Turning On Genius in iTunes
Genius finds songs in your library that go great together and uses them to create
Genius playlists and Genius Mixes.
A Genius playlist is based on a song that you select. iTunes then compiles a Genius
playlist of songs that go great with the one you selected.
Genius Mixes are preselected compilations of songs that go great together. They’re
created for you by iTunes, using songs from your library. Each Genius Mix is designed
to provide a different listening experience each time you play it. iTunes creates up to
12 Genius Mixes, based on the variety of music in your iTunes library.
To create Genius playlists and Genius Mixes on iPod classic, you first need to turn on
Genius in iTunes. For information, open iTunes and choose Help > iTunes Help.
Genius playlists and Genius Mixes created in iTunes can be synced to iPod classic like
any iTunes playlist. You can’t add Genius Mixes to iPod classic manually. See “Syncing
Genius Playlists and Genius Mixes to iPod classic” on page 23.
Genius is a free service, but you need an iTunes Store account to use it. If you don’t
have an account, you can set one up when you turn on Genius.