1. msauce08's Avatar
    Hello All,

    I am really liking Apple Music but there is one issue I am having that I have had even before with iTunes Match.

    When downloading playlists to use offline, I find that unlike other music services, Apple Music takes much longer to download a playlist compared to when I use Spotify. On Spotify I could have about 500 songs downloaded in less than 10 minutes but Apple Music takes over three times as long for a playlist of the same amount of songs.

    Any idea why and any tips on maybe making it quicker somehow?
    07-01-2015 03:40 AM
  2. Pale Wraith's Avatar
    My guess is Apple's servers are still being slammed. Right now I'm experiencing my first problems making songs available offline and adding songs to my library.


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    07-01-2015 05:32 AM
  3. msauce08's Avatar
    My guess is Apple's servers are still being slammed. Right now I'm experiencing my first problems making songs available offline and adding songs to my library.


    Sent from my iPhone 6 Plus
    Actually even before the Apple Music debut it was the same way. I'm thinking maybe Spotify downloads it at a somewhat lower bit rate versus Apple who downloads the standard 256 AAC file. Correct me if I am wrong.

    Hopefully this doesn't keep up as it may be a bit of a deal breaker for me...
    07-01-2015 08:40 AM
  4. Flow39's Avatar
    Actually even before the Apple Music debut it was the same way. I'm thinking maybe Spotify downloads it at a somewhat lower bit rate versus Apple who downloads the standard 256 AAC file. Correct me if I am wrong.

    Hopefully this doesn't keep up as it may be a bit of a deal breaker for me...
    I think it's just because the servers are slammed. I downloaded a bunch of songs (about 50-60) for offline listening last night at about 10-11 PM and they all downloaded very quickly over my 15 Mb/s connection. Not a blazing fast connection by any means.

    I'd give it a few days to let the traffic die down and then I'm sure everything will be back to normal.
    07-01-2015 10:56 AM
  5. clareberry's Avatar
    I noticed exactly the same thing - between later last evening and about midday today.
    I think they are feeling the heavy traffic.
    07-01-2015 11:31 PM
  6. pkcable's Avatar
    Things should improve in 3 months when all the free accounts drop off. I am seriously thinking about keeping it, in place of my Google Play Music subscription. The only downside is google is 2 bucks a month less. Google is the best deal in town! But so far I am really liking the Apple offering.
    07-02-2015 04:50 PM

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