CasaTunes Playlists

David Krinker
October 3, 2018

As musicBox insiders, we often take for granted that customers are aware of the musicBox functionality, such as CasaTunes playlists.  While this information is readily available on our web site and tech manuals, we thought it might be useful to spend the next couple of blog articles focusing on core musicBox functionality.  In this blog article, we will discuss playlists.  

In the musicBox, there are 2 kinds of playlists.  There are those playlists you create in the music service you enabled for the musicBox, for example, Spotify, and then there are CasaTunes Playlists.

The musicBox does not currently support creating playlists for your music services, for example, you cannot create a Spotify playlist from within the musicBox.  To create these, you would need to use the Spotify App.  However, once you have created these playlists using the Spotify App, you can use the musicBox to play these playlists, by browsing the music service in your musicBox 6 Apps, and selecting the playlist to play.  The musicBox will automatically refresh your music service playlists each time you browse the playlists using the musicBox 6 Apps.

The second type of playlist, are special playlists we call CasaTunes Playlists.  You can create and delete CasaTunes Playlists within CasaTunes.  A CasaTunes Playlist can contain music from one or more music services.  For example, if you have your own music collection and have enabled the Spotify music service, you can create a playlist that contains music from both. You can even include a radio station in your CasaTunes Playlist, for example, a Pandora station. Once you have created a CasaTunes playlist, you can schedule the musicBox to wake up listening to a CasaTunes Playlist.

So how do you create a CasaTunes Playlist?  Simply start by selecting and playing the music you want to configure as a CasaTunes Playlist, then in the musicBox 6 App, select the options menu in the Now Playing screen (the button that displays “...”) and select Save Playlist, after which you will be prompted to name and save your CasaTunes Playlist.

To delete a CasaTunes Playlist, browse your CasaTunes Playlists using the musicBox 6 Apps, and then swipe or select the Edit option, and the App will prompt you to delete the CasaTunes Playlist.