iOS 8 Music App Questions

Vonner

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Oct 22, 2012
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Can anyone tell me if there are any changes to the music app in iOS 8? Specifically, can you go from Genres to all albums without picking an artist first? Or can you go from a artist to just a specific album?

Thanks.
 

Zac7

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Jan 9, 2011
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So no real changes to the music app? I don't see much of anything in your pictures.
 

PFox78

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Jan 2, 2013
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Sorry, I meant click on "Artists" first, then "Arctic Monkeys"...don't start in the "Album" Category, because that is a different viewing option.
Yes, I'm eager to know this too. I fear not because it looks like he only has Arctic Monkeys albums on his iPhone.

Also, can you delete albums and artists now? Just try swiping left and see if there's a delete button that shows up.

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Sadly it looks like they haven't fixed anything
 

tdar

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So no real changes to the music app? I don't see much of anything in your pictures.
One real BIG change. For the first time since they did this new music app. it finally all WORKS. All of the album art shows and the Artist art added in ios 7 is finally complete. You can also delete a full album again. So working is a big change for me.
 

MrGuder

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SO SAD!!!!

Apple is not listening, they are not listening to the customers. I have 117 albums from 1 artist that I love dearly. The artist tab shows me 117 albums, if I want to get to that last album or even in the middle....what a complete waste of time to just scroll and scroll and scroll, cascading and cascading down and down I go, to FINALLY get to my album after wasting so much time, where is the ZEN?
ZEN=Change
Apple is not changing the Music app and that is really sad. The person that designed this and won't change it only has 2 albums per artist in their library.

From what others have posted iOS8 is still the same.
Apple is not listening. I gave feedback 6 months ago about this.
Why can't the artist tab be like iOS6?
 

BillyMatt87

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Because this is iOS 8
He meant the artist view functionality where albums could be individually selected under an artist collection.

I still don't understand why they changed it as it makes browsing a lot more tedious.

That was my main beef with iOS 7's music app and to see it not being fixed shows Apple's arrogance with their UI choices. Maybe once the Beats deal is finalized, more attention will be paid to the music app and all of iTunes for that matter.

Did they even separate iTunes Radio into its own app as was rumored?

I was also hoping that the now playing screen would be redesigned to match the remote app version because that interface is damn beautiful.
 

MrGuder

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Because this is iOS 8
You have no clue about what I wrote, all you saw was iOS6, your comment was not helpful.

If you have more than 50 albums by a single artist, you will understand and reside in the same boat.

He meant the artist view functionality where albums could be individually selected under an artist collection.

I still don't understand why they changed it as it makes browsing a lot more tedious.
Billy understands...it's the "functionality" of the artist tab, it worked in iOS6 and it was functional, useful and saved you time, they could have brought this same simplicity to iOS7 and now iOS8 but Apple took the simplicity away. It makes no sense, they are penalizing the customer who has 50 or more albums by a single artist.
 

afsnyder

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This baffles me! I remember every time a new beta version of iOS 7 came out I was like "surely it will have Up Next right?" I can't believe we are now up to iOS 8 and i'm still saying this!!
Probably an 8.1 feature alongside transit directions.
 

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