1. PhoneAddict's Avatar
    Have been listening for a few hours while working. So far so good. I searched for some albums I have saved on Spotify and when I checked the "+" it added the album to my Music, a nice feature combining streaming with my library. So far the desktop album art is nt showing but I have not searched for a solution. Takes a bit of getting used to like in radio stations I am used to having all my saved stations show up in one place. They do on the desktop but so far I have had to look in "recently played" stations to find my saved items. Have not used Beats 1 or Connect yet so no comments.
    06-30-2015 03:48 PM
  2. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I've tapped start station on 10 different artists to test and it has worked fine for me. Plays music from that genre.
    I was expecting something different. The genres are hard to narrow down. I try for Southern Rock but get Classic Rock. Unless the Rolling Stones are Southern Rock. LOL
    06-30-2015 03:51 PM
  3. beingbenjamin's Avatar
    It took me a little over an hour to search for and select all the same albums that I have in Spotify. I haven't made playlists yet. There were about 15 albums that Apple Music didn't have that Spotify did, but some of those I own. I'm just trying to figure out how to sync them in now. My main drive during this testing period will be how well Apple Music works on other devices, namely CarPlay. Because Spotify is wretched and even though I've been a long time subscriber, I won't hesitate to change. If I can SAFELY use the app while driving, then what's the point? Not to mention syncing with purchased content and streaming content has always been sketchy, too. And Apple is sure to excel in that area.

    So all in all, first test run of streaming is good. Could not care less about Beats1. Haven't tried any curated radio/playlists yet.
    06-30-2015 03:56 PM
  4. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    "Make Available Offline" is the term for download on that.

    Once you have the playlist downloaded and you tap those ... again, it'll say "Remove Downloads"
    I am good with the terminology

    I removed icloud music, readded icloud music, repopulated the playlist and now the download option is available... Download the PL now.



    OK I am happy again.

    Now for my next BIG question??? We share my Apple ID for purchases in the house, we dont use family sharing but everyone else has their own Apple IDs for everything else. We we be able to use a different Apple ID for Apple Music or will have to be the same one that is used for purchases?
    06-30-2015 03:57 PM
  5. agmanuel's Avatar
    Hi everyone! I get surprised that the cost in Argentina is 4,99 USA dollars instead of 7,99 good for Apple to compete with spotify that cost 40 pesos (around 4 dollars)


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    06-30-2015 04:00 PM
  6. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I don't have music on a computer. It's all been purchased direct on my phone. So my playlists are offline anyway, right?
    06-30-2015 04:11 PM
  7. DarkKnight08's Avatar
    How do I turn shuffle off?


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    06-30-2015 04:13 PM
  8. crankerchick's Avatar
    Thoughts and criticisms. The 3 dots that are tapped to bring up options like add to library, download, etc is still a little disappointing. I was hoping with the new app, this "overflow" button would be updated to include jumps to the album or the artist. Instead, if you are listening to a song from the radio and you want to go find the album to listen or add to your library, you have to search (and type things out). Other services all have options to jump straight to the artist or the album. I've grown used to it!

    After listening to the Beats 1 station for a bit, I was hopeful that the radio sound quality would be improved across the board. My largest complaint with iTunes Radio since it released was I guess what some call server side volume normalization that causes all the stations to sound muted and decreased in sound quality. Beats 1 doesn't sound like it, but every other station I've listened to still does.

    Also, just a nit pick, but some stations have the star button where you then have to choose "play more like this" a la the old iTunes Radio while other stations, like Beats 1 and the new stations use the heart to "like" the song and there are no options that have to be tapped after tapping the heart. Hopefully this will be the way of the future, although the option to play less like this is nice too. Just pointing out it's not consistent yet.

    I like the view screens like the screenshots captured above. It's like looking at the artist in the iTunes Store.Nice, but takes time to load.

    Overall I think this is a good update for Apple but in terms of the competition, I think Rdio, Google Play Music, and Spotify all look better and functionally are easier and less confusing to use. I dislike it taking so many taps to just peruse the library. I wish the old way of being able to choose what buttons are along the bottom of the screen to navigate the library were still the way to navigate. Now it's like our library is buried behind one button ("My Music") with mutliple taps from there to sort and find the artist or album that is sough. The "for you, new, and connect" tabs are thrown right in my face and I will use those less but I can't take them away. I'm a big smart playlist user, though, and those aren't too many taps away so I guess there's that.
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    06-30-2015 04:24 PM
  9. taz323's Avatar
    So far good, will give it the thirty days and see.
    06-30-2015 04:32 PM
  10. cwbcpa's Avatar
    I am good with the terminology

    I removed icloud music, readded icloud music, repopulated the playlist and now the download option is available... Download the PL now.



    OK I am happy again.

    Now for my next BIG question??? We share my Apple ID for purchases in the house, we dont use family sharing but everyone else has their own Apple IDs for everything else. We we be able to use a different Apple ID for Apple Music or will have to be the same one that is used for purchases?
    I would recommend using individual Apple ID's and using family sharing. This way each person can save their own playlists and apple music will learn each persons musical taste. I can't think of a benefit of avoiding family sharing at this point. We have 5 of us on family sharing and it works great. The only issue we had revolved around Music Match and now Apple Music solved that so we are good. Everyone gets what they want.


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    06-30-2015 04:39 PM
  11. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    How do I turn shuffle off?


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    Tap on the song playing at the bottom of the playlist screen. Then tap the circle icon.
    06-30-2015 04:43 PM
  12. DarkKnight08's Avatar
    Tap on the song playing at the bottom of the playlist screen. Then tap the circle icon.
    Thanks. I don't how I missed that.


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    06-30-2015 04:45 PM
  13. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Thanks. I don't how I missed that.


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    It almost looks like a banner ad. LOL
    06-30-2015 05:01 PM
  14. Spencerdl's Avatar
    So far good, will give it the thirty days and see.
    30 days or 90 days?
    06-30-2015 05:14 PM
  15. Superjudge's Avatar
    I don't understand why they ask you to follow artists but then give you no way easily navigate to the artist page. That alone will make me not use it. I don't want to have to manually search the artists I like. I want a list and then I can tap and go to their page. Now I have to go my profile > following > and then a list where all I can do is unfollow. Big fail Apple.
    06-30-2015 05:19 PM
  16. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    After having dabbled with it for a few hours, I'm not very impressed with what Music can do for me. I don't plan on subscribing to the streaming service. I would probably like it OK, but it would be my Wife too. So that's $14.99 and we would have to switch to Family Sharing. I don't want to do that for just the two of us. I like our set up of sharing the same iTunes ID. I have the free version of Spotify. I don't care much for Beats 1. I like maybe 1 song in 20 or so. Just not for me. I like TuneIn Radio Pro better. The iTunes radio stations are a mess. I liked it better the previous set up. There were minor changes in "My Music", but no issues there. So, for now, I'm not too impressed for me. But I'm glad many of you dig it! I might still opt for the streaming service in the future. I would like that I believe. I just wish it could be done without Family Sharing.
    06-30-2015 05:24 PM
  17. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I personally think Apple nailed it. AppleMusic is easy to navigate, easy to use with plenty of "stuff" to do and look at.Yes it's different than the "old music" app, but that's a good thing, it was time for a change. It seems to me that everyone wants change then when it comes everyone complains. This was a GREAT music update...IMHO.
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    06-30-2015 05:36 PM
  18. Kateryna's Avatar
    I totally agree, I prefer listening to playlists rather then albums, but sometimes you like a song so much that you want to see the album or artists page, this is the main way of discovering new music for me and there is no way to easily switch. Very disappointing. If apple doesn't add this option I won't subscribe.
    06-30-2015 05:46 PM
  19. Kateryna's Avatar
    I don't understand why they ask you to follow artists but then give you no way easily navigate to the artist page. That alone will make me not use it. I don't want to have to manually search the artists I like. I want a list and then I can tap and go to their page. Now I have to go my profile > following > and then a list where all I can do is unfollow. Big fail Apple.
    Actually I just found out how to do it. I must say its not obvious...

    When you're playing a song click on 3 dots on mini player or at the bottom of now playing:
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    Then instead of looking for the option in the list simply touch the song name at the top and it will take you to the album where you can choose to the the complete album and go to artist.
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    06-30-2015 06:00 PM
  20. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I totally agree, I prefer listening to playlists rather then albums, but sometimes you like a song so much that you want to see the album or artists page, this is the main way of discovering new music for me and there is no way to easily switch. Very disappointing. If apple doesn't add this option I won't subscribe.
    Which part do you not like? The Beats 1 radio, the streaming or the iTunes radio stations?
    06-30-2015 06:00 PM
  21. diggity's Avatar
    From what I have seen so far, the service seems to be pretty good. I've only ran into one artist so far that is available on iTunes but not Apple Music. Also, like many people have already mentioned, I'm not really thrilled about how they've changed the process for making new stations. I would like to have the option of making a station based on several different artists or songs put back in. As for the interface, it's okay. I wish Apple would add swipe to next song one of these days, but I'm beginning to doubt they ever will. Only other interface complaint is that the AirPlay button is too close to the volume slider.

    Still undecided whether I will switch from Spotify. It really depends on how Apple handles the multi platform support (android, etc).
    06-30-2015 06:02 PM
  22. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Actually I just found out how to do it. I must say its not obvious...

    When you're playing a song click on 3 dots on mini player or at the bottom of now playing

    Then instead of looking for the option in the list simply touch the song name at the top and it will take you to the album where you can choose to the the complete album and go to artist.
    Yep! You found it. Thanks!
    06-30-2015 06:12 PM
  23. taz323's Avatar
    30 days or 90 days?
    It's 90, but I will have my mind made up in 30.
    06-30-2015 06:55 PM
  24. Spencerdl's Avatar
    It's 90, but I will have my mind made up in 30.
    Oh Okay, I thought I might have misread the FREE time zone....SMILE
    06-30-2015 06:58 PM
  25. farriser's Avatar
    Apple Music has been great. The most welcomed thing is that, considering my iPhone is the 16GB one, the storage usage is lower than Spotify's.

    Just that, I can't still work out how to make a playlist without having to make the songs available offline first. I was trying to add songs to a playlist from Apple Music's library but they wouldn't show. Does this happen to anybody?
    06-30-2015 06:58 PM
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