How do I share iCloud Library songs on playlist?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Michael Goff, Jul 8, 2015.

  1. Michael Goff, Jul 8, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2015

    Michael Goff macrumors G4

    Michael Goff

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2012
    #1
    I shared a playlist via link, but it has none of the songs that I have in my iCloud Library that aren't on Apple Music. Is it impossible to share those, or is there some settings I have to check, or what?
     
  2. whsbuss macrumors 68040

    whsbuss

    Joined:
    May 4, 2010
    Location:
    SE Penna.
    #2
    I'm not sure I understand. When I share a playlist the receiver gets a list of the tracks. They don't download but they can play them.
     
  3. Michael Goff thread starter macrumors G4

    Michael Goff

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2012
    #3
    Okay, I explained it poorly. I have four songs that isn't on iTunes itself but uploaded from my own collection. Generally, these are songs I doubt will be on there for a while, if at all. I then share my playlist. She can access all of the songs that are on iTunes proper, but none of the songs that I had to upload on the basis of it not having them. And those are some os the best songs in my opinion.
     
  4. mconk macrumors 6502

    mconk

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2009
    Location:
    Virginia
    #4
    The person that you're sharing your playlist with will not be able to see songs in your playlist that are not currently in the Apple Music library. I'm assuming this is for DRM reasons, but who knows. Maybe this is an oversight, or maybe it was intentional...can't really say at this point.
     
  5. Michael Goff thread starter macrumors G4

    Michael Goff

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2012
    #5
    I hope it's not a DRM issue. Some of the song I have on my list will never have a release. Steven Universe will never have albums of the songs, or so they say. FiM will likely never have albums, either. :\
     
  6. mconk macrumors 6502

    mconk

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2009
    Location:
    Virginia
    #6
    I hear you...but think about what you just said. If those songs aren't on iTunes, and you share a playlist with a friend, then you are essentially giving them the song for free. I'm assuming this is definitely DRM at hand. I just replicated this myself, and you're right. Any music that does not match to Apple Music's Library will not come across to other devices when you share a library with another device. Bummer.
     
  7. whsbuss macrumors 68040

    whsbuss

    Joined:
    May 4, 2010
    Location:
    SE Penna.
    #7
    Then I suggest just sending them copies of the tracks so they can add to their library. I do think Apple will not permit sharing of local libraries (or local tracks uploaded to IML).
     
  8. Michael Goff thread starter macrumors G4

    Michael Goff

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2012
    #8
    And that makes iCloud Music Library significantly less awesome in my opinion.

    Thanks for the help, guys.
     

Share This Page