Help me identify this key feature of Beats Music please!

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by MACelmore, Nov 11, 2014.

  1. MACelmore macrumors regular

    Mar 11, 2013

    I was a subscriber of Beats Music for its curators and overall look and feel. However, it still has lots of bugs that need to be worked out, so I decided to drop it and go back to Spotify.

    One thing that I've noticed is the difference between how the two services handle loss of cellular signal. I live in Chicago, so I am constantly riding the subway, which I lose service on a lot. With Beats Music, the album or playlist I was listening to would load all at once, so even when I lost signal, I was still able to listen to the album/playlist in its entirety because it had all loaded.

    With Spotify, this isn't the case. The app loads one song at a time, so when I lose signal, I am SOL and I have to resort to "My Music" for offline play.

    My question is what is the name of this feature that Beats Music has? Is there a way to figure out which streaming services have it? I like Spotify, but this is a huge letdown, as I spend about an hour of my day on the subway.

  2. Hustler1337 macrumors 68000


    Dec 23, 2010
    London, UK
    I don't use any subscription-based music service, but I'm pretty sure it's called "offline mode". Also, I'm pretty sure Spotify offer an "offline mode" service in-app.

    EDIT: here's the FAQ on offline mode. Be sure to hit the 'iPhone' tab.
  3. MACelmore thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 11, 2013
    Hi. Thanks, but I fully understand how Offline Mode works. I'm not referring to offline mode. I'm referring to Beats' ability to pre-load an entire album or playlist so that you can continue listening if you lose cell signal. Spotify doesn't do this.. It seems to only load each individual song when played.

Share This Page