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  1. iLive an iLife's Avatar
    Howdy All!

    I'm sure there is already a topic on this but unfortunately search isn't working on Tapatalk for me.

    Wanted to get some feedback from those who have switched from Spotify to Apple Music. I've been a Spotify subscriber for almost a year and lately it's beginning to lose me. The app has been very buggy. I just got a new car with Apple CarPlay. Plugged in my phone and the music played as if it was being fast forwarded. Googled it and I had to reinstall the app (which deleted all of my offline content). Was out walking this week and my AirPods disconnected while using Spotify. Assumed it was an AirPods issue. Yesterday the app crashed and I couldn't hear the music (again, assumed it was the AirPods). The AirPods were still connected and I could listen to music from the native iOS app. Finally got back into Spotify and the music was fast forwarding again. I'm starting to get a little irritated at this point and Apple Music is looking good. I can sign up for a year at a time too and get 2 months for free. Only thing I'm not crazy about is there isn't integration for Apple Music on my Bose SoundTouch speaker. All opinions are welcome. Thanks!
    RogerFlay likes this.
    05-27-2017 11:16 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    The problem is defiant with the Spotify app or your infotainment system software. If having the dealership reinstalling the infotainment system software doesn't fix the issue and you've gone through each setting therein, then yeah, you should consider subscribing to Music. It works flawlessly in my car. Anyway, let us know what you decide to do, if you do not mind...
    05-27-2017 11:55 AM
  3. iLive an iLife's Avatar
    The problem is defiant with the Spotify app or your infotainment system software. If having the dealership reinstalling the infotainment system software doesn't fix the issue and you've gone through each setting therein, then yeah, you should consider subscribing to Music. It works flawlessly in my car. Anyway, let us know what you decide to do, if you do not mind...
    You're just coming through for me left and right today! So I just got my car 2 weeks ago and the dealership did a firmware update right before I picked it up (I had to order it from their plant). I found several articles on Spotify's forums about this issue. The company acknowledges it but they don't have a solution other than reinstall.

    I wasn't crazy about Apple Music when I had my free trial but they've done a lot of work since then. I'm also thinking that it might just work better since I have so many apple devices already plus the option of paying for 10 months and getting 12 is nice.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    05-27-2017 12:31 PM
  4. Tartarus's Avatar
    I wasn't crazy about Apple Music when I had my free trial but they've done a lot of work since then. I'm also thinking that it might just work better since I have so many apple devices already plus the option of paying for 10 months and getting 12 is nice.
    I am using Music religiously and apart from the social part it is awesome.

    You will love the seamless syncing between all your Apple devices.
    iLive an iLife likes this.
    05-27-2017 02:58 PM
  5. iLive an iLife's Avatar
    I am using Music religiously and apart from the social part it is awesome.

    You will love the seamless syncing between all your Apple devices.
    Thanks for the feedback. So I have a couple questions:
    1) Do the interface improvements help? When I did the 3 month free trial when Apple Music was first released, I hated it and had trouble navigating.
    2) I'm assuming you can make custom playlists for offline listening (like when I'm at work, in the car, biking, etc)?
    3) Spotify sort of syncs across all devices - is Apple Music better? If I have a playlist downloaded on my iPhone, will it automatically download elsewhere or will it just be "created" and available to download if I want?

    4) This is insanely specific but... I have a Bose SoundTouch system. If I have music downloaded to my iMac, am I able to play that through the SoundTouch app? Just like any of my other purchased music?
    05-27-2017 09:49 PM
  6. Tartarus's Avatar
    Thanks for the feedback. So I have a couple questions:
    1) Do the interface improvements help? When I did the 3 month free trial when Apple Music was first released, I hated it and had trouble navigating.
    I don't really know. For me, those improvements where subtle. The app in itself comes naturally to me and the improvements haven't made that any different.
    But if I have to be honest, I think you'll like it.

    2) I'm assuming you can make custom playlists for offline listening (like when I'm at work, in the car, biking, etc)?
    This is correct.
    3) Spotify sort of syncs across all devices - is Apple Music better? If I have a playlist downloaded on my iPhone, will it automatically download elsewhere or will it just be "created" and available to download if I want?
    That's entirely up to you. I have Automatic Downloads enabled in Settings > Music.
    When I add songs to Music on any device, it gets automatically downloaded for offline use on my iPhone.
    05-27-2017 09:54 PM
  7. Tartarus's Avatar
    Thanks for the feedback. So I have a couple questions:
    1) Do the interface improvements help? When I did the 3 month free trial when Apple Music was first released, I hated it and had trouble navigating.
    I don't really know. For me, those improvements where subtle. The app in itself comes naturally to me and the improvements haven't made that any different.
    But if I have to be honest, I think you'll like it.

    2) I'm assuming you can make custom playlists for offline listening (like when I'm at work, in the car, biking, etc)?
    This is correct.
    3) Spotify sort of syncs across all devices - is Apple Music better? If I have a playlist downloaded on my iPhone, will it automatically download elsewhere or will it just be "created" and available to download if I want?
    That's entirely up to you. I have Automatic Downloads enabled in Settings > Music.
    When I add songs to Music on any device, it gets automatically downloaded for offline use on my iPhone.
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    05-27-2017 09:55 PM
  8. iLive an iLife's Avatar
    I don't really know. For me, those improvements where subtle. The app in itself comes naturally to me and the improvements haven't made that any different.
    But if I have to be honest, I think you'll like it.


    This is correct.


    That's entirely up to you. I have Automatic Downloads enabled in Settings > Music.
    When I add songs to Music on any device, it gets automatically downloaded for offline use on my iPhone.
    I'm thinking I might sign up again for a month to start and see how I like it. I'm pretty sure it makes sense for me to jump over but I think another trial might be warranted.
    05-29-2017 07:10 AM
  9. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I am using Music religiously and apart from the social part it is awesome.

    ....
    Agreed. I don't even waste my time with the social aspect of it. I use it strictly for streaming the music that I want to hear, and it's great for doing that, in my opinion.
    Tartarus likes this.
    05-29-2017 07:15 AM
  10. iLive an iLife's Avatar
    Agreed. I don't even waste my time with the social aspect of it. I use it strictly for streaming the music that I want to hear, and it's great for doing that, in my opinion.
    I don't use any of the social service. My primary focus is streaming music and finding new music. The only hang up I have right now is my Bose SoundTouch speakers aren't compatible with Apple Music. Not really a deal breaker but I'm a little disappointed.
    05-29-2017 07:18 AM
  11. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    ....The only hang up I have right now is my Bose SoundTouch speakers aren't compatible with Apple Music. ....
    Explain. I mean, I don't understand how the speakers aren't compatible. If they connect wirelessly to your iOS device without a problem, they should emit the music being streamed. Granted, I've never used the "SoundTouch" models, but I have used the "SoundLink" speakers while streaming Music without a problem.
    05-29-2017 07:27 AM
  12. iLive an iLife's Avatar
    Explain. I mean, I don't understand how the speakers aren't compatible. If they connect wirelessly to your iOS device without a problem, they should emit the music being streamed. Granted, I've never used the "SoundTouch" models, but I have used the "SoundLink" speakers while streaming Music without a problem.
    The speakers I have connect to the wifi network in my home and are operated with an app. So I can add music services and then access them through directly through the SoundTouch app. I have Sirius, Pandora, Amazon Music and Spotify (plus local radio) linked right now. Because of how Apple Music is setup, and the protection they put on their music files, they aren't compatible with the Bose app. The newer model I have in my basement also has Bluetooth so it isn't an issue, the one in my bedroom is a little older and doesn't have Bluetooth (I can still airplay though but it's wonky sometimes).

    05-29-2017 07:38 AM
  13. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    The speakers I have connect to the wifi network in my home and are operated with an app. So I can add music services and then access them through directly through the SoundTouch app. I have Sirius, Pandora, Amazon Music and Spotify (plus local radio) linked right now. Because of how Apple Music is setup, and the protection they put on their music files, they aren't compatible with the Bose app. The newer model I have in my basement also has Bluetooth so it isn't an issue, the one in my bedroom is a little older and doesn't have Bluetooth (I can still airplay though but it's wonky sometimes).

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...7a1a339de5.png
    Oh okay. I understand now, and thank you for the clarification....
    05-29-2017 07:39 AM
  14. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I use Spotify on a daily basis and I've never had any of the problems that you posted in your original post. Interesting that this is happening. I'm also curious as to why this would happen. It sounds like some sorta streaming issue.
    For the record YUK, if your a Spotify member your music syncs between all your devices just like Apple Music.
    Last edited by Spencerdl; 05-29-2017 at 08:37 AM.
    05-29-2017 08:12 AM
  15. Tartarus's Avatar
    For the record YUK, if your a Spotify member your music syncs between all your devices just like Apple Music.
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...4bdd810eef.png
    That may be true, but in the end it's Spotify
    Keith Morris likes this.
    05-29-2017 09:20 AM
  16. Spencerdl's Avatar
    That may be true, but in the end it's Spotify
    LOL. There's nothing wrong with Spotify and the music actually sounds better to be honest, and there is a reason (Google it).
    Quis89 likes this.
    05-29-2017 09:35 AM
  17. CPR's Avatar
    Respectfully, DISAGREE: To me Amazon Music is sonically superior; (dynamic range), to Spotify, & Apple Music.
    Also, a tech from the Apple store, recommended deleting the App; (Spotify), on my IPhone
    It was causing tremendous battery % loss
    Also, the Studio Music Player App, copies ALL your ITunes, & SYNCS the particular headphones, & Earphones that you use; including AirPods; great App; try it; it works
    listened to the re-mixed Sergeant Pepper, on Spotify, & Amazon; was amazed, how much more detail the Amazon App delivered.
    Last edited by CPR; 05-31-2017 at 11:31 AM. Reason: left out Spotify
    05-31-2017 11:29 AM
  18. Wotchered's Avatar
    Spotify is fine for me, if any app is causing heavy battery drain, turn it off !!
    06-01-2017 07:34 AM
  19. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Respectfully, DISAGREE: To me Amazon Music is sonically superior; (dynamic range), to Spotify, & Apple Music.
    Also, a tech from the Apple store, recommended deleting the App; (Spotify), on my IPhone
    It was causing tremendous battery % loss
    Also, the Studio Music Player App, copies ALL your ITunes, & SYNCS the particular headphones, & Earphones that you use; including AirPods; great App; try it; it works
    listened to the re-mixed Sergeant Pepper, on Spotify, & Amazon; was amazed, how much more detail the Amazon App delivered.
    I guess we have to agree to disagree. First, have never experienced "tremendous" battery drain while using Spotify, Second, It is my ears opinion that Spotify sounds better than Amazon Music (I actually have both), Third, I will admit that certain songs sound better on certain music apps, but I find that for overall performance and sound....Spotify comes in FIRST.
    Quis89 likes this.
    06-01-2017 07:49 AM
  20. Quis89's Avatar
    I really enjoyed Spotify when I used it. The audio streams at a higher quality as well which is nice. The reason I switched to Apple Music is because the integration is far better. There really is something to be said about the way Apple integrates their services into their devices. It makes it tough for other services to match them. Apple Music has definitely improved from when it was first released. It isn't the best music service out there by any means...but it may be the best music service for the iPhone simply due to the integration piece. (If that makes sense lol.)
    06-01-2017 08:55 AM
  21. Quis89's Avatar
    Respectfully, DISAGREE: To me Amazon Music is sonically superior; (dynamic range), to Spotify, & Apple Music.
    Also, a tech from the Apple store, recommended deleting the App; (Spotify), on my IPhone
    It was causing tremendous battery % loss
    Also, the Studio Music Player App, copies ALL your ITunes, & SYNCS the particular headphones, & Earphones that you use; including AirPods; great App; try it; it works
    listened to the re-mixed Sergeant Pepper, on Spotify, & Amazon; was amazed, how much more detail the Amazon App delivered.
    Yes...I'm sure he did. As he recommended using Apple's app instead lol. I don't imagine you'll find an Apple employee who will recommend you use Spotify, lol.
    Spencerdl likes this.
    06-01-2017 08:57 AM
  22. Quis89's Avatar
    LOL. There's nothing wrong with Spotify and the music actually sounds better to be honest, and there is a reason (Google it).
    This. Spotify is probably the leader in these streaming services. Google Play Music is nice. But there is something to be said about being in the field the longest. Spotify is really a great service and I never had issues when I was using it. I've unfortunately got my family under my family Apple Music plan and they will all kick, scream and cry if I tried to switch to Spotify. It's not worth that headache. But I enjoyed it.
    Spencerdl and Tartarus like this.
    06-01-2017 08:59 AM
  23. Jude526's Avatar
    With having 3 months free I am considering giving it a try
    Tartarus likes this.
    07-16-2017 01:14 AM
  24. TripleOne's Avatar
    With having 3 months free I am considering giving it a try
    It’s worth giving it a try.
    I just switched to Apple Music from Spotify. It’s so much better now.
    08-24-2017 06:53 AM
  25. Spencerdl's Avatar
    It’s worth giving it a try.
    I just switched to Apple Music from Spotify. It’s so much better now.
    I respectively disagree. I've had subscriptions to both and unfortunately ...Spotify is better. I know Apple uses hate to here this but the truth is the truth. Even the sound in comparison to Apple is better on Spotify.
    08-24-2017 06:57 AM
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