Add Sort Playlist order by “Date Added’

Hello Team,
This case is old but still an issue.

I’ve always been an advocate for iTunes, but iTunes does have his drawbacks.
One of them is having smart playlists sorting incorrectly with DJay.
I spent countless hours I spent trying to figure out why certain smart playlists will sort correctly with DJay, but others won’t.
Add sort by “Date added” on the sorting options within DJay.
When adding a song from iTunes, the user needs the “recently

added”at the top of the list for quick analysis.

I would love if we could have a “Recently Added” playlist like iTunes has as well

Based on discussions:

The Apple Music API doesn’t provide “Recently added” field at the moment for external applications.

So it’s always this case.
Some stuff are internal in the players like Apple Music and Spotify, which aren’t available for “external usage” for other apps through API’s…


Hey @dj_romy_fi ,
Sounds interesting.
It’s a downer that “date” column would be hard to get.

Hi @LaidbackFred, thanks for the suggestion, but as @dj_romy_fi pointed out, I don’t think this is currently possible. I have sent this to the dev team for review anyway though and will report back here if there’s any news. Thanks!

Hey @Slak_Jaw ,
Thank you all,
I’ve finally figured out how to set sorting on iTunes so that DJay will automatically have recently added songs on top and ready to analyze without searching for them.
I’ll create a visual for any current and future Djay/iTunes users.

Excellent! Thanks @LaidbackFred

Should I add instructions? :smile:

Instructions would be great! Thanks again @LaidbackFred. This is super helpful!

Djay library sorting
On a Mac Apple Music (iTunes).
1 - file/new/Smart playlist.
2 - a, choose your conditions (genres, etc.)
b, make sure all boxes are checked
c, Choose most recently added
d, input high limit (default is 25)
3 - choose options/playlist order/ascending
4 - a, Uncheck all boxes that will allow DJay to choose to sort by
(such as artist, album, etc.).
b, verify sorted by playlist order.

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Do not go to step 5 until you complete steps 1 - 4 (doing this will allow DJay to alphabetically sort by the smart playlist by artist, album, etc. And keep this sorting no matter what the user tries afterwards.

5 - drag playlist over to device to sync.

Hopefully this works for any user that tries this. It’s been years I’ve been trying to figure this out. I could not figure out why certain playlists behaved and others wouldn’t.
I’ve tried steps 1 - 5 repeatedly with success.

Awesome! Thanks again for this @LaidbackFred

Would you know if step 2 can be done on iTunes windows?

Hey @maurizio_T ,
I would say yes, it’s been this way awhile.