iOS 6 does NOT stream iTunes Match?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by yoyo5280, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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    I just realised that, despite what we may be thinking, iTunes Match does not stream in iOS 6. I noticed this when I checked the usage portion of iPhone settings and saw that every song I played, the Music App was using more and more space - aka downloading the songs.

    However, when I turn off iTunes match, it deletes all those songs.

    I'm not sure why Apple has this new behaviour in iOS 6, and I'm pretty upset there is no real streaming.

    Disclaimer: this may just be my iPhone being annoying. I've restored a total of 3 times now and it still does the same thing though.
     
  2. Risco macrumors 68000

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    Not the case my end, easiest way to check if they have been downloaded is to turn off "show all music" in music settings.
     
  3. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    Verified and I can reproduce this on my iPad (3rd Gen, iOS 6 GM)
     
  4. SuperRob macrumors regular

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    iOS5 didn't stream either. I'm pretty sure that was an old rumor that was debunked during the iOS 5 beta. The songs are being downloaded, and you can start playing before it's finished (pseudostreaming), but it's not actually streaming the songs.
     
  5. yoyo5280 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    http://www.macrumors.com/2012/06/13...orts-both-streaming-and-downloading-of-music/
     
  6. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    Could be something Apple has to "Switch On" and hasn't done it yet?
     
  7. sixteen12 macrumors regular

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    Meh, when streaming you essentially download it. So keeping the local copy doesn't bother me since a lot of the songs I will listen to again over the week.
     
  8. SuperRob macrumors regular

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    All I know is Apple never said iTunes Match would stream, and no one has indicated that iOS6 is streaming the songs, so it's working the way it's supposed to as far as I'm concerned. If and when Apple announces that they'll start streaming, then it's a different issue.

    For what its worth, their test was faulty. Turning off iTunes Match deletes the songs downloaded through the service. They reached the wrong conclusion about what was happening.
     
  9. throys macrumors 6502

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    It was in the working in the beta unless apple disable it at their back end to fix other iTunes Match related stuff. I hope it does get fix or enabled soon.
     
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  12. imacken macrumors 65816

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    Can you delete a song with Match on?
     
  13. Menel macrumors 603

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    You can wipe the cache in settings->general->usage.

    I prefer the caching mechanism, saves on cellular data down the line.
     
  14. imacken macrumors 65816

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    I don't see that option, but even if I did, that is no solution. Is it not 'all or nothing'?
    What has happened to the option of removing tracks that have been downloaded from Match?
     
  15. Menel macrumors 603

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    Wiped away when you upgraded to iOS6.
     
  16. imacken macrumors 65816

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    Time for a bug report. That is crazy.
     
  17. djransom macrumors 68040

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    Which explains why I couldn't swipe and delete.
     
  18. rdas7 macrumors regular

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    With iTunes Match enabled, you can access any song in your library regardless of whether it is already stored on your device. When you select a song, it starts playing immediately and is downloaded to your device.

    If your device runs short on available space, it will automatically delete songs that have not been used recently. You can also do this manually if you prefer, but it is not necessary.
     
  19. iKIKO macrumors regular

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    on the gm i cant delete songs anymore ! am i the only one ?:(
     
  20. Menel macrumors 603

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    You can wipe the songs that have been cached,
    Settings -> general -> usage -> music
     
  21. iKIKO macrumors regular

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    yeah bro, but i dont want to dele all the songs at once, i want to delete each one like before...:(
     
  22. salimdao macrumors member

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    I was pretty excited about the prospect of streaming on iOS6. oh well. how is the sound quality while it is downloading over 3G on iOS6? I heard it was crap in the betas.
     
  23. fredwhy macrumors newbie

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    i can verify

    that iOS6 when I had the developer version install did indeed stream the songs. It was amazing and now I truly regret upgrading to the GM. I am going to try and see if Amazon Cloud Player is a pretty good option.
     
  24. CosmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted

    Not being able to delete a song is stupid! The old way was much, much better.
     
  25. Pagemakers macrumors 68000

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    I thought iOS 6 allowed you to stream music as well as download it. It doesn't it just downloads like before but worse than that you can't delete individual tracks once downloaded.

    I have 0 music on my iPad. I listen to a track from iTunes Match.

    In settings change it to only show downloaded music and there is the track I just listened to plus the next one on the album.

    I try to delete the music and I can't.

    I go to settings/about. It confirms I have 2 tracks on my device when a few seconds ago I had zero.

    Why oh why can't I just stream my music!!!
     

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