Any word on a web player for Apple Music.

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by tonyr6, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. tonyr6 macrumors 6502a

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    I really hate iTunes and I want a web player like Play Music, Pandora, Spotify and the other services have. Also with a web player you are not just limited to Mac and PC you can listen on Linux machines too.

    I really hope they announce a web player at WWDC. I mean there iCloud service has a web version what is so hard about Apple Music.
     
  2. bumbo macrumors regular

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    Can't imagine one will be incoming anytime soon, however based on recent interviews with Eddy Cue and Craig F, the new version of iTunes is apparently a lot more streamlined around Apple Music and makes the whole experience much better than it is now.
     
  3. IGI2 macrumors 6502

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    But it doesn't resolve the problem for Linux users.

    Linux/web player should be released.

    That's a major omission.
     
  4. Julien macrumors G3

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    It may be major in that it affects 100% of you. However the Linux user base is way under 2% of PC users and probably 98% of those 2% have an iPhone or Android to access :apple:Music. Also many Linux users are Linux users to avoid the establishment. So to Apple it is probably not considered economically feasible to write a Linux version of iTunes or 'unique for Linux' detected web player App to reach such a small user base.
     
  5. IGI2 macrumors 6502

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    You must by quite uninformed of how many people, how high percentage of PC users use Spotify through a web-player.
    And how ALL users of Google Music use it through a web browsers, or some semi-desktop apps because it is mainly a web-player (or packed in some google chrome extension).
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    Just check out this table:
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    Having a web player is rather an industrial standard.


    So what you are basically saying is that all those companies are stupid and made a web player for NO REASON?
     
  6. Julien macrumors G3

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    What does this have to do with Linux users numbers that your OP was about???? "...But it doesn't resolve the problem for Linux users..."

    All I see you have referenced is iOS, Android, Windows, :apple:TV, OS X and nothing about Linux users. About the only way :apple:Music is not available to you is if you are a Linux PC and Windows Phone or Blackberry user.

    I'm not anti-Linux (and have used before) or against an iTunes or a web player for Linux but it appears Apple doesn't feel the small percentage of Linux users that don't have iOS or Android devices is worth the development cost.

    Again, I'm just posting why I (rightly or wrongly) think Apple is not supporting Linux.
     
  7. tonyr6 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Isn't iTunes basically a browser? So why can't they just use that to design a web player.
     
  8. IGI2 macrumors 6502

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    I used this convention: male/female.

    Where you are suppose to pick one.

    I left this option for a reader as it doesn't matter whether they do a web version as a Linux quickfix or for the sake of having a web player.

    So I repeat, this Linux hint was just a hint. In other topic I've highlighted the case of a worker who can't install anything without admin permission, so there is another use case for a web player.
     
  9. Julien macrumors G3

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    Rhetorical, no one here can answer that other that to say Apple probably considers it redundant and would probably lower iTunes sales. Here is were you can suggest or ask Apple

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/itunes.html
     
  10. Tech198, Apr 14, 2016
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    Tech198 macrumors G4

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    better ? Spotify has a web player, and they're doing just fine..

    If anything, it will be more accessible to everyone particularly those that have a PC without iTunes or Android tablet that u must use the app.

    When I was a spotify user i never installed the app,, i always used the web version. because i never thought it feesable to install an app just to listen to music...
     
  11. tonyr6 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    In matter of fact every music service I use subscription and free all have web players except Apple Music. This limitation and the fact that there Android app is so buggy I won't be subscribing after my trail ends. A shame since they have the best sound quality.

    Forgot to say that you can't even listen to there terrible Beats 1 radio without using there POS iTunes player.
     

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