Next is the easiest way to enjoy all the songs you already know and love — from today and the past.


We’ve all been through those moments when we want to listen to music but don’t know which one to choose. Then we set the player to shuffle mode and start skipping songs until something we like starts playing. Yep, we know that feeling.


Next comes with Magic DJ. It’s like a shuffle mode — but smarter and tailored just for you. When you tap Play, Magic DJ automatically creates a mix using songs that you already have in your music library. It perfectly balances your top hits with some hidden gems, effortlessly playing something that you’ll like. You can create new Magic DJs based on specific artists and genres and choose from different types of mixes: Balanced, Rediscover Songs, or Prioritize Favorites.

Next also automatically creates playlists that help you explore your music taste. With the Playlists tab, you always have quick access to all the artists and genres you most care about — and even those recently added songs that you don’t care much about yet. The playlist Forgotten Songs helps you browse and rediscover hits that you used to play a lot but got buried in your music library.


• Magic DJ
• Playlists
• Apple’s Music app integration
• Siri Suggestions and Shortcuts
• CarPlay support
• AirPlay 2
• Light and Dark Modes
• Widgets
• Wind Down support
• Privacy built-in
• Full iPad and Mac support


• To use Next, you need to have an active Apple Music subscription or local songs.
• Next works with music libraries with at least 100 added songs.

We hope you enjoy Next as much as we do!

What’s New

Version 1.6.2

Fixed an issue where the excluded content list wasn’t saving the selected items.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

ijgberihbgifhbi ,

Great app, but

I really enjoy this app and the playlists they give me, but I would really enjoy it if they added a feature that was sort of like the old iTunes Genius feature where it would make a playlist of songs you already have in addition to songs you don’t have in your library. Hopefully that comes in an update at some point but so far I do love this app.

colelewis ,

Flawed software.

The notion of better generated playlists is how this app drew my attention when I was looking online for third-party Apple Music apps. This app does live up to exactly what it says and does so with a clean, easy interface. However, my experience with Next quickly went downhill as I attempted to alter a setting that would prioritize lesser played songs. The app said it was refreshing my music library, which it then continued to do for the better part of an hour as the app ran in the background with my phone awake. After an hour, I closed the app and reopened it, only to be greeted by a loading wheel, which after another hour led me to believe that it would continue forever if I let it. I reinstalled the app and found the same issues again.

Even if this app will run successfully on your phone, paying $4.99 for a glorified shuffle button was only worth it to me because I had leftover gift card funds. As Apple continues to refine and update the functionality of their Music app and Apple Music services, it will be apps like this one that will quickly and increasingly fall into irrelevance.

Developer Response ,

Hi! We’re sorry that our app didn’t work well for you, but we’d like to better understand what happened with your Magic DJ. If you don’t mind, could you please reach us at (or @Sorcererhat on Twitter) so we can have more details?

We’re committed to continuing to bring new features and extending the functionalities of the Music app, helping to push innovation forward in this area — like many other third-party apps are doing through the incredible Apple Music ecosystem.

jangelsb ,


This is really cool! I really like that when it creates a “playlist” it is really just queues up a bunch of songs (which is awesome) INSIDE THE MUSIC APP. Amazing 👏

I would love to see more playlists added, maybe ones where it can sprinkle in related songs (but then I guess information would have to leave the device 😔). Also after reading the privacy notice, this app was a must buy — all on device and no tracking.

Thank you for making this awesome app!

Developer Response ,

We're so happy you're liking Next! Thanks for your feedback, we'll constantly make improvements on playlists without giving up your right to digital privacy.

App Privacy

The developer, Sorcererhat, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


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