Apple Music (Radio) is boring. Help.

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Enoch_Root, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. Enoch_Root macrumors newbie


    Aug 31, 2015
    I have about 15 stations that I created off songs I like from the various points of my life. It's great.

    The first time I'm listening to it (for about 4 hours) after creating the station. Then the repeats happen.

    Compounding matters, when I listen to it again, it's still the same artist tracks they've pooled off the song from which I created the station.

    Is there a way to customize it so that I can hear less of the same songs, and just dig deeper? As it stands, there isn't even enough variation to get me through a work day.

    A way around this would be to perhaps combine a couple of your custom stations, thus broadening the pool of tracks.

    Frustrating...Particularly considering Apple has access to nearly everything mass produced. Why is Apple forcing me back into a world of FM redundancy?


    Threats of violence?
  2. dennysanders macrumors 6502


    Nov 6, 2015
    maybe you should add a bunch of songs to your "My Music" and then just play those on shuffle
  3. Enoch_Root thread starter macrumors newbie


    Aug 31, 2015
    That's an option, but that's a gargantuan monkey fist of a time consuming one, at that. I'd rather find out how I can tweak Apple Music's algorithm to spare me redundancy. It has to be possible.
  4. tonyr6 macrumors 65816


    Oct 13, 2011
    Brooklyn NY
    This is why I hate on-demand playlist stations where you can skip songs. I posted a detailed topic about it here but I got no reply's.

    I find all of them bad with Pandora (cancelled) and Slacker (cancelled) the worse. At first they are great then you hear the same 20 songs over and over again so I get tired and want to just listen to the albums.

    True live networks like, Radiotunes and are great and I hear much variety so who cares if I can't skip songs I just change it to another station.
  5. Enoch_Root thread starter macrumors newbie


    Aug 31, 2015
    I don't even mind hearing a song I don't particularly like, specifically so when I've never heard the song before. That's the spice of it all: you can't like anything without knowing what you dislike. I just loathe repetition. Hell, FM radio made me *HATE* an otherwise fantastic band, The Police due to radio stations everywhere overplaying tracks from Synchronicity.

    I don't want to hate the music I love. I just want to hear less of the same tracks.

    They need to hire me. I'd be the greatest. I'd have the best advisors. It'd be so HUUUUUGE. And I'd get Mexico to pay for the Apple Music upgrade!
  6. jonnyb098, Mar 16, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2016

    jonnyb098 macrumors 68030


    Nov 16, 2010

    But in all seriousness you're right. Apple needs real people to test their half baked software before it actually goes out to the public since engineering types don't use it like "real people". It now takes them 6 months after release (iOS 8.4, now 9.3) to actually get the software somewhat smooth and mostly bug free, when that used to happen a month or two after release. iOS 6 was more stable at 6.0.0 than iOS 7.1, 8.4 or currently 9.2 and thats just f---ing sad. I love all the apologists saying" you cant possibly expect apple to catch everything". Well of course not. But we do expect them to catch the tons of minor annoyances that add up to everything we've seen lately coming out of Apple while they keep droooling over their new spaceship. Even the next iPhone design looks like a total YAAWWWWWWN. WOW! we took out the ugly antenna lines and made it thinner!( I know its not released but technically it is since we know everything now before it happens. Every Apple event is leaked months in advanced) #doublingdownonsecrecy

    Apple is becoming more and more like OTHER companies and their software is inching closer to android. And thats not a good thing.

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