I don't understand playlists with Apple Music?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by kirky29, Jul 1, 2015.

  1. kirky29 macrumors 65816

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    For iTunes on Mac.

    Why is it so complicated to add a song to a playlist from Apple Music?!

    I find the song by searching, I then have to click on that song so it brings up the whole album, I then have to select that song again and press the three dots, then press 'add to' then finally select the playlist I want them in....

    Is there a quicker way? Am I just being stupid?!
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  2. mostman macrumors regular

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    This is a bug I think. Sometimes it works. Try clicking the "..." next to the song in the "Songs" section. Clicking the "..." next to the song in the "Top Results" section seems to do random things.
     
  3. firstapple macrumors 6502a

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    I have found that if you click the "..." and do "Add to My Music" and then wait a couple seconds you can go back to the "..." to then add it to the playlist of your choice. Not exactly all that much faster, but that's the best I've found so far.
     
  4. kirky29 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ah, there seems to be quite a few bugs lol...

    It's weird, it doesn't work either unless I add it to my library first. It just seems like a lot of steps!

    It would be nice if you could just drag the songs to a playlist...
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  5. kirky29 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ah yeah I've just worked that out! I guess it's a bit quicker than having to go to the album. Thanks!
     
  6. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    Needs streamlining, but I agree this is how it works currently. Annoying.
     
  7. kirky29 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I also don't understand why you have to click the three dots and why you can't just right click on a song lol. Maybe too much iOS influence?
     
  8. firstapple macrumors 6502a

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    A little less loading time anyways I feel. Still nowhere near perfect, one too many steps still.
     
  9. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    There needs to be a default loved tracks playlist. I have no idea which songs i loved or not anymore. I have to go out and look for them.
     
  10. firstapple macrumors 6502a

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    Someone posted a smart playlist, but not sure if it works or not...
     
  11. kirky29 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I've just created a smart playlist with 'loved' selected. I've never felt so confused at an Apple product/service....!!
     
  12. Razeus macrumors 601

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    All of OS X is being influenced by iOS unfortunately. It's almost like Apple forgets we have mouses that can right click.
     
  13. kerrikins macrumors 65816

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    Smart playlist is the way to do this. Easy to do, but I think it should be automatic, tbh.
     
  14. Razeus macrumors 601

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    Noted.
     
  15. flur macrumors 68000

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    It's almost like Apple forgot about drag-and-drop. Everything's clicking all over the place.
     
  16. Razeus macrumors 601

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    I should be able to double tap artwork in an instagram like fashion and have it added to a auto playlist of likes. All these 3 dots mumbo jumbo is for the birds.
     
  17. kirky29 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Great idea! That would actually be really handy!
     
  18. kerrikins macrumors 65816

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    It's funny you mention that, because they essentially have just that when you're looking at the artists and deciding which ones you like. Tap once to like, tap twice to love. They should have 'tap once to add to my music, tap twice to love or put offline', etc.
     

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