How to Hide Purchased Music in iTunes

Dan Price 16-03-2018

At some point, we’ve all bought albums that we’re ashamed to admit to our friends and family. Whether it’s the latest Bieber “classic” or something altogether more Britney-esque, I know you’ve got something embarrassing lurking in your iTunes library.


Joking aside, it’s really useful to be able to hide music you’ve purchased. Music styles change, your favorite genres wax and wane 8 Websites to Help You Discover New Music Genres Broadening your musical horizons by discovering new or niche genres can be beneficial. With that in mind, here are several essential websites for discovering music you've never heard before. Read More , and you get bored of listening to the same albums on repeat.

Luckily, not only does Apple’s iTunes let you hide the music you’ve bought, but it also allows you to conceal movies, TV shows, apps, and any other content you’ve purchased through the store. In this article, we’ll explain the process.

How to Hide Purchased Music in iTunes

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If you want to hide purchased content in iTunes, just follow the simple step-by-step instructions below.

  1. Open the iTunes app.
  2. If you’ve not already, sign into Apple account using your Apple ID.
  3. Go to Account > Purchased (If you use the family sharing feature, go to Account > Family Purchases).
  4. Decide which type of content you want to hide and click the corresponding tab at the top of the page. Your choices are Music, Movies, TV Shows, Apps, and Audiobooks.
  5. Find the item you want to hide.
  6. Click on the X icon on the right-hand side of the screen.
  7. Select Hide on the confirmation screen.

If you want to see your purchases in your library again in the future, go back to Account > Purchased and download the content onto your machine.


Related topics: iTunes, Online Privacy.

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  1. Enforcer5150
    March 17, 2018 at 7:18 am

    Great list and information on each but I really think you should edit and look into Nvidia shield TV 4k HDR. Basically it has everything you need. Only part O don't like is it don't have Dolby Vision. I have chromecast plus, fire stick and fire TV as well and everything including the interface I like better on shield. Going to get Fire TV mainly so I can do a review of all on my YouTube channel Enforcer5150. But seriously shield has it all and doubles as a good console with GeForce now downloadable genes so u don't even need a computer.

  2. Davin Peterson
    March 16, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    Not everyone uses iTunes. Android users use the Google Play Store.
    The problem with iTunes is that since Apple does not make web based software, you to download the bulky/bloated iTunes application to download apps, music, movies and pocasts. With Google Play you do not have to do that and it is accessible from any PC with internet connection

    • Enforcer5150
      March 17, 2018 at 7:20 am

      Totally agree with you on apple tv, that's why I been hesitant on getting it + anything itunes seems to want to make you pay for things that are free on Android devices :(