1. MrRJ's Avatar
    We saw the number of people that signed up to the free trial. It would be interesting to see how many people cancel and don't continue now the trial periods are coming to an end.

    I am going back to Spotify. I don't see any advantage - in fact, I much prefer Spotify.. Interested to see other opinions!
    09-22-2015 12:40 PM
  2. Tartarus's Avatar
    http://forums.imore.com/showthread.php?t=335851
    In this thread you can see my input in this case. If you start reading from the first post, you'll know I'll be staying with Music.
    09-22-2015 12:42 PM
  3. HankAZ's Avatar
    I don't stream music. I didn't sign up. I didn't cancel.

    It will be interesting, though, to see how this shakes out, and what Apple might do if they get less retention that they were expecting.
    09-22-2015 12:44 PM
  4. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I like AppleMusic. I'm going to continue with the paid subscription. I was at an Apple store not to long after AppleMusic was released, and everyone was commenting on the new AppleMusic, I would say about 90% was pleased with it. AppleMusic is the way I like to stream music and it looks GREAT ...IMHO.
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    09-22-2015 01:07 PM
  5. John Yester's Avatar
    I will stick with Spotify.
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    09-22-2015 01:10 PM
  6. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I like AppleMusic. I'm going to continue with the paid subscription. I was at an Apple store not to long after AppleMusic was released, and everyone was commenting on the new AppleMusic, I would say about 90% was pleased with it. AppleMusic is the way I like to stream music and it looks GREAT ...IMHO.
    You could purchase 10 new songs each month instead. And they would be yours to keep! LOL
    09-22-2015 01:35 PM
  7. crankerchick's Avatar
    I was a Google All Access subscriber at the $7.99 rate prior to Apple Music. I tried Napster, Spotify, Rdio (which I liked the best honestly), MOG, and Slacker Premium , so basically all of them. I paid for them all at various points past the trial period in order to really use them for a decent amount of time. Although I liked Rdio the best, I canceled it after trialing Google All Access because of the $7.99 price. I kept that subscription during the trial period of Apple Music. Last week I decided to go ahead and give up my $7.99 pricing on Google All Access and keep Apple Music. While I think Apple Music is inferior in some ways compared to most of the others (Slacker Premium being the worst), there are certain benefits to use it that outweigh the kinks for me. Having it download offline playlists automatically without having to launch the app is one. Being able to use smart playlists is the second. Being able to use smart playlists with Apple music alongside my music is the biggest factor. What Apple Music is missing tends to be the same features that are missing to me on all the others. I don't love Apple Music, but I really like it, and I think as time goes on, it will get better as far as bugs go. The others will get more features faster, by virtue of better update cycles. Just my $0.02.
    09-22-2015 01:38 PM
  8. applehead3's Avatar
    I like Apple Music. I wish that it wasn't necessary to enable iCloud Music Library in order to save content for offline listening. I've backed up my library but I don't want to go through the headache of the matching process. I am going to keep the service only because mobile data is not an issue for me at the moment and its cheaper than buying albums every month. I spent around $100 on iTunes in May and June.
    09-22-2015 02:10 PM
  9. Spencerdl's Avatar
    You could purchase 10 new songs each month instead. And they would be yours to keep! LOL
    Or I could listen to as many songs as I want a month for $9.99.
    I'm actually on my way to MickeyD's to waste $10, so I will skip MickeyD's once a month. No big deal
    Tartarus likes this.
    09-22-2015 02:25 PM
  10. jnew619's Avatar
    I like Apple Music. I wish that it wasn't necessary to enable iCloud Music Library in order to save content for offline listening. I've backed up my library but I don't want to go through the headache of the matching process. I am going to keep the service only because mobile data is not an issue for me at the moment and its cheaper than buying albums every month. I spent around $100 on iTunes in May and June.
    You sure you have to enable iCloud music library in order to save music offline? I used to have it off and when it was off I was still saving music offline


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    09-22-2015 03:27 PM
  11. Knightstalker's Avatar
    Already went back to spotify a couple weeks into apple music... Maybe once apple releases it into android i'll look into it again.... the family plan is a great option if I was able to get both iphone/android in on the deal... Also if they come up with an easy way to transfer my spotify playlists over to apple music...
    09-22-2015 04:38 PM
  12. Hawk999's Avatar
    Yesterday I subscribed to Google Music.
    I can upload my music 'as is' without any interference from google.
    And enjoy a 50.000 song limit at this moment.

    I will keep following AM from a disstance and see if it improves.
    But I am not very optimistic.
    09-22-2015 04:43 PM
  13. applehead3's Avatar
    You sure you have to enable iCloud music library in order to save music offline? I used to have it off and when it was off I was still saving music offline


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    Yes. A message appears on my screen that says "This requires iCloud Music Library" whenever I try to make music available offline.
    09-23-2015 03:02 AM
  14. MrRJ's Avatar
    What put me off the most with Apple Music is/was the confusion with offline/stored music. On several occasions I lost all the music (both my own ripped music and that downloaded from Apple Music). I have no issues at all in using the music app for my own synced music and Spotify (or any other app for that matter) for streaming content.

    I'll follow Apple Music and I may well try it again once it's matures but right now, it offers nothing I want.
    09-23-2015 04:32 AM
  15. MrRJ's Avatar
    Did you ever use Spotify premium? It sounds like you didn't and only decided to pay to stream once Apple started doing it.. :/ There's a world outside the walls
    09-23-2015 04:34 AM
  16. zerog46's Avatar
    I'll be staying. For the price it's great because I use it, my wife and two children.
    Spencerdl and moaningmyrtle like this.
    09-23-2015 06:25 AM
  17. twinlight's Avatar
    I will not pay for this. I will stay with Spotify for the time being. I just don't understand the My music tab and I rarely listen to Beats 1.

    I use spotify on my phone, ipad, ps4, receiver and desktop.
    09-23-2015 06:37 AM
  18. Tartarus's Avatar
    On several occasions I lost all the music (both my own ripped music and that downloaded from Apple Music).
    Where did you loose your music, in iTunes on your computer or in your iDevice?
    09-23-2015 06:59 AM
  19. diggity's Avatar
    I will be sticking with Spotify for now. Spotify offers more value for me since it works on multiple platforms. I will definitely check on Apple Music again when it rolls out for Android.

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    09-23-2015 07:19 AM
  20. MrRJ's Avatar
    Where did you loose your music, in iTunes on your computer or in your iDevice?
    On my iPhone. It happened 3 or 4 times. Once was too many... I'm not a novice, so it wasn't a silly error. I synced, all was fine, listened to Apple Music and when I went back, all my synced music was gone.

    It seemed to me that it was an incomplete piece of software. I don't know if it's fixed and don't need to know I guess as Spotify is fine for me. I don't know how a flaw so large and so commonplace could slip through the largest tech firms testing. A shame as I was quite looking forward to it being great..
    09-23-2015 08:55 AM
  21. Tartarus's Avatar
    It happened to me, too. But since then it's fixed.
    09-23-2015 08:58 AM
  22. Ticojpunk's Avatar
    I'm letting my trial end and not subscribing at this time. I'm currently paying for Google All Access and it's terrific. I honestly like both Google Music and Apple Music. They both have a different style for suggesting music and creating radio and playlists, and I like both approaches. Right now Apple's lack of web browser and various bugs and overlooked interface elements are enough to keep me with Google. If Apple Music improves a bunch in the future I'll take a look at it again. Maybe I'll wait 6 months and buy a month worth and see what's changed if anything.

    Google All Access is awesome though.

    I actually don't really care for Spotify, and its inability to let you add your own music to the streaming catalog is an absolute deal breaker.


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    09-23-2015 08:42 PM
  23. Hendri Hendri's Avatar
    I will continue apple music for the price and chinese music. Reaĺly hope them to improve their activities playlists. And beats is no use for me

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    09-27-2015 02:10 PM
  24. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I wonder what that statistic will be like.

    I signed up and turned it off about 2 weeks later. Not going to another music service. I learned something about myself since June 30th: I'm not really a big music lover nor do I have any sort of emotional attachment to music.
    09-27-2015 08:18 PM
  25. Peligro911's Avatar
    Never signed up lol I like my iTunes Match easy to access and download .. And since I share my Apple ID with my wife for purchases we both have access to our music and playlists .. Occasionally we buy a song or two to add to our collection.


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    09-27-2015 10:15 PM
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