1. Nibbz's Avatar
    The icon to start a genius playlist that normally resides in the middle of your now playing bar is gone now that I've upgraded to iTunes match. What gives? I didn't sign up for this to have less features than if I were to just use my iTunes old school. Discussion?
    11-16-2011 12:27 PM
  2. NoleScream's Avatar
    My guess is that it's a temporary thing.

    As it is now, Genius might have problems by selecting iCloud songs that aren't downloaded to your device yet, especially if you have 3G data turned off. My guess is that they will adjust Genius / Smart Playlists to have an option to use only songs physically on the device at the time or to go out and download any songs it might pick for a Genius playlist.

    We shall see I guess, maybe that's something for 5.0.2 or 5.1?
    11-16-2011 09:17 PM
  3. Nibbz's Avatar
    Your guess is simply speculation.

    Why has no website reported this glaring omission? And why hasn't apple commented and/or made people aware that using iTunes match would disable this feature?

    This is a huge feature that honestly helped me decide on jumping ship from android to iPhone. Google music has auto-playlist features, I know they stream instead of download to device, but still.
    11-17-2011 10:03 AM
  4. Michmeister's Avatar
    Relax not a big deal


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    11-17-2011 10:11 AM
  5. NoleScream's Avatar
    Your guess is simply speculation.
    That's the definition of a guess, correct. Perhaps you should contact Apple directly?
    11-17-2011 10:12 AM
  6. Nibbz's Avatar
    Relax not a big deal


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    It may not be a big deal for you, but for me it is. I got the iPod classic the generation before Genius was added. A simple feature that could've been added to my Classic through a software update but was not. I was a little annoyed then but understood why I didn't have it, it was a selling point for the new iPods. Well I have an iPhone now, and one of the features that attracted me to iPhone was being able to use genius on the go, like when I'm at work and don't have time to switch songs. It is a very important feature to me, so yes it is a big deal.
    11-17-2011 12:17 PM
  7. NoleScream's Avatar
    It may not be a big deal for you, but for me it is. I got the iPod classic the generation before Genius was added. A simple feature that could've been added to my Classic through a software update but was not. I was a little annoyed then but understood why I didn't have it, it was a selling point for the new iPods. Well I have an iPhone now, and one of the features that attracted me to iPhone was being able to use genius on the go, like when I'm at work and don't have time to switch songs. It is a very important feature to me, so yes it is a big deal.
    Why not turn off iTunes Match on your device and sync manually until there is a fix for the issue? Genius should work then.
    11-17-2011 01:13 PM
  8. Nibbz's Avatar
    Why not turn off iTunes Match on your device and sync manually until there is a fix for the issue? Genius should work then.
    I already paid for Match, I'm not gonna not use it.
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    11-18-2011 09:29 AM
  9. jayman30's Avatar
    I have this issue as well, looks like a bug with the new match service found a work around on the Apple Forums that works every time...
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    Select a song to play in Music (must be a song downloaded to the iPhone, not streamed)
    Once it starts, close Music (home button)
    Kill Music (app launcher)
    Restart Music (will open to the song you had playing before)
    Atomic symbol re-appears...
    *
    Couple of quirks
    Only works with songs on your iPhone (not iMatched songs)
    iMatched songs do add to a genius playlist once there (very strange)
    Genius lists made on my MBP show up through iMatch, but are not refreshable
    Genius lists I make on the iPhone are refreshable....
    11-27-2011 05:13 PM
  10. texaskd5's Avatar
    The icon to start a genius playlist that normally resides in the middle of your now playing bar is gone now that I've upgraded to iTunes match. What gives? I didn't sign up for this to have less features than if I were to just use my iTunes old school. Discussion?
    I feel ya. I think maybe iTunes Match did not spend enough time as a Beta, reduction of standard features to push out a product is not very Apple-esk, hopefully they will rectify this soon.
    12-08-2011 03:05 PM
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