iOS 8 Music App -- any difference from iOS 7 at all?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by RobbyIdol, Sep 18, 2014.

  1. RobbyIdol macrumors regular

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    Just wondering if anyone's played with the native Music app on iOS 8 yet, and if they could detail any modifications they notice from iOS 7.
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  2. Richardgm macrumors 6502a

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    Nothing of worth.

    Here's what's new:

    Left swipe to delete album.
    Can add music to a playlist from another playlist.
    Playlists no longer show album art, only shows once you go into the actual Playlist.
    Rectangular shaped album art no longer shows white background on lockscreen; wallpaper shown inside
    iTunes Radio now shows how many skips you have left.
     
  3. hazuki macrumors regular

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    And lyrics text got larger and bolder
    it means it shows less lines than before
    maybe they optimized it for the larger iPhone 6 screen :(
     
  4. RobbyIdol thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's something, at least. Always nice to see Apple return functionality that they used to offer in the past :rolleyes:
     
  5. Richardgm macrumors 6502a

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    Do you remember the iOS 6 music app how much better it was with lyrics?

    I miss those days.
     
  6. RobbyIdol thread starter macrumors regular

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    I remember the iOS 6 Music App. From top to bottom, it was perfect. Then Jobs died, and Apple broke it.
     
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  8. hazuki macrumors regular

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    Absolutely perfect.
    sometimes i use my iPod touch 4th with iOS 6 installed
    and i can feel how much the different with current music app.
     
  9. Richardgm, Sep 18, 2014
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    Richardgm macrumors 6502a

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    It doesn't work perfectly, (iTunes Match for instance) and it's old, but Lagu is a music app that replicates the iOS 6 version. iPhone only.


    Edit: no longer works with iOS 8.
     
  10. dumb macrumors member

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    Still no Album list view. When I browse an artist with 10 albums and want to play their first album, I have to scroll all the way down. Before ios 8,7, we could tap on artist, then scroll their albums and then to songs.
     
  11. jon3543 macrumors 6502

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    Disappointing, but good to know. I won't be upgrading my Touch to iOS 8.
     
  12. crookadile, Sep 18, 2014
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    Unfortunately Lagu doesn't work on iOS8. It worked on iOS7.

    I've got it on my phone and the app launches but the music will not play :(

    I e-mailed the dev last week requesting an update but have not had a reply. Since the last update was July 2013 I'm not holding my breath.
     
  13. Richardgm macrumors 6502a

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    Crap.
     
  14. Loge macrumors 68020

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    That was true for the iPhone. But the iPad didn't have lyrics at all in iOS6, which was inexcusable given the extra screen space - at least that came back in iOS7.
     
  15. realjaco macrumors newbie

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    Damn, I liked that app.

    Furthermore. I've found that the now-playing-list resets itself annoyingly fast, which means you have to start albums or playlists again if you've opened other apps playing sound in the meantime.
     
  16. CesiumDev macrumors member

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    Hi Everyone,

    I missed my iOS8 release target, but I have been working on another 3rd party music app that addresses most of the concerns listed in this thread. It's called Cesium, and it is going in to Beta shortly. Check it out!

    Cheers,
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  17. crookadile macrumors regular

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    Keep us informed on the release of Cesium.

    Looking at the screenshots it's looking good.
     

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