Apple Music - Can't find playlist songs

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by BRISTOL86, Aug 3, 2016.

  1. BRISTOL86 macrumors newbie

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    Hi folks

    I added a playlist containing nothing but 'Foals' tracks to my library in Apple Music.

    However even though it tells me it's downloaded (which it obviously is as I can play it offline) i can only access those songs via the 'Playlists' tab. When I browse by artist, Foals does not appear and when I browse by song title they are not there either.


    Can anyone help?


    Thanks
     
  2. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

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    Do the songs have the little iPhone icon next to them? It sounds like they're actually not on your phone, and you have "show only downloaded music" enabled?
     
  3. BRISTOL86 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No there's no phone icon.

    So basically I've gone into Apple Music, gone to the 'Browse' tab and found that playlist. Then I've hit 'Subscribe'.

    It then says 'added to library' as I've checked the option to add playlist songs to library. It then downloads the tracks as I've got it set to download everything I add to my library. The download has definitely worked as I can play the tracks when I am in airplane mode.

    However the only way I can access those songs from my library, is via the 'Playlists' option. Which is fine, but I thought the whole idea is that those songs are now in my library, and thus should also be findable using the Songs or Artists methods of browsing?

    I did neglect to say that this is on ios10 beta, so I wonder if it's just a beta bug?
     
  4. whsbuss macrumors 68040

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    If I remember, Apple changed the way playlists work. When it first released, a saved playlist added all the tracks to your music library. Now it only saves the playlist to the playlist area.
     
  5. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

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    "Add Playlist Songs To My Music" is not the same as downloading them. To download you must click the cloud icon in a playlist, album, or song, after it has been added to My Music.

    Once downloaded, there is a phone icon next to the track time:

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    All of this is in iOS 9.3.3. If there are significant changes to AM in iOS 10, and this doesn't help you, you should ask in that forum.
     
  6. BRISTOL86 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ah ok, so it's by design. Thanks.

    I can go into the playlist and click the '+' next to specific songs, and when I do that, the specific song shows under 'artists' or 'songs' but seemingly, adding the playlist does not do that. Even though it has added to my library, and has downloaded it to the device.
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    Thanks.

    To confuse things, I've just started using AM since changing to iOS10 Beta, so I wasn't familiar with the interface before.

    Here's what I see, from adding a playlist to my library, through to browsing for it:

    Playlist added (as you can see it then downloads the tracks)

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    Browsing in my library, under 'Playlists' - the playlist appears

    [​IMG]

    But when I browse under 'Artists' - Foals do not appear. So if I shuffle all on my songs, these songs would never play. So the only way I can play these tracks is by adding them to my library again, via the Album/Artist rather than via a Playlist

    [​IMG]

    Interestingly if you go into the playlist, you then get a '+' icon next to each song, which seems a bit counter intuitive considering they're already added in my library (in a way...)

    [​IMG]

    When you use that '+' icon, it will add the individual track into your library properly, with the song appearing in the songs/artists/albums menu. So it's almost like the playlists section is a kind of purgatory!
     
  7. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

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    iOS 10 is still in early beta testing. It could very well be a bug, or that functionality is simply not finished.
     

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