Apple Music Library = iTunes Library?

m.x

macrumors regular
Original poster
Oct 12, 2014
116
483
Hi guys,

this question came up to me during the keynote. Every speaker said something about "all songs from iTunes" or "iTunes Library", but this is not mentioned on the Apple Music website. Instead, the only term I can find is "Apple Music Library". Is it the same? I am confused!
 

mgpg89

macrumors 6502a
Aug 31, 2008
969
16
Belgium
No, it's not.
Apple Music offers about 30 million songs when it launches, whereas there are around 43 million in the iTunes Store.

Noteworthy: Spotify also offers 30 million songs, so it's probably not coincidental they arrived at this number.
 

DavidLynch

macrumors 6502a
Apr 9, 2015
753
233
Unsurprisingly, the Beatles catalog is one of the specific omissions from the Apple Music offering.
 

mpayne2k

macrumors 6502a
May 12, 2010
867
62
Can I sync any Apple Music song to an offline/non-iOS device (iPod classic, nano, shuffle)?
 

invisiblegt

macrumors member
Mar 21, 2013
47
18
Unsurprisingly, the Beatles catalog is one of the specific omissions from the Apple Music offering.
We have no actual confirmation of this. It's simply speculation, based almost entirely on an article from Verge that says nothing more than "we didn't see artwork from the Beatles, and they didn't talk about them, so, you know..."
 
  • Like
Reactions: kilcher

DavidLynch

macrumors 6502a
Apr 9, 2015
753
233
We have no actual confirmation of this. It's simply speculation, based almost entirely on an article from Verge that says nothing more than "we didn't see artwork from the Beatles, and they didn't talk about them, so, you know..."
Ah, sorry, didn't mean to spread misinformation. I could have sworn 9to5mac explicitly stated the Beatles catalog wouldn't be in Apple Music this morning in their article on the service.
 

invisiblegt

macrumors member
Mar 21, 2013
47
18
Ah, sorry, didn't mean to spread misinformation. I could have sworn 9to5mac explicitly stated the Beatles catalog wouldn't be in Apple Music this morning in their article on the service.
Ah, ok. I actually read the same article, and they reference the Verge article. I feel like everyone is basing their impressions on that one article, whereas the Beats FAQ explicitly states the ENTIRE iTunes Store.

The bottom line is that until we can actually try out the service, it's all speculation.
 

bap3221

macrumors member
Jun 13, 2012
31
2
No, it's not.
Apple Music offers about 30 million songs when it launches, whereas there are around 43 million in the iTunes Store.

Noteworthy: Spotify also offers 30 million songs, so it's probably not coincidental they arrived at this number.
CORRECTION: They will offer 37 million. 7 million more than Spotify which may be a huge advantage. Theyve got Spotify working their butts off these days...lol. People will go to where there is more...
 

shinji

macrumors 65816
Mar 18, 2007
1,321
1,510
Including The Beatles would've been huge, and they'd have wanted to brag about it. They're almost certainly not going to be part of Apple Music, at least initially.
 

OllyW

Moderator
Staff member
Oct 11, 2005
17,085
6,452
The Black Country, England
Can I sync any Apple Music song to an offline/non-iOS device (iPod classic, nano, shuffle)?
A very good question.

I fear it will be restricted to iOS devices and will require the new Music app. There's even a delay before it will work on the :apple:TV so I doubt it will work on older iPods but I hope I'm wrong.
 

dumastudetto

macrumors 68040
Aug 28, 2013
3,324
3,973
Can I sync any Apple Music song to an offline/non-iOS device (iPod classic, nano, shuffle)?
I'm certain the answer will be no. When you select offline for any of the current music services, your device doesn't get loaded with playable music files you could potentially take and load into any other music app. The files are either encrypted, and/or files split into tiny chunks that are then grouped together by the app when you press play. A non-iOS device will be unable to do anything useful with them, and Apple certainly isn't going to waste time on a workaround for devices they've basically abandoned now.
 
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.