aTV4 Apple Music Limitation

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by mic j, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. mic j, Nov 9, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2015

    mic j macrumors 68030

    Mar 15, 2012
    Have the new aTV4. Pretty happy with it in general, but have noticed that Apple Music playlists are limited to a maximum of 250 songs. What's up with that? Anyone else notice it or is it something wrong with my system?

    Edit: Also, just noticed there is no ability to shuffle in a play list.
  2. mic j thread starter macrumors 68030

    Mar 15, 2012
    So am I to assume no one else has these issues or no one cares about these issues? Letting me know either way would be helpful. Thanks.
  3. Cory Bauer macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2003
    There's a shuffle option for Apple's playlists, but it's absent for your own, which is dumb. I imagine most people haven't ran up against the 250 song limit in playlists yet, which is why you're the only one reporting it.
  4. mic j thread starter macrumors 68030

    Mar 15, 2012
    Thank you, I appreciate the feedback. And yes, the lack of shuffle is only for the playlists I have generated. I have read on the Apple Forums that emailing the playlist makes it "Shared" and the shuffle function appears. I have not tried this out yet though.
  5. JRobinsonJr macrumors 6502a

    Aug 20, 2015
    Arlington, Texas
    Although I overall like the new TV I continue to be totally baffled by the seemingly basic features that do not work... or at least do not work well. Playlist Shuffle is a great example. It's not like this is a new idea or something that Apple's not done before. From a UX perspective it's as if Apple started throwing something together a few months ago and this was the best they could do. No, I don't believe that, but it sure seems to be true.
  6. mic j thread starter macrumors 68030

    Mar 15, 2012
    I'm with you on that. I basically like it too. But I am continually asking myself if it is really worth $130 more than the aTV3 with the obvious holes it has in the "user experience", which if I remember what TC has said correctly, that's what Apple is all about. Time will tell.

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