Help with apple music

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by thebro20, Dec 5, 2016.

  1. thebro20 macrumors regular

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    I recently got apple music, and I love it. I only have one issue and I'm sure it's something I'm doing wrong or maybe it just can't be done.

    When i download a song for offline listening to my iPhone, should it sync to itunes? I was under the impression that it would work like that, but I can't seem to figure out how to make it happen.
     
  2. tremlock macrumors 6502a

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    when the song is downloaded it should appear in your library on all devices signed into that apple id
     
  3. thebro20 thread starter macrumors regular

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    It isn't showing up on my mac, do i need to have iCloud music library enabled on iTunes on my mac?
     
  4. Europa13 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah. Apple Music is not fully functional with iCloud Music Library disabled.
     
  5. Razeus macrumors 603

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    I hope you had better luck than I had. I tried the free trial last year and it was a joke of a service. I thought Apple would have it down by now and so I signed up for the 2nd time. Three days later, I had to ask Apple for my money back and they kindly did. Apple Music has been a disaster for me.

    • Music not available on Apple Music that I own doesn't sync.
    • Family plans are a mess. Finally got 1 member to work. The other didn't want to take at all. Plus members have to use my credit card to buy apps instead of using their own - unless they want to use gift cards. Bizarre.
    • Making playlists in Apple Music via iTunes doesn't sync to the iOS Music app, resulting in wasted time.
    • Editing playlists in the iOS music app doesn't work. I put songs in a particular order and the app simply snaps back to the way it originally had it.
    • Can't select multiple tracks in Apple Music to add to a playlist in iTunes. Adding them one at a time is for the birds.
    • Having to enable iCloud Music Library just for Apple Music to work is plain redundant.
    Spotify is superior in every way and "just works".
     
  6. HankHowdy macrumors 68040

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    I have never had to do any of that. Perhaps that's why I love  Music.

    In your case I can see why you're not happy with it.
     
  7. ZEEN0j macrumors 6502a

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    My issue with playlists is that smart playlist info don't sync between devices. I have one playlist where it only shows recently added with newest at the top. And another called favorites with a bunch of rules to exclude song I've recently skipped etc. But the songs I listen to on my phone is not recognized by my mac. So the playlist shows different things depending on which songs I listened to on each device. I want my smart playlists to be identical on all devices. Other than that it has been working great for me.

    I also tried it when it first came out and hated it. The app was horrible and so was iTunes. It's a lot better now imo.
     

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