I switched.

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by tonyr6, Aug 28, 2017.

  1. tonyr6, Aug 28, 2017
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    tonyr6 macrumors 65816

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    I am going to drop Apple Music. My sub was going to renew on Sep 7th. They for no reason just removed a bunch of salsa tracks. Really no reason and before you say that artists can pull music you can't even purchase the tracks anymore. It says Partial Album. Also before you say they are on every other music service too. They did this with a Stevie Wonder track which has been missing for over six months.

    Also I am tired of Apple Music cryptic type security. I have to choose a crazy hard password I can't remember then I get logged out requiring me two step annoyance code. My bank accounts have less annoying security.

    Then iTunes a bloated peace of junk is so slow. I loved Apple Music but for them to pull random tracks that again is not a licensed problem since you can't even purchase them and again available on every other music service is pathetic.
     

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    Do agree with your comments. Tried Apple music on the free trial when it was launched and it was a totally miserable experience, Album artwork going AWOL in my local folders etc. Subscribed to Amazon Music and as i am a Prime member i pay for a whole year for just £79 or £6.50 per month and as far as i can tell the catalogues are very similar. Don't even use iTunes on my iPhone and iPad or Mac Pro use Neplayer ( Drag and Drop files ) and Fidelia respectfully. As for sound quality Amazon sounds fine to me, Perhaps it's my ageing hearing?.
     
  3. tonyr6, Aug 29, 2017
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    Apple Music randomly decided to remove half my saved albums too. Now I can't even cancel the auto renewal. I called support twice they say it won't auto renew on the 7th but there is no cancel or turn off auto renewal and it still shows $99.99 in blue for one year.

    I also updated my post I dropped Spotify too it drains my battery phone too much. Really a 10% battery drain with one album is the worst.
     
  4. tonyr6 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Apple must think we are stupid. I am randomly browsing the store and I am finding a lot of partial albums that last week were full albums. So even if you are stupid enough to buy the music you don't even get a full album. Every other music service even Amazon with a more limited selection has those full albums to stream and even purchase.
     
  5. tonyr6, Sep 9, 2017
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    Okay so I cancelled Apple Music and got a refund. That lasted about 2 hours before I singed back up for Apple Music. I really tried to use Play Music but my ears felt like they were bleeding. I got a headache what poor sound quality Play Music has. Really bad and even newer music (only listen to CCM, Jazz) sounded bad. Even went as far as removing my sound card Soundblaster Z drivers using on-board and HDMI audio from the monitor all sounded like a tin can. Then I signed back up to Apple Music and cancelled Play Music for again my sub ends in a week before it would have renewed.

    Still peeved those Fania recorded salsa tracks many are gone but Amazon Music has them and even the SQ on there don't make my ears bleed. Okay for a quick tip Apple Music sounds better if you turn on sound check.
     
  7. Primejimbo, Sep 26, 2017
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    So you’re upset that Apple does better job at protecting your data than your bank does? I find it sad that Apple does a way better job than my bank.
    Apple offers iCloud Keychain and you can keep your password in there. I use a password manager, and made my life easier.

    There was an article years ago about the missing tracks and it was infact a license issue. It was something along the lines of one of the writers or something wouldn’t agree, someone bought the rights to that song, and there was other things that can cause this to happen.
     

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