- 🎥 Video explainer: Music player
- Create a music playlist
- Add your playlist to your agenda
- Open your music playlists in-session
- From your Toolbox
- From your Agenda
- Editing your playlist in-session
- Play your tunes 🎶
- Music Playlist FAQ
- Is the audio streamed from my device or from my participants’?
- Who can control the music?
- Do I control the volume for everyone?
- What do participants see?
- Are music playlists available for mobile participants?
- Other ways to play music in Butter
🎥 Video explainer: Music player
Here’s Chris with a tour of Butter’s Music player 👇
Create a music playlist
To create a playlist before a session, go to your room toolbox, select ‘Add Tool’, and choose ‘Music Playlist’.
Start by giving your playlist a name (only you will see this).
Then, you can add as many songs as you’d like to your playlist by copy-pasting in links from YouTube or Soundcloud.
You can also reorder your playlist by dragging and dropping songs into any order.
Just hit ‘Save’ and you’re good to go!
Add your playlist to your agenda
As with any tool, you have the option to add your music playlist to an agenda block.
To do this, just go to the ‘Agenda’ tab in your room setup, select your agenda and navigate to the block where you want to add your music playlist. Now click
Add new tool, and from here you can select to:
- create a new playlist from scratch
- choose one from your toolbox
- find one in the Public template gallery.
Open your music playlists in-session
You have two options for accessing your music playlist during a session. From your Toolbox or from your Agenda.
From your Toolbox
To access your music playlist from your Toolbox, just select ‘Toolbox’ from the right-hand menu and select the playlist you created. The music player will open instantly to let you start playing when you’re ready!
From your Agenda
If you’ve added your playlist to an agenda block, you can also access your music from your agenda. Just navigate to the agenda block and hit ‘Start’ to enjoy your sweet, sweet tunes.
Editing your playlist in-session
If inspiration strikes, you have the power to add songs to your playlist in-session.
To edit your playlist in-session, find it in your Toolbox, hit ‘...’, and select ‘Edit’. Once you edit your playlist, just hit ‘Save’ and the changes will be appear immediately.
Play your tunes 🎶
Once your playlist is playing, you can control the volume (for yourself), pause, skip to the next or previous songs, shuffle or see your entire playlist at a glance.
Music Playlist FAQ
Is the audio streamed from my device or from my participants’?
The music is streamed locally on each participant’s device.
Who can control the music?
Only facilitators can control the Music playlist. Participants can adjust the volume (or mute) locally if needed.
Do I control the volume for everyone?
No, each participant controls their own volume locally.
What do participants see?
Participants only see the current song, its progress timeline, and volume controls.
Are music playlists available for mobile participants?
Yes, mobile participants can also enjoy your music!
Other ways to play music in Butter
There are more ways than one to jazz up your Butter sessions. You can also:
- Add music to your waiting rooms (see )Waiting Rooms
- Add music to your timers (see )Timers
- Play YouTube videos for everyone (see )Video Player