafian)

    Is there anybody out there that can help? 

  • Troels Kolding Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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    Dec 24, 2012 7:19 AM (in response to Larry Lanechanger)

    Apple Support confirmed to me that iTunes 11 does not have the ability to gift a custom playlist.

     

    So your options are unfortunately limited to:

     

    1) Use another computer where iTunes 10.x is still installed.

    2) Downgrade iTunes from 11 to 10.x (there are some tutorials on the web, not that easy)

    3) Use iTunes 11 and gift each song in the playlist individually (receipient gets one "redeem" email per song and you have to punch in lots of information).

     

    That is unfortunately it right now. And please leave feedback to Apple. I did.

  • Larry Lanechanger Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 24, 2012 12:09 PM (in response to dsafian)

    Thanks TK, appreciate that.  As it turns out my work laptop has 10.7 so I'm golden.  Just sent it along.  I too will leave my feedback with Apple.  Of all the things to eliminate.  I just $30 I would never have spent.

  • bodaloy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 4, 2013 6:53 AM (in response to Larry Lanechanger)

    I agree, this is a real problem - I wanted to give a playlist (NOT individual songs) as a gift to a friend and I can't do it.

     

    If Apple want people to start e-mailing music files without paying for the gift then they're going the right way about it!

     

    I've sent my feedback to Apple both through their feedback site and on Twitter, and I'm posting it here too... put this option back please Apple!!

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,330 points)
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    Jan 7, 2013 1:32 PM (in response to dsafian)

    dsafian wrote:

     

    It's not ideal, but the only way I've found around this is to 1. buy the songs 2. make the playlist 3. burn an audio CD of the playlist 4. Then you have to RE-import the CD

    Why?

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,330 points)
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    Jan 7, 2013 2:05 PM (in response to dsafian)

    dsafian wrote:

     

    Not sure what you're asking here? Why is it not ideal, or why do all this?

     

    If you're asking why it's not ideal - well - you got me!

     

    If you're asking why do all this - I suspect you've not kept up with the thread, as I sent you

    response way back on Dec 9, which you never responded to. Saying to simply Right-Click the Playlist name

    Why burn a CD then RIP it?

  • txstephen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 25, 2013 3:32 PM (in response to Troels Kolding)

    I left feedback for Apple and Tweeted them too. Software updates should ADD features not subtract. I spent all weekend making a mix for a friend, tweaking it to get it just right...and now there's no way to "gift" it. So shortsighted on Apple's part. My only option is too burn a CD and give that to him so he can burn it. Easily 25 bucks worth of songs. That's revenue Apple (and the artists) will never see. This doesn't make sense to me.

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