I want to use Zombies, Run! and therefore need music that is organized in a playlist. I usually play by album or folder so I never needed to do this before.

What I want to do is copying a folder with the music to the phone (using ftp) and then create a playlist containing all of these files (without having to choose them manually). It would also be okay for me if the app on Android only converts a playlist in .m3u or .pls format (created on my computer) to a playlist in Android's playlist set.

For now I only found applications that create .m3u files (which are not useful for me) or crash upon start.


I know this is old, but it's in the top results for "Android create playlist from a folder" so I thought I'd add this:

Playlist Creator 2: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ksdeveloper.playlistcreator.v2

(From what I read, the not so good rating comes from the inhability of the developer to explain how it works, but it's really simple)

  1. Download and open the app. (Duh)
  2. Top right> Use file explorer.
  3. Navigate to the desired folder and long press it.
  4. Pick "Add whole folder as playlist".
  5. Press the top right icon to open the playlist, name it, Create Playlist.

And voilà, you'll see the playlist in the Google music app and any common music player.

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  • excellent answer, thanks – Fierce82 Mar 15 '19 at 20:29
  • Doesn't support nested folders :( – Nagabhushan S N Jan 7 at 2:10

Easy Playlist Editor allows filtering by folder and then saving the matches as a playlist.

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    thanks, but it can only select the folder that's child of the SD card, no more layers. I wanted to go music > genre > artist. – Joachim Velzel Apr 11 '16 at 1:09
  • It keeps crashing – Nagabhushan S N Jan 7 at 2:10

My Music Playlist Creator is a good one. It supports nested folders as well. Create an m3u file using this app. Then the m3u file can be imported using FX File Explorer app.

Also, check out my related blog: Creating an offline music playlist on Android

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Try New Playlist Manager, it can create playlists from folders recursively so you could have all your tracks in one playlist

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  • Link for the app? – Manubhargav Nov 24 '15 at 16:16
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    Looking at your profile I assume that you wrote this app. In that case it would be good style to mention this in the answer. – Tim Nov 24 '15 at 16:21
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    Follow How to not be a spammer. – Firelord Nov 24 '15 at 22:03

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